13 best car polishes

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Car polish is a multifaceted and important element of the auto chemical industry with more than a dozen varieties and methods of working with him. The basic component of its composition is always served abrasive particles of varying degrees of softness and dispersion having a mechanical effect on the workpiece. During the development of production technologies the composition has undergone many changes and modifications, according to the results which abrasive base is either completely excluded from it, or (for the sake of increasing the complexity of the action) was reinforced by others elements.

Today they are engaged in the production of car polishes dozens of large and small firms, leading in segment of auto chemical products. The difficulty of choosing in such The situation entirely lies in the abundance of options. IN In this regard, the editors, together with a number of full-time experts, prepared a rating of the best polishes in four main categories. The selection was made based on the following parameters:

  1. price criterion;
  2. performance indicators (efficiency, composite components, duration of action);
  3. the degree of harmfulness of the compounds to humans and their effect on various car surfaces;
  4. manufacturer’s popularity in the Russian market.

How to choose a car polish

The choice of polishes for a car is advisable to carry on the parameter varieties. In this case, they can be divided into the following groups:

  1. Pastes. Thick multi-component formulations requiring application with special brushes or sponges. Divided into three types: abrasive, wax and synthetic.
  2. Abrasive paste. The basis for this type of polish is various abrasive particles such as chalk, marble powder or clay. It has a pronounced cleansing effect, however they should be used very carefully. With the right application such pastes allow you to remove small scratches on paint, however, they themselves can serve as a source of occurrence scuffs and cause scratching of the layer.
  3. Wax pastes. The most popular type of polish, designed to give the body (or individual elements) shine and color correction. Requires pre-wash processed parts from dirt, and then applied to surface in a thin layer. As a rule, one processing is enough for an average of three months, after which the procedure is required to be carried out again.
  4. Synthetic pastes. Very “rich” variety car polish, divided into three large groups: recovery, polymer and silicone. All of them anyway provide the body with a stable film coating that prevents negative impact of environmental factors on the paintwork. However, at the same time, restorative synthetic paste able to “build up” metal in places of chips, cracks and scratches due to the action of polymer additive substances deployed inside the listed defects. Very efficient and inexpensive option to solve the problem with the appearance of the body.
  5. Liquids. This group of polishes has the same properties, like paste, but uses other methods of application to surface. Most often, aerosol formulations with the content of one main component, but polishes with the mutual action of all three elements (synthetics, abrasive and wax). Differ in higher expense, but simple drawing and better penetration.
  6. Foam. Derived from liquid polishes with improved penetrating functions. It is used mainly in tools for processing plastic panels (especially textured), since application to the body is time consuming.

Rating of the best car polishes

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best car polishes for the body 1 Sonax premium class 4 700 rub.
2 Meguiar’s Gold Class 1 413 rub.
3 DOCTOR WAX DW8275 481 rub
4 LIQUI MOLY UNIVERSAL POLITUR 7647 647 rub
5 Turtle Wax Original FG6507 399 rub
The best car polishes for panels and plastic 1 Meguiars G-12310 1 023 rub.
2 Hi-Gear Dashboard Cleaner Professional Line 430 rub
3 NANOX 8344 370 RUB
4 Doctor Wax DW 5219 491 rub
The best car polishes for chrome plated surfaces 1 Doctor Wax DW 8317 313 rub
2 Paste for chrome and aluminum SONAX 399 rub
The best polish for car glass 1 SONAX 273141 1 900 rub.
2 Hi-Gear HG5640 324 rub

The best car polishes for the body

Sonax premium class

Rating: 4.9

Sonax Premium Class

Sonax Premium Polishing Series nano-sapphire structure perfect for varnishes coatings in any of their technical condition. She’s doing great with the “seal” of deep micro-seals, scratches and cracks in the paint, and also freshens color and allows to remove a problem varnish coat (of the order of 0.5-3 micrometers) exposed negative environmental factors. In parallel with the mechanism defective layer removal the formation mechanism is included in the work a new film (based on carnauba wax), launched by the complex active components.

According to users, for the cost of Sonax “Premium Class” hiding a very effective composition, all the stories of which confirmed after the first application. According to their own comments, not only the bodies of brand new cars can be processed, but also seasoned surfaces of used cars. As standard polishes (in addition to the bottle itself) include an applicator sponge for uniform coating of the composition, as well as a high-quality napkin for subsequent wiping bodies clean.

