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Plastic polishing

Plastic polishing with special polishing paste for plastic to remove scratches and restore the plastic to shine and new condition. You can polish plastic yourself by hand or polishing machine. The best way to polish plastic is with an eccentric polisher, special plastic polishing paste and a polishing pad. Check out the step-by-step guide on how to polish plastic yourself below.

Polishing paste for plastics

Plastic polishing compound is best used with a polishing machine. There are different types of polishing compound for plastics. From coarse polishing compound to a polishing paste with fine grain to polish the plastic to a shine. At CROP you can buy different types of polishing pastes for plastic and plastics from well-known brands such as RUPES, 3M, Meguiars, Angelwax and Commandant.

How to polish plastics?

Polishing plastics yourself? Read here the step-by-step plan on how to polish plastic yourself with the right products. Polishing plastic yourself will make it look beautiful and scratch-free.

  1. Start by cleaning the plastic with a degreaser.
  2. Are there scratches in the plastic? Then we recommend wet sanding the plastic with waterproof sandpaper in steps: P1500, P2000, P2500 and P3000.
  3. Remove the residue again with a degreaser.
  4. Now it's time to polish plastic! Our recommendation is to use an eccentric polisher.
  5. In step 1, use a coarse polishing compound with a hard polishing wheel.
  6. Apply polishing compound the size of a 2 Euro coin to the polishing pad.
  7. Spread the polishing paste over the plastic on the lowest setting of the polisher.
  8. Now increase the speed to position 4 on the polisher and keep it moving well so as not to create too much heat.
  9. Polishing plastic coarsely will remove scratches and other damage in the material.
  10. After this, it is time to fine polish plastic to bring the surface back to shine.
  11. In the second step, use a soft polishing pad with fine polishing compound.
  12. Again, apply polishing compound the size of a 2 Euro coin to the pad.
  13. Again spread the polishing compound over the plastic on the lowest setting of the polisher.
  14. Now increase the speed to position 4 or 5 on the polisher and keep it moving well again.
  15. Wipe away any remaining residue with a polishing cloth and use a degreaser for this purpose.
  16. If desired, you can re-protect the plastic with a sealer after polishing.

Sanding plastic before polishing?

Are you going to polish plastic and wondering if you need to sand beforehand? That depends on how dull the plastic is or whether there are deep scratches in the plastic. By lightly sanding the plastic before polishing, you remove a tiny top layer. This allows you to remove deep scratches in plastic and then polish to a high gloss for a mirror-smooth and sleek result.

Products for polishing plastic

Want to polish plastic and buy the right products for it? Online at you can buy all the products you need to polish plastic yourself so that the plastic looks like new again! From special polishing paste for plastic, to polishing discs, microfiber cloths and polishing machines.

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