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Old 05-03-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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Question Detailing Shop Which Doesn't Believe in Waxing?

I was calling around some auto detailing places around my city and the person at one such company I called firmly stated that they "did not believe in waxing" and that they only do polishing (with machine tools, not by hand). He said that waxing only leaves a film on one's car.

This struck me as a little odd. I thought polishing was something you did to repair the finish (removing scratches and such) and that waxing was something you did to protect the finish.

Any comments on this? I'm a little mystified by how adamant the guy was against waxing.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
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Sounds like an idiot.

He's right, waxing only leaves a film whereas polishing corrects, but you need a wax or sealant of some sort to protect the finish after you're done polishing.

I think what he might have been getting at was that his shop doesn't just wax or glaze to cover up swirls and call it good. Hopefully that's what he meant, not that he doesn't believe in waxes at all.

In any case, I'd find somewhere else.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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I was calling around some auto detailing places around my city and the person at one such company I called firmly stated that they "did not believe in waxing" and that they only do polishing (with machine tools, not by hand). He said that waxing only leaves a film on one's car.

This struck me as a little odd. I thought polishing was something you did to repair the finish (removing scratches and such) and that waxing was something you did to protect the finish.

Any comments on this? I'm a little mystified by how adamant the guy was against waxing.
Correct.

The guy's an idiot. Find a new detailing shop.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:59 PM   #4
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Ok, then it's not just me and my ignorance. :-P

BTW, this was a Ziebart shop. I'm not sure if this is the policy at all their locations, though.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:15 PM   #5
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If thats actually what he said avoid that place at all costs.... as stated, wax does leave a 'film' on your car... its basically a sacrificial layer to protect (and some degree enhance) the paint once its been corrected.

Might just be a genius marketing plan... the guy charges you to correct the paint, but doesn't do anything to protect it so you have to come back right away to have it fixed again. LOL
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I was calling around some auto detailing places around my city and the person at one such company I called firmly stated that they "did not believe in waxing" and that they only do polishing (with machine tools, not by hand). He said that waxing only leaves a film on one's car.

This struck me as a little odd. I thought polishing was something you did to repair the finish (removing scratches and such) and that waxing was something you did to protect the finish.

Any comments on this? I'm a little mystified by how adamant the guy was against waxing.
Forget about them, how bout if you did the detailing yourself and feel proud of your own work.
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Forget about them, how bout if you did the detailing yourself and feel proud of your own work.
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