How much time do you spend waxing your car and what kind of wax is that?
I try to wax it once a month. Sometimes it goes two or three though. It's always in the garage and doesn't sit in the sun too long and rarely sees bad weather.
First I go to the car was and spray the car with the soap and water to get most of the dirt off. Then I hand was it using a soap by Armor All. Then I dry it off with a towel. Then I use Meguiar's ultimate liquid wax. Then I use a black detailer spray by Turtle Wax. Then I spray on some wheel shine stuff.
That's pretty much it. I'm always sure to use a new bucket of soap and water about half way through washing the car. I use a different sponge for rims. I use only new cotton towels for waxing (usually three). After drying the outside of the car, I use the damp towel on the inside windows, dash display, radio, inside of the sunroof, etc. Basically any place I don't want to use the Armor All wipes. I use the Armor all wipes only on the hard plastic stuff.
Oh yeah, there's also this stuff from Meguiar's called Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer. I use this on the grills and all the plastic stuff under the hood.
This is my first black car. What a freaking pain to keep it clean. I have found that if you clean it really good and wax it and so forth, that it will stay really clean if you use a California Car Duster whenever you see dust on the surface. That thing works! When the rims get dusty, I just hit them with a half wet/half dry towel. I wipe them down with the wet half and dry them with the dry half.
I don't know if this is the best stuff or not. I may be doing it wrong but it seems to work. It's just stuff I liked after trying a few things that can be found at AutoZone or Wal-Mart.
It looks clean and shiny in the photos but if you get up close and in the light it has swirl marks and there's a small door ding on the passenger door and there are some scratches on the bumpers and so forth.