differance between polish and wax for cars?

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Asked by Mar 13, 2007 at 08:02 PM

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what is the differance between car polish and car wax? when is the best time to use each one? i have heard different statements of which one to use, and how to use these products.

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These days, there are some polishes that are designed (and marketed) to be used as both a polish and a wax. Originally, car polish was designed to be used after washing and before waxing. I am a big fan of www.autogeek.net, which is an online store for car care products and auto accessories. They advise using polish between washing and waxing, and sell a bunch of different products chosen with that in mind. On the other hand, some people with great-looking cars use one-step polishes. It all depends what seems most effective and most convenient to you, I guess. If I had a '76 Thunderbird, I would probably do things the old-school way because it's an awesome old-school car, so I'd wash then clay then polish then wax.

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