I'll test it on my moms black car first to see if I like it. Hers is in really bad shape so anything will be an improvement. I've been conditioned to only use dish detergent for washing cars. I recently upgraded to the wash shampoo but nothing else. Now I want to keep my paint looking as best I can. I've done a lot of searching and am going to try several ideas molded into 1 to get a finish I want while trying to keep the cost down. So if you see some of your ideas here thats why. Items to use: -meguiars gold class car wash shampoo conditioner -meguiars nxt gen tech wax -2 buckets -microfiber towels -100% Terry Cloth Towels for Buffing the Polishes -Greased lightning degreaser for engine -Mr Clean Eraser for interior (testing) -Mr Clean Eraser wheel and tire (testing) -Dash Duster -Detail brush -2 applicator pads (will probably just use a terry cloth in 1/8ths instead) -Clay bar -Meguiars Swirl Free Polish -Wash mit (2) -Black magic tire shine for engine hoses -Eagle 20/20 glass cleaner Exterior paint and glass: -Wash car with 2 mits using a rinse bucket and soap bucket working on small areas at a time. -Dry using sheeting method, blotting with terry towels, finishing with a MF towel. -Use clay bar, wipe off with MF towel -Use Eagle 20/20 to clean all glass -Use Meguiars Swirl Free Polish -Use S100 shine enhancing paint cleanser (if not using SFP) -Apply NXT wax with MF towel Wheels and tires: -Wash with the heavy dirt mit first then use the eraser after the car is dry. Interior: -Vacuum loose debris -Use duster on all plastics -Try eraser on plastics and seats minus top dash (letherette seats) Clean the engine using degreaser and black tire shine before washing the exterior. What does everyone think?