A: There is a lot of confusion about the difference between a polish and a wax because many manufacturers are marketing waxes as polishes. You have to read the labels closely to really understand what the product does or take your vehicle to a professional who knows the difference between the two. A pure polish is more like a paint conditioner that restores valuable oils to the paint, eliminates fine scratches and creates incredible high gloss that would not be possible with wax. An application of a pure polish should be followed by waxing to protect the shine and extend its life. A true wax is a protective coating with a little color enhancing. Especially if you own a dark car, you’ll see a dramatic difference if you apply polish before you wax. If you want a great finish or hide any scratches, it is best to use quality cleaners, pure polishes and waxes that restore the surface properly.
A: Claying is a process that is designed to remove environmental contaminants in your Clear coat while leaving a clean smooth glass-like finish ready for wax or sealant. Clay is similar to “Play-doh” that children enjoy although a special formulation is required for car detailing.
It performs its function by deep cleaning the contaminants from the surface of the paint and gives the car a smooth showroom surface.
A: A true wax should be nothing more than a protective coating with a little color enhancing. A smooth, flawless shine is only achieved by pre-cleaning the paint, before applying the wax. Swirls, light scratches, and oxidized paint are major causes of dull paint. Swirl Removers, that utilize mild abrasives, can safely and easily remove surface contaminants. Once they are removed, the paint regains its depth and gloss. Then wax is applied to keep it that way.
A: We recommend that most cars should be detailed twice a year but depending on how much you drive your car and where it’s parked, some cars could need detailed more often.
A: The best way to remove swirl marks is by having a trained auto detailing professional use a high speed polisher to polish the paint, then wax and nourish the paint back to “showroom condition”.