Advantages

  • comprehensive impact on body defects cars;
  • paint color correction;
  • the presence of carnauba wax, creating a glossy effect and possessing water-repellent properties;
  • equipment (sponge + microfiber cloth in a set).

disadvantages

  • not found.

Meguiar’s Gold Class

Rating: 4.8

Meguiar's Gold Class

Meguiar’s “Gold Class” car polish – a close analogue Sonax “Premium Class” polishes with a cleansing, long-lasting and protective functions prospect of use. This tool is based on combinations of wax with polymer components, the purpose of which is filling cracks in the paintwork with their subsequent blockage, as well as in the formation of a fresh protective layer with repulsion functions of water and dirt. The polish does a great job with removing stains from the surface, giving the latter a mirror view.

According to experts, the nuance of using Meguiar’s “Gold Class” lies in the method of applying it to the body. While the aforementioned competitor requires even painstaking, but less wasteful application of the composition to the surface by means of a sponge (included), this sample shows its best protective properties only in case of heavy spraying with subsequent drying out. This fact reflects the inherent high polish consumption for achieve the desired effect. In other respects, he is magnificent – and, therefore, is winning the second place in the rating.

Advantages

  • triple action mechanism (purification, restoration and protection bodywork);
  • the presence in the composition of special polymers that provide restoration effect on the paintwork;
  • The optimum ratio of price and quality;
  • body color correction effect.

disadvantages

  • high consumption.

DOCTOR WAX DW8275

Rating: 4.8

DOCTOR WAX DW8275

Perhaps one of the most effective polishes for a car by parts of the washing functions, quickly and efficiently enough removing pollution of medium complexity. DOCTOR WAX DW8275it is naturally considered a means for such “neglected” cases, when a thorough cleaning of the body from destructive substances is required, paint coatings accumulating in microcracks with instant formation of a resistant wax-polymer film on surface.

No less indicative are the possibilities of the composition and during cleaning chrome parts that can and should be taken as pleasant addition to polishing capabilities. Among other advantages of DOCTOR WAX DW8275 consumers note low consumption, optimal value for money and prevalence in stores. And the action of the protective film formed by the bond of wax and polymers lasts a long time – enough to keep body in excellent condition with periodic treatments for long years.

Advantages

  • pronounced washing effect, accompanied by the possibility removal of persistent dirt from the body and chrome parts;
  • The optimum ratio of price and quality;
  • the formation of a polymer-wax film with a regenerating effect on the coating;
  • low consumption of the composition.

disadvantages

  • not found.

LIQUI MOLY UNIVERSAL POLITUR 7647

Rating: 4.7

LIQUI MOLY UNIVERSAL POLITUR 7647

Well, of course, what kind of rating will do without direct participation in it from the German company LIQUI MOLY, enjoying the fame of one of the strongest of its kind. Universal Politur 7647 – a truly unique composition, the main operating the component of which is an abrasive element acting only for pollution and other parasitic phenomena on the body a car. The competency of this smart element includes deletion. deposits and aggressive substances accumulating in irregularities and cracks in the paint layer, as well as persistent stains of dirt (up to to bitumen).

According to users, the only controversial nuance in Regarding LIQUI MOLY Universal Politur 7647 is too small packing volumes. 250 milliliters bottles – it’s not solid, even if the composition shows stunning efficiency (and, accordingly, it requires low consumption). Other than that it’s impossible to isolate anything negative – the remedy is completely lives up to its name and impeccably maintains its image manufacturer.

Advantages

  • unique chemical abrasive-free compound paintwork;
  • the best ratio of cost and quality of action;
  • extremely high composition efficiency;
  • high degree of popularity.

disadvantages

  • small filling volume (250 milliliters).

Turtle Wax Original FG6507

Rating: 4.6

Turtle Wax Original FG6507

One of the oldest car polishes on the market is still shows great results in terms of providing classroom appearance and reliable protection of the body from the influence of negative factors. Turtle Wax Original FG6507 – classic squad, microparticle based koalin, which is abrasive component for jointing cracks and Scratching paintwork. Extra Cleansing the components delicately relate to the applied surface, but extremely aggressive for pollution and various kinds of raids.

According to experts, despite the considerable age of the composition (which is being upgraded pointwise from year to year), achieve the same the effect of the application still fails a number of competitive polishes. This is the dignity and all the charm of Turtle Wax Original FG6507 – the same case when the persistent following paths of constancy are bearing fruit.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • long history of application, periodic modernization composition;
  • the possibility of polishing body parts, as well as caps and alloy wheels of automobile wheels;
  • resistant protection layer.

disadvantages

  • one bottle of funds is enough for only one full body treatment.

