6 Polishing Tips and Why To Never Use A Sponge!

6 Polishing Tips and Why To Never Use A Sponge!
With so many car polishes on the market today, all claiming to protect your car's paint work and keep it sealed and shiny, what on earth do you believe and how can you really work out what is the best car polish out there today. If your car is your pride and joy, you are seriously going to want to know the answer to this question – what really is the best car polish?
This article, we hope will shed some light on the various car polishes, car waxes and car paint protection systems out there today so you are not going in blind and making the wrong decisions.

1. Not all car polishes are the same – they all contain similar but different ingredients.

Most car polishes offer protection but some offer way better protection than others. A good indication these days is to check the level of PTFE in the polish – this really is a good indication as to the protective qualities and a concentration as high as 12% PTFE means that this type of polish can totally eliminate the need for any car wax and can protect your car up to a whole year. Its inert and slippery substance leaves a glossy and showroom shine too. Our Pose and Protect carry this as standard.

2. It is much better to start as you mean to carry on – if you have neglected your car paintwork, it can be difficult to recuperate if too far don the line.

It is usually possible to re-cooperate your cars paintwork but when you see a lifeless and dull car that whose paintwork has worn with age and UV exposure, you may be struggling to restore to new. So, it pays to continually care for your car and use the best car polish out there to do so – it pays off in the end when you go to sell your car.

3. People always think that waxing your car is best but this may not always be the case at all as there are so many new technologies in the market place today so it is worth educating yourself a little.

Car wax, even though it leaves a great shine for short periods of time has its limitations in most instances. Wax melts and the car wax we use on our cars is no different. So what happens is, as the wax melts over time on the cars paintwork, it can become “sticky” and it is more likely then to trap particles of dirt and grime. By its very nature, car wax is not great at sitting and staying on a cars surface so maybe this is not the best solution for your car.


4. There are so many elements that can damage your paintwork including bird droppings, acid rain, salt from the road so if you want to keep the value of your car, it is best to look after it form the word go.

It is pretty obvious that UV rays can damage a car paintwork over time but did you know that bird droppings are very acidic and can damage an unprotected car paintwork quite easily so again another great reason to seek out the best car polish today that can seal, protect and shine.

5. There are superior car polishes out there in the market today that top car owners use on very expensive models.
Many car owners who own very expensive models are prepared to go that extra mile and get a car dealer to put the car through a paint protection process that can cost up to £350. The ultimate result is that the car is protected for up to 3 years but it is still a very good idea for the car owner to use the best car polish to keep up the shine you see on the car from day to day.

6. You do not have to pay a car dealer a huge amount of money to protect your cars paintwork – it can be a DIY job at home – you just need to know the best car polish to use and you are away! It is very possible by using the best car polish and sealant preferably with a high concentration of PTFE) and to undertake this process at home.


Before any of us go to get our cars all gleaming and shiny by applying the best car polish or best car out there in the market, we naturally give our cars a quick scrub down first..

SO what do we use to give the car a quick wash down – yes it is usually a manky old sponge but, you could be doing your car an injustice! It is like using a brillo pad to clean your face.

If you are going to get yourself clued up and look after your car properly, it is obvious we need to use the best car polish but it is not always obvious what we should be applying our car care products with and big course sponges are usually a no no..

After detailing cars for years now, I stopped using sponges when I noticed big swirl marks appearing in the paintwork. What was really happening when we get down to the route cause, is that even though I used the best protecting car polish on the paintwork after the wash, I had actually dragged particles of dirt across the paintwork before hand and over time, it did not matter how good the damned polish was that I used, those swirl marks were there to stay!

So what on earth do we use you must be thinking – well I am just about to tell you the honest answer. Wish mitts or microfiber cloths are great at cleaning car paintwork in the washing stage because as they are swept over the cars surface, they can pick up the dirt particles within their long fibres, drawing and keeping them away from the surface of your paintwork and preventing them from causing the swirls you see on so many other vehicles.

These wish mitts or microfiber cloths are usually made up of pure wool fibres and a dream to use and a dream to wash out again – all the particles caught deep within their fibres are easy to wash out to use again.

So ditch the sponge, and when you plan on giving your car a good polish with the best car polish on the market, make sure you wash beforehand with a wish mitt or a microfiber cloth.