Helpful tips

Should I compound my car before waxing?

Should I compound my car before waxing?

Minor paint damage like scratches or swirl marks can be temporarily remedied by applying wax or polishing agents with the use of a buffing or polishing machine. However, compounding a car is what you need for a more permanent solution, especially with scratches that go deep into the paint layers.

Can you use spray wax after polishing?

Should I wax after polishing the paint? Yes. In fact, you should ALWAYS apply wax after treating the paint with polish.

Can you mess up ceramic coating?

Yes, it is possible to mess up a DIY ceramic coating application. Improper application may cause high spots, streaks, cloudy reflections or hazing. A lot of vehicle owners may not be able to tell if they’ve sanded off enough of the cured ceramic coating, which is what makes this procedure so risky for DIYers.

What goes first compound or polish?

Polishing and compounding are both methods of correcting a car’s paint by removing a layer of clear coat. Compounding removes scratches from the paint more quickly whilst, polishing refines the finish by cutting the paint slowly. Compounding is often followed by polishing to correct the paint fully.

What is the difference between wax and compound?

A compound agent is a liquid that is applied with a buffing or polishing machine. Once the painted surface has been smoothed and polished, it can be waxed. Wax is used to fill in scratches and other imperfections with a protective coating to make them less noticeable.

Should I wax my car after polishing it?

Polish should be used before wax, as it helps to restore auto paint that has lost its shine due to oxidation. Car polish does this by removing a very fine layer of the paintwork so the appearance of scratches is minimized as they settle into the coat.

Do you wax after polishing your car?

Car wax is used after washing and polishing to add a layer of shine to the car as well as a layer of protection. If there is any dirt or stains on the paint, then the wax will seal it on the car. Wax will protect your car from UV rays and will prevent pollution and other dust from damaging your car.

Is ceramic coat better than wax?

Ceramic protectants (coatings) provide a much higher durability than wax. They resist heat, UV rays, environmental contaminants & harsh detergents much better than wax. Wax on the other hand simply sits on top of the paint’s surface. It does not create the chemical bond like we find with ceramic coatings.

What is Autoglym ultra high definition?

Introducing Autoglym Ultra High Definition. Breathtaking finishes, luxuriously smooth with invigorating, sensual fragrances. Ultra High Definition products turn car care into pure pleasure.

Can I use ultra high definition wax with extra gloss protection?

There is no real benefit to adding this stage to your car care process. Using Ultra high Definition Wax on top of Extra Gloss Protection will only enhance durability marginally. It won’t harm the finish, but we do not recommend using Ultra High Definition Wax in conjunction with Extra Gloss Protection.

What is ultra deep Shine Car Polish?

Ultra Deep Shine is a polish for use on black and dark coloured cars suffering from excessive swirling, fine scratches or holograms. It is an ‘all-in-one’ formula that polishes and protects in one.