The best car polishes for panels and plastic

Meguiars G-12310

Rating: 4.9

Meguiars G-12310

Delicate gel polish for plastic surface effects and pronounced reducing ability. The main advantage of Meguiars G-12310 is negligible low consumption for the processing of sufficiently large parts due to why all the claims about the high price seem simple ridiculous. In addition to a pronounced regenerative function polishing gel has a subtle cleansing effect, consisting in the removal of plaque or (if you like) the upper “spent” microlayer of plastic.

The second positive feature of Meguiars G-12310 is that that it does not contain aggressive chemicals, thanks to which polish can be safely applied even to paintwork. Maximum recorded action active substances in it, providing protection and polishing effect, is 3 months, which compromises the already baseless high price statements.

Advantages

  • pronounced polishing effect with the removal of the upper microlayers of plaque and other contaminants;
  • restoration of surfaces from shallow scratches and chips;
  • optimal cleansing of flexible and rigid varieties plastic;
  • long-term effect of the application.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Hi-Gear Dashboard Cleaner Professional Line

Rating: 4.8

Hi-Gear

Effective foam polish with deep cleaning function, Designed specifically to refresh the color of a car dashboard. Opt for Hi-Gear Dashboard Cleaner Foam Structure Professional Line is quite logical as it allows the substance penetrate the very texture of plastic stamping, pushing dirt and dust accumulated out there. Thus partial updating old panels, accompanied by color correction, restoration from scratches and cracks, as well as the formation of a protective films (with antistatic effect).

An important plus of Hi-Gear Dashboard Cleaner Professional Line It is also that, unlike cheaper analogues, it does not leaves greasy spots and shine. In view of this performance the cost of polishing looks optimal, not to mention the simplicity its use. In general, users are very satisfied the effectiveness of the foam composition, and experts are not against it inclusion in the rating.

Advantages

  • value for money;
  • reliable protection against ultraviolet rays;
  • anti-static effect of the protective film formed from dust settling;
  • deep cleansing of textured plastic due to foam structure of the facility.

disadvantages

  • not found.

NANOX 8344

Rating: 4.7

NANOX 8344

Unique polish for plastic and rubber based on special developments of the NANOX company. It has a pronounced restorative action, working on the principle of filling microdepressions by particles of polymers contained in the composition. Besides addition, by chemical exposure to the surface of the product allows to get rid of such phenomena as haze and turbidity plastic, which is very good for processing headlights around the perimeter bodywork.

According to users, despite the high cost of the NANOX 8344 is a good investment for the benefit of its transport products being a premium chemical product. If not the presence of impurities hazardous to the paintwork, due to which consumers should be careful when using, first a place in the ranking would certainly go to him.

Advantages

  • great quality;
  • perfectly cleans the surface layers of headlights from plaque, turbidity, and also prevents yellowing;
  • reliable protection of plastic after processing;
  • possesses reducing properties.

disadvantages

  • pronounced surface-active effect, capable of causing damage to the paintwork.

Doctor Wax DW 5219

Rating: 4.7

Doctor Wax DW 5219

Polish for the Doctor Wax DW 5219 car – the main expert in restoration of plastic parts. This polish with success used in the treatment of bumpers, side moldings and dashboards panels, but no less effectively copes with improving the appearance of headlights and all kinds of rubber inserts. The mechanism of its action is not strong differs from analogues: when applied, cleaning agents are activated components that remove all kinds of contaminants from the surface (except especially persistent). With an interval of several seconds, they start layer recovery mechanisms, polymer clogging occurs microcracks and other operational defects. Glossy is formed protective film based on the mutual action of polymers and wax.

The difference in the interval “before” and “after” the treatment of the body of Doctor Wax DW 5219 is evident: both consumers and experts became witnesses noticeable transformation of processed elements, noting the ease the achieved result and the degree of influence on color conditions paints. The only negative is the poorly selected bottle cap, due to which the squeeze of the composition becomes real test.

Advantages

  • mechanism of action aimed at cleansing, restoring and visual transformation of plastic parts;
  • wax coating is water and dust repellent property;
  • visible effect is achieved after the first application;
  • attractive price.

disadvantages

  • Ergonomic problems with the polishing system.

