A waterless car wash is definitely the most hip trend in car cleaning around. But is it just an evanescent trend? Not really, as waterless cleanse is a piece of cake that will leave your car happier than you’ve ever seen it. Waterless car wash products do work if you know how to properly use them.
1. How it works
You just have to spray on, remove the dirt with a micro-fiber cloth, and then make it shine using another. It’s fast and easy par excellence. That’s simply why waterless cleaners make your using buckets, sponges or vacuum cleaners seem a bit ridiculous. Moreover most of these new solutions leave a water-repellent finish that slows the grime’s build-up and prolongs the glossy look.
The ones who’ve already tried this revolutionary method all claim one thing: it’s better to clean your car using the traditional soap and water products in the first place, and then maintain its shine and fairness using waterless products.
2. For particularly dirty cars
The thing is that with cars that have a lot of dirt built up, eco cleaning is going to take a lot of time and definitely a whole bunch of clean cloths. But once you have a clean car, it’s the perfect way to keep it that way forever and ever. Because it requires no water, this method is the perfect maintenance program despite location. You can do it in your garage, or in front of your house, or on holiday, where ever.
3. Time & cost efficiency
It saves you a lot of time, time that usually costs money to save. Money given to random car washers, unless you are willing to pull the bucket out, the hose, 3 types of detergent, the rag… Wash, scrape, rinse, wash, scrape, rinse… While a drive-thru car wash can use up to 85 gallons of water per vehicle, which is huge, this eco-friendly method uses none. Considering the parts of this world where the water supply is at a minimum, such as deserts or in other areas stricken by drought, our using their one-year water supply per capita is a bit arrogant.
4. Product safety
As far as product safety is concerned, it is said that some products necessary to wash a vehicle without water are very harmful. Though it doesn’t seem like it, your car’s finish is very fragile indeed, and even dish soap can ruin it. Therefore, it’s mandatory to always use detergents that are specifically engineered for car washing whenever you decide to wash your car personally. Specialized detergents typically have a very low chemical content and consist primarily of water. Unfortunately, waterless soaps and waxes are almost entirely chemical based, lest you know what products to choose from. Their high chemical content is highly necessary, because without the help of water, the soap has a harder job to do in order to remove the dirt and grime from your vehicle.
5. Mind the sunlight
Another issue worth taking into consideration is where you decide to wash your car or have it washed, as waterless cleaning products are at loggerheads with direct sunlight. We strongly recommend you to apply our waterless car wash on a cool car panel for optimal results. Since these formulas are water-based as well, they will evaporate quickly if sprayed on a hot car panel, this resulting in streaking if you do not remove them in a timely fashion.
Should you ever find a waterless wash product that has no problem with direct sun exposure, it is most likely you’ve come across an oil-based formula that relies heavily on mineral spirits, petroleum distillates or other chemicals, which, by the way, won’t be listed on the packaging. While you think you are saving water, you are actually trading off for dumping petroleum-based cleaners right into the environment.
The best tip we can give you is to work in smaller sections and avoid doing a full panel at a time. First spray and wipe gently to remove contaminants. Then re-spray and buff the panel with more pressure to remove any residues left behind.
And last, but not least, you don’t need to worry about costs, as the waterless method is not expensive at all, an average product price would never exceed $20.