Well I guess I should review the products I am using or have used.
Car wash soaps
Armor All Wash and Wax-This washing liquid is pretty good. It gets your cars clean but it may take you some good scrubbing to remove some of the tougher dirt. It leaves the car pretty shiny too! It definitely does not replace a wax though! If you can find it on sale or for cheap I would recommend it, but I truly believe there are better soaps out there.
Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash- This soap is a little bit better than the Armor All. It seems to remove dirt easier. It does not have any sort of wax additive though, but I don't think that really matters. It does not get really foamy or anything, it just gets the job done and leaves your car clean. I recommend this if you can find it for a good price, I am still going to be trying many more car wash soaps to find one I truly like.
-Kit Carnauba Wax- I don't recommend this. It does not work well. Not much shine. And not much protection. It's cheap price enticed me, but I am not too fond of it.
- Nu Finish Polish- "The Once a Year Car Polish"... at least that's what they say. I used it. It applies and comes off pretty easy. It gives your car a DECENT shine, but only decent, and that doesn't seem to last long. It does seem to provide protection for your car and does bead water somewhat, but there is hardly any shine.
-Turtle Wax Express Shine- This is a spray on wax. And it actually creates a better shine than the other two. It makes your car look nice. It goes on and comes off easy. You can wax your car with this in a very short time, but if you want to keep it looking good you will have to apply this stuff every time you wash your car! It wears off quickly. But if you are looking for a quick wax before a show or something this may help you
I recommend it for someone who is short on time and wants a short-term shine. For someone looking for a long lasting wax and shine this definitely isn't it.
-Rain X Glass Cleaner- It repels water during the rain, which is great! It makes driving in the rain much easier due to increased visibility, but I only recommend using this on the outside part of your car windows. I really do like this stuff, but I would like to try Invisible Glass with rain repellant and compare the two. I recommend it!
-Invisible Glass- This does not repel water, but this stuff is still awesome. I use this on the interior part of my windows. It streaks even less than the Rain X! It's great! It makes glass much clearer than Windex ever could! I recommend it!
-Armor All Extreme Tire Shine spray- This stuff is nice. It is super easy to apply. Just spray it on your tires and let it dry. It stays shiny for a little over a week as long as you're not driving through water all of the time. It's a very standard spray on tire shine. If that's what you're looking for, than pick this one up if you can find it on sale.
-Armor All Extreme Tire Shine gel- This stuff is also nice. It takes a bit longer to apply. As a gel you have to scrub it on with an applicator pad (which they provide with the gel). The gel produces a good shine, but it is not as "wet looking" as the spray. However, this stuff lasts quite a bit longer. Usually 2-3 weeks which is great. I would try another gel maybe if you're looking for super shine, but overall this is a good tire gel. If you can find it on sale or for a better price than the other gels then give it a shot.
Armor All- The well known standard interior cleaner. It leaves your interior super shiny, in fact, too shiny for me. It would become a distraction sometimes while driving because of the light reflecting off of it. Using this also causes your interior surfaces to feel greasy which I hated. I don't recommend this unless you like greasy feeling interior.
Turtle Wax ICE Interior- I really do love this stuff. It applies very easy. It makes your interior look brand new. No super shine. No grease. Just a clean, brand new looking interior. I definitely recommend this product!
-Simple Green cleaner- I have used it when cleaning my engine bay. The stuff does a great job. It is much less harmful than other engine bay cleaners. It really helps to get rid of all the dirt and grime. I recommend this for cleaning the engine bay or anything around your house/garage haha.
-Kit Scratch Out- It says it can remove minor scratches, and it means minor. It wont remove anything but the tiniest of scratches and it doesn't seem to work too well at all. I don't recommend this. I was just lured in by the cheap price when I first began to attempt to detail my car.
-Water Blade- I really like the water blade! Using one will reduce the time it takes to dry your vehicle drastically! It takes so much water off. It works like a squeegee, but it's soft and flexible so it wont scratch anything. Just make sure it's clean before you use it! I definitely recommend one of these. It will help you dry your car way faster.