- Hand Polishes
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- Paintwork Cleanser
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Specifically developed to enhance both the beauty and performance of our Signature Waxes, Rejuvenate is an advanced abrasive pre-wax cleanser that offers a quick and easy way of delivering a striking, concours-level finish.
Made up of a specially-selected blend of glazing oils, deep-cleansing solvents and fine diminishing abrasives, this next-generation cleaning and correction compound is capable of removing light swirl marks, oxidation and other stubborn contaminants, filling and obscuring light scratches, to make the most of the characteristics of any wax protection layers applied over the top.
Car polishes, compounds and paint cleansers use sharp, abrasive particles to physically remove a tiny layer of the top surface of your paintwork. Regardless of whether application is on modern two-stage paint with a clearcoat layer or vintage topcoats, the idea is to level down the entire area to make the blemishes disappear without the risk of locking them into the finish when applying your protection layers. Paint defects are immediately noticeable because they refract and inconstantly direct the light bouncing back to your eye, physically levelling and smoothing surfaces removes these defects to allow the light to reflect more uniformly, resulting in a deeper, glossier and more refined look. The combination of special diminishing abrasives and deep cleansing solvents developed for Rejuvenate gently refine paintwork to remove light swirling and other fine defects, while simultaneously cutting through the oxidation caused when paintwork reacts with the oxygen in the air to bring on a dull, faded appearance. Aside from bringing back the shine, these fine abrasives are also specially selected because they break down quickly and work through easily, rounding them off on a microscopic scale with only the lightest pressure applied. This makes Rejuvenate the perfect pre-wax preparation product for application by hand as well as machine polisher. For more on the science of how you can use abrasives to deliver the ultimate paint finish check out our article - All Car Polishes Explained.
Suitable for all paint types and even gloss plastics, Rejuvenate creates the optimum base to promote wax bonding, ensuring that your carnauba protection layers enjoy maximum shine and durability, but this product is also packed with special glazing oils capable of filling and optically levelling light scratches, obscuring them to the eye and bringing on even more gloss and depth.
Rejuvenate Paintwork Cleanser is supplied ready to use in 250ml and 500ml bottles and ideal for use by hand or with our DPX and MPX dual-action machine polishers. When opting for a machine polisher for quick and easy application we recommend utilising our soft foam Revitalise No:3 Refining Pad (5-Inch), or the equivalent (red) 3-inch Revitalise Spot Pad. For more information on machine polishing, see our full guide – The Basic Guide To Machine Polishing.
For best results, we recommend using Rejuvenate in conjunction with a hard wax suitable for your paint type and colour. Rejuvenate has been specially developed to make the most of the characteristics of each of our Signature Hard Waxes, where you'll find an option for any type of paintwork. Along with our hard waxes, Rejuvenate is the perfect partner for our ‘easy-on, easy-off’ Radiance Carnauba Crème.
Our entire range of polishes and paint correction products can be found here in our Polishing category.
For more on Rejuvenate Paintwork Cleanser, and how this product can be used to get the very best from your paintwork and protection layers, check out our article – Getting The Most From a Hard Wax.
- Next-generation paint cleanser with fine abrasives and deep cleaning solvents.
- Offers the ultimate finish prior adding carnauba protection.
- Removes oxidation and stubborn contaminants.
- Promotes wax bonding to ensure maximum durability.
- Contains glazing agents to fill and obscure defects.
- Gently refines paintwork to remove swirling.
- Quick, easy on and off formula.
- Can be applied by hand or machine polisher.
- Suitable for all gloss paint types and gloss plastics.
Ensure that any exterior surface being prepared with Rejuvenate is clean, dry and free of contaminants. We recommend carrying out the wash stages thoroughly and safely to ensure that no further defects or swirl marks (that will require extra polishing) are inflicted. On soiled vehicles always carry out an effective pre-wash using a suitable pre-cleaner, such as Citrus Power Bug & Grime Remover or Dynamite Traffic Film Remover, followed by Avalanche Snow Foam and a two-bucket wash using Lather Car Shampoo. For the best results the paintwork should also be thoroughly decontaminated using a 3-stage decon process, using Iron Out Contaminant Remover to purge surfaces of sharp metal particles, ObliTARate Tar and Glue Remover to eradicate sticky residues and a Clay Bar with Glide Clay Lube to remove bonded organic and inorganic contaminants such as protein deposits from bird droppings, environmental fallout and mineral deposits. When machine polishing, mask up any areas, like window rubbers, badges and sharp edges that may come into contact with your pad.
For hand application: 1. Work on an area of approximately 18x18-inches. 2. Apply a small, coin sized drop to a Polish Pad, Microfibre Applicator or Dual Foam Applicator. 3. Work into the paint using small overlapping motions, applying light pressure until the residue turns clear. 4. Immediately buff off residue using a fresh microfibre cloth. Note: for maximum gloss, or when working on very soft paint types, we recommend using the black side of our Dual Foam applicator.
For application via machine polisher: Rejuvenate can be applied using a rotary or dual action polisher. 1. Apply 2-4 pea sized drops to a light foam finishing pad. 2. Working on an area of approximately 18x18-inches, spread the product across the area using the lowest speed setting, ensuring even coverage. 3. Switch to a medium-high speed and work the product in slow, overlapping passes until the residue starts to turn clear. 4. Back the speed down to the next lowest setting for 2-3 passes. 5. Finally one more pass at the lowest speed setting will see the product fully worked through. 6. Immediately buff off any residue using a fresh microfibre cloth.
