Basic Application Instructions
- 2-6 washcloths, depending on surface type & condition (100% cotton - cheaper washclothes seem to work better)
- 1 buff towel (cloth baby diapers work great if you can find them)
- Small bucket of clean water
- This is an acrylic polish, not a wax. It is best applied in direct sun or on a warm/hot surface. (the paint pores are more open under these conditions) This product is water-based and contains no abrasives, so you can use it on any clean surface with confidence.
- Since this is not a wax, do not apply it like a wax! DO NOT put it on, let it dry, and then buff it out like a wax. Also, DO NOT apply with a circular motion. This product should be applied using an east/west and north/south motion. This motion provides a consistent application pressure.
- It can used on almost any surface of your car (or boat, aircraft, motorcycle, RV, etc.) including every area of the body, plastic trim, headlights (with some exceptions…it depends on what the manufacturer coated them with), chrome rims, wiper blade arms, bumpers, rims, glass, interior dash, boat hull, light housings, wind screen, indicator lights, boat curtains, etc. Because it is not a wax and can be applied to so many surfaces, you don’t have to worry about getting it in places other than the intended area.
- Work a small area at a time for best results. If you are skilled with a buffer and/or doing a large area such as a boat hull or RV, then buffing is, in this instance, recommended.
- Under no circumstances should you apply wax after the acrylic polish is applied unless you like wasting time.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: (PLEASE VIEW THE ABOVE BASIC APPLICATION TUTORIAL VIDEO)
- Clean surface as much as possible before starting. (while we have used this directly on a car caked in mud, it is not recommended)
- Take one of the cheap washcloths, dip it in clean water and wring out as much as possible. You want a slightly damp cloth. Fold in quarters and apply a quarter size amount of polish on the cloth. Spread with finger on cloth. Apply to surface using north/south & east/west strokes. Use the palm of your hand to apply pressure, rather than your finger tips. What you pull off of the car will depend on the condition of the surface being worked. You will pull off old wax and dead paint cells which will show up on the surface of your cloth. If you are getting a lot of this material (will show up as black, bronze, gold etc., depending on surface color and any applied treatments or wax jobs) simply refold the cloth, dab a little more polish on and continue until the cloth is free of any surface contaminants. If the surface is in extremely rough shape, you may need to lightly apply polish to the surface, let it work in for a few minutes, and then wipe forcefully. When the cloth is free of containments, you have achieved a polished acrylic-protected surface. Also, if you are working on plastic trim that is not smooth, it may be necessary to spread a little polish on the surface and work it in with a small finger brush. (available at most auto parts stores) Let it stand for a few minutes to work into the irregular surface and when wipe off.
- Take a clean washcloth, dip it in the water, and squeeze out about half of the moisture. Lightly go over the area you just polished. You should have a slight sheen of water on the surface which will "set" the acrylic polish.
- Finally, take the buffing cloth (diaper) and buff the surface to a shiny finish, again using the same stroke pattern. If this is a painted surface such as a hood or side of a vehicle, you should be able to not only see a noticeable difference to adjacent non-worked areas, but also be able to feel a difference on the surface. Plastic trim should be in like new condition and very reflective. (depending on the surface)
- Repeat as needed.
Remember, your vehicle did not get in the condition it’s in overnight, so it will take some time and effort to fully restore it. Some areas may require a little more polish and effort than others, depending on their condition.
Use a couple of tablespoons of the Acrylic-Werks Polish in clean water as a wash for regular maintenance.