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Car Detailing -let us share our wash\wax\polish related knowledge here

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by anoop, Sep 23, 2011.

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  1. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    Wax or Polish? What is in a name?

    Though both terms are used interchangeably, there is a fine difference between wax and polish.

    In generally, Polish is a mild abrasive substance which will clear the paint surface of mild oxidation and smoothly micro sands the surface and gives the surface a wet, deep glow.

    On the other hand, wax is a protective coating - it covers the micro pores in the paint and seals it and helps the paint to shine. A wax does not have cleaning properties, and applying a coat of wax on a non clean surface is not at all recommended because wax will seal the minor aberrations.

    Though generally polishes are abrasive, there are exceptions. meguiars claims that they use a secret polishing oil and their 'pure polish' is non abrasive.
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  2. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    Thanks for the link, Cinju. good to know that you find these posts of good use. Those videos are good reference points.

    I should have added a statutory warning too - this topic can be addictive and can be injurious to your wallet :D

    Taking a break now - rest of the stuff, I will post mostly on Monday.
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  3. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

    Excellent Contribution, anoop.

    However, we already have the same thread & it would be better to continue discussion on that thread for convenience of the members.

    I've copied all posts from this thread on that thread & posted link of this anoop's contribution in the 1st post of that thread. Please continue discussion here -->> http://www.teamfiat.co.in/forum/showthread.php?53-Diy-car-care/page14
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