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Everything You Should Know About Car Polishing and Waxing

Your FAQs about car polishing and waxing answered.

Posted on

19 September 2017

Last updated on 30 January 2018
Everything You Should Know About Car Polishing and Waxing
Cleaning your car is one thing but keeping it looking shiny and brand new takes more than the usual car washing. 
To understand why a regular car polishing and waxing is needed for your car in Dubai, here are the answers to the frequently asked questions about this particular car service. 
  • Why should I polish my car?

Polishing can make your car look nice and shiny like it did when you drove it out of the showroom.
  • It reduces any blemishes caused by paint defects
  • It enhances the glossy appearance of the paint.
When you glide your fingernail on the paint, if it gets stuck, that means just a waxing job would not do. You might need to get a paint job done.
  • What can make the paint look dull?

If the car is not parked in covered parking, exposure to the weather, especially the high temperatures and UV rays can cause the paint to become dull.
Harmful chemicals used when washing the car and the hard bristles of brushes used can cause damage to the paint.
Liquid bird droppings contain acidic chemicals which can cause damage to the paint. When parking under trees, the sap from trees can dull the paint.
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  • What is the difference between car polish and car wash?

Car polishing is a process in which abrasive chemicals are used to remove a thin layer of the paint in order to remove minor blemishes and then was is applied to help the vehicle retain its shiny look. 
Waxing is the process in which a protective glossy layer is added on top of the vehicle. Generally, waxing is done as the last step of the polishing or ceramic paint protection process.
  • How often should I get my car waxed?

It is recommended that you wax your car 4 to 5 times a year, depending on many factors like whether the vehicle is washed regularly, parked in the shade and in general, on how you take care of your car.
  • What care precautions should I take after my car is polished or waxed?

Make sure the car is washed properly with the right detergents and materials. Do not get it washed at shopping malls. Ensure all the microfiber clothes for washing the car are cleaned properly. It is important to take proper precautions to keep the car shiny.
  • How much does a good car polish job cost?

The cost for a professional car polishing job can range from AED 600 to AED 3000 depending on the condition of the paint.
Generally, a proper polishing job should take at least one full day and can even take up to one week for bigger vehicles.
Yes, it does take time and cost a bit, but it will last for a longer time and truly give you the protection you need.