Fellow OCD sufferers, I know you'll understand (cos the wife doesn't!) Winter round the corner, and I wanted to give Darth a good going over before the weather turns... I was battling the rain all weekend, but the kids were away & I got a box of new goodies from Slim's last week so I plodded on. What I used: Auto Finesse Citrus Power Auto Finesse Iron Out ValetPro pH Neutral Snow Foam Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo Dod Juice Born Slippy ValetPro Billberry Wheel Cleaner Poorboys Black Hole Dodo Juice Blue Velvet Poorboys Wheel Sealant Meguiars Endurance Tyre Gel Peroni Nastro Azzurro as required GTechniq WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt Faracela G3 Clay Mitt DAS-6 Pro Plus DA Polisher Chemical Guys Blue / Red Hex-Logic Pads Meguiars Water Magnets Auto Finesse Primo Plush Buffing towels Martin Cox large Alloy Wheel Brush ValetPro Dash Brush Planet Rock on the DAB Day 1 - Saturday Good skooshing of Citrus Power over the front & wing mirrors followed by a rinse Iron Out all over then rinsed Snowfoamed & rinsed Wash with the Autoglym shampoo & GTechniq wash mitt, rinse Billberry wheel cleaner onto the alloys, scrubbed inside the rims with brush & washed the faces with a microfibre cloth (dash brush to get in by the nuts) Clayed with the Faracela G3 mitt - surprised how quick & effective this was, never clayed a car before but really left the paint smooth as a baby's backside. It did leave a mottled residue all over though, so I gave it another handwash before drying it off with the Megs Water Magnets. Still had a wee bit of residue from the clay left but I tried a test patch with Black Hole & it seemed to do the trick so I broke out the DA. 2 coats of Black Hole / 1 coat of Blue Velvet, buffed with the Auto Finesse Primo Plush towels. At this point rain stopped play, plus it was getting dark so I called it a night Day 2 - Sunday (with the neighbours looking at me like "have you been there all night?") Wheels & tyres dried off following overnight rain Applied Poorboys Wheel Sealant then Megs Endurance Tyre Gel ET VOILA.... Would appreciate any comments / advice, still new to this game & always room for improvement. Managed to get rid of quite a few light scratches & lots of swirl marks. Not sure if this was due to the clay or the Black Hole / DA, but whatever it was it's made a massive improvement. The residue after the clay was frustrating, is this normal or was I doing it wrong? And the other thing I probably need to think about is applying the Blue Velvet with the DA, right pain in the to get it on to the pad cos it's a hard wax, any suggestions from you guys? Anyhoo, job done (for now) and it's looking just fine.