Not everyone has access to or the time to perform a complete valet or detail on their car wash after wash. This could be to location factors, time, hose pipe bans or even just not wanting to go the lengths of an in depth 2-4 hour wash every week. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep your car looking better than most with a waterless wash product or even a combination of products that reduce the need for pressure washers and buckets alike.
We understand that many enthusiast and professionals, in the detailing scene, wouldn’t want to wash their cars without the use of all the equipment to prevent any form of swirling on the paintwork. This is correct and using lots of water as lubrication will indeed reduce scratching to car paint but using a waterless wash and other techniques you can achieve very similar results without the time.
Waterless wash solutions contain both cleaning and protective properties in one application with lift dirt away from the surface and leave behind a hydrophobic coating which can protect the paint from those very fine swirls. The longer you leave it between washes the more the dirt builds up but the fantastic element to waterless wash products you can use them straight away, just park up, grab the products and microfibres and get to work. Keeping on top of this process firstly improves the look of your vehicle daily but also save you time and hassle on cleaning a much dirtier car.
What is a dry car wash?
Is a waterless or dry car wash better for the environment?
Will a waterless or dry car wash scratch my car?
Not necessarily a scratch but certainly swirls. Without the large volume of water acting as a lubricant, small swirls will be introduced into the paintwork in areas with more grit and sand. To tackle this, there are a few things that can be done.
For the most effective "dry car wash" it is best to use a pump up foamer to apply a thick foam to the car prior to using the waterless wash solution. This will help loosen a lot of the grit and sand on the surface first and then use the cleaner to remove the dirt as normal. Having a hydrophobic coating in the form of a sealant or wax will keep the dirt off for longer and also make each dry wash a bit quicker and safer. Move over to the more eco-friendly way to wash your car and keep it spick and span daily.
Shop our range of waterless or dry car wash solutions and a few products which can aid in the more environmentally friendly car wash. If you need further advice or want to know more about the best practices for waterless washing, please contact us.
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