Now that Rejuvenate Paintwork Cleanser has cleaned away oxidation and lightly refined your paintwork, add your wax, sealant or ceramic protection layers as normal.
Do I need to polish and prepare my paintwork before applying a wax?
Aside from making sure surfaces are clean and free of contaminants, this always depends on the circumstances. Are you topping up wax protection from a previous full detail or adding wax protection for the first time? This is important because, first and foremost, polishing will remove any protection layer – the reason why we don’t use abrasives during routine maintenance, and only polish paintwork when it’s absolutely necessary. In this case of maintenance, we’d assume that any paint correction needed had been carried out before adding the first round of wax protection. When it comes to adding wax protection for the first time, we’d always recommend getting surfaces to the best possible level of refinement first. Although it’s wholly possible to apply a wax to car with swirly paint, and it will still bond, protect from grime and offer extreme water behaviour and beading, what it won’t do is hide any major defects, so essentially, you’ll be locking these in. Pure waxes are non-abrasives, so they’re not designed to correct or obscure defects in the surface underneath, they are purely for protection and to add extra gloss. So, for the best results, we’d always recommend correcting or enhancing any paintwork you’re not completely happy with the condition of, and fully preparing the surface, before applying any protection layer. The advantage with waxes over ceramic coating in this instance though, is that you don’t have to consider the chemical bonded needed for an Si02 coating to adhere, so you can utilise any of our correction products and cleansers depending on the finish you require regardless of if they already contain waxes and paint glazes. This includes our Revitalise V2 System Compounds, One Step All-in-One Compound, Tripple All-in-One Polish and Rejuvenate Paintwork Cleanser. For more information, and some top tips on preparing your vehicle for a hard wax, see our full guide - Getting The Most From A Hard Wax.
Is it best to apply Rejuvenate Paintwork Cleanser by hand or by machine polisher?
This will always depend on the finish you’re looking for, the effort you’d like to put in and the time you have available because you can get great results using either method. Rejuvenate Paintwork Cleanser has been developed using advanced diminishing abrasives which are designed to be extremely easy to break down by hand, so it doesn’t require a machine polisher to work the compound all the way through. All you need to effectively clean away oxidation and hardy contaminants, along with lightly refining paintwork, is a Microfibre Applicator or a Polish Pad. But that said, when you’re looking for the most consistent, professional finish over a whole vehicle, using a DA machine (such as our DPX or MPX Dual Action Polishers) can be the easiest option. Machine polishers will apply the same mechanical action to every panel for the ultimate constancy, and they will certainly take out most of the elbow grease. When using a machine polisher with Rejuvenate we recommend utilising a suitably soft, Revitalise No:3 Refining Pad for 5-inch polishers, and the equivalent (red) Revitalise Spot Pad for 3-inch machines.
What is the difference between One Step and Rejuvenate?
While both Rejuvenate Paintwork Cleanser and One Step All-in-One Compound are polishing compounds that use advanced diminishing abrasives to correct and prepare surfaces prior to application protection, perhaps the most important way they differ is their ‘range of cut’, or their ability to remove various levels of defect. One Step has been developed to start off as a coarse cutting compound for heavy defect and swirl mark removal, finishing down to a near flawless finish as the abrasives are broken down using a machine polisher. It contains no waxes or glazes, so can be used prior to adding any protection layer - in other words it will not block the chemical bonding needed for ceramic coatings to adhere, and also accepts physical bonding from waxes. Rejuvenate uses fine abrasives and deep-cleaning solvents that are capable of refining surfaces to correct light swirling and remove oxidation. These abrasives have been designed to be easy to break down, making Rejuvenate ideal for hand polishing, along with light refinement with a machine polisher. Rejuvenate is classed as a cleaner polish, but contains glazing agents to obscure defects and promote a concours finish, so it's suited to surface preparation before application of a hard wax - more specifically, we initially developed this product to make the most of the characteristics of our Signature Hard Waxes. Whereas One Step is an advanced all-in-one compound designed to cycle through all the correction stages (coarse cutting, polishing and refining), giving a true finish without the need for multiple (and progressively finer) compounds and machine polishing pads.
What is the difference between Rejuvenate and Tripple?
Technically speaking both Tripple All-in-One Polish and Rejuvenate Paintwork Cleanser are compounds, because they use abrasives to ‘level down’ the top layer of your paint or clearcoat to refine, enhance and remove light defects such as minor swirling. These special diminishing abrasives are extremely fine and easy to break down, meaning that these products lend themselves being fully worked through when hand polishing as well as application by machine polisher. Rejuvenate and Tripple are also classed as ‘cleaner polishes’ because they utilise deep cleansing solvents within their formula to remove oxidation, staining and suborn contaminants. The difference between the two is that Tripple is an all-in-one and protection product which contains paint glazes and an infusion of Carnauba Wax to fill and obscure the appearance of defects, and leave behind a layer of wax protection, while Rejuvenate contains no waxes itself to offer protection, it has been specifically developed to prepare the surface to give the ideal top-layer for strong wax bonding, and to make the most of the individual characteristics of our Signature Hard Waxes, which are available for different paint types and finishes (along with Radiance Carnauba Crème). For more on Rejuvenate, and how it’s best used see our article - Three Steps To A Lightning Quick Showstopping Finish.