Hand detailing and polishing

What exactly is oxidation?


This is a question we were recently asked; it’s a term that is often used regarding damage to the paintwork of a vehicle.

So, technically speaking, oxidation involves a chemical reaction that leads to the movement of, or giving away of, electrons. Typically, this involves a reaction between oxygen and another substance, such as iron. This leads to the formation of a chemical that’s called rust – so this is why avoiding oxidation is so important for vehicle owners.

That’s why one of the many actions taken by our team here at Steve’s Auto Detailing operation is to thoroughly and carefully polish a vehicle’s paint to remove any traces of damaging oxidation.