Medium Cut Polish

When’s the last time you cleaned your car just to uncover a large amount of paint swirls, scratches, oxidation, or other imperfection? Here’s a better question -- how often do you drive your car around and feel embarrassed because it doesn’t look its best?

Since cars are put through a lot of stress, especially when the weather changes, it’s common for your car’s paint job to face some damage over time. While this is extremely hard to avoid, the best car polish can help you maintain your car’s aesthetics long-term.

Unfortunately, most car owners are met with a wide range of confusion when it comes to polishing a car. Not only is it often confused with waxing the vehicle, but many people don’t understand what a medium-cut polish is and when to use it.

Don’t worry, we’re going to break down all the basics behind a medium-cut polish, that way you know when it should be utilized and when it should be avoided.

Why Use a Medium Cut Polish?

First off, let’s make sure you understand the difference between a polish and a wax. Waxing a car is designed to give the car a nice shine, while also providing a layer of protection over the paint. Polishing the car, however, is designed to remove a layer off the paint to remove any imperfections.

While that’s true, not all imperfections are made equal. Some scratches go deep into the car’s paint, but others are only minor imperfections that don’t require you to remove a thick layer. That’s where medium-cut polish compounds come in handy because they help fix those minor- to medium-sized imperfections in one-go.

Instead of looking at all of those paint swirls and scratches, you get a surface that’s free of imperfections (at least the medium-sized ones). Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re left with a smooth surface -- though it’s smoother than a heavy-cut polish. That’s why waxing is generally done after the wash and polish.

How to Use a Medium Cut Polish

A medium-cut polish is rather easy to do once you get some experience doing it, which is what makes it such a rewarding accomplishment. It doesn’t require a lot of effort, but does require the right technique, right equipment, and right polish compound.

As far as equipment goes, you’ll want a rotary polisher or random orbital polisher with either the HYBRID, blue, or yellow pad. As far as the compound, we suggest using #LEALE from Labcosmetica. It’s a medium-cut polish that removes imperfections up to 2,500 grits and utilizes cold cut technology (reducing damage caused by high temperatures).

When using the rotary polisher, use a 400-600 rotation speed and gradually increase the speed up to 1,000-1,200 before coming back down to 400-600. With a random orbital polisher, apply the #LEALE to the pad (4 dime-sized drops) at a speed of 1-2 on a 40x40cm area. Once applied, use maximum speed until the #LEALE is gone.

It’s that easy. With #LEALE, you don’t have to worry about it damaging your paint. Since it’s water-based, it’s safe for all paints and adapts to any surface. It leaves behind a fantastic polish that makes it an easy, one-step process for correcting those imperfections on the car. If you’re ready to give your car the makeover it’s been waiting for, Clarity Coat has what you need to succeed. We take pride in offering the best car scratch polish compounds to ensure our customers are met with the best results. To learn more about how to find success with the best car polish available, contact us today.

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