I've been looking for all the best tips for cleaning my vehicles lately. What is your process and products that you use?
If you view this topic, there are many, many recommendations and so many different user preferences for products that all work based on the user's experience. My choice and preference is Mothers Claybar, Meguiars Ultimate compound and Collinite 845 Insulator Wax. Everything is easy on, easy off. Between wax jobs I use Plexus Plastic Polish ( your clear coat is essentially clear plastic, and I contacted Plexus regarding this, and they gave it thumbs up). It works better than any quick detailer. Exterior lower vinyl trim is Wipe New (lasts about six months), and I spray with Plexus after washing. Glass, I user Stoners Invisible Glass.
Tire shine, Meguiars Hot Shine aerosol, or 303 Protectant. For washing I use Awlwash, a soap developed for use on a very high end marine paint. If the vehicle is very dirty, I use Yamaha pre wash cleaner on the bad areas first.
Interior vinyl is 303, plastic I use the 303 and/or the Plexus.
Always clean the exterior in a shaded area, do one panel at a time, rinse soap before it dries. I have a Bullseye Power Nozzle on my 5/8 rubber garden hose, puts out a real good pressure.
I always wash in a straight back and forth motion, never in a circular. For drying I use Meguiars Water Magnets. I have several. Go all over the vehicle with the first one to remove the bulk of the water, finish off with a second dry one. Don't use the same wash mitt to to clean wheels and tires, that you use on the paint. There are so many water "traps" on KL that I use compressed air to blow excess water away from the rear glass edges, tail lights, side mirrors, emblems and front grilles.