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How to wash/wax?

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OK, I know you're thinking what idiot dosn't know how to do this simple task! So it not that simple. My well water is very hard! Kinda like the old flinstoneish commercial of rocks pouring out of the sink. So that makes washing at home impossible. Did it once, never gonna do it again!
So I normaly go thru a drive thru wash with the brushes and stuff, but there's always spots missed. and I think I want to give her a good ol' carnuba coat. But obviously want a clean surface first.
Should I try a 3 step system like Meguiers(?) any other thoughts, tips, ideas?
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With the brushes? I go to the detailers and they use a spray wash only. No brushes at all. Hope your'e not offended, but i intentionally steer clear of brush car wash places. Unfortunately with my previous cars, i learnt the hard way that these brushes, were putting swirl marks on my duco and glass. For some reason my front windows, had excessive brush marks on the glass.

The same brush pattern on duco, was also on the glass. With my newer cars, i only frequented the spray wash places. Found out that the swirl mark, from brushes dilemma was eliminated. If you are comfortable with brush washes, that is your preference. I feel dubious and hesitant about those brush wash set ups. This is why i use a spray wash only. I make sure that it is given a chamois dry after. With the spray wash only, and the chamois procedure after my swirl mark problems are non existent. :)
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