I've been trying diligently to get a great wash on my scoob, but after 3 unsuccessful washes, I damn close to just paying the mobile detail rig to come out here. Keep in mind all my previous cars have been white, so I haven't had any dark colored cars.
1st time: I pretty much figured out the sun was my downfall... I soaked the car for a good 5-7 mins, then washed areas within arm distance while each rinse keeping the rest of the car wet. It wasn't extremely hot, but between the 95 degree sun, and the dry wind, it seemed to just dry too fast and ended up being a disaster.
2nd time: Attempted to use my house as shade while the sun was still out, just not beating directly on it and it turned out slightly better. Tried the same concept I used the first time of keeping the car soaked at all times, but once again it seemed to just dry up way too fast.
3rd time: The setting I think was perfect... Right as the sun sunk behind the mountain, I started with the same idea as before and it was going awesome! Once I had the whole thing washed, I attempted to use a chamois but all it did was push the water around and leave light streaks of water that would simply dry up instantly and leave marks. After washing that spot again, I attempted to dry it with an extremely soft towel to avoid scratching, but again just ended up drying up just enough water to dry up almost instantly and leave a film. Being frusterated, I washed it one more time and immediately hauled ass out onto the highway and air dried it, only to leave hard water stains scattered all over the car, along with with dirty splash marks from the wind pushing it out of the windows and door handles.
So basically, what the hell am I doing wrong here? I unfortunately don't have any covered/wind-free area to wash it, and unless I want to wash it on road-base, I have about a 45min-1hour time frame that the sun isn't directly on it, but still up high enough to see. I'm using Maguires(sp?) soap, with a soft hand-mitt that hasn't been abused.
I've read a lot over the past couple days and have a few things I want to try, but would love some opinions from people who have maybe had the same problems? Thanks for any help in advance!