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The dealer told me not to run the Sorento thru a car wash that use the brushes because it will leave market on the vehicle, especially because it's black. Does any body run there's thru the car wash anyway? It's so much faster than washing by hand. Your help is appreciated.

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Dealer giving best advice for a new car and from his knowledge of brush cleaners in the area.
There are other high gloss finishes he would have mentioned especially for.

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The paint that is used on cars (and in other places) is lead free. basically that means that paint is a lot safer than it used to be but it also is much less durable. Car paint these days will scratch just by looking at it. The protectors that dealers try to fob you off with do not what they say they should do either. Those brushes will pick up grit and junk from other cars that have gone through. Clean it yourself with microfibre cloths very gently and then use a non abrasive polish every couple or three months. To be honest fi you are really picky you will find microscratches on the paint work anyway. Might be a good idea to join a vehicle detailing forum if you want perfection. Plenty of videos on You Tube as well.
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i think the general concensus in the past has been not to use the carwash b/c the brushes could leave minor scratches. no personal experience tho. since my mom made me wash her car since before i could drive. i inherited her car, then later they bought me a new car when that one got rear ended.

i honestly don't think the scratches would be noticable from a distance. unless you take your car to the car show and show it off, its probably negligible.

even hand washing with 2 buckets, micro fiber mitt, gold class car wash, gold class carnuaba wax, i can still see every minor scratch, swirl mark, etc in the sunlight. i don't clay bar, and only use polishing compound to buff out scratches.

i know the first few years of a new car, you want to take good care of it and baby it, but honestly unless its a collectable or a rare car (Ferrarri, Lambo, etc), in the long run, doesn't really matter.

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I use meguiars gold products. Car wash every other week and spray detailer in between. I used collinite sealing wax when I first bought the car and use collinite polishing wax once a month. The beading and finish is ridiculous. Also used meguiars wheel Protectant on my chrome wheels. It also lasts about a month between applications. My car is blue sapphire which is very dark it's a bit of a task to keep up with but there's not a better looking car in the Kia line up in my personal opinion
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I had a black Probe awhile ago. Only once will I have a dark vehicle like that. Unless you are extremely careful the paint will begin to show swirls from grit that is in the wash water.
I came to understand that the darker the color the softer the paint... I'm not sure that this is true but my experience with the Probe substanciates this theory.

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I use meguiars gold products.
I used to use them as well.
I agree they are very good.
However, I found that NuFinish was as good as 3 times more expensive Meguiars in terms of luster, but much easier to buff off. Plus on my test it lasted longer. NF could be applied in sun and would dry out nicer (whiter). Sure, it was silver car so hard to really see. Black much easier to find missed spots.

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I don't use any car washes where brushes or hanging things touch the paint. In warm weather I wash my cars by hand and use Adams & Griot's products.
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Megs and Mothers products are good. I recommend doing the two bucket wash method to avoid marring/scratching the paint.
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Megs and Mothers products are good. I recommend doing the two bucket wash method to avoid marring/scratching the paint.


The less you touch the paint, the better. Any touching of dirty paintwork will cause some damage, even if you can't see it with the naked eye. And the more dirt/grit you can gently remove BEFORE you touch the car with your wash mitt, the better. In a few years, after the car has collected some dings and scratches, I probably won't be so anal. But for now I'm rinsing the car to remove loose dirt, 'snow foaming', rinsing, foaming a second time, and only THEN washing with the two bucket method.
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