I'm hoping this proves useful for anyone who has just got some paint work done on their cars.
What is the best course of action for ensuring that new paint cures correctly and to avoid any long lasting damage during the first few washes.

- Can you wash the car immediately after a respray? If so, are there any shampoos that should be avoided?
- I assume you should not polish/wax/seal the panels for at least 6 weeks - is this true?
- Any other tips? The last time I got some work done on my old 325Ci, I remember someone telling me to avoid long journeys at motorway speeds for the first few weeks as the paint is still quite soft - is this a myth?

Feel free to chime in!