Yep - back to the two bucket method for me, either that or get the company to pay for a valet every now and then!!
Like any of the methods I guess it depends on how clean the equipment is to start with. A new sponge/wash mitt will scratch like buggery if it isn't rinsed during washing. My advice - don't buy black cars, don't follow a tractor through a car wash and always always keep your receipt.Fifth gear rated the automatic wash as the least damaging to your car paintwork.
It's the method I use, start with the cleanest areas and leave the muddy sills till last, that way you are not rubbing grit into the paint.
Try saying that on Detailing World......the pitchforks will be out!Yer can't beat a bucket and sponge....
Is this the one?I use the local hand car wash, they have a team of expert car cleaners assembled from the four corners of the world seemingly chosen for their individual skill sets for a specific cleaning method or part of the car. They descend upon the car in a manner reminisant of a F1 pit stop and I have to say do a remarkably good job for 4 quid.