Nice detailing, i have a white G6 and man does it just suckk ha. this might sound like a dumb question but do you know of anything that can help with the dirt? my car attracts dirt like i can barely detail it and then my car is already getting a thin layer of dust or something, also what wax do you use?
Thanks, I just use Mothers wax (red container). There are different types, etc. Same with applicators. It's not really the wax you use, but how you apply it to the vehicle. A power buff is a good choice, but you have to be mindful that you don't burn the clearcoat, and not to wax in direct sunlight. Even with a power buffer it's best to go over the vehicle with a good hand chamois to get rid of any areas that seem uneven or contain swirl marks.
In terms of dirt itself, I haven't really had an issue myself so never looked into it. If I did, I would think that 2-3 wax layers would provide decent coverage where all you would need is to take a garden hose to get the surface dirt/dust off. My cars can get dusty, and i just run the garden hose on them for a few seconds. The outside tap on the one side of my house is soft water, so I don't get much residue on the paint afterward (water spots, etc). I owned a white car years ago, and it was fairly easy to keep clean but the paint was solid, not much gloss to it and no metallic flake which knowingly aided maintenance. I would wax it and you nearly couldn't tell the difference until it rained.
If you don't have a buffer and are thinking of getting one, be certain it is variable speed. One speed buffers are useless as they generate too much surface heat, and in some cases fling the wax right off the vehicle. I generally apply everything by hand.
A full detail, inside and out on my G6 (or another vehicle) takes upwards of 6hrs to do a proper job. Roughly 2hrs inside, the rest of the time outside, including about 45-60min for the wheels. The road salt in my area is downright crazy at the best of times. Even a slight chance of freezing rain = city manager shouting "lets salt the roads!" As it's been relatively above zero, and I needed to replace the rear brakes, I threw on the summer rims/tires a bit early.