Has the paint on your truck lost its shine? Is it dull and faded? Use this procedure to help revive its original color.
Time Required: Varies
- Clean the truck thoroughly with a cleaning product made especially for washing vehicles.
- Use a sot, damp sponge applicator to apply white polishing compound to painted surfaces. Use light to moderate pressure for application, working in a circular motion and overlapping passes of the cloth.
- When polish dries to a haze, remove it with a clean, dry, soft cloth. Remove with the same type of circular, overlapping motion you used to apply the polish.
- Inspect the truck’s surface for missed spots or painted areas that are still dull. Apply compound to those areas again and remove when dry.
- When you’re satisfied the polish has done its job, use a damp sponge applicator to apply a good quality wax. Apply using moderate pressure and a circular motion as you did the compound.
- After wax dries to a haze, use an overlapping circular motion to remove it. Always use a clean, dry, soft cloth for wax removal.
- Don’t clean your truck with dishwashing soap or laundry detergent.
- Faded paint can be revived with a buffer or polisher, but because paint can be easily damaged, those tools should only be used if you have prior experience with them.
- All the wax, polish, and polishing compound in the world cannot repair body rust.
- Rubbing compound is not a good choice for simple paint rejuvenation, because it is much more abrasive than polishing compound and will damage your truck’s paint if not used properly.
What You Need
- Auto Wash Soap
- Polishing Compound
- Auto Wax
- Soft Sponge Applicator
- Soft Dry Wiping Cloths