How Many Times Can You Polish Clear Coat?

How do I make my clear coat shiny?

Once clear coat is applied you need to sand it with low grit wet and dry sand paper and then rub it out with low grit rubbing compound.

This is how you will get it to shine.

You will want to get some of this sandpaper in 1000 to 3000 grit levels as well as some rubbing and polishing compound..

How many times can you do a paint correction?

There is no standard number as to how many corrections would it take to wear through the clear coat of any given car. No two cars have exactly the same thickness. Remember the key to maintaining a corrected finish is proper washing techniques that don’t re-instill swirls and other defects.

Can you wax a car too much?

Waxing too much will eventually cause build up and clouding. If you are using a paste wax on your brand new car, it will damage the factory clear coat. However, synthetic car wax will not hurt the paint or clear coat, only many layers of synthetic will start to cloud over time.

Does polishing damage clear coat?

Polishing removes material from the top layer – in most cases this will be clearcoat. The more abrasive the polish, the more material will be removed. So as you can see, polishing to remove a thin layer of clear coat from the diagram below will get rid of all the defects, except the deep scratches.

Can I wax my car without polishing?

Known Member. Yes, you can put a layer of wax after a wash without doing any claying or polishing. But don’t expect to get any ‘WOW’ factor as that can only come after a proper surface preparation, i.e. polishing or removing defects.

Should I wash my car after polishing?

No, dont wash your car after polishing. You will just wash the oils right off, they are not durable like a wax or other polymer.

Does polishing a car remove scratches?

Small scratches can usually be rubbed out with polishing compound. The rule of thumb is that if your fingernail doesn’t catch on the scratch, it’s just a superficial clear coat scratch that can be smoothed out and made invisible. … For deeper scratches, polish isn’t abrasive enough to fix the problem.

How much clear coat does polishing remove?

It should be noted that a proper paint finish (primer, color and clear) is only 6-8 thousandths (6/1000) of an inch thick. Removing 1-2 thousandths of an inch of the clear finish happens in a matter of seconds with an abrasive polish.

How many times can you polish a car?

As a rule of thumb for my own cars – I usually limit any kind of harsh polishing (Medium Cut or Above ) to two times per year maximum. This allows me to keep my paint looking fresh while also staying within the limits of the paintwork.