When you are going to do cosmetic procedures on the body of a car, before going to the store, you need to estimate the scale of the problem and define the ultimate goal that you want to achieve. If the car is new, and it is really going a second or third year, and the coating simply lost its luster, you will need a polish to bring the gloss without the slightest mechanical inclusions.
If you've had to catch stone chips or dirt from the road, or maybe just the age of the coating is such that natural cracks are already everywhere, color variations have appeared, some spots have burned out, that means that your body needs not only gloss, but also some restoration, then the polish for the car will contain some amount of abrasive, and the treatment itself will have to be done carefully and thoughtfully.
Polish for scratch removal - application
First of all, you should specify what form of polish you will need. It is about the product form, which can be liquid, solid (paste) or in the form of a cream. Liquid polish, in turn, can be produced in the form of an aerosol or ordinary liquid mass in a package. At once it is possible to note both benefits and implications of all presented variants.
In view of their physical character, the liquids spread, that does not make the entire process economically sound. Also, they will have to be used more often because a thick layer of polish can't be applied. The only option is a silicone compound which is unreasonably expensive. Buying a non-liquid analog is much cheaper. As for the advantages, then there is one big plus - the speed of application.
The solid form of polish is convenient and reliable, it allows creating a notable layer that will remedy scratches for a long time and give the body shine. But you will have to work for it a good bit to qualitatively treat your car, especially if you use the polish to remove deep scratches. Because to rub the solid paste, you need a lot of physical strength and time.
In general, the polishing compositions include wax, silicone and various pigments (if they are intended to enhance color). Different combinations and proportions of all components determine the type of polish. As noted above, depending on the extent of the disaster, the purchase is made. There are three large groups of polishes:
Abrasive compositions are very aggressive, they are applicable in cases when you need to change totally the car's coating. For example, to disguise a large scratch or spot. Such a polish is unfitted for removing small scratches because the damage to the coating will be greater than the benefit.
Wax compositions are considered to be the choice of conservatives because this is the very first way to polish the car. It is for this reason, it is not expensive because advanced and modern technologies have not been put in it. Although it gives an excellent effect after application, the result will be of short duration, the layer of wax is easily washed off after two or three travels to the service station.
Synthetic polishes are divided into three groups: silicones, polymers, and cleaners. Silicone is analogous to wax, durability is almost the same, only the product form is more convenient for the user. This is usually a spray bottle. The coating will become beautiful pretty soon, but this effect will not last long, especially if you like to wash your car frequently.
The cleaner has a polishing effect, a good part of chemistry will remove unnecessary small defects from the body surface. Sometimes these compositions are called reducing.
Polymer products are considered to be the most effective, hence they are costly. But you get many advantages: durability and good body protection from road chemistry and atmospheric phenomena. Truly speaking, you will have to invest time and effort, as the application of the composition should be made carefully.