I've read all the stickies and I spent like 6 hours on autotopia last night. My car a 2004 Honda Civic 2 door with red paint and the finish is very neglected. Other than the occasional self-serve and ONR washes, and maybe waxed twice, it hasn't gotten any TLC. There are a number of small paint chips, most of which are maybe a few mm in diameter. I plan on touching these up with some touch-up paint I got specific for my car and some clear coat. However I also have this large gash on my back bumper from my roommate not looking while backing out of our driveway next to me. Will touch-up and clearcoat-in-a-can work on such a big area? Do you think it would effectively cover it up at least? Also excuse the dirtiness, I'm waiting until it's nice this weekend to start the detailing process. Also the interior isn't in too bad of shape, luckily I have the rubber "sports" floor mats so the carpet under the mats is pristine for the most part. However the carpet under the trim is disgusting and even after several passes with a vaccuum with various attachments, nothing is coming up. What's the best way to hit these areas? And on a minor note, I've gone through several different mounting set-ups for various GPS, satellite radios, ipod holders, etc. and the result is half a dozen drilled holes in my HVAC unit . Aside from removing the now broken phone holder, what are some steps I can take to at least minimize the appearance of the holes? I could file some of the "volcanoes" down, but I don't want to mar up the dash any worse than it already is. Anyway, between my tax refund and my birthday money I think I'll be able to finally get a 7424xp and enough supplies to get me started. In the meantime I'm going to start taking care of the interior and get the paint washed, degreased, clayed, and re-waxed.