Wax and Polish
Some people think that car wax and car polish are very similar, close to being the same thing when the truth of the matter is that they aren’t. When you polish the car you make sure to remove all the scratches from it. All the dirt and scratches that have build up on the protective part that’s on top of the original paint. So basically when you polish you remove the protective part. Waxing is done to protect the paint. Waxing is usually done right after polishing to make sure that the paint is protected.
You must make sure to rinse your car from the front to back and wash it properly before starting polishing and waxing. Use soapy water or another detergent and wash your car in every part. This is important since it will remove most of the dirt and dust from the car. Once the car is all clean then you must dry it out with a clean cloth. This will make sure that drops of water won’t interfere with the polishing or waxing process.
This is also something very important to do. The device used for polishing rotates pretty fast and is usually designed only for the metal. If there is any surface that you don’t want it to be waxed, such as the headlights or the door handles, then you should ask them. Anything of plastic that is going to be near the metal you are polishing should be waxed to avoid any burning. Because the rotary will burn the plastic since it rotates at 1000 RPM. So masking is essential before starting to polish your car.
Polishing is really important for removing oxidation and any light scratches done to the surface and once the process is done the car itself will look brighter. A wool pad and a solution are used to do this process. You spread the solution on the surface and you start polishing the car with the pad slowly progressing to other areas. The more you make progress the more you will see the scratches and dirt coming off completely. Once you are done polishing you might want to wipe the surface with a microfiber towel to make sure it doesn’t have a hazy look.
After polishing your car’s paint will be highly vulnerable to the weather conditions or even the Sun’s UV rays. That is why you must make sure to wax the car to protect the paint. The waxing process is similar to the polishing process except that it is used for a counter purpose. The polishing is done to remove the scratches. Waxing is done to fill in any scratches that polishing couldn’t remove. Circulate the solution on the car’s surface to make sure it spreads evenly and then let it do it’s effect until it looks hazy, then use a microfiber towel to wipe the car and have that brand new shine on it.