Welcome to the RAMz. I can only tell you what I do so take it for what it is. I only wash when its cooler and shaded (never in the Sun). First I rinse throughly and then I use simonize car wash with a mit. After that I shamie off completely. When I use wax (not every wash) I use the mequires quick spray. As for my rims I use a product called Wheel Wax, it is fantastic and helps with brake dust buildup and salt in the winter. I have attached a link for reference (http://www.wheelwax.com/
). Good luck and post some pics when your done !!