I'm curious - are there no laws in the US prohibiting you from using detergent on the street, driveways etc? Its a bylaw here that you can not let detergent escape into the sewer systems, so I have to go to a car wash and clean there, then bring home. Referring to using Dawn to remove any wax. I've talked to one of the owners of the car wash and I can bring detergent and a bucket, but it either has to be late at night when no one is around or first thing in the morning.
I plan on detailing mine for the first time next weekend and this has been bugging me...