Steps for effective buffing - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Steps for effective buffing

Create a system for flawless, efficient results.

The methodology you decide to use when buffing will only bring the desired result if you have a system in place at your shop that is followed religiously.

I follow the preferred steps to get optimum results when buffing:

  1. Clean the car thoroughly to remove all surface contaminants. Sufficient light is critical;
  2. Read the instructions on the car polish carefully;
  3. Buff one section at a time;
  4. Use minimum polish;
  5. Rub the polish on the car body evenly;
  6. Let the polish dry to haze;
  7. Use a microfiber cloth to buff the polish;
  8. Use the same method for all the sections of the car that need buffing; and
  9. Always work safely.

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