Well the last time I detailed my car was in July and it needed some work. The paint held up really well within this time period but started to show some swirls. I once used a really crappy towel to wash my car at a friends place and this was a big mistake as this put in most of the minor scratches. Picked up some new opt. polish that scott recommend and this stuff is great. I haven't looked in direct sun light as the weather is pretty bad but so far I can't see a single swirl or scratch in the paint. Steps used today wash DACP applied with PC Opt. Polish applied with PC Vanilla Moose Glaze applied with PC EX-P applied with PC S100 by hand DACP was pretty hard to get off this time, at first I thought I was using too much product but even with less I seemed to have a harder time getting it off than last. Possible my pad was somewhat caked and wasnt working the product in that well. Opt polish was great, went on easy and came off easy. Vanilla moose was the same as always, goes on very easy and comes off easier and also smells great EX-P I applied at speed 4 and just wanted to make sure i got it everywhere, I let it sit for about 30 min then wiped off. I am very happy with the detail, I will get more pictures tommorow if the sun is out. I think I did a better job than last time, I just hate seeing the front end becasue there are so many rock chips and my lip is somewhat scrapped on the side. Also as always a big thanks to Scott for all the help and suggestions on which products to use. And www.exceldetail.com for the products, great detail store and would recommend everyone to check out their site!! Sry for pics that aren't in direct lighting, pretty gloomy day.