Originally Posted by jet
Here's your list,
-p21s bodyword shampoo (better yet go to a bmw dealership and buy the bottle in the same shape, it's the same stuff but cheaper, don't skimp on shampoo arguably the most important step)
-sheepskin wash mitt (wash in straight lines not circles)
-invest in a nice big mf waffle weave drying towel or a nice plush cotton towel to dry
-you can just use the car wash soap that's left in the bucket AT THE END of a wash and a separate cloth to clean the wheels (never use the same item you use for the paint)
-for wax p21s wax is hard to beat and among the best
That is as barebones as it gets. Another good site and great my (my friend Nick) is www.detailersparadise.com
. He will be more than happy to go over what you need to do over the phone without trying to sell you anything. I can pm you my personal washing technique just so your head can hurt more but it is a comprehensive guide that has changed little.
I agree with the above and Nick is a good guy. Also visit Ranney Pak at www.pakshak.com
for the best microfibers on the planet.
I also recommend a wheel wax if you have nice alloy wheels. Zaino All In One is really good for that.
If you really want to step up your game, try using Zaino polymer sealants which I find to be the most durable sealants on the market and do better in winter than a carnauba wax like P21S. Their site is www.zainostore.com