Top 5 Best Car Polish 2017
Our top 5 best car polish will make it easy to decide what will turn your grime into shine!
Choosing the best car polish reviews for your car can be a confusing and overwhelming experience, especially if you take a trip to your local car care store!
A car polish is defined as something that restores the original finish, in car terms a polish is defined as an abrasive liquid that can be used to polish out scratches, a chemical cleanser which cleans the paint or an all-in-one.
Our list of the best car polishes are mostly all-in-one style car polishes which utilises a fine polish to reduce scratches, a glaze to enhance shine and a wax to protect the paint, all in one bottle (hence the name).
Best Car Polish 2017
5. Meguiars Ultimate Compound
Best For: Sharp Finish Whilst Removing Light Scratches
Overall Rating: 7/10
Whilst all the other best car polish reviewed on this list are all-in-one solutions, as most people require, this polish from Meguiars is purely a polish. This means it contains no wax or sealant and therefore requires a further application to protect your clean, bare paint after polishing.
However, the polish itself is fantastic and unlike most polishes which utilise traditional gritty texture in order to remove scratches, the latest Meguiars range use SMAT innovation. Super Micro Abrasive Technology allows scratches to be removed using lots of very fine but sharp aluminium oxide particles. So unlike old school versions which will remove scratches but also leave a hazy, micro-scratched surface.
Ultimate Compound however, removes fine defects whilst leaving a very sharp finish which would look like new paint once finished with a paste wax. Highly recommended for spot repair or all over with a machine.
4. Mer Ultimate Polish
Best For: Polishing On A Budget
Overall Rating: 7.5/10
Mer polish for cars has been another long standing contender in the car polish world, up against Autoglym but their new version in the black bottle offers an improved polish with less dusting which makes it quicker to use as it involves less clean up post-polishing.
Like with most all-in-one products this also has conditioning agents which act like paint glaze to improve dull, dry paint and restore a deep shine by filling in fine scratches and creating a smooth, glossy surface. Much better than their last version but not quite enough to get onto the podium.
3. Dodo Juice Need For Speed
Best For: Great Shine In Minimal Time
Overall Rating: 8/10
Like all these polishes for your car we have tested and reviewed, they are designed to save you time by doing without a multi-step process to polish your car. Dodo Juice have taken note of this and developed their car polish to clean, polish protect in one-step saving time effort.
Whilst this wasn t created in 2014 it was still one of the best of the year. This polish is very good, but if you like extra shine or want to extend the time between polishing, we recommend you top this polish off with one of their quality car waxes. This will add extra shine and protect it against weathering from several months.
This Dodo Juice best polish for cars does take a little more effort than the Autoglym polish which just knocks it down a position but still on the podium.
2. Auto Finesse Tripple
Best For: Reviving High Gloss On All Paintwork
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
The Auto Finesse range is only a couple of years old now but has quickly made its name as providing quality products at reasonable prices. Their Tripple car polish is a fantastic all-in-one which means it cleans, polishes protects your paint at the same time.
Unlike other polishes however, it polishes better, cleans stubborn dirt off your paint and leaves a layer of premium carnauba wax that protects your paint better than most other car polishes on the market. It does all this while being very easy to use and leaves a very glossy finish on nearly all paint types.
To further enhance gloss and protection we recommend using one of the Auto Finesse car wax range, the best gets better! It wins our Best Car Polish of 2014 for all these reasons and remained unbeaten all year.
1. Autoglym Super Resin Car Polish
Best For: Overall Performance Value For Money
Overall Rating: 9/10
Autoglym Super Resin car polish is another great product that is made as an all-in-one making it easy to clean, polish protect your paint using one product.
Super Resin has been around for years but was updated in 2015 with a much needed and vastly improved product offering zero dust and improved protection.
Unsurprisingly it s Amazons number 1 car polish seller! The difference between this car polish and the Auto Finesse Tripple is the use of man-made polymer instead of the natural Carnauba wax.
Is wax better than man-made protection? That s a whole over topic but in short, it doesn t matter too much so use what you like, and use it often for the best finish. We just feel the Tripple has the edge in polishing protection, but this is a great value for money alternative.
If you like to stick with the same manufacturer for your car care products, they sell this as part of a set with shampoo for the perfect maintenance. Autoglym Polished Perfection Kit.