Cheapest temporary protection/cleaning equipment, techniques and routine?
I'm a bit strapped for cash for a couple of months after buying my car. I intend to get some decent kit over the summer to look after her properly, but I can't afford it now so I need some temporary protection and kit, as cheap as possible with the aim of looking after it as much as possible for about 4-5 months.
My car is an Ibis White A3, brand new. I'm not aiming to make it look amazing just yet (she looks pretty good anyway, at 400 miles she's not had time to get too mucky)... my priority is protection and maintenance.
What equipment/products do I need, what should I do with the car, and how often? I can spend about £50-70 right now, and then add to it as I go along.
I think I need: (Excuse the non-technical names)
Buckets x2, one with a grit grille
A shampoo/wash type thing
Suggestions(/demands for) anything else, and recommendations for the cheapest of each worth using, appreciated.