How To Polish And Protect A Black SUV – Ford Edge Sport – Chemical Guys


What’s up guys welcome back to the
Detail Garage. So, today I want to show you how simple it
is to take care of any scratches, swirls, marring or holograms out of your brand new
vehicle. This black Ford Edge Sport was recently purchased
by the owner and he didn’t realize it but it actually has some minor scratches and swirls
caused by poor washing techniques and that was corrected by poor polishing techniques
so now it has marring and holograms in the paint. I’m going to use VSS to correct all that and
what that is, is a micro abrasive polish that starts off aggressive to take care of the
deeper scratches and swirls then it breaks down to refine those scratches for a perfect
mirror shine. Over here, I’ve got my TORQ 10FX set up with
an Orange Microfiber Pad. I’ve gone with microfiber because the paintwork
is actually really sensitive so I want something that will create the heat and pressure without
being so aggressive that it mars the paintwork. Over here I have our VSS and as I had mentioned
this is the micro abrasive polish that is going to start off aggressive to take care
of the deeper scratches and swirls then refining itself to end with a mirror shine. Before you do any polishing job or application
of glaze, sealant, wax or even a coating you want to clay the surface so you can pull out
as much of the impurities to give that slick feeling. I’ve already done that using the Clay Block
and now this section is nice and smooth so it is ready to be polished. I’ll start by shaking up the VSS and the special
thing about applying any polish to a microfiber pad is that you don’t dab it out but rather
spread it out in lines to coat the entire pad this way there is not a dry section which
can cause marring. Now just using my finger I’ll spread it out
over the pad for even coverage. Then we’ll spray some Pad Conditioner on it
so we aren’t putting a dry pad on the surface and then we can get into the polishing steps. So now that this pad is loaded up and it looks
really good, like I had said, I’ll spray some Pad Conditioner to reduce friction so we aren’t
adding any new marring or holograms. We’ll blotch this out starting with this small
section. You want to work in about a foot or even two
foot by two foot square this way you are controlling the amount of polish you have this way it
isn’t drying out because polish does have a work time so you want to work in small sections
to get even shine and the best results. On the lowest speed setting we’ll spread this
out. Now on the highest speed setting we’re going
to do our polishing where we start removing these scratches and swirls. So after you have thoroughly worked the polish
into the paintwork just take a clean microfiber towel and buff off the excess this way you
can check your work. Working back and forth in straight lines to
avoid adding new scratches or swirls. Already I can tell it has done a tremendous
job, I’ll get the light out so we can the see the actually end result. As far as I can tell right now it looks like
its taken care of those scratches and swirls for a clean even shine. Oh yeah, you guys can tell there is a huge
difference from the polished side and the non polished side where there is a ton of
scratches and swirls and marring and holograms. But over here it is beautiful down to the
flake. Now the flake does make it difficult to tell
when there may or may not be scratches or swirls but when we take this thing outside
we are going to notice there is a huge difference between these two sides. With that being said, I’m going to finish
off the top of this door and up here on the window pillar there is some scratches that
we’ll address as well. So as you can see I’ve moved on to a smaller
machine. This is our TORQ X and I’ve attached a smaller
backing plate, this is the three inch backing plate which is going to help maneuver around
smaller areas. Now, the five inch backing plate on the TORQ
10FX helped me knock down the bigger areas and for the more intricate areas I’ll use
the TORQ X to get the perfect shine. So I’ve just finished polishing this portion
of the door. Starting down here with the TORQ 10FX we were
able to knock down the deeper scratches and swirls on the bigger areas and on the smaller
areas like the door handle and top of the door I used our TORQ X. The smaller backing plate and smaller pad
made it easier to maneuver around this area without getting polish on areas we didn’t
want. Now we’re going to move on to the window pillar. I’m going to leave this side non polished
so I can show you guys the before and after. This side has tons of scratches and swirls
in this painted plastic strip but using the smaller TORQ X I’ll be able to clean it all
up to get it looking right. Wow, VSS did an amazing job to bring the paint
back. As you can see the scratches and swirls have
been removed to bring it back to a showroom finish. The same procedures can be applied to the
rest of the vehicle to get the paint to pop but before we do that we are going to protect
this section of the door because after we put all that work into this we don’t want
this to go back to either being scratched or oxidized so we’re going to use a coating. Second Skin 6 is the coating that I’ve chosen
because it will give it a durable protection against UV rays, harsh elements and it adds
anti scratch properties so in case things bang into the door it won’t create minor scratches
and swirls. One of the best features is that it adds a
hydrophobic and really slick finish so when it rains or if the car gets washed the water
is going to sheet instead of beading and drying causing water spots. So we are going to jump on that and then take
it outside to get the full effect. As an extra step I’ll spray down the entire
surface using Wipe Out which is a surface prep spray to take care of any last residues
or polish that was left on the surface this way we have a perfect bond between the coating
and the paint. To wrap up the detail on this Ford Edge, we
started off with a Clay Block to take care of any of the impurities that were stuck in
the paint, then we hit it with VSS to remove those scratches and swirls to restore a mirror
shine and we coated it with Second Skin 6 to give it hydrophobic properties and enhance
that shine. We’re going to give you a quick water sheeting
action. I should mention that I let Second Skin 6
dry for about four hours because it has been awhile since we applied it and here is that
water sheeting action. So if you guys want to learn more about these products check them out on our website ChemicalGuys.com. If you like this video be sure to give it
a thumbs up and we’ll see you guys next time right here in the Detail Garage.

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