There’s a great added benefit to looking after your car, keeping that paint in the best condition with some careful detailing. Not only does it keep a 13 year old car looking fresh, but it also creates great effects after a burst of rain. That wax suspends the water as nicely formed drops above the paint surface, somehow holding them in place.
If you have a soft top roof, using a product like Autoglym’s Soft Top Care kit will do the same for that fabric too.
Why am I telling you this? Simple, this morning after a little rain in the night I was presented with exactly this formation of water drops on my car. I grabbed my 5D, 24-70 2.8 and a couple of cheap-as-chips macro tubes to get some shots before the sun rose too high and the sparkle was lost.
The good old Mk1 Canon 24-70 f/2.8 is still a strong piece of glass, with great bokeh, although you can still see the 8-blade aperture shape on this shots.
As for car care products, on this car I’ve used the Autoglym soft top kit on the roof, for the paintwork it’s been hand polished with Menzerna P085RD and waxed with Poorboys Natty Paste Blue. Now to get out and drive it rather than snapping the close ups….