Polish Car – Remove Swirl Marks

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Automotive expert Mark Boudreau demonstrates how to polish a car and remove swirl marks.

    Mark Boudreau: Hi! My name is Mark Boudreau and today, I am showing you how to polish scuffs and scratches out of your vehicle's finish either by hand or with the machine buffer. Right now, I am going to show you how to polish out swirl marks left on a car by the machine buffing process. Let's get started. We have our machine buffer; we are going to remove the wool pad and we used for the compounding and buffing process and we are going to install a foam pad with a waffle-like surface, then we are going to use polish to remove the swirl marks that we have left from a machine compounding process. We are going to do about half the deck lid at a time, about a 2x2 area. We apply the polish; I have to shake in up the bottle and then we are going to apply the pad to the polish on the deck lid before we turn on the buffer; here we go. Should evenly spread out the polish and now we are ready to turn on the buffer about 1400 to 2000 rpm starting with medium pressure working our way to light. Letting the buffer do the work for you, I am applying medium pressure here, compressing the waffle pattern on the underside of the foam and I am lighting up as the polish starts to dry. Alright, that looks great; you still got a little residue from the polish; that is alright. We can wipe that off with our clean rag and see what we have got. Wow! That looks fantastic. So we are using micro-fiber rag to polish off any other residue; this looks great. Now remember, we still have this half of the deck lid to do; we are going to repeat the process over here. Next, I am going to show you how to replace the wax that we've removed from our cars with the dishwashing soap prior to any of the polishing process; yes, we are going to want to reapply that, and how to cleanup the splatter in the surrounding area.