Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Rep Power: 26
A lot of us use higher line protectants, like Adam's Polishes, or the kind of detailing supplies at AutoGeek. It best advice I can give you is stay away from any car wash that touches your car, it will scratch the paint. Also, if you are washing by hand you should always use the two bucket method. One bucket with car wash shampoo and a clean water rinse bucket. After each pass on the car the wash mitt should be put into the rinse bucket to remove any dirt picked up to prevent causing scratches or swirls on the car. Once the care is washed, it takes several steps to protect the finish. First you should clay bar the car, than do a paint correction to remove fine scratches and swirls, than use a paint cleaner, paint sealant, polish, and finally wax. It takes a day or two to do it completely and it is a lot of work, but the finished product will look great.
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