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Old 11-15-2016, 11:02 AM
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^Great post jsoto and I agree, washing/drying technique PROPERLY is what keeps your paint looking good in the long term - I corrected my paint 2.5 years ago and besides some VERY fine marks induced by washing/drying over that time period which most people can't notice, I probably will not need to go over it until spring with the machine again and just one quick pass with a finishing polish.

To Yaz, start honing your washing/drying technique and perhaps pay a professional the first time around, by the time you invest in machines, pads, compounds, polishes etc and learn the ropes you will have invested quite a bit of money -

Once your paint is "caught up" and defect free for the most part, even if its at 90% perfect, that would be much easier to maintain going forward -

A good blow dryer is critical, the less water on the surface the better after washing, then take a dampened MF towel and a couple spritzes of the lubricating agent (quick detailer) give a final wipedown of your surface in order to reveal a streak free finish -

I am a big fan of the Microfiber Madness Incredimitt, as well as the Merino Wool mitt sold by Detailers Domain - I also like the Adam's synthetic wool wash pads as they are durable and cheap to replace once or twice a year -
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