How To Make Dull White Paint Shine – Chemical Guys VSS Polish


One of the questions we always get asked is how do I make my paint shine. In this case we have this Honda Civic right here and the paint is not shinning anymore. It’s actually really dull. It’s oxidized, there is a lot of scratches and swirls embedded in it. So we are going to get them out using VSS. Now normally VSS is used as a scratch and swirl remover. But it also has a tough formula to knock off any kind of oxidation such as this fender right here. So to start off, we are going to be taping off the area. Just so we can show a nice difference. Now that I made a thick line in between, to get a good before and after. So let’s get started. We are using our Torq X. An orange cutting pad With our VSS. VSS is a great all in one polish. It’s going to start off a little bit abrasive at first but if you keep using it, the oils are going to break down and it finishes off like a nice fine polish. Once you apply your drops, do a few sprays with your pad conditioner. Spread it out over the area you are working on. Be sure to clear out anything that’s gonna get in the way of the pad. Afterwards you put it on the lowest speed setting; in this case it’s one. And then you work it out. So now that it’s nice and evenly spread out on the surface I’m working on, put it to the highest speed setting and turn it on. And after you finish polishing it you may have noticed that I didn’t necessarily work in a 50/50 overlap like we usually do. Sometimes you need to modify the way you polish in order for you to properly get the compound to work in certain areas that normally wouldn’t work with a 50/50 overlap. But not that it’s nice and worked in, it’s you know, I can see that it’s already broken down. You just buff off any excess compound with a microfiber towel. Like so. As I’m wiping off, I’m noticing that it’s really bright. It’s actually looking white. The way the car was meant to look like. It doesn’t have this muggy look; it looks a little bit brown, discolored. And as I peeling off the tape… you guys will be able to see the difference. There you go. So as you can see, before and after. White usually hides a lot of scratches and imperfections but just to show you guys this does a good job hiding a lot of imperfections. once you have it polished having white the way it’s suppose to look, the difference is technically, night and day.

48 Replies to “How To Make Dull White Paint Shine – Chemical Guys VSS Polish”

  1. Hey Chemical Guys, do you have to clay the whole car before doing any buffing ? Or is washing the vehicle good enough ?

  2. After VSS do you go straight to a wax then? for ex. wash>clay>compound>polish>wax where does it VSS fit in or does it replace a step??

  3. How do i get Chemical Guys BUF503 – TORQ TORQX Random Orbital Polisher in sweden. i cant find it on chemicalguys.se
    and i cant shop it from chemicalguys.com what can i do i really want that polisher.

  4. Trying to fix paint that is severely oxidized. Zero shine. A 33 year old white car. I bought a polishing kit with the V32-38 in it. Should I use that or VSS?

  5. Technically night and day? I don't think you know what technically means or how to use it. Chemical Guy's- stop "forcing" guys who aren't good speakers or good in front of cameras to feature in your videos.

  6. My car looks yellowish, which products do I have to buy? Which treatments(clay, polish,any other suggestions ) are required to make it looks white again?

  7. I just waxed my Silver truck yesterday. Should i use this to make it shine more or will it strip the wax? Tell me how and what this does! Thanks!!

  8. Will that work on a 2013 Honda CRV silver, the paint in great shape it's just that silver doesn't shine good

  9. I have a 1998 Jeep grand cherokee and it was originally white now its a whitish yellow. will this work to bring it back to white or no?

  10. Can you get these results with a V38 one step and butter wet wax for gloss on white if there are no swirls and scratches and it just needs a quick shine?

  11. Is what your using considered a high speed buffer? It doesnt act like an orbital. Would you mind letting me know what brand polishER your using?

  12. I'm in the process of correcting my white civic as well. Thanks for the tip and will be ordering myself a bottle of VSS.

  13. i just painted my Toyota super white car but the color seemed dull after drying. I bought Dupli Color Super White II for this paint job.
    Do you have any idea how to get it corrected?

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