To avoid posting another novel in reply let me just use one word -
In terms of the recipe there is not much substitute for hard work.
Although as I've gotten' older I have introduced the odd labour saving device like a low speed buffer.
Washing is a weekly task as a minimum and evey fourth week it gets a bit more thorough go and every 12th week a mini detail. Not only stops it getting on top of you but also allows me to pick up potential problems early.
Annually it gets a visit to the local panel shop for a tidy up of the little stone chips and other unavoidable nasties.
BOTCH uses meguirs wash (pink stuff) and a wooly glove ($10 from big W) to wash cars and then buff with 3M machine cutting compound (with machine for major job, or hand if touch up)
and finish off with 3M hand glaze......the 3M stuff is expensive (approx $70 for 1litre per bottle) but lasts for ages and gives an absolute killer shine!
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