I recently purchased a 2013 IS 250 and have been reading up on proper detailing techniques: wash, claying, wax, wheel care, leather, etc. For those interested, I have found www.autogeek.net to be a fantastic resource though you will have to put up with shameless promotions of their products. Admittedly, it's effective as I ended up purchasing a number of their products while learning many great tips and tricks.
Still, I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on car care such as how long I should wait to wax a new car. Is there anything that uniquely applies to new cars? Any general guidance around keeping the car pristine, inside and out, would be appreciated. It seems tough to prevent scratching the clear coat no matter how much due diligence is paid.
Here's a small number of links I've collected:
Car Manual | Cleaning and Protecting
A helpful diagram for me:
Thanks so much.