I've always kept my cars in pristine condition using Meguiars and Autoglym products, however, I can appreciate that you'll never get a finish like you will with machine polishing.
Now I usually do the following:
Hose down car
2 bucket shampoo wash with mitt
Clay bar (twice a year)
Dry with chamois
Apply polish with pad
Remove polish with pad
With the above, I've seen some good results, but I really want to start using machine polishers/buffers to get an ever better finish.
Can anyone point me in the right direction of what to buy, how to use correctly etc?