I've got a 05 GTI in black... I haven't really taken care of it like I should be... A couple weeks ago I was rear ended, coming from scheduling a service appointment... Well, after I brought the car to the dealer and they gave it a "complementary" wash. (It was filthy, and had been for some time) Then it went straight to the body shop to replace the bumper cover. Well I go to pick it up and the thing looks horrible. The last time I detailed it, about 9 months ago, it didn't look too bad, very few scratches from the occasional drive through car wash, but now it just looks sickening. I think half of the reason is from the dealer cleaning it, I've seen their work, and it sucks. But they are such a shitty dealership I am not even going to complain to them, they don't care, they didn't know what a GTI was when I started shopping, told me a 05 GTI 1.8T didn't exist after I bought one, and can't fix my few small problems... Long story short. My paint looks like ass. I ordered a PC, have a rotary, got #9 #7 #2, plus a bunch of random Production Car Care polishes, compounds and waxes. (My family used own one the largest Production distributors many years ago) Here are a couple of pics... it's really hard to get a good shot of the swirls/scratches. Don't mind the lint. If you get it in the right light, the entire thing has all these little scratches, looking down in side make me I'm wondering if I just go 2,7,9 with the PC if that will be enough to get everything into check. Also they told me, 90 days before I wax the bumper since it was painted. What's the deal with that?