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Car Polish & Pre-Wax CleanersI’m going to let you in on a secret. Car polishing before waxing is the trick behind attaining and maintaining that sought after showroom finish on your car. I mean an unsurpassed, deep, vibrant liquid color with shimmer. Washing is great, but it’s just a preliminary step. Car polishing is a thorough, deep cleaning of your paint, providing the best possible surface for wax.

Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing LotionWhen single stage paints were popular, "car polish" was used to describe waxes because waxes used to all have cleaners. With the advent of clear coat finishes, the definition has changed because the products have changed.

In today's terms, a car polish is a product that cleans and smoothes the paint using abrasives or chemical cleaners. A car polish is entirely different from a car wax, which provides protection. (Click here if you are looking for car wax.)

Car polishing is the clarifying, deep-cleaning, exfoliating step that best prepares the paint for protection. Car polish completely cleans the surface of the car, removes oxidation, contaminants, and old car wax. Pre Wax Cleaners also minimize minor swirls and scratches and enhances the color and vitality of the paint. Micro-fine fillers in the car polish camouflage blemishes in the paint by settling into them and rounding over sharp edges. Now that the paint looks and feels its best, a clear protective layer of car wax or a paint sealant will lock in the beauty.

I polish my vehicles once or twice a year, which is sufficient if you wash regularly and maintain your wax (8-12 weeks) or sealant (this varies by sealant, usually they last at least 6 months).




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Swirl Removers, Compounds and Polishes

Car Buffers, Polishers & Pads
Pinnacle XMT 360 Corrects, Cleans, Seals
Wolfgang Paintwork Polish Enhancer
Car Buffers, Polishers & Pads

Pinnacle XMT 360 Corrects, Cleans, Seals

$16.99
(23 Reviews)
Wolfgang Paintwork Polish Enhancer

$24.99
(9 Reviews)
Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion
Detailer's Coating Prep Polish
Poorboy's World Professional Polish
Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion

$29.99
(11 Reviews)
Detailer's Coating Prep Polish

$19.99
(2 Reviews)
Poorboy's World Professional Polish

$18.99
(10 Reviews)
Poorboy's World Pro Polish 2 - 16 oz.
Poorboy's  World Polish with 100% Carnauba 16 oz.
Poorboys World Polish with Sealant
Poorboy's World Pro Polish 2 - 16 oz.

$19.99
(1 Review)
Poorboy's World Polish with 100% Carnauba 16 oz.

$17.99
(1 Review)
Poorboys World Polish with Sealant

$18.99
(8 Reviews)
Four Star Ultimate PreWax Cleanser
Collinite Sapphire PreWax Cleaner #840
Dodo Juice Supernatural Micro Prime 250 ml.
Four Star Ultimate PreWax Cleanser

$17.99
Collinite Sapphire PreWax Cleaner #840

$8.99
(2 Reviews)
Dodo Juice Supernatural Micro Prime 250 ml.

$19.99
(2 Reviews)
Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite Cleaner Glaze 250 ml.
Dodo Juice Lime Prime Pre-Wax Cleanser Polish 250 ml.
Dodo Juice Need For Speed Cleaner Wax 250 ml.
Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite Cleaner Glaze 250 ml.

$27.99
(3 Reviews)
Dodo Juice Lime Prime Pre-Wax Cleanser Polish 250 ml.

$27.99
(5 Reviews)
Dodo Juice Need For Speed Cleaner Wax 250 ml.

$18.99
(2 Reviews)
SONAX Premium Class Paint Cleaner
SONAX Paint Cleaner
BLACKFIRE Gloss Enhancing Polish
SONAX Premium Class Paint Cleaner

$19.99
(2 Reviews)
SONAX Paint Cleaner

$19.99
(4 Reviews)
BLACKFIRE Gloss Enhancing Polish

$19.99
(2 Reviews)
Griots Garage Paint Prep 35 oz.
Griots Garage Pre-Wax Cleaner 35 oz.
Griots Garage Fine Hand Polish
Griots Garage Paint Prep 35 oz.

$15.99
(1 Review)
Griots Garage Pre-Wax Cleaner 35 oz.

$11.99
(1 Review)
Griots Garage Fine Hand Polish

$13.99
Prima Amigo Pre-Wax Cleanser & Gloss Enhancer 16 oz.
Finish Kare Paint Decontamination System
Duragloss Total Performance Polish (TPP) # 105
Prima Amigo Pre-Wax Cleanser & Gloss Enhancer 16 oz.

