I must have my method all wrong! Just spent the past 2 hours cleaning my car, finished result looks good from a distance but I'm not that satisfied with my efforts lol. Only took about 40 mins to wash the bodywork using the 2 bucket method but in that time it kept drying and needing re-hosing down (though apparently I'm doing it too late as the dirt dries back on there and needs another wipe to get it off as the hose alone isn't enough). It then took another 40 mins to do the wheels and due to using brushes my entire right arm, front of shirt and paving in front garden are now filty from all the muck sprayed off the bristles. I can't even seem to use a brush properly as it leaves loads of mess on the inside of the wheels and brake calipers which I ended up wiping off with my fingers lol. I then spent the next 20 mins rinsing it all again (because after doing the wheels it was mostly dry) and drying it off with a towel. It ended up all hazy though as the towel leaves a film of wet on the surface, so the finished result up close is a right mess in places. Worst bit seems to be the roof where the dirt I washed off dried back on there and didn't get rinsed off at all . Still, I only got tangled up in the hose a few times today so it isn't all bad.
Rant over, just wanted to express my severe inability to wash a car! Might just go back to the one bucket and sponge method, my dad manages with that on his old car in about half an hour!