I wash my black 01RS one panel at a time, then rinse it because it dries very fast in the sun and leaved marks. I use a chamois to dry the car, but I have never tried the california water water blade before. I use a good coat of wax and it brings out the shine with some buffing. Admit it though, when clean and freshly waxed, nothing beats a clean black subie! Mothers is a popular brand and I hear good things about it, but I have not used it, try different ones and see what you like. I use those dense blue sponges for good cleaning and dense foam, but store it in a plastic zip-loc bag so it dosent get anything in it.
[ June 07, 2001: Message edited by: dcoty ]