What Are The Major Differences Between Car Waxing and Car Polishing

What Are The Major Differences Between Car Waxing and Car Polishing

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There are hundreds of ways you can take care of your car inside or out. When it comes to the exterior finishes on cars, however, we love showing off its glossy shine and flawless surfaces. This often comes down to a slick combination of waxing and polishing – but do you know the difference between car waxing and car polishing to properly take care of your car as needed?


In this article, we’ll explore the difference between the two ways to make your car’s paint pop and how to go about achieving them.

Car Polish

The purpose of polishing a car is to help eliminate the blemishes on the surface of the very top surface – this includes surface scratches, oxidation, swirls, dirt and various smaller imperfections that are minor in nature.


Therefore, a car should be polished before any waxing process is to be done. This is because polishing restores the vibrancy of the paint itself which may have lost its shine due to oxidation. Car polish achieves this via removing a minimal layer of paint, making the scratches invisible as they settle back into the coating. This makes the visual impact of polishing to last far longer than waxing.

Car Wax

On the other hand, car waxes protect and enhance a car’s paint coating. This is achieved by enveloping grooves while filling swirls and scratches with a form of protective coating. Compared to polishes (which removes a fine layer of paint), waxing a car smoothens the top of the paint.

As a very common component of car waxes is carnauba wax, waxing your car is fantastic for Singapore’s weather as it is more resistant from being washed away in water, is able to withstand higher heat and is great in showcasing the sparkling glossy finish so many car owners love.

Treat your car with the best of both worlds

In other words, car polishes remove, while the best car wax smoothen! With this guide, we hope you’ve caught up with the difference between a car wax and a car polish.

As you’re now ready to take the next step in reviving the colour of your car, why not give Lambency Detailing’s SONAX Car Spa a try? Our experts at hand are ready to give your car a first-in-class treatment with our signature SONAX Car Spa package that includes:

  • SONAX Snow Foam Wash
  • SONAX Brilliant Shine Wax
  • Hospital Grade Sanitisation Treatment
  • +5 more exclusive top-line services

If you’re looking to impress with your car, you can always book an appointment with us to have your car professionally waxed or polished now! Tel : (65) 6810 9918 Whatsapp : (65) 9658 5808 Email: lambency@quantum-globe.com

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