Polishing is an important step, and is different from waxing. While some modern-day marketers have caused confusion by naively misusing the terms, the definitions are clear. As in polishing a diamond, the sole purpose of polishing is to create brilliant high gloss.
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The darker the colour of the paint, the greater the benefits when using a polish.
Waxing falls under the larger heading of protecting the paint finish, which we’ll discuss in Step 4.