Using either a designated foam lance attachment or the chemical injection system on your pressure washer, foam the vehicle from top to bottom and allow to dwell. Apply the foam generously and pay particular attention to the lower third of the vehicle.
Thoroughly rinse off the vehicle from top to bottom. Lift the wipers to access the blades and the bottom of the windscreen.
The pre-rinse is an important part of the wash process so take your time, ensure all areas are covered and that all residue is removed again paying particular attention to the lower third of the vehicle.
It is advised you only ever wash your vehicle in a shaded area to prevent water and wash products from drying onto the paintwork of the vehicle. If this is not possible however due to climate reasons and so on you should wash and rinse a section at a time, re-rinsing the whole vehicle again at the end of the process.
Dip your wash mitt into the shampoo solution until it is full saturated and begin to wash the vehicle from top to bottom a panel at a time. Turn the mitt on your hand to reveal a clean surface and to release fresh cleaning solution.
Take your wash mitt and dip it into the clean water bucket to rinse out any used shampoo solution and gently rub it against the top of the grit guard at the bottom of the bucket. Then re-dip into the shampoo bucket and continue washing.
Repeat this process after washing each section to remove any tiny pieces of dirt and debris that would otherwise be drawn over the paintwork and result in fine scratches and swirl marks.
Once all the top areas of the vehicle have been washed move onto the lower parts of the vehicle, again frequently turning the mitt to reveal a clean surface and fresh shampoo solution.
When cleaning the lower parts of the vehicle be careful not to touch the wash mitt on the ground or onto tyres or inner arch areas.
Thoroughly rinse off the vehicle from top to bottom. Ensure all shampoo residue is removed paying particular attention to panel gaps, door handles and wing mirrors.
If possible move the vehicle indoors or into a shaded area to dry. Whilst still wet mist a detailing spray over the whole vehicle. Also, dampen your microfibre drying towel with the detailing spray to aid drying.
Working from top to bottom lay the towel over the panel and gently pat to absorb the water then lightly draw the towel over the surface to remove any other moisture.
Depending on the size of your vehicle and drying towel you may want to ring it out if it becomes saturated to prevent leaving any water streaks on the surface of the paintwork.
Be sure to draw any excess water out from around light clusters, door handles and wing mirrors
Move onto drying the lower parts of the vehicle.
Use a separate microfibre towel to dry off the door shuts, pre-spray with a detail spray if necessary. Ensure all water is removed from around hinges, clasps and from the underside of the door itself.
Move onto drying the boot or trunk shut areas and then finally, dry off any excess moisture underneath the bonnet or hood.