How To Wax Your Car With a Buffer

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Your car is your baby. You have taken extreme care of it for the entire lifespan. But you’ve had it for a few years, and it simply doesn’t look how you got it from the dealer. Waxing your car seems like the next logical step after washing it, but how can you guarantee that it will restore the shine with which you fell in love?

Waxing your car with a buffer will restore your car to looking like new. Using a buffer may be new to a lot of you, but it’s quite easy once familiarized with the process. Buffing takes a thin layer off the top surface of your paint job, eliminating many scratches, blemishes, and other marks. Buffing also exposes the clearcoat and makes it shine like new. Buffing is also twice as fast as doing it by hand. Read on to learn how to wax your car with a buffer.

4 Steps To Wax Your Car With a Buffer

Before you start the process, make sure to gather all the required materials. You want to make sure you have the correct wax for the job. There are many types of wax—choose the one that will bring the results that you want. You’ll also need microfiber towels, a wax applicator pad, a wax removal cloth, clay bar, and a machine buffer.

  1. Look for a shaded area to work In. When it comes to waxing, the sun is not your friend. The sun will make the wax dry before you even finish applying, which creates problems. Find some shade or a garage to avoid any potential problems.
  2. Prepare the surface. Make sure to wash your car thoroughly. Use a clay bar to get any stuck-on dirt and debris off the surface. You can make your car shiny and feel as smooth as glass. This is how it should be before waxing.
  3. Apply the wax. Attach the wax applicator pad to the buffer. Without turning on the buffer, apply the wax using long vertical or horizontal movements. Then turn the buffer on and apply wax gently to the entire car. Never use too much pressure, as it can damage the paint job. Let the wax dry completely so that your vehicle has a hazy look.
  4. Buff the wax off. Detach the wax applicator pad from the buffer and attach the wax removal pad. Turn on your buffer and buff off the wax using long, linear strokes. Never use circular motions, as it could leave swirl marks on your cars finished. The key to doing this successfully is to let the machine do the work.

You’re Ready To Get Started

Waxing a car with a buffer not only makes the job easier, but also ensures even wax distribution. Using this guide, you should feel confident using one to wax your car. Before your car’s next wax, familiarize yourself with the process, learn about different types of buffers on the market, and review our step-by-step guide on how to wax your car with a buffer. Now all that’s left is to enjoy the results!

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