What is the difference between a Car Wax and a Car Polish?
WAX – is a protective coating that is applied to the exterior surface of an automobile to keep it from forming “Oxidation”. Wax does not protect against bird droppings, acid rain, tree sap, or tennis balls bouncing off the hood. The ONLY reason a wax is applied to the exterior surface of an automobile is to protect the paint or clearcoat from forming oxidation. Period. POLISH – is a cleaning “compound” that removes impurities from the paint which prepares it for “waxing”, “sealing”, or “protecting”. They are both very different and should not be confused, although, the retail industry has mixed them up greatly in their advertising as having a wax that polishes too. Remembering what I explained earlier helps you to realize that you can’t have both at the same time as they both do two separate jobs. You need to be aware of what you’re doing when working with polishes. Polishing agents remove oxidation, surface contaminants and also some of the clearcoat surface. If you don’t know what yo