brushes will scratch the crap out of your paintwork. Far better to hand wash.
Sure, will have it online tonight, as with my car washing information, it is all from experience and I am NOT a professional, despite having this experience.
touching up scratches-
firstly clean crap out of it. If rusty apply something like hammerite kurust.
Then build up the colour a layer at a time, leaving it for a while between coats until it is slightly protruding from the paintwork.
Then sand this back flush with 2000 grit wet and dry paper (use wet).
Then if metallic/pearlescent- apply clear coat in a layer or two.
Again, flat this with the 2000 grit.
Then buff up with an abrasive polish to make the repair look shiny.
Then wax etc.
Its an art but not too hard to do. Halfords/your car dealership can supply the paint needed/cutting compound but for 2000 grit you may need a more specialist place. Its worth it though.
Problem with using with 2000 wet and dry is that you are going to do harm to your surrounding paint work which it typically isn't worth doing. It can help the blend in of course.
Wat car colour requires the least maintenace?
If its white, then wats the next colour that requires the least maintenance?
lol, sorry to hear that. Nice thing about once you have polished it, you will find that the water beads off in a much better fashion than normal; more so with a good wax. A polished and waxed car in the rain looks much better than a badly looked after car.
If you can. Get RainX, rain will bead up on your windscreen and fall off, its great. Unless it's really heavy you can get away with no wipers on the motorway with a decently RainX'd screen
Does it actually work? i.e. do you use it? I don't tend to believe that sort of thing normally...
Yeah I use it. Basically, it's a mix of alcohol and something of some sort. You cover the screen in it, let it mist the screen, buff it in, then do it once more and it's done. Obviously you need to do it on a clean screen in the shade. But it's well worth it.
It lasts a while, I used to dread using the washer jets in the sun because they'd make marks but with RainX it's fine.
SPONGES SCRATCH THE PAINT WORK!!!! USE A MIT!!!
no they don't, don't be silly.
Unless you drop the sponge on a gravel/mud then they won't scratch your paintwork. Same would happen with a mitt.
I think the point is that mitts trap the dirt and gravel deeper in the weave, whereas sponges keep the dirt on the surface of the sponge, so its more likely to damage the paint- even very small grains of dirt, gravel etc.