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Old 05-04-2020, 05:52 AM   #1
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Hi Gents

What’s the difference between these two?
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:24 AM   #2
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Generally polish refreshes the surface and wax seals and protects.
But there are combination polish/waxes that do the same thing in one step.
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:27 AM   #3
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Car polishing happens before the wax job. The polish takes off contaminents and dead paint. Some will clay bar the car before polishing to get even a better looking shine. There are different grits of polish to use depending upon the condition and type of the paint or clearcoat. It is rated much like sandpaper.
Wax is a sealant which is of course applied after the polishing is completed. It is the protective layer between the elements and your car's paint. This is just a quick explanation. Google "car polish" for professional explanation.
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As always TYVM!
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Want a GREAT car polish? Try Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish is amazing. Also great for those modern clear coats and dull plastic headlight covers. It is basically a very fine grit compound.
Several posts on You Tube. Chap
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Just an FYI and more so with the modern cars......I just did my wife's Lincoln MKX yesterday. I washed the car first! Dried with a shammy and then clay barred the car! Then I washed AGAIN with a clean bucket of soap, water and a new clean rag (cotton terry). Then I used Griots #3 fine polish on my variable speed random orbit polisher at about 4 out 6 speed. Then I waxed it......I like Zymol but getting to where I have to order that now!!! Once I've done that, I'll go about 3 or so times of just washing, clay barring, washing and waxing BEFORE I throw a polish in the mix again!!! IF you use a good carnauba wax don't forget to mist filtered water over the finished job and wipe down with a clean micro fiber to "Set" the wax!!!!
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Here is a link to Maguire's, where there are lots of videos. I don't have a preference for suppliers, and have use several different brands over the years with varying success.


https://www.youtube.com/user/MeguiarsUSA
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Old 05-04-2020, 01:31 PM   #8
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remember classic car wax?
Is there something like this sold today?
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Sample of yesterdays work and BEFORE waxing!! Note reflection in the doors.
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Old 05-04-2020, 02:26 PM   #10
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How about Blue Diamond & Simonize, than along came silycone. Fisheyes in the paint jobs & just about finished the hard wax jobs & believe me they wuz a bitzh ta remove.
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I still like/use Simonize . Easy on & easy off . However , it can be challenging to find in my area .
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