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washing satin paint?

I painted my car with satin white rustolium, 4 to 1 reduced with acetone through a $15 harbor freight hvlp, which worked awesome.
the problem I'm having is that road grime seems to be embedding itself in the paint, and anything that gets on the paint (like bug splats) want to leave a stain. A lot of it comes off with a wash mitt and regular car wash soap, but not enough. winter is almost here and I dont want to have a permently dirty car come spring.
I know I'm not the first one to paint a car like this, so does anybody have any amazing tips for getting this paint type clean?

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You might try some Comet on a sponge to clean it.
But it won't stay clean, especially white, unless you
spray a semi-gloss clear coat over the existing white.
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Kustomshop paints makes a low gloss clear for their Hot Rod Flatz satin paints. I have it over satin black. Cleans up well. Not sure about other colors, especially white.
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You might try some Comet on a sponge to clean it.
But it won't stay clean, especially white, unless you
spray a semi-gloss clear coat over the existing white.
I did comet and dawn with a normal wash mitt, it worked better than car wash soap, but still doesn't look as clean as when the paint was fresh. Next time I'm gonna try soft scrub with bleach.

I read somewhere that people were rubbing pledge on their paint every week or so in the winter to keep the road grime from sticking, might try this and have a perpetually lemon fresh car.
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I did comet and dawn with a normal wash mitt, it worked better than car wash soap, but still doesn't look as clean as when the paint was fresh. Next time I'm gonna try soft scrub with bleach.

I read somewhere that people were rubbing pledge on their paint every week or so in the winter to keep the road grime from sticking, might try this and have a perpetually lemon fresh car.
My 46 is blitz black, it cleans up good and for bugs, I use a sponge used for windshields, looks like netting around a sponge. The thing I have trouble with is the oil on your skin, if you touch it or lean on it, it will have a oily look and the only way it comes off is wash it again. I just use a car wash soap. Using pledge will make it shine. I used to spray it on my paint to clean it up, it is a wax.

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