Welcome back to the Proje’ blog! Water spots. Swirl marks. Oxidation. Minor imperfections and bumps… Your paintwork has a lot of enemies. They may not seem like major issues on their own, but from basic annoyance at minor defects, to small problems that can allow the dreaded rust to build up, these are things that it is better to fix while they’re still relatively innocuous.
The secret to getting rid of these issues is micro-abrasion. You can’t be to rough with paintwork, because it’s quite sensitive and can damage quite easily. Micro-abrasion ensures you can put a bit of effort in without risking any damage, and it is precisely this technology that you’ll find inside Leveling DA MF Polish. Whether it’s a clear, gel, or ceramic coat, Leveling DA MF Polish will sort it out and leave a high gloss finish free from swirl marks and other issues. And at the end of the process, all you’ll need to do is give the surface a wipe with a Microfiber Towel – it’s as easy as that!
How to Use Leveling DA MF Polish
As the name suggests, this is a product designed to be used with a DA Polisher – the DA stands for “Dual Action.” Because of the two separate motions that are produced by the machine. The head spins on a central spindle, which itself then rotates, creating a slight jiggling that helps to clean the paintwork. But the main reason not to be concerned about using a DA Polisher if it’s your first time, is that if you press too hard, the pad will stop rotating, so you can’t damage the paintwork. This’ll happen the first few times you use it, before you get used to the right amount of pressure – it isn’t much!
- Add 4 dime-sized dots of Leveling DA MF Polish to a clean microfiber pad on a DA machine, set to speed 2.
- Start with a 2ft x 2ft section, and always work out of direct sunlight for maximum protection. Gently apply the machine with the pad and product directly to the surface of your vehicle, making one full pass with the machine at speed 2. You don’t need to apply any pressure – this is a light pass across the surface. The beauty of using a DA machine is that it does all the hard work, so you don’t have to!
- Once the product has been evenly spread across the surface, you’re going to want to crank up the power a bit. Increase the machine speed to 4 and make go over the surface again, this time in a crosshatch pattern to ensure full coverage and workability across the surface. Take your time and remember: you don’t need to press down. Unlike with other levelling products, you won’t get any dust kicking up, so you should start to see results as you work.
- After you’ve made 3-4 cross hatch passes, wipe the panel with a clean microfiber towel and inspect the paint. You should be able to notice the difference; no oxidation marks, no swirls or stains, and a shinier, smoother surface.
Now, you might have some really tough marked areas and that’s not a problem. Just repeat steps 1-4 as many times as you need, until you achieve the desired result. Detailing is all about perfection, and this is one process that really makes a difference when done thoroughly.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s blog – stay tuned for more tips and tricks next week. We’re going to feature more of our kits each month too, so keep an eye out for more great all-in-one deals and some incredible discounts!
If you have any questions about any of the techniques or products that we’ve mentioned in this post, just add a comment below and we’ll post a reply! Remember that we stock only the best auto detailing supplies, so why not click some of the links in this blog post, or visit our products page to find out more? From all of us at Proje’, Enjoy the Process!