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Knowing the difference between waxing and polishing

At Autoglym, we often get asked questions such as ‘what is the difference between wax, sealants and polishing’ and ‘should I wax or polish first’, as most people get confused and have a misconception between the two processes. So we are here to explain the difference.

The difference between them is that a polish is an abrasive compound that removes light scratches, hazing and oxidisation. We offer three products with different level in abrasiveness depending on the level of paint correction needed. In contrast, wax is a barrier created between your car’s paint and the environment to protect it from contamination, UV lights and help give your car a glossy shine. Wax is applied after polish.

Super-Resin-Polish-325mlHow to remove blemishes, scratches and renew your paint

Our Autoglym Paint Renovator is our most aggressive on the abrasive level and is used  to remove isolated deeper scratches. There are also polishes such as Autoglym Super Resin Polish, which is lower on the abrasive scale but are designed to be used on the entire paint surface to provide a deep clean of paintwork, it also contains resin to fill in light scratches and restore shine.


Our Autoglym Aqua Wax provides the fastest way to wax your vehicle and can be used to top up existing wax and sealants.


Extra Gloss Protection is a liquid wax which is easy to apply and remove and provides a great long term wax option.


For the ultimate wax protection and shine, our flagship Autoglym High Definition Wax contains a balanced, yet complex blend of polymers, carnauba and microcrystalline waxes to help create a high gloss as well as protect and prevent future environmental contaminants. 

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