Difference between Car Polishing and Car Waxing

Difference between Car Polishing and Car Waxing

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Many of us see our cars as a means of getting from one point to another while some of us see them as an investment since we have invested some money into acquiring them. As such, some are willing to do what it takes to ensure their vehicle looks great for a long time.

There are various car grooming centres in Singapore that offer car polishing, car waxing, etc. And if you are looking to maintain your car’s gleam, the key is to stick to a grooming routine and manufacturer-recommended maintenance.

If you think that car polishing and waxing are the same, know that they are different from each other in terms of the grooming purposes, processes, and materials used. In this article, we will discuss how car polishing differs from car waxing, how they work, and which to avail.

Car Polishing Service: What is it and how does it work?

Are you looking to remove the scratches on your car’s paintwork? Or some swirl marks and water spots that could be affecting your car’s appearance? If so, you will need a car polishing service to remove the old, oxidised layer of paint from your car’s paintwork.

This process of removing scratches and paint defects from the surface of your car will take time and effort. It begins by washing your car thoroughly with soap and water to remove any dirt and debris from the exterior.

Then it goes through a series of steps like buffing out scratches, removing oxidation, and applying the car polish for shine. Finally, it goes through another round of buffing out scratches to make sure everything is smooth before you get your car back.

In addition, car polish in Singapore is available in varying degrees of abrasiveness. Most car grooming centres in Singapore will use mildly abrasive car polish designed to clean, smooth, and enhance the sheen of your car’s paint.

Car Waxing Service: What is it and how does it work?

A car waxing service usually comes after a car polishing service. Unlike car polish, a car wax service doesn’t remove a thin layer of your car’s paintwork. Instead, it works to minimise surface scratches by filling them with a protective layer.

Hence, car wax  in Singapore is often applied following a thorough cleaning and polishing to protect the car from dirt, water, and other elements that can cause damage to your car while improving your car’s overall exterior aesthetics.

Most car waxes contain a vital ingredient and that is carnauba wax. It offers a range of properties that allow it to withstand high heat and UV rays and doesn’t wash away in the water. It is available in various forms including paste, liquid, natural and synthetic.

In terms of application, all car wax is applied the same way – you either rub it onto the car in a thin layer, let it dry, then buff off the excess or use a power buffer. If applied properly, the wax will not only make your car appear extra shiny but also create a protective layer that can last up to a few months.

Which to consider? Car polishing service or car waxing?

Before we discuss which car grooming service you should avail of, you should know that a car polishing service removes the impurities from your car’s paintwork while a car waxing service smoothens the paintwork. Thus, making them the ideal combination in maintaining your car’s exterior.

Although you can perform them simultaneously, we will always recommend that you polish your car before getting it waxed. Before that, you should wash your car’s exterior to ensure a better grooming experience.

Depending on what your car needs, you can select between a car polishing or waxing service. If you have plenty of scratches or rust on your car, you will need to send your vehicle for a car polishing service.

However, if you need to restore the factory sheen to your car, a car waxing service is what you need to improve the shine of your car’s paintwork and its hydrophobic property.

Alternatively, you can check on your car’s paintwork after every wash to see whether it needs a polish or a wax. That way, it will be easier for you to decide which car grooming service you need.

Get your car professionally groomed at Lambency Detailing

Giving your car the occasional polishing and waxing will be your best bet at maintaining that factory sheen with the help of a professional car grooming centre in Singapore like Lambency Detailing.

As a one-stop automotive centre for all your car needs, we offer comprehensive car grooming services that use only 100% genuine SONAX products from Germany to ensure the quality of your car’s surface.

Find out more about Lambency Detailing’s different products and services here. Book an appointment with us to get your car interior detailing now! WhatsApp: (65) 9658 5808 Email: lambency@quantum-globe.com

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