Originally Posted by 8_is_enough
I hear you, but I live in an apt with a shared garage and no access to water
For basic washing, Optimum No Rinse works ok if your car is not too dirty. All you need is a bucket and some microfibers.
I hear you, I have access to a hose and driveway in SF so I use that when I wash the car.
I have seen some of the work for the detailing place in Japantown. They do a decent job... seen better but not bad. http://www.magicdetail.com
Otherwise check some reviews on Yelp for detailing places in the city.