Ok so for my first review I'm going to cover all the products I use to wash the exterior of my car this will not include waxes and what not I'll post a review for that later.
Section 1: Paint
Mr. Clean auto dry
While this product doesn't allow a dry free wash it does reduce the spots a lot and makes drying much easier. It's also very convenient since you don't need a bucket and it eliminates the risk of picking up dirt particles from the bucket. The machine itself isn't extremely expensive and the filters are like $7 each and last about 10 washes assuming you don't have really hard water. However a word of advice DO NOT USE THE SOAP THAT COMES WITH IT. It's the worst soap ever it gets dirt off pretty well but it strips wax instantly and stains anything it spills on. Let me say that again DO NOT USE THE SOAP THAT COMES WITH IT.
Meguiars NXT Generation Car Wash
This is simply the best soap I've tried yet. It's not super expensive, leaves a nice shine and reduces static which means less dust on the car later. The only thing is sometimes it can be hard to find. I usually just order 4 gallons at a time from Meguiars.com.
Meguiars NXT Quick Detailer
This is more of an after wash maintenance thing. Most quick detailers are all pretty good I just use this one because I use all the meguiars NXT stuff. If you have a spot of birdpoop or tree sap use this to get it off. This can be found at any kragen type store
Section 2: Windows
Eagle one 20/20 Autoglass cleaner
Not a whole lot too it here. I've tried a lot of window cleaners before this one is the best at cleaning very dirty windows without streaking. You can get it at any kragen.
50% water 50% windex solution
This is my own creation that works well on lightly dirty windows. The water keeps the windex from drying out to quickly and streaking. This will not clean extremely dirty windows. For very dirty windows start with the eagle one and finish up with this to get it nice and streak free.
Section 3: Wheels
I've just recently started using this on wheels. It works very well at cutting the brake dust. The best part is that it can be used for a lot of different things other than wheels, it's cheap and can be found almost anywhere.
Meguiars Hot Rims
This works could for really tough dirt that simple green just won't cut. Don't use a ton of it its pretty strong stuff. Keep it away from the brakes. It's not too expensive and it can be found at any Kragen or pepboys etc.
Nothing to complex here. Any brand should do fine. It's really helps getting the dirt off the wheels especially in the hard to reach areas deeper in the wheel. NOTE: Don't use this on painted wheels it could scratch.
Section 4: Misc.
Armor all has been criticized a lot but there’s one and only one area where it works best, tires. Spray a generous amount on a paper towel and rub it on the tire. I like using this rather than the other tire shines because it doesn't gum up the tire, I've found that slot of the tire shines attract dirt and generally just make more of a mess. Armor All makes the tire look new not like you've sprayed a bunch of goop on it. You can buy this almost anywhere.
Mothers metal Polish
Works great on all shiny metal pieces on the car, such as exhausts and badges. It works kind of like a wax. I put some on a paper towel or rag and apply it to the metal area. Then I take a terry cloth an "buff" it off. It really works well do this on your exhaust once a week and it will stay shiny for life.
That’s it for this review I'll post reviews for interior cleaning and waxes/polishes later.