How to Use Car Polish on Arborite

Arborite is the brand name of a composite material made of plastic and compressed paper fiber. The material is commonly used in fabricating kitchen countertops; it resembles Formica both in texture and appearance. Car polish can be used on Arborite to bring out the shine after cleaning the surface to remove food, dirt and debris.

Step 1

Clean grease, dirt and caked-on food from the Arborite using a kitchen spray cleaner such as 409, wiping down the surface with paper towels. 

Step 2

Spray the Arborite surfaces with a fine mist of car polish. 

Step 3

Rub the polish into the surface with a clean, dry cloth.  Flip the cloth over to buff the Arborite to a shine.

Step 4

Wipe down the surfaces with the cloth to remove any excess polish. 

Things You Will Need

  • Kitchen cleaner such as 409 in a spray bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Car polish in a spray dispenser
  • Clean, white cloth

About the Author

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.