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How to machine polish a work van after sticker and graphic removal If you've recently removed stickers or graphics from your work van, you may notice that the paint underneath is dull and faded. This is because the stickers and graphics have protected the paint from the sun and other elements. To restore the paint to its original shine, you'll need to machine polish it. Machine polishing is a process of using a rotary or random orbital polisher to remove imperfections in the paint, such as scratches, swirls, and oxidation. It can also be used to restore the paint's shine and luster. If you're not comfortable machine polishing your van yourself, you can take it to a professional detailer like The Mobile Valet Co. However, if you're handy and have the time, you can machine polish your van yourself. Here are the steps on how to machine polish a work van after sticker and graphic removal:
Wash and dry the van thoroughly. This will remove any dirt or debris that could scratch the paint during polishing.
Inspect the paint for any imperfections. Look for scratches, swirls, and oxidation. If you find any imperfections, you'll need to address them before you start polishing.
Choose the right polishing compound. There are different types of polishing compounds available, so it's important to choose one that is appropriate for the condition of your paint. If you're not sure which polishing compound to use, ask a professional detailer for help.
Apply the polishing compound to a polishing pad. Apply a small amount of polishing compound to a clean polishing pad. You can use a rotary or random orbital polisher for this step.
Polish the van. Start by polishing a small area of the van. Apply light pressure and move the polisher back and forth in a straight line. Once you've finished polishing a small area, move on to the next area.
Wipe away the polishing compound residue. Once you've finished polishing the entire van, wipe away the polishing compound residue with a clean microfiber cloth.
Apply a wax or sealant to the paint. This will help to protect the paint and maintain its shine.
Tips for machine polishing a work van:
Use a light touch. You don't want to apply too much pressure, as this can damage the paint.
Keep the polisher moving. Don't let it sit on one spot for too long, as this can also damage the paint.
Use a clean polishing pad. A dirty polishing pad can scratch the paint.
Wipe away the polishing compound residue immediately. If you leave the polishing compound residue on the paint for too long, it can be difficult to remove.
Apply a wax or sealant to the paint after polishing. This will help to protect the paint and maintain its shine.
If you're not sure how to machine polish your work van yourself, or if you don't have the time, contact The Mobile Valet Co. today. We offer a professional machine polishing service that will restore your van's paint to its original shine. Book your machine polishing appointment with The Mobile Valet Co. today and get 10% off your first service.