Hi All, I’ve never really looked after a car in the sense of only washing it by ‘no touch’ washing and never waxed, polished or any other detailing methods before. The Stinger is the first ‘nice’ car that I’ve owned and I’ve become more aware of these methods of looking after the vehicle but having researched this online, there seem to be so many methods and so many products that are needed and it’s all quite confusing for a complete novice such as myself as to correct procedures, in what order they need to be done and which ones are necessary. What I am hoping from this thread is that someone with experience can explain in relatively simple terms what I need to do in order to keep my Stinger looking great. From what I can gather, to wash a car properly and reduce the risk of marking the vehicle, you need to follow the below steps: 1) Rinse the vehicle using a pressure washer on a medium or car setting 2) Use a snow foam soap to cover the car by using the pressure washer with a foam cannon and leave it for 5-10 minutes 3) Rinse off the snow foam soap using the pressure washer 4) Dry using a car air blower dryer Can someone confirm that this is correct or am I missing something? I’ve also read that you should polish and wax your car. Can someone explain what the difference is between polishing and waxing and how often one should polish and wax their car? Also, what equipment is needed for both and what methods should be employed to carry out the procedures? Do I need to wax/polish if I intend to get a paint protection film applied to the car? Due to cost, if I only got a frontal paint protection film installed, would I only need to wax/polish the un-protected parts of the car or would i still need to do the whole car? Are there any other methods that I have missed off to keep my stinger looking great? I’ve heard ‘claying’ being discussed, but not entirely sure what this means..There's also ceramic coating too which is something else entirely? Final question: If I have barely visible swirl marks from washing by hand, how easy are these to remove and what is the procedure for doing this? Is this encapsulated in the waxing/polishing methods above? Sorry for the long post, I’m just a complete noob when it comes to this and would appreciate some advice from more experienced people out there. After getting a stone chip on my bumper I’ve become more aware of the ways people go to protect their cars and want to try to emulate that myself if I can.