Many Cars, especially newer ones or those well maintained begin their exterior detailing process here. They only need a minor abrasive polish and a coat of wax to restore their luster. If the vehicle is new from the factory or as just been repainted in a body shop, there may be orange peel present which must be sanded out to achieve a deep gloss.
After the gloss has been restored it would need to be protected with sealants and waxes.
The terms polishing and waxing refer to two entirely separate function s which are not interchangeable. The classic and correct definition of polishing refers to the creation of high gloss. Polishing diamonds, as an example is done to achieve added brilliance – without any thought of adding protection. Waxing on the other hand, is part of the larger category of “protection” which involves the application of a barrier coat of waxes, polymers, resins and silicons on top of paint finishes to protect them from the elements.
The goal therefore is to keep the car’s paint finish as close as possible to the original condition – completely free of oxidation, stains, blemishes, bonded contaminants, and all other surface imperfections.
In short, polishing will remove swirl marks. Light scratches and minor clear coat imperfections. It is a necessary step for (1) those with dark colored cars whose desire is to have optimum gloss and depth of color; (2) those who apply products to their car at least once a month and want to avoid having a wax build up
All paint finishes when neglected will degrade and oxidize over time caused primarily by UV penetration. The way to avoid this is to have professional detailers like us handle the car wherein we will coat the car with sophisticated and very durable sealants and waxes which would make your car look like a jewel for very long.