Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Spring is coming, lets talk paint care. in Cadillac SRX Forums; So I do a power polish every 3-6 months on the SRX to keep it looking good but come spring ...
Be sure to use a good lubricant when using the claybar to prevent marring. I use meguires gold class car wash soap in a bucket of water. And use the claybar before polishing to remove any debree that may be embedded into the clearcoat.
Also, you polish every 3-6 months??? I would only recommend a maintenance polish yearly if needed. Polish then use a good wax/sealant to protect the paint. Also, proper washing techniques will help prevent swirling/marring of the paint. I polished my wifes SRX a year ago and it still looks amazing. visit Autopia's website to learn proper paint care techniques.
And yes, machine polishing is the way to go. Pick up a DA polisher if you are a beginner.
My SRX is Black Raven, what a pain to keep up. But I bought Turtle Wax Black Box Kit (For Black Paint Only) and WOW!. Looks like glass and to keep it looking great I use the matching detailing spray, I never thought owning a black vehicle would be easy to maintain but this product makes my SRX look AWESOME.