Originally Posted by ssssly
New car paint, any new car, is very susceptible to etching. Clear coat can take forever to cure and there is little to no wax or soap film built up to keep things from getting directly to the clear coat.
Wrong. Clear coat is cured before leaving the factory. Watch the videos from Audis, Porsche, and Chevys factories. They are dipped in a formula primer which attracts the paint. Robotically painted and cleared, then baked dry.
The problem with Subaru clear is that it is soft. Try detailing a Mercedes and then a Subaru, you will notice a difference.