That's not a bad suggestion, however, I live in Seattle where as you may know it rains a bit. (Today is our 25th consectutive day of steady, hard rain). I like to have my Pony clean and shiny whenever the roads are dry but I'm not always in a place where I can hand wash my car. Subsequently, I use automated car washes. In fact, I've been through them probably 200 times.nghtrnnr said:my tip is do everything yourself...and never...never...never...ever...go to an automated car wash
Recently I was giving my Stang a really good Winter cleaning and I noticed the extensive damage the automated car washes had done to my clear coat. For example, the creases in the hood mad so many microscratches they were almost comletely dull. I was so mad at myself for putting my baby through that torture. But there is a happy ending...
I bought the full ZAINO BROS show car polish kit. After a couple coats of Z-5 polish the microscratches were almost completely gone and those hood creases and the rest of the car looked showroom once again. I was so amazed at how well the ZAINO products worked. I didn't even have enough time to complete all the steps in the ZAINO kit and it still looks great. If I completed ALL the steps it would be showcar finish.
Pictures say a thousand words.