I picked up a 2012 last week and set out to wax it this weekend. I washed it down thoroughly and started to apply some wax (Meguiars Ultimate). The wax was difficult to remove and didnt go on very smoothly either so I ran back to the store and grabbed a clay bar. I couldnt believe how many contaminants were on the surface already. I ended up clay barring the entire car and then hit it with the Mother's 3 stage wax (cleaner, glaze, and carnuba). Took all day Saturday and a couple hours this morning to finish (did it by hand) but it's done and the paint is nice and smooth. It doesnt look any different but I know it's in better shape. All of the manual labor was good incentive to go out and purchase a Porter Cable 7346 polisher today (not going though that ass pain again lol). So, how was your paint upon delivery?