wax vs non wax - MustangForums.com

General Tech Ask model specific questions in the appropriate category below. All other general questions within.

wax vs non wax

Reply

 
 
 
Old 05-02-2006, 09:49 PM
  #1  
straitwangin
4th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location:
Posts: 1,947
Default wax vs non wax

what is the difference between wax and car polish?
straitwangin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2006, 10:03 PM
  #2  
JD1969
Pro. B.S. caller outer
 
JD1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: IL
Posts: 9,644
Default RE: wax vs non wax

Wax is meant to protect the paint, polish is made to make it shine and hide small imperfections.
JD1969 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2006, 10:04 PM
  #3  
MustangChris04
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 2,518
Default RE: wax vs non wax

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.
MustangChris04 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2006, 10:04 PM
  #4  
MustangChris04
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 2,518
Default RE: wax vs non wax

ORIGINAL: JD1969

Wax is meant to protect the paint, polish is made to make it shine and hide small imperfections.
u beat me 2 it.
MustangChris04 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 12:48 AM
  #5  
waxyourboard
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Sarasota/Orlando, Florida
Posts: 614
Default RE: wax vs non wax

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
waxyourboard is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 01:15 PM
  #6  
ride_maine
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location:
Posts: 82
Default RE: wax vs non wax

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
ride_maine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 05:22 PM
  #7  
MustangChris04
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 2,518
Default RE: wax vs non wax

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.
MustangChris04 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2006, 12:51 AM
  #8  
waxyourboard
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Sarasota/Orlando, Florida
Posts: 614
Default RE: wax vs non wax


ORIGINAL: MustangChris04

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.
waxyourboard is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2006, 03:31 AM
  #9  
hookandpull
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location:
Posts: 355
Default RE: wax vs non wax

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.
hookandpull is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mr. D
The New S550 2015-2020 Mustang
4
09-17-2015 08:17 AM
Aznxwidxmustang
Detailing
19
06-24-2005 01:32 PM
ParrotHead
Detailing
11
09-01-2004 09:35 PM
atlantic pony
General Tech
11
09-17-2003 12:17 PM

Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory