I just recently (04/20/11) bought a new 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. I also had the dealer put Resistall paint sealant/protectant on it (04/26/11). I asked the tech when I picked up my car how to care for it and he said not to do anything with the finish in regards to cleaning it for 2 weeks (unless I got bombed by a bird) and then I should use just water on the car for another 4 weeks before I could wash it. I called the folks at ResistAll because I wanted to know what types of car wash soap are safe and they said that any soap that is clear coat safe is okay to use. I also asked them if I could use car wax on it and they said as long as it’s Carnauba based wax. So my question is.
1. What type of Meguiar’s car wash should I use or would you recommend?
2. What type of Carnuaba based wax should I use as well?
3. Are the spray touch up waxes okay to use with a clear coat as well.
4. Are the touch up spray waxes safe to use (from what I have read I should wax the car maybe 2 times a year but use the touch up sprays for quick shines. I would like to know what Meguiar touch up sprays are safe to use)
I really want to keep the shiny octane blue finish of my car looking great. The car is kept in a garage at night but it is out in the elements while I am at work and I live and work in San Diego Ca. I don’t live close to the ocean but I will get the sun beaming down on my car most of the day.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.