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    Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash

    Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash


    Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash - Your new favorite product!




    Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash


    What is it?
    This is a SiO2 Rinseless Wash Concentrate that can also be diluted to make a Waterless Wash, Spray Detailer, Clay Lube and Lube Enhancer for your favorite car wash soap.


    What does it do?

    As a rinseless wash it enables you to wash your car when you don't have access to running water. As a waterless wash it enables you to wash your car with a the speed and convenience of a spray-on product. As a Spray Detailer, it enables you to remove fingerprints, dust and smudges in-between washes. As a Lube Enhancer, it increases lubricity of your favorite car wash when washing your car.


    When do I use it?

    In-between a normal car wash or in place of a car wash when running water is not available.


    Why should I use it?

    To give your car that just washed and detailed look while creating a hydrophobic surface that increases water beading for faster washing and drying, a self-cleaning effect when it rains PLUS leaves the paint feeling slick and slippery.



    From the manufacturer

    Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash is similar to the Wolfgang Uber Rinseless Wash, but with the added component of SiO2 to protection. This SiO2 protection will leave behind a hydrophobic layer of SiO2 on your car's paint. Safe to use even in direct sunlight so no matter the time of day or lack of shade, you can give your car a nice, luxurious bath. Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash’s high lubricating formula will remove surface contamination such as, dirt, dust and other debris, all without causing any harm to the surface. Once the surfaced is fully cleaned, all that will remain is a slick surface and a glossy look. Perfect for maintenance, Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash can be used to keep your ceramic coated surfaces looking good as new.

    Plus, when diluted correctly, Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash can also be used as a waterless wash, a detail spray, a clay lubricant, and a car wash additive!

    Rinseless Wash = 1 ounce per 2 gallons of water.
    Waterless Wash = 1/3 ounce to 16 ounces of water.
    Clay Lubricant = 1 ounce to one gallon of water.
    Detail Spray - 3 ounces to one gallon of water.
    Lube Enhancer = 1/2 ounce per gallon of car wash soap solution.




    My comments...

    I was given this product to test out about a month ago. I used it when I wrote a review for the Cobra 3-Pack Supreme Guzzler Waffle Weave drying towels. In the review, I shared pictures of my rinseless wash BUT - if you look at the review, I NEVER shared the product used.

    Here's a few pictures from this Guzzler towel review,

    My test car - 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

    This is my neighbors SUV. It's normally parked under a carport but it's been 2-3 months since it's been washed. In that time it has become covered in dirt from wind-blown dust and pollution and also when the landscapers use the Leaf Blower to clean the parking lot after mowing the lawn.




    First I mix up a batch of rinesless wash...





    Then in post #3 of the review, I shared these before and after pictures showing ZERO water beading on the paint BEFORE using the Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash and then dramatic water beading AFTER ONLY USING the Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash.




    BEFORE

    The day I drove the Toyota RAV4 to Autogeek, she was pretty dirty. It had just rained and I took these pictures.

    Note: Zero water beading.














    AFTER

    The next day, after washing the RAV4 it rained overnight and I took these pictures. Not only does the paint and car itself look super clean, but now she's beading water like I just waxed her!












    Fast forward to Thursday, October 8th

    It's been just about one month later and now I'm using production or retail product. Knowing what I know about how this product really works, Yancy and I walk out to the parking lot and look for a neglected car. A car that has not been recently washed and waxed. We found a Hyundai Elantra then tracked down the owner and obtained permission to use his car to make a video showcasing the product and for this review.


    Here's our demo car in the Autogeek parking lot, parked under a sap-dropping tree no less...






    How to correctly dilute the Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash

    Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash is diluted at one ounce per 2 gallons of water. Because I like to use a Grit Guard Insert in my buckets and because I teach and use the multiple towel technique for ANY method for washing a car, I put 3 gallons of water in a clean bucket and then added 1 1/2 ounces of Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash into the water.







