Autoglym Super Resin Polish is extremely popular, and one of Autoglym’s best-known products. It was only natural that I included this product in my best car polish test to see how well it really performs against some tough competition. The car polish aims to gently clear away paint defects, while also restoring and protecting the paintwork.
How I tested Autoglym Super Resin Polish
I used a test panel that had been prepared beforehand to ensure that there was no wax residue left. Next, I used a gloss meter to take a gloss reading before I did any polishing. Then I applied Autoglym Super Resin Polish to a polishing pad and did four sets of four passes in alternating directions. Any product residue was wiped off, and then the gloss was measured again. Finally, I used a Meguiar’s MT103 Sunlight 3+ Detailer Inspection Light to check for surface clarity and remaining imperfections.
What Autoglym says
Autoglym Super Resin Polish is, without a doubt, the company’s best-known product, and it’s been around for as long as I can remember. It restores glossiness while gently removing minor scuffs, scratches and marks across your car’s bodywork. Designed to help return old and new paintwork to its former glory, it delivers a deep, glossy finish, is super water-repellent and is ideal for removing small scratches and scuffs.
It has deep ‘filling’ properties to restore dull paintwork quickly and easily. Autoglym even says you can get good results by hand. It also leaves behind a protective wax layer, making the process that much quicker. My expectations were that it would be doing more filling than actual polishing, so I was interested to see how it would perform.
What it’s like to use Autoglym Super Resin Polish
First things first, Autoglym Super Resin Polish was very nice to work with. It spread easily across the test section but wasn’t too wet at all. There was virtually no product left on the panel after polishing, and virtually no sling either. I certainly have no complaints about what it is like to use.
As expected, the level of correction was rather lackluster. While there was an obvious improvement in the surface of the paint, the inspection lamp revealed that quite a lot of scratches remained. However, when it came to gloss, it delivered incredible results. In fact, the gloss increase was so high that even removing the highest of the three readings in case it was a glitch, it still came out on top in my group test. You can’t argue with a result like that.
It’s easy to see why Autoglym Super Resin Polish is so popular. It’s very easy to use, and it delivers very impressive results with minimal effort. If you’re looking for something that will give you a perfect finish, Autoglym Super Resin Polish can’t cut it (literally).
But it makes up for its lack of polishing power with that massive gloss increase. And the fact that it also waxes as you work means you don’t need to do anything else once you’re done. I would personally sacrifice a bit of gloss and choose a car polish that cuts more aggressively for a better finish. But for sheer ease of use and instant results, you can’t go wrong with Autoglym Super Resin Polish.
- Gloss reading before: 78.7.
- Gloss reading after: 87.8.
- Gloss increase: 9.1.