The best car polishes for chrome plated surfaces

Doctor Wax DW 8317

Rating: 4.9

Doctor Wax DW 8317

Doctor Wax Liquid Car Polish – product delicate removal of dirt and corrosion from chrome car elements. Based entirely on action synthetic group of surfactants and components passivation associated with introduced into the composition of abrasive particles. Due to this diversity of elements, the surface to be treated subjected to purification (by friction and chemical influence) from oxides and persistent dirt, as well as the formation of a resistant film with gloss effect, the purpose of which is to protect the part from possible relapses.

Doctor Wax DW 8317 has one very significant advantage over main competitor, (SONAX), which translates into economic relation – the cost is lower, and the amount of funds is greater. But how say consumers and experts, when sprayed coating and it can cause big problems – in addition to wiping lacquer may be chemically exposed and eventually just start to get dark.

Advantages

  • attractive price with a good volume of the bottle;
  • the presence of abrasive particles that simplify the removal of metal oxides and dirt from chrome parts;
  • detergent active ingredients in the composition;
  • high efficiency and, as a result, reduced consumption.

disadvantages

  • Avoid contact with LCP.

Paste for chrome and aluminum SONAX

Rating: 4.8

SONAX

High abrasive paste car polish actions suitable for handling exclusively unpainted chromium metals, copper (alloys based on it) and aluminum. Exceptionally, for the paintwork contained in The composition of the abrasive can cause serious harm. Having high dispersion of the abrasive, this paste literally peels off dirt from the surface of the metal, giving it a pristine shine and cleanliness. Similarly, you can use the composition and to fight against corrosion, removing the focus from the part and protecting it from repeated manifestations of “ailment”.

One of the main advantages of SONAX paste is extremely small. expense due to the highest effectiveness of the action. it eliminates the high cost of the tube on the one hand and once again indicates quality and quality factor on the other. Yes she is brilliant copes with the functions assigned to it, but, unfortunately, not by a number of parameters it reaches a more significant competitor from Doctor Wax

Advantages

  • high quality polishing of colored and alloyed surfaces metals;
  • creation of a durable protective coating on the surface;
  • the ability to effectively remove the foci of corrosion and resistant mud;
  • very high efficiency and low consumption.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • the impossibility of polishing metals with paintwork.

The best polish for car glass

SONAX 273141

Rating: 4.9

SONAX 273141

High-quality car glass polish with pronounced protective properties and removing from the surface plaque and yellowing. It is based on two mechanisms at once. exposure to abrasive particles: chemical and proper mechanical. The first is expressed in the reaction of ceroxide with dirt, and the second – in soft abrasive removal of surface (defective) layer. This entails, on the one hand, the best the result of processing, and on the other – a lot of restrictions on applicability.

Due to the too high chemical activity of SONAX 273141 contact with plastic or body metal will inevitably result in the occurrence of a paint defect, therefore, with the product should handle as carefully as possible. The second limitation is about no polishing mirrors can not go out of the question – only natural glass. However, for quality and safety for many years it is expensive pay, and not only out of pocket, but also so strict prohibitions.

Advantages

  • very high-quality cleaning of glass from opacities, yellowing, scratches and scratches;
  • immunity to wetting;
  • creation of a surface protective layer;
  • high resistance to pollution and action of UV rays.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • should be used with extreme caution: the composition may to harm the paintwork.

Hi-Gear HG5640

Rating: 4.8

Hi-Gear HG5640

All the charm of the Hi-Gear HG5640, like high-end polishes, is to comply with consumer safety measures, which, alas, lacks its direct competitor in the person of SONAX 273141. Partly that is why it is possible to use the composition not only to impart type of glass, but also as a mirror cleaner surfaces and even simple glasses. The polymer composition of the liquid forms a strong, tear-resistant film on the glass with low wettability. Thanks to this feature, all the dirt and water flying from the roadway will inevitably slide without hints of any traces.

Among the advantages of Hi-Gear HG5640 are consumers with an enviable persistence include the ability to move on the road (in the case of shallow drizzle) without wipers, referring to the fact that the drops do not linger on glass and in no way interfere with the review. It may be true, but We still don’t recommend taking risks due to pleasant functions. As for the shortcomings, there is only one such: when applying it has a very sharp and unpleasant smell of alcohol on the glass, introduced into the composition for high purification from persistent pollution.

Advantages

  • poor wettability, causing dropping of water drops and dirt from the glass;
  • UV protection;
  • formation of a dense polymer film protecting the surface glass from the negative effects of precipitation and the environment;
  • a great combination of quality and value.

disadvantages

  • pungent odor of alcohol (high ethyl base content).


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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