How to Use Turtle Wax Polishing Compound


Turtle Wax Polishing Compound is a specific product that a lot of consumers have trouble with. Turtle Wax Polishing Compound is for cleaning oxidized paint on painted metal, chrome and porcelain surfaces. It is easy to use but the directions must be followed closely. The compound is strictly for the repair of metal, chrome or porcelain surfaces.

How to Use Turtle Wax Polishing Compound
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Things You'll Need

  • Turtle Wax Polishing Compound
  • Rags
  • Water
  • Soap
Step 1

Dip the polishing rag into the compound. You only need a dime-size amount.

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Step 2

Rub the polishing compound into the oxidized surface with a circular motion.

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Step 3

Wash the area immediately with water and soap. Do not let the compound dry on your car.

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Step 4

Apply a color restorer after using Turtle Wax Polishing Compound, which will dull the paint color, then wax the car to bring back the shine.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Polishing compound does not actually polish your car. It is an abrasive cleaner, only slightly less abrasive than rubbing compound. Never apply polishing compound to fiberglass or plastic surfaces, as it will scratch the surface.


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