My car is long overdue some attention after being neglected over the winter. On the advice of the 'what to use on dark metallic paint' thread, I've bought the Blackfire products for my pearlescent black S3 along with the Megs Quik Clay which I've used before.
I've read all the guides on polishedbliss.co.uk, but unfortunately I'm struggling with finding enough time to do everything (wash, clay, polish and then sealant) in one go. Can it be done in stages if the car is not used in between and kept in a garage? Do I need to re-wash between stages, especially claying?
Unfortunately the garage is only just big enough for the car everything has to be done out in the open. Washing in the sun is out of the question with the extremely hard water we have here, but I assume claying will be ok in the sun? What about polishing and sealant? And What if it rains in the middle of all this?
Also one question about washing - I use NXT generation car wash but don't really get any suds when using wash mitts even though its concentrated and i'm putting a fair bit in the bucket - does the lack of suds matter?