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    Re: A waterless wash question

    Quote Originally Posted by Bacovish View Post
    Ok. So I have read a few threads about waterless wash but need someone or Mike to help me off the ledge.

    Here is my delima. I am a bucket of soap and water guy. I also live down a unpaved driveway. I recently bought a dark color new truck so today I polished,sealed and waxed my beautiful truck. The issue is after slowly creeping down my drive I do tend to get a very fine layer of dust on the vehicle. I do wash my truck every weekend and would never use a waterless wash on a dirty truck with road grime and etc.....but I would like a pretty truck in between washes I would probably only use the waterless wash about once a week between normal washes.

    The last thing I want to do is scratch my paint and get swirls doing this. Do y’all think I would be ok or should I not take a chance.

    I'm very opinionated as I do a lot of rinseless washing, especially in the winter both on my person vehicles and others. Zero issues. I stand by the fact that a true waterless technique using a sprayed down panel and dry rag is fine for dust before a cars and coffee event but honestly, I never touch my car with a dry rag. I ALWAYS use damp rags even to dry my car.

    It's all about technique. Even with a bucket wash, there's no need to scrub. Just wipe to break the dirt loose and onto the rag. Wipe and roll and never wipe with the same area twice. I use a modified Gary Dean Technique and when really dirty, my rinseless involves about 1.5 to 2gals distilled water per car. I can and do in the non-winter months use less and perhaps use a spray bottle vs a dedicated sprayer but it depends on the conditions.

    I also stand by the fact that a ceramic coating will help too. There are many advantages that they offer.

    • Vehicle stays cleaner longer since dirt is less likely to adhere
    • Dirt comes off way easier and thus more safely as it doesn't bond to the surface as much
    • Their hydrophobic properties allow dirt to wash off when sprayed thus less dirt on the car when rinseless washing.
    • Coatings are hard - use a good one and put 1-2 layers on


    Opinions will vary but I've had and still do have black cars, including a pure black Audi and had zero issues marring my paint. IMO most marring is induced on drying not washing.

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    Re: A waterless wash question

    To OP - I was a bucket guy forever. Just couldn't believe that rinseless/waterless was safe. I finally got up the courage to try rinseless, and I will (almost) never go back. I use WG Uber and presoak the panels, and I firmly believe this is as safe as a bucket if the car isn't too dirty. It's also far less time consuming. If you follow directions and ensure you are using a clean towel surface, you should be good. I haven't seen any ill effects from the rw method on my moderately dirty cars. I'd give it a shot regardless of frequency of washes. Just my .02.


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    Re: A waterless wash question

    Quote Originally Posted by jdgamble View Post
    To OP - I was a bucket guy forever. Just couldn't believe that rinseless/waterless was safe. I finally got up the courage to try rinseless, and I will (almost) never go back. I use WG Uber and presoak the panels, and I firmly believe this is as safe as a bucket if the car isn't too dirty. It's also far less time consuming. If you follow directions and ensure you are using a clean towel surface, you should be good. I haven't seen any ill effects from the rw method on my moderately dirty cars. I'd give it a shot regardless of frequency of washes. Just my .02.


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