Question about hand polishing.

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by valvefloat, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. valvefloat

    valvefloat OT Supporter

    Oct 16, 2004
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    I washed, claybared, and polished my car today and my arms feel like jello. I was wondering when hand polishing are you suppossed to to put a lot of pressure on the paint or just be gentle. When I was gentle it pulled of some dirt, but I pressed a little bit harder and it seemed to pull more stuff of the paint, I was just worried about scratching or putting swirl marks on the car. So be gentle or what?:mamoru:
  2. quamen

    quamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2003
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    the polish stage is typically the "burnishing stage" bringing the shine out. A buffer spins very quickly if your using a rotary creating heat when combined with the correct pad and polish you will have amazing results. IF your hand polishing i would focus on actually working it quicker than pressing hard. Lastly, just invest in dual action polisher and work your way up to a rotary.

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