Car Polish Auckland
We can buff and shine your car so it shines like new, putting its best wheel forward. We apply the best in polishes and coatings, appropriate for your car’s finish. Contact us to arrange to give your car the ‘spa’ treatment.
Car polish is a product that helps to eliminate surface scratches, swirls, oxidation, dirt, and other minor imperfections. Polish should be used before wax, as it helps to restore automotive paint that has lost its shine due to oxidation. Paint protection is paramount in our harsh New Zealand weather conditions. Although car’s manufactured today come out with sophisticated paint protection, these layers deteriorate over time. We recommend that vehicles are polished on a regular basis to maintain these layers of protection. How regular these services depend on how much time the vehicle spends outside. Mount Roskill Collision Centre uses polishes and waxes that are specially formulated to aid in protection from our harsh UV ladened New Zealand sun.
When polishing bodywork, you are literally removing (at a microscopic level) layers of paint. Because of this, and because most vehicle body panels are not manufactured flat it requires a skilled technician to do the task safely and without damage to the paint work, or to the rest of the car. With a high-speed buff and an aggressive cutting compound, it would take a mere few seconds to ‘cut’ through the paint – which could lead to costly re-painting of the panel/s.
Ceramic Paint Protection
Here at Mount Roskill Collision we go the extra step and offer a ceramic scratch preventative wax coating to be applied if the vehicle has had it applied from the dealership. The product we carry further protects the paint from any scratches and scuffs that may occur from your day to day travels.
As our cars follow us everywhere we go, it is inevitable that scratches and scuffs end up on our beloved paint work, here our team of professional technicians will be able to remove any scratch that has not broken through the original paint work with a cut and polish. We start with sanding the panel down with a fine sandpaper to remove the scratches. Once all the scratches and imperfections have been removed, we start with a coarse cutting compound, we then move onto a finer compound. For dark colours we then use a glazing compound to remove any swirl marks created by the cut. Finally, we apply two liberal coats of wax to give the paint work the maximum amount of protection possible.
We offer a wide range of cut and polishing services that are not limited to only paint work. Many vehicles today are manufactured with plastic covered headlights and often over time – especially with extended nighttime driving, these headlights turn yellow and oxidise. Our technicians use the latest technology to help fight natural plastic oxidising by sanding into the plastic with very fine sandpaper, then increasing the grades of sandpaper (800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000). Once sanding is complete and all fading has been removed, we proceed onto polishing the headlights and then finally applying a wax to provide maximum possible protection from our harsh UV rays.