I just completed Phase 1 in getting our mini ready for a coat of polish.
It's hot and muggy in sunny Miami, though it's great to have this weather its a bear to do anything outside other than float in the pool.
First I shopped for a car wash that did not have any wax in it, I just wanted something that would wash it well without stripping the future polish and not be as abrasive as house hold detergents.
I purchased Mequiers car wash and a soft cloth with a wand for washing the sides, i used a soft yellow brush on the wheels and had to use it on the front cap. The bugs from the maiden voyage where glued to it.
I ended up using some good ole elbow grease to get those off. Overall she ended up with a good cleaning.
The seals on the roof are excellent, the caulking is fantastic so no complaints here.
Its midday and too hot for the polish to go on now, will give it a try later this afternoon.
One final note before the pics, I will be purchasing a snow foam cannon for future washing. It will make it a lot easier to keep up with the maintenance on the mini.