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Old 05-02-2006, 09:49 PM   #1  
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what is the difference between wax and car polish?
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Wax is meant to protect the paint, polish is made to make it shine and hide small imperfections.
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:04 PM   #3  
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car wax protect your paint from the sun, weather, and other stuff.
Car polish is just going to make your car shine real nice but isnt as good as wax.

I would only use high quality wax that protects your paint.
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:04 PM   #4  
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Wax is meant to protect the paint, polish is made to make it shine and hide small imperfections.
u beat me 2 it.
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:48 AM   #5  
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Wax adds to the surface of the paint, thereby making it smoother by filling in imperfections

Polish strips off tiny amounts of the clear coat, thereby making it smoother by grinding out imperfections
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:15 PM   #6  
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so is polishing then waxing the ticket if your looking for a good shine and protection? and if so, how long after polishing would you want to wax? thanks
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:22 PM   #7  
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i would wash the car, then claybar the car, then wash it again and then put wax on it. That would be the best way to get your car looking good, while keep car of the paint.
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:51 AM   #8  
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i would wash the car, then claybar the car, then wash it again and then put wax on it. That would be the best way to get your car looking good, while keep car of the paint.
Right. The claybar is another non-wax (for those of you who don't know) that is supposed to just lift the impurities from the paint without removing any clearcoat.
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Old 05-04-2006, 03:31 AM   #9  
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I just used the claybar and put a the meguires nxt polymer wax on it tonight and my car is smoother than a babies butt.
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