Here is a quick picture and caption guide on how to keep the outside of your car looking tip top. What You'll Need I have mainly listed the cheaper options to show that you don't have to spend £££'s on single products that would do the same job. Please click on the hyperlinks to see what products are suitable. Wheels and Arches All Purpose Cleaner Or Autosmart G101, Flash, or any other APC/Degreaser Safe Wheel Cleaner Or Autosmart Smart Wheels, Billberry Tar Remover Or Autosmart Tardis Tyre and Arch Dressing Or Autosmart Highstyle Long Wheel Brush Variety of Brushes Pre-wash All Purpose Cleaner Or Autosmart G101, Flash, or any other APC Variety of Brushes Detailing Brush Wash Two Buckets Or £1.50 each from B&Q Wash Mitt Shampoo Drying Towel Quick Detailer Or Autoglym Rapid Detailer Tar Remover Or Autosmart Tardis (claying is not in this guide but if it were it would go here. Claying Kit) Polishing Polish Applicator Or Bundle Super Soft Cloths Finals Glass Cleaner Glass Polish Plastic Dressing Metal Polish General Cleaning Cloths Cars Featured are a W202 C43 AMG and a R171 SLK 200 Kompressor. In almost all cases the wheels and arches are the first areas to be cleaned. Start by rinsing the wheel and arch, using a pressure washer makes life easier. Spray your wheel cleaner all over the inside and face of wheel. Using a suitable wheel brush, begin to push it in and out of the wheel, working your way round till you're where you started again. (can get very messy!) Rinse wheel Apply more wheel cleaner to the face and "aggitate" with a soft brush. Paying attention to the bolt holes and any lettering such as an AMG logo. Rinse Wheel and apply Tar remover to the wheels and watch as the tar spots start disolving, leaving a brown trail. The black pitting can be removed with Clay or IronX. Wipe off any tar with a soft cloth and liberally spray All Purpose Cleaner or a Degreaser into the arches. Scrub using a suitable soft brush. Apply APC to the tyre and scrub Now rinse/blast. Simply repeat on the other 3 wheels To Deep Clean the Arches the wheels would need to be removed and a lot of tar remover needed but the after results can look fantastic. Here is my £850 W202 C200 before, after, and after painting the calipers. Yes I know it's rusty! Cleaned Freshened up With the wheels off you also have the chance to clean all of the wheel. With the wheels and arches clean you can now move onto the body work, door shuts and other intricate areas. Rinse the car Apply your All purpose cleaner to the lower half of the car, all round. Leave to dewell for 10-20 seconds. Blast Before Dry Spray APC(All Purpose Cleaner) to door rubbers, window rubbers and any other areas thar are hard to get to that can build up green algae/moss. Rinse After all the intricate external areas have been cleaned move onto the door shuts. Rinse them first with the pressure washer turned off and apply your APC/Degreaser.