That’s not a dog guard. It’s a net divider to stop your load sliding forward when braking if stacked high. You can buy an optionally metal dog grille/guard to replace that about £100 from memory if required
Not sure if this link will work but Car pro Valet Pro & SP Pro have a sale on follow link. I have ordered the 1 litre pack for £21 inc p&p.
The safe way is to do test areas using the least aggressive pad/polish combination. Machine polish then inspect if there is no cut then try the next aggressive pad & try again until you find the correct combination. Working up to some tape then peeling off helps to see the difference. Good luck
I’ve had a Nilfisk for several years now & wouldn’t go back to Karcher as I found them unreliable.
When rinsing of the snow foam I keep the lance at an angle to the bodywork so to blast off & not into the paint work.
I would start with a wash with a strong solutions of your normal car shampoo followed by tar & glue remover & then fall out remover, not sure if T&G first or second? Then clay bar & finally another wash. At this point you could polish, if you purchase a Daspro or similar or go the black hole...
Considering your circumstances I would consider getting it professionally ceramic coated the just maintenance washes after that. The detailer will be able to recommend compatible products.
good luck nice looking car.
My S4 Avant’s tyres needed replacing at 2 years old & 14k miles also. So after some research & deliberating I opted for Michelin’s Pilot Sport 4S
Over the Goodyear Asymmetric 5 based purely of better braking distances. From new my car came with Pirelli’s that I was never happy with they just...
You can always Clay the glass to pick up any debris but I use a 50:50 mixture of IPA & distilled water this evaporates off leave no residue. Sometimes it takes a couple of applications to clean of any residual muck. Good luck