Let’s talk about car polishing compounds and go old school and use one of my personal favourites, Farecla G3 Paste....
Let’s talk about car polishing compounds and go old school and use one of my personal favourites Farecla G3 Paste.
Why G3? Well, it’s been on the market for years and is still a good seller.
It actually does what it says on the tin, it’s versatile and one of the most cost-effective products, if not the most cost-effective on the market.
You can use Farecla G3 paste for polishing new car paintwork, old paint work, or a general spruce up. This time I shall describe working on a freshly re-sprayed panel on a car.
After the new paint work has dried, check the colour is a good match. Leave the car masked up because G3 can get a little messy!
Polishing equipment you will need:
Put on your spray suit and gloves.
Check over the fresh paintwork for any imperfections such as dust or dirt. The easiest way I have found is to wet flat with 2000 grit paper on a rubbing block. Keeping the whole panel wet and the rubbing block flat at all times. Always stay away from edges of the panels or corners with the rubbing block. The object of flatting the panel is to remove a layer of paint, which creates a more uniform substrate. The flatter the paintwork, the more mirrored a finish is achievable. When you have flatted the panel down, wipe off with a clean piece of cloth.
Now we apply the G3. Using a damp cloth, dab a small amount of G3 every six inches across the panel so it has little dabs everywhere. Then using the same cloth, rub the compound across the whole panel so it has a light covering everywhere. Make sure the polishing G Mop head is clean and damp. Apply a little G3 to the mop too.
Turn the polisher on and start gently running the polisher across the surface of the panel, gradually increasing the pressure and start to cut the paintwork back. The G3 will start to go a little dry and look a little dirty and at this stage you should use a squirty bottle to apply some water to the panel. Not a large amount of water, just a little, then start to buff again with the polisher. You will now find the polisher glides across the surface; again, keep moving until it starts to dry up again. I usually apply water approx 3 or 4 times. Every time you add water the cut gets less but the shine becomes more glass like.
When you have finished with the electric polisher wipe the whole panel off with a clean cloth and you’re nearly done.
You might be wondering why I leave the car masked up and wear overalls. The reason for this is the masking paper will be wet, dirty and covered in paint residue. Also the person polishing the car will be wet and dirty too. So now when you remove the masking paper, the car underneath will be in a reasonably good, clean condition!
After you’ve removed all the masking give the car a good wash off and polish with Farecla glaze.