I'm after a bit of advice from some seasoned detailers if you don't mind.
I (finally) did my first big wash this weekend. On top of the usual snowfoam and wash, I also scrubbed the tyres, polished the car, waxed the car, treated all the windows with Gtechniq (amazing stuff). It took me 6 hours in total and that was rushing things because I was going out for my birthday that evening (I didn't finish until it was pitch black - I found a few areas of wax I'd forgotten to buff off the following morning. Oops!)
My question really... other than the bodywork (painted surfaces), what else can I wax?
I was a little unsure as to whether I could wax other parts of the car or whether it would cause problems (not buff off etc). The bits I avoided were...
Grille / fog grilles?
Roof bars (black)?
Door pillar trim?
Headlights, tail lights and fog lights?
The windscreen trim (plastic / rubber running down either side)?
I taped all these parts off plus the badges prior to polishing as I know they should be best avoided for that, but wasn't sure about the wax so just kept them covered when waxing and avoided them.
It's the first time I've actually waxed my car - never found the time before. I was determined this time though and it was SO worth it. Beading is my new obsession, here's a cheeky snap of the roof from this morning...
(it was quite windy today though so the beads were never there long before being blown around / off the car!).
Also - driving with Gtechniq's stuff on the windows is so much fun. Who needs wipers?? It's so mesmerising watching the beads of water run up and off the windscreen.
Oh, and for those who saw my last thread on here, I braved claying and gave it another go. I just did the bonet but I just found the lubricant run off the bodywork and go all over the car (dripping down the grille and lights and generally just making a mess!). I finished the bonet off but decided not to do the rest, just seemed to make a mess. Is this normal or did I go OTT with the lubricant spray? I was determined to not use too little in case that's what caused the damage last time, but have I used too much this time?? Another thing is that the lubricant didn't seem to wipe off as easy as I thought it would - it just sort of smeared and took a good few folds / wipes of the microfibre to get it off. Is this normal again or just another case of too much lubricant?? I'm determined to get this clay business right! If it makes any difference, I used Meguiar's Quik Detailing Spray.