$18.99
(3 Reviews)
Finish Kare Paint Decontamination System

$39.99
(1 Review)
Duragloss Total Performance Polish (TPP) # 105

$11.99
(14 Reviews)
Duragloss Polish & Cleaner (PC) #101
Duragloss Polish Bonding Agent (PBA) #601
Duragloss PreCleaner (PC) #652
Duragloss Polish & Cleaner (PC) #101

$9.99
(6 Reviews)
Duragloss Polish Bonding Agent (PBA) #601

$9.99
(3 Reviews)
Duragloss PreCleaner (PC) #652

$8.99
Duragloss Clear Coat Polish (CCP) #111
1Z Einszett Paint Polish Lack-Politur
1Z Einszett Pro Line High Gloss Polish
Duragloss Clear Coat Polish (CCP) #111

$10.99
(11 Reviews)
1Z Einszett Paint Polish Lack-Politur

$19.99
1Z Einszett Pro Line High Gloss Polish

$39.99
1Z Einszett Pro Line Wax Final Finish
Auto Finesse Rejuvenate Pre-Wax Cleanser 250 ml.
Auto Finesse Tough Prep Pre-Sealant Paint Cleanser 250 ml.
1Z Einszett Pro Line Wax Final Finish

$29.99
Auto Finesse Rejuvenate Pre-Wax Cleanser 250 ml.

$19.99
Auto Finesse Tough Prep Pre-Sealant Paint Cleanser 250 ml.

$19.99
Sonus Paintwork Cleanser Prewax Polish 8 oz.
Sonus Swirl Buster 16.9 oz.
Sonus SFX-1 Restore Polish 8 oz.
Sonus Paintwork Cleanser Prewax Polish 8 oz.

$8.99
Sonus Swirl Buster 16.9 oz.

$24.99
Sonus SFX-1 Restore Polish 8 oz.

$11.99
Sonus SFX-2 Enhance Swirl Remover Polish 8 oz.
Sonus SFX-3 Final Finish Polish 8 oz.
Optimum Finish Polish 32 oz.
Sonus SFX-2 Enhance Swirl Remover Polish 8 oz.

$8.99
Sonus SFX-3 Final Finish Polish 8 oz.

$8.99
Optimum Finish Polish 32 oz.

$29.99
Ultima Paint Prep Plus & Applicator
Meguiars Mirror Glaze #3 Pro Machine Glaze
Meguiars Mirror Glaze #20 Polymer Sealant
Ultima Paint Prep Plus & Applicator

$25.99
(1 Review)
Meguiars Mirror Glaze #3 Pro Machine Glaze

$12.99
(2 Reviews)
Meguiars Mirror Glaze #20 Polymer Sealant

Our Price:  $24.99
Sale price:  $21.99
(7 Reviews)
Meguiars ColorX
Meguiars Mirror Glaze #7 Show Car Glaze
Meguiars M205 Ultra Finishing Polish 32 oz.
Meguiars ColorX

$10.99
(8 Reviews)
Meguiars Mirror Glaze #7 Show Car Glaze

Our Price:  $12.99
Sale price:  $10.99
(22 Reviews)
Meguiars M205 Ultra Finishing Polish 32 oz.

Our Price:  $34.99
Sale price:  $27.99
(6 Reviews)
3M Imperial Hand Glaze 16 oz. - 39007
3M Perfect-It 3000 Ultrafine Machine Polish 32 oz. - 06068
3M Finesse-It II Machine Polish 16 oz. - 39003
3M Imperial Hand Glaze 16 oz. - 39007

$19.99
(19 Reviews)
3M Perfect-It 3000 Ultrafine Machine Polish 32 oz. - 06068

$49.99
(4 Reviews)
3M Finesse-It II Machine Polish 16 oz. - 39003

$15.99
(4 Reviews)
3M Perfect-It 3000 Machine Polish 32 oz. - 06064
Mothers Reflections Advanced Top Coat
Mothers California Gold Pure Polish
3M Perfect-It 3000 Machine Polish 32 oz. - 06064

$44.99
(2 Reviews)
Mothers Reflections Advanced Top Coat

$17.99
(10 Reviews)
Mothers California Gold Pure Polish

$6.99
(6 Reviews)
Mothers California Gold Micro-Polishing Glaze
P21S Gloss Enhancing Paintwork Cleanser
Klasse ALL-IN-ONE Polish
Mothers California Gold Micro-Polishing Glaze

$8.99
(6 Reviews)
P21S Gloss Enhancing Paintwork Cleanser

$15.99
(17 Reviews)
Klasse ALL-IN-ONE Polish

Wolfgang Deep Gloss Concours Kit <font color=red><b>FREE BONUS</font></b>
Wolfgang Deep Gloss Total Concours Kit <font color=red><b>FREE BONUS</font></b>
Pinnacle - Wolfgang Souveran Kit
Wolfgang Deep Gloss Concours Kit FREE BONUS

Retail Value: $107.91
Our Price: $89.99
(2 Reviews)
Wolfgang Deep Gloss Total Concours Kit FREE BONUS

Retail Value: $170.88
Our Price: $139.99
(2 Reviews)
Pinnacle - Wolfgang Souveran Kit

Retail Value: $202.91
Our Price: $159.99
(5 Reviews)
Autogeek Squeeze Bottle
Autogeek Squeeze Bottle

$2.99, 3/$7.99
(1 Review)

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