Headed to Coobowie not far from Edithburgh on the Yorke Peninsula in SA.Yes. But much nicer than the last few Autumns when everything was bone dry.
Getting mine detailed tomorrow. She's got some scratches on the bonnet from trees in high winds and some down her side from people not taking care when parking alongside. I'd considered buying proper buffing/polishing tools and kit but worried I might stuff it because the dark colour with some scratches deep into the clear coat. Also, YouTube tells me swirl marks are the enemy. Found a lovely company that will touch her up and detail her properly for about the same price. The chap that runs the company loves the XVs and pearl finishes. Where are you headed for the family getaway? 🐨
As for the paint, yes swirls are the enemy but if you prepared the paint well beforehand, you should be able to detail it yourself without too much issue. I have noticed the paint is a lot thinner on the XV's than say my previous Liberty from 07. The slightest thing will go to primer on these cars. I have some scratches that I think are beyond buffing out. But will try it myself first before getting professionals in. Do you have ceramic coating on your XV?