Re: Best Wax/Polish?
I have worked with many differant body guys and they all agreed that not touching the paint is the best way for your car to keep its shine.
Once you start the process of waxing, or polishing you are scratching the paint, they may not be visible rate away due to the wax or polish filling them, but over time they will start to show up, as swirl marks, light half moon looking scratches. Once this process is started people will usually reapply wax, or polish, witch adds more scratches, and starts the whole process over. The biggest part with polishing, or buffing is not using the correct method of application.
I am very particular on touching the paint of my vehicles, especially dark colored ones, I try to 'touch' the paint as little as possible, I'f a deep cleaning is needed I will spunge wash, only if scratches are appearing, I will use a hand glaze buffing compound, or a glaze, depending on how far I need to go, and use a powered buffer, one that is not dual action and spins at around 1200 rpms. with these compounds and the machine, you actually remove the scratches, rather than just fill them for time being.
Only time I personally would use wax, is if I was selling and didn't want to take the time to do it right.
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