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Offline GRAVY

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Polish or wax?
« on: August 28, 2017, 10:42:54 pm »
Hi,

I've had my pearlescent white CX5 since March. To protect the paint work a little I am now thinking of applying a layer of polish / wax. I've read that there is a difference between these two items!! A polish contains fillers for filling in those tiny scratch on the surface of the paint, but you then need a sealer to apply on top. A wax is just a protective layer on top of a clean car.

I was thinking that because my car is only 6 months old, I just need a wax for it. No need for a polish.

Am I right thinking this way?

Any recommendations as to which one to use?

Thanks

Graham

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Re: Polish or wax?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 12:33:30 pm »
Hi,

I've read that there is a difference between these two items!! A polish contains fillers for filling in those tiny scratch on the surface of the paint, but you then need a sealer to apply on top. A wax is just a protective layer on top of a clean car.

Correct


I was thinking that because my car is only 6 months old, I just need a wax for it. No need for polish.  Am I right thinking this way?

I think the first part answers this part of the question - in short, you also need to polish.




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Re: Polish or wax?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 09:31:48 pm »
Thanks Deeps.

If a polish is still required, even though my car is only 6 months old, when would one use a wax only?

Cheers

Graham

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Re: Polish or wax?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 03:29:11 am »
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Re: Polish or wax?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 03:40:37 pm »
I wax with collinite 762s

Like this?



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Re: Polish or wax?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 03:44:05 pm »


If a polish is still required, even though my car is only 6 months old, when would one use a wax only?



In short - never. The polish removes ingrained dirt etc and restores the finish. The wax adds another layer and ensures that all your hard work last a bit longer than without so time spent waxing without first having done anything to restore the original finish (ie polishing) serves no purpose whatsoever.
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Re: Polish or wax?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 10:54:34 pm »
 ;D , very funny ha ha, yeah that's me on the left

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