Best Car Polishes in 2021
Updated 04-08-2021 – Mia Cohen
Using polish or wax on your car has a ton of benefits. The best car polish for the UK is designed to retain the shiny new car look on your vehicle but also provide extra protective powers. Don’t get us wrong, a good quality car polish won’t be able to save you from fender benders but it will provide a solid layer of protection against small scratches, pebbles, and even hard insects.
The best thing about investing in a good car polish is that it will save you money in the long run. Your car will remain great, the paint will retain its showroom sheen and thus the value of the car will remain healthy. You can also spot minor issues with the paint, find insignificant dents or blemishes, and apply remedies before the issue becomes bigger.
There are several different types of car polishes, some are wax-based some are spray based. However, they all are priced reasonably and won’t cost you more than £25. So investing in one of the best car polish for the UK is more a matter of time rather than price, because you will need time to apply the polish on the car. All the products on the list are of high quality and provide almost the same results, some are easier to apply than the others while others give a lasting shine.
The Best Car Polish UK
|Autoglym Super Resin Polish||Dimensions 22 x 21 x 40 cm, weighs 1.08 Kg, capacity 1 litre, resin polish, great shine.||£££|
|Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax||Dimensions 17.6 x 12.4 x 9.4 cm, weighs 358 grams, carnauba wax, 250 ml capacity, comes with an applicator and microfiber cloth.||££|
|Simoniz Diamond Wax and Polish||Dimensions 8.4 x 23.7 x 4.4 cm, weighs 540 g, wax, and polish, capacity 500 ml.||£|
|Autoglym Rapid Aqua Wax||Dimensions 256 x 20 x 33 cm, weighs 699 g, the type is spray-on, liquid wax, easy to apply.||££|
|Armor All Shield Wax Spray||Dimensions 5.1 x 10.5 x 26.7 cm, weighs 499, type spray wax, water repellent, easy application.||£|
|Gtechniq C2 v3 Liquid Crystal Spray||Dimensions 6.5 x 6.5 x 23.5 cm, weighs 553 g, capacity 500 ml, type spray on, easy application, lasts months.||£|
|G3 Pro 7211 Spray Wax||Dimensions 4.2 x 11 x 23.5 cm, weighs 481 g, type spray wax, easy to apply.||££|
|Dodo Juice Armor Nano Spray||Weighs 499 grams, type spray, capacity 500 ml, comes with free cloths and lasts a long time.||££|
|Meguiar’s Ultimate Liquid Car Wax||Dimensions 14 x 14 x 9 cm, weighs 699 g, type synthetic, long-lasting, water repellent.||£££|
|Angelwax Perfect Polish||Capacity 500 ml, pre-wax application, great shine, easy application.||£|
1 Autoglym Super Resin Polish
The Autoglym Super Resin Polish is a superb polish that is preferred by a lot of veterans. The Autoglym Super Resin Polish is not about superb protection though but the shine it provides is beyond incredible. The quality of the finish is just amazing and almost equal to the finish you had when you got the car out from the showroom.
The Autoglym Super Resin Polish is not exponentially pricey, it is a few pounds more than the other offerings on average. However, it does come in a 1-liter package which will last a long time. The product is easy to apply as well. First, you’ll need to wash and dry the car surface, then simply apply a thin layer on the paintwork with an overlapping circular motion. After that, you can simply buff it after 30 minutes or so.
The protective qualities of the Autoglym Super Resin Polish are not amazing. The company doesn’t even advertise the product that is providing extra protection. This is purely for the looks and this is exactly why a lot of people prefer this. The sheen on the car is beautiful to look at and the polish does what polish is meant to do; polish. That pun was unintended. For more great car items, check out our guide on windscreen wipers.
- The shine is incredible
- Removes small scuffs and scratches
- Application is easy to manage
2 Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax
The Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax is the best overall car polish for several reasons. The number one reason is its long-lasting nature. The wax lasted around 7 weeks for us and that is amazing. Even its water repellent nature remained intact after 7 weeks, which is unheard of. The made in England product is of top quality and provides exceptional protection.
This is a carnauba wax that provides a rich glossy finish to your vehicles. It is also naturally water repellent so you don’t have to worry about mud sticking or dry water streaks ruining the look of your car. The film Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax produces is also detergent-resistant so you can wash the rest of the car without worries.
The only downside is that the application takes a bit of effort. It is not as easy to apply as other products are but the long-lasting protection and shine make the effort all worth it. The Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax also comes with a 250 ml tin, an applicator pad, and a microfiber cloth. Overall, we are a fan of the long term shine the Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax produces.
- Great quality deep gloss
- Water repellent nature
- Lasts for a long time
3 Simoniz Diamond Wax and Polish
The Simoniz Diamond Wax and Polish is like the two in one shampoo but for your car. The wax and polish combination sounds interesting and it worked fine during our testing. Sure, the shine is not as shiny as other products but the overall quality is commendable. Especially when you consider the price the Simoniz Diamond Wax and Polish retails for.
The Simoniz Diamond Wax and Polish provide a good shine, polishes the paint, and protects it well. The product is also able to remove spider webbings, swirls, and scratches from the paintwork. The finish is flawless and looks consistent on any paint, although we only tried it on a light blue and black metallic paint finish.