    The Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash comes in a plastic bottle that has a built-in measuring chamber. One side of the chamber is marked in U.S. Standard measurements, (ounces), the other side is marked in Metric measurements,


    U.S. Standard - Ounces


    Metric - Milliliters





    After filling a bucket with clean water, 2 gallons, 3 gallons, 4 gallons, your choice, next add the concentrate. Remove the lid on the chamber side of the bottle but leave the lid on the opposite side.





    Squeeze the sides of the bottle to fill the chamber....




    Then pour the liquid in the chamber into your bucket of clean water.






    Using a stir stick, thoroughly mix the concentrate with the water for a uniform solution.





    After mixing thoroughly - your rinseless wash is ready to use. You can use this solution with a wash mitt, multiple wash mitts or like I'll show, with 10 clean microfiber towels.





    10 Microfiber towel Technique

    Next dunk your clean towels into the bucket filled with the Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless wash solution.






    Press the towels all the way into the solution so they are fully wet with product.




    Lift one towel out, you'll see excess solution streaming out the bottom end of the towel.





    This is TOO wet to use as it will simply waste product.




    Wring out the excess solution, (back into the bucket), so that it's still very wet but the solution is no longer streaming out of the towel when the towel is held over the bucket.




    Perfect. The towel is saturated with Uber SiO2 Rinseless wash but not to the point that it's running out of the towel.






    Washing your car with a rinseless wash - Wash and then dry one panel at a time

    Normally I would start at the top of the car, the roof and wash and dry it and then move down to the windows, then hood and trunk lid followed by vertical panels. But the best way to show you how this product leaves behind a ceramic layer of protection, it's simply going to work better to wash one half of the hood, dry that half off and then spray some water onto the hood.

    Here I am washing the driver's side of the hood.







    Now I'm drying the driver's side of the hood...





    Note the Guzzler Waffle Weave drying towel? These work great for rinseless washing.





    Now I'm simply spraying some tap water over the hood. You can easily see water is now beading up on the side I washed and dried while it lays flat on the un-treated side.








    The water lays flat on the passenger side but on the driver's side - the water is beading up and this is just from ONE wash. Each time you wash your car you'll create a more hydrophobic surface.






    In this close-up you can see the water beading on the right hand side - the driver's side of the hood.




    And of course, I'll finish the job.








    Review

    This is a really nice product. I liked it the first time I tested it out on our neighbor's Toyota RAV4. I tend to like waterless washing more than rinseless washing so first thing I'm going to do now that I have an opened bottle for our garage inventory is mix-up my personal bottle for my own cars.

    Slick and slippery
    Besides working great to clean both dirty and neglected cars I used this product on, something else I noticed about this product that I also really like is how slick and slippery it leaves the paint.

    If you like normal rinseless wash products you're going to LOVE this new SiO2 Rinseless Wash. It's like coating your car every time you wash it.




    On Autogeek.com

    Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash - 16 ounce

    Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash - 1 gallon

    Cobra Super Plush Junior Microfiber Towel - 16 x 16 inches


    Nice product!




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    Re: Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash

    More....


    Here's a short video Yancy and I made that shows,

    1. How to mix a rinesless wash.
    2. How to use the multiple towel method with a rinseless wash.
    3. The WATER BEADING RESULTS just from using this product.






    This was shot live in real-time, no mock-up. If you look at the side I washed carefully you'll see the surface tension created by the wash causing the water to bead-up. The other side, nothing, the water just lays flat.

    AND - The results you see are after just ONE wash. And this paint is NEGLECTED! If I were to continue washing my co-workers car using just this product it would be like applying a ceramic coating to the paint.

    This is a great maintenance wash for any coated car and even for neglected cars. So if you're NOT into detailing your car, BUT you want to protect the paint and keep it shiny, then this is the product for you if you like the rinseless wash technique.




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    Re: Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash




    For what it' worth, I've never been a huge rinseless washes but not because they don't work well but because I normally wash cars with either the normal wash method with a bucket of car wash soap and a water hose, or I'm using a waterless wash.

