I get a real good vibe when I'm done detailing my own cars. Others like having their cars done by the pros but who sits their butt down in front of their front grill and works on each and every opening?? Our Challengers sure have many. What detailer will examine the door jambs until every part is clean and the rubber seals soft and flexible? Even during my working years I always detailed my own cars. Compulsive behavior? Guilty! As I get older, and my muscles ache worse, I just take it slower and over a longer period of time. I have started this process now on my Challenger and after many years (health permitting) I hope to be rewarded with the same car show quality as my other rides. How can my T/A with 70,000 miles look so good after 20 years of ownership? A pro could have certainly done it but what a wonderful feeling that you did it yourself. The 'thumbs up' from others means even more. Even the convertible top does not leak to this day after a yearly protectant massage to the rubber seals. The crappy 16" chrome factory wheels? Yup, still have them (look great!), although my quality tire choices are getting real slim. I've heard about long lasting ceramic coatings, etc... but a quality carnauba wax finish is sweet!! Everyone has their favorites but Mother's and Griot's have been my personal choices, the latter (and more expensive) really bringing out the deep shine of darker colors. I really haven't seen that same 'pop' with the white however (Ford).