We recommend doing one panel at a time with the Simoniz Diamond Wax and Polish. Don’t overdo the quantity and avoid using it on a hot sunny day and you will be fine. If you are looking for a good quality shine without spending a lot, this is the product for you. If you want the inside of your car to look good as well use a car vacuum.
- Provides exceptional protection
- Removes scratches and webbings
- Shine is also of good quality
4 Autoglym Rapid Aqua Wax
Autoglym Rapid Aqua Wax is great if you want to quickly apply wax to freshly washed cars. This is exactly why the polish is awesome if you own a service shop and just need to get the car ready for pickup. The Autoglym Rapid Aqua Wax is a smart liquid wax that can be applied to wet and dry cars with equal effects. That’s right, the wax cuts off a whole step of drying off the vehicle before applying the wax.
The Autoglym Rapid Aqua Wax provides a clean finish that is devoid of any smears or streaks. The only downside is that the wax won’t last for a long time in unfavorable conditions but that is to be expected. The Autoglym Rapid Aqua Wax is also not as water repellent as other waxes are. However, if you need a quick shine without too much effort, the Autoglym Rapid Aqua Wax is the perfect product for you.
- Can be used on wet paintwork
- Smear-free finish
- Saves a chunk of time
5 Armor All Shield Wax Spray
The Armor All Shield Wax Spray claims it is better than wax. It is better in protective qualities but the shine is a tad less impressive than an actual wax product. The Armor All Shield Wax Spray does provide a good looking shine and pretty awesome protection. The protective layer makes it easier to remove grime, dirt, bugs, and even tree sap from the vehicle.
The Armor All Shield Wax Spray also has some of the best water beading protection. This results in a drastically reduced time it takes to wash your car the next time. The drying goes even faster because the water won’t stay on it for long. The best part is that the protective layer gets renewed after each wash and stays on for 10 washes. That’s a long time for a coating to provide protection and shine. Application is also easy, all you need to do is spray on a small section, and immediately wipe it away with a microfiber cloth.
- Super easy to apply
- Lasts for 10 washes
- The protection is exceptional
6 Gtechniq C2 v3 Liquid Crystal Spray
Do you dread the thought of waxing your car? Does the wax on wax off motion scare you? You don’t want to be a karate kid? Then the Gtechniq C2 v3 Liquid Crystal Spray is the perfect choice for you. All you need to do is spray it and buff it. The application is not hard, you pull the trigger and the gun fires, and the real beauty comes out in the buffing.
The Gtechniq C2 v3 Liquid Crystal Spray acts as a sealant, so it should be applied on a clean paintwork surface. This can best be achieved if you deeply wash the car beforehand. The liquid crystal polish will remain on the car for months after that. Restore your headlights with our picks from headlight restoration kits.
- The application is super easy
- Buffing reveals a deep shine
- Great value for money
7 G3 Pro 7211 Spray Wax
The G3 Pro 7211 Spray Wax is an easy to apply spray wax that rapidly produces a protective layer over the paintwork. The layer has carnauba wax and polymers that provide exceptional protection for external elements. The G3 Pro 7211 Spray Wax has UV inhibitors for superior paint protection and retains the factor color for a longer time.
You can easily use the G3 Pro 7211 Spray Wax on either wet or dry paintwork. This makes it faster and easier to apply because you won’t have to dry your car for the application. It can also be applied over already waxed surfaces, gel coats, or lacquered surfaces without any concern.
- Can be applied on wet or dry surfaces
- It is temperature insensitive
- Comes with UV inhibitors
8 Dodo Juice Armor Nano Spray
Does this product sound like something you’d see in an anime? Yes, it does. Does it work well? Yes, it does that too. Dodo Juice Armor Nano Spray can be applied to wet or dry surfaces. The Nano sealant can either be used directly on the paintwork or applied on existing wax to add to it.
You can easily expect around 4 months of longevity with the Dodo Juice Armor Nano Spray which is a lot. The Nano spray is also water repellent and makes water beads with amazing consistency even after weeks of application.
- Comes in an eye-catching container
- Lasts around 4 months
- Water repellent nature is top-notch
9 Meguiar’s Ultimate Liquid Car Wax
The Meguiar’s Ultimate Liquid Car Wax brings the strength of synthetic protection to the table or the hood of your car. The liquid car wax provides great durability, color representation, and shine all in one great package.
Applying the Meguiar’s Ultimate Liquid Car Wax is easy as well thanks to the ThinFilm technology. It can be applied even in direct sunlight without any trouble. The hydrophobic polymer technology helps in making water beads and rolling them right off the vehicle.
- Brings synthetic polymer strength
- Exceptional weather protection
- Can be applied in sunlight
10 Angelwax Perfect Polish
The Angelwax Perfect Polish is not a standalone product but is a companion to your wax. This product is designed to be used before you apply wax on the paintwork. It can be applied by hand and is capable of removing scratches, oxidation, and light swirls from the surface.
The micro-abrasives in the Angelwax Perfect Polish cleanse the paint so you get an even, smooth and consistent finish. Overall, this is a great polish if you want the wax to last a long time without any blemishes or anomalies.
- Can be applied by hand
- Removes scratches and oxidation
- Prepares the paintwork for a coat of wax
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