    Just peruse through my posting history here, careful though, with over 48,000 post - it might take you a while

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    And count how many times you see me using a rinseless wash as compared to a traditional wash or a waterless wash and rinseless washes are far and few between.


    That said, this rinseless wash is DIFFERENT. Besides worked great as a rinseless wash - it's like applying an SiO2 Coating to your car each time you wash it. It's not a heavy or concentrated application of SiO2 but just a light refreshing of hydrophobic gloss and protection PLUS it leaves the paint feeling noticeably slippery, something I prefer from any product I use on car paint.

    The real trick to washing a car safely when using a rinseless wash is using the multiple towel technique or multiple wash mitt technique versus using only one wash mitt one one towel.


    Watch the video as it shares the multiple towel technique. And if you like this idea, then I strongly recommend getting a collection of 12 towels and DEDICATE them for your rinseless wash process. Use them, wash them, dry them, inspect them when they come out of the dryer and then store them someplace safe until you need them again for the next wash.



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    Re: Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash

    More....

    Another comment or insight I want to share.




    When I first tested this product, it was when I did a review for Guzzler drying towels here,


    Review: Cobra 3-Pack The Supreme Guzzler Waffle Weave Towels 20 x 40 inches


    In the review, I shared a picture of the rinseless wash I mixed up to wash a neglected Toyota RAV4, this picture.



    My test car - 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

    This is my neighbors SUV. It's normally parked under a carport but it's been 2-3 months since it's been washed. In that time it has become covered in dirt from wind-blown dust and pollution and also when the landscapers use the Leaf Blower to clean the parking lot after mowing the lawn.




    First I mix up a batch of rinesless wash...







    I shared this on purpose - I actually thought some perceptive person on the forum would have asked me about it? Nope. Nothing. I would not have answered with the name of the product anyways because it wasn't available yet. But I did think someone might have been curios when I shared how this simple product took a neglected car with ZERO anything on the paint and then after just washing it with the new Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash.

    Here's before and after from the above write-up,



    BEFORE

    The day I drove the Toyota RAV4 to Autogeek, she was pretty dirty. It had just rained and I took these pictures.

    Note: Zero water beading.
















    I'm pretty sure that's MOLD growing on the paint on the roof...









    AFTER

    The next day, after washing the RAV4 it rained overnight and I took these pictures. Not only does the paint and car itself look super clean, but now she's beading water like I just waxed her!















    The next day it rained again, took this in the morning - there's a HUGE difference in surface tension after the rinseless wash.



















    The difference in water beading or more specifically, the ability for this product to seal and protect the paint from a SINGLE use is both dramatic and impressive. If it had NOT been both dramatic and impressive, I would have noticed and then told Andre the product doesn't work and I'm not writing a reveiw for it. I don't have a history of writing reviews or how-to articles for products I don't like and/or wont' use on my own car.


    I have switched over to this product for anytime I use a rineseless wash for my own two cars. If you already take good care of your car, then this is a GREAT maintenance wash to preserve whatever coating you're currently using or even to take care of a car with a wax or sealant on it.


    Nice product.



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    Re: Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash

    One more comment....


    Here's the car we chose to use in the video.

    Here's our demo car in the Autogeek parking lot, parked under a sap-dropping tree no less...








    Normally, when you want to showcase a NEW product you want to use a new car or a cool car in the video, basically something that's more eye candy than just some old car.

    BUT - after using this product on the neglected Toyota RAV4 and seeing how well it worked I knew the key feature, the key benefits of this new type of rineseless wash would be showcased BEST by a car that is NOT taken care of and in most cases this would mean an older car that is simply a daily driver transportation type car.

    Thus the reason Yancy and I used this old car instead of some fancy new car right off the showroom floor. And I must admit - it was kind of tricky to capture the way this new rinseless wash made water bead-up on previously dirty neglected paint. And - when doing this type of video work - you only have ONE chance to get it.

