January 2019 – If you feel that finding a professional company that offers reliable car polishing near London is like trying to hit a moving target, then you are probably not far wrong. The industry is filled with hundreds of slickly marketed auto polishing companies that seemingly spring up overnight, only to disappear just as quickly when they are unable to provide the expert finish they have promised.
Also, there is no standard polishing method for all cars. Each vehicle requires different polishing techniques, using specific products suitable for the job and the type of materials on your vehicle. You cannot, for example, use the same product on chrome as you would on plastic.
Are Car Waxing and Polishing the Same Thing?
Waxing and polishing are not the same. Your car first needs to be polished, after being cleaned, using a product that contains special abrasives to even out the surface. After that, it can be waxed to bring out a beautiful shine, as the wax is a non-abrasive coating which serves as a transparent, shiny protective layer which can then be buffed.
While car polishes are designed to correct small imperfections in the paint, such as scratches – waxes, once correctly applied, fill in any tiny gaps to bring a smooth look to the final finish.
Our systematic polishing process:
- Removes surface swirls and minor scratches
- Provides a high-gloss shine
- Adds a layer of protection to the paint
- Increases the chances of selling your vehicle
How Can Waxing and Polishing Protect My Car?
Without you realising it, your vehicle will collect a lot of contaminants on its bodywork from the road surface. Oily film layers, salt, acid rain and even acidic bird droppings can slowly destroy the paintwork, exposing the vulnerable metal underneath. By treating your vehicle to regular cleaning, polishing and waxing, you will minimise future damage and ensure its resale value.
A professional car polish will protect your car from:
- Acid Rain
- Bird Droppings
- UV light
- Salted Roads
How Often Should I Wash and Polish My Car?
If your car is not parked or driven in an area where it picks up lots of insects, bird droppings or tree sap, then you may be able to get away with washing every second week to once a month. However, salty roads, living in a big city or on the coast means that you will need to clean it weekly. When it comes to polishing and waxing, a general rule of thumb is once every three months. A quick test to see if your car needs a wax is to throw a little water onto the bonnet and see if the water forms small beads – if it doesn’t, it’s time for that wax!
Where can I find a professional car polishing company near London?
At AJ Wraps and Customs, we understand the more intricate details of what is required to achieve the flawless finish that your vehicle deserves. Our unmatched customer satisfaction is proof of the passion we exhibit when waxing, polishing and restoring your car’s paintwork.
Through our systematic industrial polishing process, using high-quality polish, wax and a variable polishing system, we can achieve a professional automotive polish that will add protection to your vehicle from minor chips and scrapes.
AJ’s Wrap and Customs provides a full car wrap, detailing and polishing service in Southall, England – just 13 miles west of London. Call us on +44 7440 344448 to obtain a quote or to inquire about our other services offerings to get your vehicle looking great again!