• How to Use a Rotary Polisher Safely and Effectively

    There are just so many things that you can do with a rotary polisher that you could be surprised. There are also several different kinds of rotary polishers that are now used to clean up scratches on cars, like detailing polishers, and orbital polishers. But if you are worried about how to use them, rest assured there is nothing you can do with a rotary polisher that will damage your car. The main thing to remember is you have to be soft and gentle and nothing will go wrong. Here is a quick step-by-step process to how you can use car rotary polishers to get the best out of your vehicle.

    What are Rotary Polishers?

    There are thousands of different models of car rotary polishers present on the market. But they are mainly used to remove paint imperfections, and to create professional detailing on cars. Rotary polishers do emit more heat as compared to dual action or orbital polishers but they are much more preferred by beginners. On the whole, we recommend that you first watch professionals doing the job and then practice on a used section before attempting the process on your valuable car.

    What can You use the Rotary Polishers for?

    Rotary polishers can be used for the following processes-

    • The polishers can remove superficial scratches on the surface of the car, which do not penetrate below the clear coat. This also includes the removal of scratches, paint swirls and oxidation marks
    • The same machine can be used for different jobs by changing the polishing pads. For example, you can use EDGE 2000 Pads that are double sided to polish in difficult to reach areas, and you can also use LAKE COUNTRY Pads that will only work on one side.

    How do I use A Rotary Polisher Safely?

    Step 1- Use a Paint Thickness Gauge

    You can start by first checking the thickness of the paint layer on your car with a paint thickness gauge. This will give you an accurate idea of the thickness of the paint job on the car, and you can also be aware of how much polishing you can do in different areas of the car. On the whole, please be very careful of the lighter colored areas, and thin areas like door ledges and window corners, as these will have the thinnest coatings of paint on them.

    Step 2- Choose a Model that has Different Speed Settings

    You will need a polisher that can polish at different speed settings. Make sure you set it at the lowest limit possible and maintain an even pressure when you are carrying out the process. Do not be jerky, as the paint can wear off faster and in patches. If you can afford it, use machines that have a feather start. That means you can feather the speed by using the trigger control mechanism to increase or decrease speed according to the finish you are looking for.

    Step 3- Use Both Hands

    Place your right hand on the handle of the polisher and use the left hand to apply pressure on the polisher head. This way you can use both hands to direct the machine while still applying the right amount of pressure. Move the machine from left to right regularly. With the rotary movement, when you move the machine to the right, it will move upwards naturally, and when you move it to the left, it will move down naturally. You will require practice to get this right and in a smooth rhythm.

    Step 4- Use Moderate Amounts of Product

    Make sure that you apply the product to the pad after you have applied lubricating oil. This is because you don’t really need a large amount of product which will rub paint away that much faster.