So, because I resent having to pay out of my own pocket for metallic on a lease car - only to give them back a car that's worth more money in 2yrs - I've recently taken delivery of a brilliant black Audi A3 sportback. Do genuinely like the colour, and it looks great when clean, but am finding that it's picking up lots of scratches already after just 2 weeks. e.g. on the rear bumper where someone walking past the end of my drive has caught it with a shopping bag or similar, on the door mirror where I clipped a bush on a narrow lane this morning to avoid an oncoming car (thanks TomTom) and on the front wing where I suspect next door's cat is the culprit. I'm not a detail obsessive and don't have rotary polishing tools, clay bars or any of that. At the moment they're all in the "I know they're there but most people wouldn't notice" category, but I'm fearful that after a few more months it's going to look visibly scratched. Got myself some Meguirs Scratch-X and a microfibre cloth at the weekend, and already have some of the Colormagic black polish with the 'chip stick', but wondered what others are using. Think I might have to give up a Sunday morning and do a full wax soon.