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    Polish once a year or every six months is just fine.

    However it MUST be waxed after the fact and preferably waxed more regularly under regular maintenance to maintain the paint.

    The very point of polish is to be slightly abrasive and clear off the top layer (not the clear coat as your friend says, that will only happen if done wrong or too aggressively) and then you replace that with wax which protects the clear coat and paint and makes the car less likely to get dirty and also easier to clean.

    Here are some easy to understand points.

    https://www.meguiars.co.za/faqs/

    And if you want to nerd it out...

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...D52AF54166C886
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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenbeef View Post
    This.

    Start on Friday evening, you'll be done by Sunday with some time left to rest your arms
    That's why tools exist for these jobs...

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    Thanks everyone for the advice. Since following this advice, some reputable shops have suggested I should not let the dealership sent it to a bodyshop, as they will most likely just make it worst (they deal with this often). So I might rather just take it to a reputable place in Cape Town and pay myself, so I can ensure I get a proper job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoNZA View Post
    That's why tools exist for these jobs...
    I would never clay with a machine - very easy to stuff things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenbeef View Post
    I would never clay with a machine - very easy to stuff things up.
    This is why I would rather pay a professional to do it for me...I would have no idea what I am doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenbeef View Post
    I would never clay with a machine - very easy to stuff things up.
    Wasn’t referring to that.

    Claying doesn’t require much in the way of arm work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubz View Post
    Thanks everyone for the advice. Since following this advice, some reputable shops have suggested I should not let the dealership sent it to a bodyshop, as they will most likely just make it worst (they deal with this often). So I might rather just take it to a reputable place in Cape Town and pay myself, so I can ensure I get a proper job done.
    Good plan.

    Dealership will use the cheapest of cheap to get it done.

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