What is the difference between a wax, a polish, and a sealant?
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, or tree sap. The ONLY reason a wax is applied to the exterior surface of an automobile is to protect the paint or clearcoat from forming oxidation. Waxing further enhances the gloss and depth of the paint, and provides even more but shorter lasting protection. Wax comes in many forms such as cream, paste, and liquid. Most waxes contain carnauba which contains a high amount of fatty acids. This fatty acid creates a solid layer between the paint and the outside world which protects it, and gives it a glossy finish. POLISH – is a cleaning “compound” that removes impurities from the paint which prepares it for “waxing”, “sealing”, or “protecting”. SEALANTS – Synthetic sealants are polymer based and provide more durability than even the best carnauba wax. They are liquid in form and apply very much like a liquid w