Hey guys, I'm from South East Asia where the majority of us know nuts about detailing. So I thought I'd ask the experts. Note, we don't have all the products you guys have and tend to have to use inferior products due to price.
Anyway, my family has recently acquired a new polished metal coloured Honda. Two days after that I washed with Meguiar's Quik Suds (a discontinued product if I'm not mistaken), clayed with a Perma Glass clay bar with the aforementioned shampoo and then waxed with Meguiar's Deep Crystal System Carnauba Wax.
The results are superb but recently the car has come under attack from birds and today I discovered a mild swirl and a few fine scratches. No biggie but the hood and roof area is a little rough after washing. I'm about to purchase a cleaner wax or paint cleaner thing (a Japanese brand called Soft 99) for that and Meguiar's Quik Detailer (not Ultimate, too pricey). Along the way I remembered the Deep Crystal System Polish from Megs.
For those tl/dr folks out there, how soon should I polish? I'm trying to lay off purchasing the DCS Polish until next year. If I'm right, NXT Tech Wax (I have a bit, enough for one car) has 'pure' polish in it.
I notice every brand has a different 'polish'. Turtle Wax polish for instance seems to be a wax. I'm just wondering how necessary this 'pure polish' thing is. As you can see, I'm very confused right now.
Sorry for the wall of text, any feedback would be appreciated