Definitely the reason, only got my car on Thursday, already I've done 300 miles over the weekend (roughly 500km). Washed it and polished it for the first time on Saturday only to have a flat bed truck loaded with straw bales drive by it while it was wet, loads of the straw blew across the road and got stuck to the car! :huh:
Managed to get most of it off eventually...
London> Did you wash it by hand, or at a service station? I think I have read/heard that using a machine at a service station (don't know if such a machine have a specific name) could hurt the paint in the first couple of months. Mine is getting dirty as well...
@jens-peter Thanks for the heads up with the paint!!
I just washed it with a bucket and sponge, then used a good chamois leather to dry it. A friend of mine runs an Autoglym franchise so my shed is full of loads of good quality polish.
The car was quite dirty when it was delivered with a clump of mud on the bonnet and one on the windscreen, I'm guessing the delivery driver was following a Sat Nav and found himself in a narrow country lane behind a tractor somewhere!
Noticed some comments on car washing that's one of the things I had been up to this weekend (although not the v40).
But I don't know how familiar you are with car washing but I would suggest NOT to use a car wash
I always wash the cars by hand to prevent any scratches or swirls...
Even use the 2 bucket system (1 bucket with clean water and soap, the 2nd bucket with water to rinse the washmitt)
And last a drying cloth to dry the car.
When doing a full wash I even pull out the claybar, polish, glaze and wax