Best car polishing tools

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Best car polishing tools
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Polishing a vehicle not only gives the car a bright appearance, but it provides a protective layer to the paint. There are many different types of polishing tools available on the market, but only a select few are best for getting the job done and keeping the car in ideal shape.

Dual Action Buffer

Polishing machines are necessary tools for people who frequently polish cars or have less time on their hands. One of the best polishing tools is a dual action buffing machine. This type of machine has soft pads attached to the head. These pads orbit and rotate at the same time allowing the wax to get into every groove of the paint. These buffers can be found in automotive stores or online for a price of around £81. This may seem like a big investment, but these buffers normally will last a lifetime, and all that needs to be replaced are the buffing pads.


Different types of polishes should be used for different cars. For example, a new car might not need a medium polish because the paint is also new. In any case, the car should be polished using a medium or fine polish. This compound will take a small layer of paint off the car, as opposed to a wax that adds a layer of protection. The car should get a second polishing job using a very fine polish. One of the best polishes on the market is a specially formulated compound called Five Star Shine. This polish is rated best among many professionals and has a long lasting effect.

Other Accessories

Some of the best tools besides the buffer or polisher are a spray water bottle and a microfiber cloth. A spray water bottle can be used to spread out the polish if the polish begins to harden on the paint. Microfiber cloths are better than traditional rags because they hold more polish dust in the grooves of the cloth.


The wax being applied to the car helps protect the car's polish. There are many different types of waxes available on the market, but one of the best available is Zymol. Zymol waxes come in many varieties with different price tags, and its light Carnauba wax offers ideal protection for any car. Waxing a car is just as important as the polish because it provides an extra layer of protection for the car's coating.

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