Joined: Jun 2017
Location: San Joaquin Valley
I park the car in the shade of a tree. I wait for the surface of the car to cool. I only use water, no soap. I use a pistol grip nozzle on the end of a garden hose. The maximum pressure from my well pump is 60 psi. I wet the entire car down. With the car completely wet, I use a small soaked 100% cotton towel with very little force to loosen the dirt and bugs with one hand, and spray the areas with garden hose in the other hand. When I'm done with the wash, I use an electric leaf blower to dry the car. Small amounts of left over water can be removed with a dry 100% cotton towel. I have never washed a car in a car wash. Washing my own cars by hand since January 1978.
Between washes I use a California duster to keep the car clean.