Car polishing and car rubbing are two entirely different procedures, and they should both be done by someone else. Both these procedures have their own advantages and disadvantages. One must use the proper procedure at the right moment to make sure that the surface of the car is restored to the original luster. When the surface has been abused to the point where it has lost its luster, both procedures can restore the vehicle to its former glory.

Some types of car rubbing polish are light, meaning that the rubbing action is not too strong or aggressive. This type of polish will not help restore the gloss to the surface of the vehicle as quickly as a more aggressive process, but it is still relatively safe to use. If one chooses to use this kind of fast-cut polish, he must ensure that the polisher he is using is certified to do so under the appropriate industry standards.