Rinse off the entire car first, removing as much loose dirt and dust as possible. Use very little soap, less then a capful, anymore is a waste and doesn't clean any better, will be hard to rinse off and tend to leave spots. Always wash in the shade using a microfiber wash mitt! Rinse mitt often! Wash a section of the car at a time then rinse off right away before moving to next section not allowing soap to dry on the car. Use a toothbrush to get in between body panels and other crevices and around lugnuts. Once the entire exterior and wheels have been done rinse the entire car once more. I use a soft brush to wash the inner rims, calipers and rotors. I move rather quickly when washing as I don't want the water to start drying on the finish. Start drying with a large damp microfiber towel, never use a terry cloth towel. They're too rough and will scratch your clearcoat. Once the car is dried as much as it can be with the microfiber use a motorcycle blow dryer to force excess water from all the cracks and crevices around windows, moldings, scoops, bumpers, grilles etc wiping water away as it's blown out with dryer. Once I'm sure car is 100% dry I'll move onto Step 2.Step 2 - Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay Kit.