Metal polish is a life saver when it comes to reviving dull-looking exhausts or chrome details on a car. Here’s our guide on how to polish metal on a car.

Overtime, exhaust tips and other bare metal elements on your car lose their shine. Despite regular detailing, preventing dirt and oxidation build up isn’t easy. Luckily, all you need is some metal polish. With a little elbow grease, it will quickly and easily bring metal back to its best, removing oxidation, staining as well as scratches and water spots.

1. Apply metal polish to a microfiber cloth

Wiping away excess metal polish on the car

Over time, exposure to the elements along with various forms of dirt and contamination will leave metal components looking rather sorry for themselves, but cleaning them up is very easy.

Using a microfiber cloth, pick up some metal polish. You don’t want to use too much because it’s abrasive. Try your best to avoid contact with any paint in the surrounding areas. Rub firmly and work it across the surface of the metal. Your cloth will turn black as you polish, which shows that it’s working as it should.

2. Rotate your cloth and wipe off excess polish

Remove polish from the paintwork

Turn your cloth to a clean portion and wipe off any excess and any black residue left on the metal. If there’s more work that needs to be done, simply get some more polish on your cloth and continue working.

Buffed metal trim after using polish

You should now be left with metal that’s looking rather cleaner and shinier than it was before. Job done!

Words by: Elizabeth de Latour & Matt Bell.