It seems –
try and have a garage.
2 buckets: one warm soapy water, one fresh rinse bucket. Grit guards preferred.
Wash mits, no sponges. Ever. (any rec on a solid one you love?)
Pressure wash system like DI 120 CR Spotless System
Rinse with clean water.
Microfibre to dry. Never chamois. Never terry.
Tires should look matte and not glossy, so the only preferred solution is Sonax Tire Gel. (Is the tire gel for the tire, while the Meguiars is for the wheel?)
Wash the convertible top as seldom as possible, when you do water only. Keeps it water repellant much longer.
Spotless “wash and walk away” spotless water system:
Tornador Pneumatic Foaming Gun (need air compressor connection):
Tornador® Pneumatic Foaming Gun – Griot’s Garage
Pinnacle Foam Master Gun (no air compressor needed):
5 gallon bucket with grit guard (not mentioned or approved in thread):
Sonax Tire Gel:
or Meguiars Shine Gloss for Tires:
Rag company microfibre detail starter kit:
Auto Detailer’s Starter Microfiber Kit | The Rag Company
California Duster (this is perfect!! Thanks!):
Someone explain the allure of quik detailer… just a nice finish to give gloss ‘tween wax?:
Let me know what I left out. Apparently I am going to spend a few bucks here. LOL WAY cheaper than allowing my dealer’s free wash ruin the paint, or a drive through (which seem totally dangerous in every way)…..
Also, Wheel Wollie wheel brushes!!!