I've resigned myself (ok, so you folks have convinced me), that I'm going to need to take a more active role in washing/waxing my soon-to-arrive A7.
So as not to dive right in on my new baby, I figured I'd practice on my other cars that are in need of some TLC.
First up is an always-garaged, but slightly abused grocery-getter. It's a 1996 Infiniti I30 with more than its share of door paint transfer, shopping cart dings, etc.
I've got a 2-bucket grit-guard wash kit on its way, with ONR (in case it's raining--not that it ever does in Portland). I also have some Meguiars car-wash solution (supposedly the gentle, no-wax-strip kind). I have a Griot's Garage car care kit on its way with Speed Shine, clay, Machine Polish 3, Sealant, and Best of Show wax. Oh, and also some Sonax for the wheels.
I figured I'd start with the wheels, then ONR to clean and strip any sealant/wax, then spot treat the paint transfers, followed by clay, Machine Polish 3, sealant, and wax.
Is there anything else I should be trying? Are these the right products for the new car, or should I be looking at other stuff? If the Machine Polish 3 is too gentle, what would be my next step up (Maguiar's 105? Can I just use the Griot's 6" orange pads with 105 or should I get 5" pads, and if so, what kind?)
Thanks in advance.