Originally Posted by kimgt
since you're using a beach towel for drying i'm going to guess you don't have great stuff for washing either. You might want to get some a nice microfiber wash mitt, two buckets for washing (look up two bucket method) some grit guards, car wash soap of your choice. Also get a nice waffle weave towel for drying, very absorbent and safe.
Clay bar (I use mother's)
Paint polish - i'm using einszett polish wax
Wax - P21s, its a great canuba wax.
I have 3 years xp detailing for Toyota and let me tell you if you want to wash your car the correct way, use a boar's hair brush ($80), soapy water in bucket and pressure washer. To dry, use a clean silicone blade ($15) and then use a soft towel (not microfiber) to dry spots.
If you don't know how to buff professionally then just give it a good hand wax in shaded area one panel at a time.