First of all happy new year to all!
OK so being as we're now in 2008 and finding myself with a nice free weekend(rare!) for once i decided to dig my car out from under the layers of muck that had built up through winter. The weather looked nice so i dug out my cleaning kit and purchased myself some new bits and set to!
I washed the car with two bucket method and a new Meguiars microfibre wash mit with made a huge difference to how easy it was to clean everywhere. I then got myself some Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay kit. After reading everything people had written about the effects of clay i figured i'd find out for myself. And all i can say is....WOW! You think your car is clean until you clay it! Then you really realise how much is left behind by a normal wash! Then the car recieved a good polish with AutoGlym Super Resin Polish and polishing pad. To finish off i gave it a good layer of AutoGlym Aqua Wax with a pair of microfibre cloths.
All in all i was quite pleased with the results considering i've never really had a chance to get into cleaning my car properly due to lack of time. I think it may well be a resolution for this year to start detailing my car properly more often! I know there's much better products available too but due to funding being tight i've had to use what i had about with only a few additions. I plan to get myself some better stuff as we get into the year.
Any comments of hints are most welcome