Polishing a car to make it look like new can be a lot of work, but the gleaming results will be well worth it. Polishes come in liquids, pastes and “systems” of two or more products to be used consecutively. Here’s what to use and how to use them.
Wash the car (see Related eHows) out of direct sunlight.
Read the car polish label carefully. Some products will stain plastic trim; others must be applied within a certain temperature range.
Work on one section at a time.
Apply a 1-inch circle of polish to a dampened, clean, 100 percent cotton terry cloth towel.
Rub the polish onto the car body in a circular motion.
Let the polish dry to a haze.
Use a different towel of the same type (dry this time) to buff the polish.
Move to the next section of the car.