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hey guys!
how r you doin!
I usually used to read the forums to increase the knowledge about
the cars....as it is my hobby.there is a question in my mind.I know
that is the stupid one...
Can anyone clear me the difference between paint and polish used
for the car?
 

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Polish is *usually the first chemical used in a multi step process, unless the paint is real bad compounding/wet sanding will be done first. Polish removes the top layer of paint/clear coat with abbrasives to make it shine. Glaze fills in any micro scratches left from polishing, also brings depth/wet look to paint. Neither polish or glaze protects paint. Real wax does very little to the shine because the focus is on paint protection. Wax is old school, even the best only last for a month or so. Paint sealant on the other hand can protect up to a year, some companies claim years that's all BS! Sealant also does't produce a shine. Machine(high speed) polishing should only be done 1-2 times per year, doing it by hand or orbital buffer is ok every month if you'd like. :p



Originally posted by loutus@Aug 4 2004, 04:59 AM
hey guys!
how r you doin!
I usually used to read the forums to increase the knowledge about
the cars....as it is my hobby.there is a question in my mind.I know
that is the stupid one...
Can anyone clear me the difference between paint and polish used
for the car?
 

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hey Mac!

thanks a lot for giving ur valuable time....and clearing my doubts from my mind...




Originally posted by Mac@Aug 6 2004, 12:40 AM
Polish is *usually the first chemical used in a multi step process, unless the paint is real bad compounding/wet sanding will be done first. Polish removes the top layer of paint/clear coat with abbrasives to make it shine. Glaze fills in any micro scratches left from polishing, also brings depth/wet look to paint. Neither polish or glaze protects paint. Real wax does very little to the shine because the focus is on paint protection. Wax is old school, even the best only last for a month or so. Paint sealant on the other hand can protect up to a year, some companies claim years that's all BS! Sealant also does't produce a shine. Machine(high speed) polishing should only be done 1-2 times per year, doing it by hand or orbital buffer is ok every month if you'd like. :p
 
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