A cut polish is used to remove old wax, surface oxidation, road grime, and anything else that may be on the surface of a cars original finish.
Tools & Techniques:
Best done by a professional, but to cut polish your automotive finish there are a number of commercially available products. A polishing paste is applied in a similar manner as an automotive wax. The difference between a polishing paste and a wax is that while a wax leaves a protective finish, polishing paste contains minute abrasives that remove surface imperfections and built up residue. After using a polishing paste the vehicle still requires a full waxing, as polishing paste may remove any old protectant, leaving the vehicle more vulnerable to environmental damage.