DIY Intro to Buffing and Polishing

Chemical Guys & Smart Detailing University - Buffing & Polishing Training Class

Have you ever wanted to properly polish your car using a rotary or dual-action polisher, but were too scared to harm the paint? Smart Detailing University’s Intro To Buffing & Polishing Class is designed to educate students on the proper use of both the polishers and the chemicals. It is the perfect workshop for the ‘Do-It-Yourself’ enthusiast looking to take their skills to the next level. With all the different paint technologies, new buffing and polishing techniques, and different types of pads and polishing chemicals, we know how confusing it has become to keep up.

Intro to Buffing & Polishing is a hands-on educational workshop structured around the basic techniques, machines, and products used in automobile polishing. Discover all the tips and tricks the professionals use to remove swirls, scratches, and oxidation and restore pure reflection and glossy shine to any paint finish. Students learn about different paint technologies, polishing mechanics, basic polishing techniques, and extended techniques such as using the dual-action machine to apply wax and sealant to any vehicle. We at Smart Detailing University can teach you the newest and most advanced buffing and polishing techniques and take the guesswork away!

With so many different types of paint and ways of caring for different vehicles, learning all the tools and techniques is a must for the Do-It-Yourself Detailer, and for the experienced professional. Smart Detailing University is here to assist you with all your car care needs.

Upcoming 2021 Dates

  • January 16, 2021
  • February 20, 2021
  • March 21, 2021
  • April 17, 2021
  • May 15, 2021
  • June 19, 2021
  • July 17, 2021
  • August 21, 2021
  • September 18, 2021
  • October 16, 2021
  • November 20, 2021

What you will learn

  • Hands-on instruction with the newest polishing machines (TORQ, Flex, Rupes, Porter Cable)
  • How to use both the rotary and dual-action polishers
  • Hand polish vs. machine polish
  • Choosing the proper chemicals
  • Choosing the proper pads
  • Deciding between the different machines
  • How to evaluate and remove paint damage and paint defects
  • The difference between wet and dry sanding
  • Automotive paint technology step-by-step
  • Proper preparation to avoid damage/ compound overspray
  • Spot polishing to remove minor blemishes

Different Paint Technologies

You may just see shiny paint on the car, but you may not know about the decades of research and millions of dollars invested in creating the perfect paint job. The most common automobile finishes you will polish today include:

  • Single stage paint
  • Dual stage (base & clear-coat)
  • Lacquer-based paint
  • Fiberglass/gel coat
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Clear optical plastics (headlights/tail lights)

Most Common Paint Defects

Paint damage takes on many forms, and is caused by many different sources. Anything from washing the car with only one bucket to leaving it unwaxed for years can destroy your shiny coat. We show you how to spot, treat, and prevent:

  • Swirl marks
  • Scratches
  • Bird droppings
  • UVA & UVB rays
  • Oxidation
  • Overspray
  • Paint transfer
  • Key marks

Who Should Attend the Class?

The Smart Detailing University Intro To Buffing & Polishing Class is an absolute must for car enthusiasts and professionals looking to learn more about detailing. If you or someone you know is new to auto detailing, interested in getting started in the industry, learning to care for their personal vehicles, starting to detail part or whole time to increase income, or just looking to take your hobby to the next level, this course is a must!

Intro to Buffing & Polishing is a hands-on educational workshop structured around the basic principles, techniques, machines, and products used in automobile paint correction and restoration. Discover all the tips, tricks, and secrets the professionals use to remove swirls, scratches, and oxidation, and save tons of time by spreading the perfect coat of wax over the vehicle using a machine polisher. We at Smart Detailing University can teach you about different paint technology, and the polishing techniques used to make it shine like new.

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