How do you wash your car? Am I the only person left in UK still washing his own car?
It seems most people these days take advantage of our Eastern European friends with their jet-washes, and never get their hands cold in the bucket of soapy water themselves.
I gave up using automated car-washes years ago because of the grazes over all the paintwork. And my only experience of the newer "hand wash" was that the high powered jet washes took off any bit of flakey or loose paint or laquer.
So for those still hand-washing - how do you do it? After much experimentation, I now spray the whole car to saturate the grime, then use a sponge and soapy water starting with the roof and doors both sides - then rinse that with the hose, then sponge the back and front, then rinse that, then do the wheels with a brush from an old dustpan. Then I shammy the whole car, but usually get left with watermarks when it's dried. If I've got time I'll polish, which removes the watermarks and certainly makes washing much easier next time.
How about you?