To polish your car, make sure it is clean and dry. Find a shady place to park it, apply a layer of car wax, and buff the car until it the desired shine is achieved. The difficulty level of this task varies depending on the tools you use.
- Wash and dry your car
Make sure that every painted surface of your car is completely clean and dry. Something as small as a grain of sand can damage your paint job during this process, so ensure all painted body surfaces are smooth.
- Find a shady spot
Locate a shady spot, and park your car in the shade. Avoid polishing your car in the sun or you run the risk of it causing damage to your paint job.
- Apply car wax to a section
Using a buffer or a wax pad, apply a layer of car wax to a section of the car. Never squirt liquid car wax directly onto the paint to avoid damage. Polish in sections to prevent the wax from drying on the paint.
- Buff the waxed section
Using an electric buffer or a soft cloth, buff the waxed section of the car until the desired shine is achieved. If using a soft cloth, buff using circular hand motions.
- Repeat the process
Repeat the process until the entire car is polished.