Orbital polishers ‘should be used once a year’

Car polishers are extremely useful tools when it comes to eradicating swirl marks and other blemishes on the bodywork.

Faster than the human hand, they can work the surface and breathe new life into it within a couple of hours.

Mike Sutton, writing for Car and Driver, said that wheeling – which involves using a rotating wheel like those employed in detailing shops around the globe – heats the clear coat on the paint, softening it to a viscous liquid that covers up scratches.

However, using them on a regular basis could do more harm than good, the expert stated.

"To prevent permanent damage to the paint, limit this method of polishing to once a year and wax your car every couple of months," Mr Sutton noted.

Alec Gutierrez, from Kelley Blue Book, told Cnnmoney.com that car polishes are the best way of getting rid of minor scratches on a vehicle's bodywork.

Posted by James Robson

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