My cleaning regime doesn't produce decent results despite me spending a hard 4 hours working at it. It leaves some hard water marks in some areas that just don't come out even when really wiping it. Splattered bugs don't seem to come off that easily and hence remain there after the complete process. Wax chalkey powder residue is all over the car when I've finished. Let me explain my cleaning regime and feel free to tear it apart to explain where I'm going wrong and what I should be doing instead:
1. Use hose to water down car and remove as much dirt and grime as possible.
2. Use Autoglym Intensive tar remover to get rid of splattered bugs and bird poo.
3. Use the hoze lock rotating brush with shampoo (Halfords Advanced car wash shampoo) attachment once over car (gets rid of the bulk of the dirt).
4. Wash down car with water very quickly.
5. Use bucket and sponge with Halfords shampoo again. I do this by doing bits of the car at a time and then wash it down. This is to prevent dried up shampoo water stains from forming. The hotter the weather, the smaller the panel I will do.
6. Wash down again completely (not really necessary as I do it as I go in step 5).
7. Use auto glym wiper blade thing to get rid of bulk of water from the flat panel areas.
8. Use a chamois and a bucket of hot water to dry the rest of the car up and to remove dried up water marks (some water marks dont come out with this, no matter how much I wipe).
9. I then use Zymol wax. I find this leaves a lot of powder residue that needs wiping off with a soft dry cloth after the buffing process. Probably because the buffing pad is saturated with wax powder. However, I'm pretty sure other wax products I've used didn't do this as much.
10. Use window cleaner for the windows and lights.
11. Use Auto glyms wheel cleaner stuff for the allows. With a wire brush and a rough cloth.
Any help would be very grately appreciated. Thanks