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How To Apply einszett Paint Polishes and Car Wax

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How to Polish a Car

How to Wax a Car

 

The following are application directions for einszett polishes and wax products. If you need further help, please contact us and we'd be more than happy to help you.

 


How To Apply Car Polish


Preparation

  • Apply on paint that has been washed and dried

  • Paint should be cool to the touch and out of direct sunlight

  • Never apply polish over entire car and then attempt to buff off. Work only sections at a time. If you do the entire car and can't remove the product because it has become too dry, simply apply fresh polish over dried polish and buff off. DO NOT try to scrub dry polish off of surface or you may scratch the surface.

  • Choose to apply by hand or machine. Recommendations follow.


Hand Application

The safest way to polish the paint finish. Using the guide below, apply with either a foam applicator pad or cotton towel.

Foam applicator pad

Foam applicator pads are soft, won't scratch paint finishes and apply product evenly. They can be washed for multiple uses and they are economical. They can be used for applying polish, wax, protectants and leather conditioners.

When to use:

When polishing new or like-new paint finishes that have no surface issues such as light scratches or swirl marks. Use when applying einszett PolishWax.

How:

Pour an amount of polish about the size of a quarter onto foam pad. With moderate pressure, polish in an up and down pattern on the paintwork in an area approximately 3' x 3'. Work polish into the surface until the polish nearly fades. When polish has nearly faded, buff off with a clean microfiber towel. Continue this process, polishing the same section size, until car is complete.


Cotton towel (For dull paint finishes with swirl marks and haze)

Only use a 100% cotton towel. It should be plush. Do not use the towels that can be purchased in bulk because they are usually a blend of polyester and cotton even though they say 100% cotton. Also, never use old t-shirts, rags, cotton diapers or flannel to polish. They are too thin and can scratch the surface as the polish pulls in debris into the fiber. A quality cotton towel with thick fibers will pull debris into the base of the towel and away from the paint.


When to use:

When polishing paint that has surface issues such as haze (oxidation), swirl marks or light scratches. Use when applying einszett Paint Polish.

How:

Pour an amount of polish about the size of a quarter onto cotton towel. With moderate pressure, polish in an up and down pattern on the paintwork in an area approximately 3' x 3'. Work polish into the surface until the polish nearly fades. When polish has nearly faded, buff off with a clean microfiber towel.

Inspect surface to determine if correction has been achieved. If not, repeat process until desired results are achieved. Continue process until car is complete.


Machine Application

Applying by machine offers the best results while being highly efficient in both terms of time and minimized product usage. There are two types of machines.

DA Orbital

When to use:

For the beginner and novice. The Dual Action Orbital, also known as a DA, is a polishing tool that is a modified sander with the sanding backing plate replaced with a polishing pad. The DA offers the efficiency of a polishing machine while maintaining the safety of hand application. This is achieved by creating an oscillating polishing movement. This movement minimizes the heat generated which can damage paint when applied incorrectly.

While the DA is a step above hand application, its strength is also its weakness. Since it does not create a lot of heat due to is oscillating movement, it can not correct serious paint issues. Therefore, the DA is an excellent finishing tool.

Benefits:

1) DA's allow for more consistent results from beginning to end -- fatigue, which is a factor in hand application, is not a factor with the DA since the machine is doing all the work. This means that you apply the same consistent effort throughout the entire polishing process. This translates into better results from beginning to end.

2) Less product is needed. The same amount of polish poured for hand application can treat about twice as much surface area with the DA.

3) A DA reduces application time without sacrificing quality.

How:

To apply using a DA, pour product on to either car surface or polishing pad. With DA in "off" position, spread product on to surface--this prevents splatter. Turn DA on and work in area approximately 3 square feet. Starting from the top of the section working your way down, move in a side to side motion, overlapping as you move downwards. When product dries to a haze, wipe off with a clean microfiber towel. Inspect surface to determine if desired correction has been achieved. Repeat process until desired results are achieved.



Rotary Polisher

When to use:

For the professional. Use when major paint correction is required. Remedy issues such as severe swirl marks, scratches and heavy oxidation. The rotary polisher rotates a polishing pad from a direct drive creating a high speed polishing effect which generates a high amount of heat. This is required for major paint correction. It's also a cause of paint damage when in the hands of an inexperienced user.

Benefits:

Corrects severe paint issues quickly and effectively that hand application cannot correct.

How:

NOTE: For experienced users only. Improper use can result in damage to the paintwork.

Apply polish on paintwork surface or on pad. Start application at 900 RPMs with light pressure and increase to 1200 RPMs with moderate pressure. Working in a 3 square foot section, start from the top and apply in a side to side pattern moving down. Polish until polish material has nearly faded. Wipe off with a clean microfiber towel, inspect surface to determine if desired results have been achieved. Repeat process if necessary.

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How To Apply Glanz Wax

 

Preparation

  • Apply on paint that has been washed, dried, and polished

  • Paint should be cool to the touch and out of direct sunlight

  • Never apply wax over entire car and then attempt to buff off. Work only sections at a time. If you do the entire car and can't remove the product because it has become too dry, simply apply fresh wax over dried wax and buff off. DO NOT try to scrub dry wax off of surface or you may scratch the surface.


What you need:


With an applicator foam pad, pour an amount of Glanz Wax onto the pad equal to the size of a quarter and then spread onto paintwork surface with no pressure. Apply in a 3 square foot area at a time. Allow wax to dry to a haze (no more than 1-3 minutes) and buff off with a clean microfiber cloth towel. Repeat process until car is complete. Remove any wax residue on plastic trim.

Tip:

If you smearing appears on dark colored cars this is a result of too much or too little wax applied. Simply spritz the surface with water and buff off with a clean microfiber towel. Any remaining smears will disappear within 24 hours.

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