Thanks a lot guys!
I posted the question in another forum (not a cdr site; a hot deals site),
and their recommendations are very similar, except that noone here mentioned Zaino, which seems to be amazing, although it seems to take a lot of work.
I want something long lasting, and Mother's was mentioned as being long-lasting by someone who lives in a harsh climate in Western NY.
HOWEVER, Action Jackson, here, mentions that BOTH Mother's and Meguiar's are 3 step processes.
I don't have the time to go through that myself.
I am not overly concerned with the BEST possible shine (I want a very good shine of course, like anyone).
I want something to protect my car from the elements.
Its color is already not that hard to make look good (steel gray, as opposed to bright red or black e.g. which seem harder to make shine.
I like Slim's recommendation about somethign that protects against UV.
The problem too, is that manufacturers can claim a lot, and we are left to trust their claims (e.g. last longest, special/enhanced protection against UV light [sun] damage).
Get something that:
1) provides LONG-LASTING protection
2) is easy to apply and remove (not a drawn out process)
3) provides a good shine
Thanks again for your feedback everyone!
Hopefully the feedback in this thread will help other members too.
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