Hey, so... I've never washed a car before. I've never waxed or buffed or polished, and wouldn't have the first clue on how to get started (except maybe get out the hose? :wink. I don't know what Liquid Glass or Glare are. I gather that Xpel is something fantastic but quite pricey, and couldn't give you a definition for Opticoat or C-Quartz. I've picked up all these terms from reading here and at TM, but I don't really know what they mean. My black S60 arrives in 3-5 weeks. I want it to look beautiful and shiny but have limited time. I will be keeping it in my garage at night and in a covered parking garage during the day at work. Can someone please give me a quick rundown of what I need to know? For example, I love how @Celidh's car looks in http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/17501-Liquid-Glass and I really love how @dbrooks's car looks in http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/tesla-model-s-full-correction-and-opti-coat-orinda-auto-detail. What sort of things are worth doing by myself? How do I do them? How often do I need to do them? What sort of things should I pay someone to do? The Xpel full coat costs more than I can justify - how is Opticoat different and what does it cost? How long will it stay looking like that? You get the point. Thanks so much for your help.