    So look at the before and after pictures for the above car and while they don't do the best job of show how well this product worked - I was there, I was doing the washing and just like when I washed the Toyota RAV4 - this product worked.

    And after shooting the video I had Yancy come over and feel how slippery the paint was after drying the driver's side with the Guzzler.


    Washing with a rinseless wash isn't for everyone but if you're a fan of the rinseless wash method or interested to give it a try, check this product out.



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    Re: Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash

    Hey Mike,

    Watched the video and of course read the reviews.

    So I ask if this works to add a 'touch' of SiO2 would this be a good drying aid?

    If that works safely then it would be a good final wipe down over an existing coating.




    I did find this in the product details (helps to keep on digging)



    Perfect for maintenance, Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash can be used to keep your ceramic coated surfaces looking good as new. Plus, when diluted correctly, Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash can also be used as a waterless wash, a detail spray, a clay lubricant, and a car wash additive!

    To make it waterless wash, at 1/3 ounce to 16 ounces of water.

    For a clay lubricant, add 1 ounce to a gallon of water.

    If you want to make it a detail spray, add 3 ounces to a gallon of water.

    And finally, if you want to add lubricity to another car wash, add Ĺ ounce to another soap. Itís basically a 5-in-1 product!



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    Re: Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomkirby View Post

    Hey Mike,

    Watched the video and of course read the reviews.

    So I ask if this works to add a 'touch' of SiO2 would this be a good drying aid?

    If that works safely then it would be a good final wipe down over an existing coating.
    I have not tried this product as a drying aid but I believe it would work well.




    Quote Originally Posted by Thomkirby View Post

    I did find this in the product details (helps to keep on digging



    Perfect for maintenance, Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash can be used to keep your ceramic coated surfaces looking good as new. Plus, when diluted correctly, Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash can also be used as a waterless wash, a detail spray, a clay lubricant, and a car wash additive!

    To make it waterless wash, at 1/3 ounce to 16 ounces of water.

    For a clay lubricant, add 1 ounce to a gallon of water.

    If you want to make it a detail spray, add 3 ounces to a gallon of water.

    And finally, if you want to add lubricity to another car wash, add Ĺ ounce to another soap. It’s basically a 5-in-1 product!

    I have the same answer, I have not used this product the other 4 ways it states you can use it but my guess is it will work great when diluted correctly.

    I'll dilute some for a waterless wash and give it a try. I think as a "maintenance" waterless wash it will work great and be a really nice product. Most of my washing is PREP washing not maintenance washing so I like over products for prep washing.


    Thanks for reading and commenting.


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    Re: Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash

    I don't have anything to add regarding the product since I've never used it, but can say I REALLY like the bottle it comes in. I've used a different PBMG product which came in the same type of container. The little reservoir for measuring the right amount of product makes life so much easier. I really wish packaging like that was more common. I'm sure it would be difficult to scale for 16 or 32oz bottles, but one can dream.
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    Re: Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post

    I don't have anything to add regarding the product since I've never used it, but can say I REALLY like the bottle it comes in. I've used a different PBMG product which came in the same type of container. The little reservoir for measuring the right amount of product makes life so much easier. I really wish packaging like that was more common.
    Agree. The built-in measuring chamber makes diluting the product fool-proof.




    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post


    I'm sure it would be difficult to scale for 16 or 32oz bottles, but one can dream.
    I never thought about but since your post - and now thinking of a 32 ounce bottle that the human hand could hold and squeeze - a person might have to be the Hulk to do it. The green Hulk, not the wrestling Hulk, even though the wrestling Hulk could probably do it.


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    Re: Review: Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Rinseless Wash

    Wow...since using the Wolfgang Sio2 wash Iíve been hoping for a rinse less wash would come out soon! Iím actually getting low on my WG Uber RW so this comes at a perfect time and Iíll be ordering in the next week or two!

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