I've seen a few discussions on here about what products you guys use your cars. I realize that there are no actual articles on here about how to actually detail. To me, the extend of my paint "protection" is a car wash every now and then and a really cheap (and probably crappy) wax job at the local car wash. Since I'm going to start washing my own car due to the carelessness of others at the car wash, I want to at least be able to detail my own car at the same time. How exactly do you do it? What products are necessary? What products are not necessary but would compliment the detailing? How often should it be done? Any specific tips or suggestions, warnings, etc.? When it comes to asking what products, I'm not saying what specific brands, but rather what these products are and what they do. I know I'll get varied answers to what brands would be best, so I figured I'd just find out what the products are, how they work, what they do, and then research myself to see what products would be best. I could Google the issue, but I don't think I'd get such a tailored response as if I ask here. Besides, I feel the need to try to lighten my bank of many questions. Thanks.