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Waterless Car Wash by Jason88Notchie
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Report this Post09-10-2016 05:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jason88NotchieClick Here to Email Jason88NotchieSend a Private Message to Jason88NotchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Have any of you guys ever use this stuff? I used it on my hood today and it seemed to work pretty well. Had a couple bird droppings on there and it dissolved them right off. And left a really good shine to boot.

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Don't know about that one, but I've used the Chemical Guys Eco-Smart RU on my truck before, and it worked pretty well.
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I used Meguiar's Ultimate Wash and Wax Anywhere. It works very well and is not too high priced. I used to run a static duster over the car first to remove any loose dirt and then spray it down.
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Meguiers , Mothers ,Simonize , they all make waterless wash and wax in spray bottles . I really like them , especially for my motorcycle .So easy to just spray on and clean all those hard to get spots .
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Anyone tried a vacuum window cleaner?
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Anyone tried a vacuum window cleaner?


What is that. Never heard of it. I usually use something like Mequires or JaxWax Detailer. It does great on not too dirty cars, water spots. I use it at car shows.

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Calling it a waterless car wash seems to imply the car can be dirty when you use it.
Id be afraid on a black car unless it was already clean.
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Originally posted by 2.5:

Calling it a waterless car wash seems to imply the car can be dirty when you use it.
Id be afraid on a black car unless it was already clean.


The Chemical Guys stuff doesn't require the car to be clean. My truck is black and it worked pretty great on it.



https://youtu.be/EJfzAHQr8mw?t=99 (A link because time indices don't work to embed apparently.)
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I've been using the ultra luster product for about a month now. Works really well. I would still run the car through a laser wash on a heavily dirty car then use the product after. I ended up buying 2 more bottles from the vendor at the Lube cruise-in a couple weeks ago. Should last me to next spring. I highly recommend this stuff. Leaves a nice brilliant shine, smooth and silky.
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Report this Post10-07-2016 11:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I could for sure use something like this instead of trying to find a carwash the morning of a car show sometimes. Must be better than a quick detailer.
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Calling it a waterless car wash seems to imply the car can be dirty when you use it.
Id be afraid on a black car unless it was already clean.


I do it on black cars all the time for car shows...the detailers dont leave streaks. I cant say on these other products since I havent tried them. If there moderately dirty, like got caught in a rain storm on the way, I carry a spraybottle of just water, and spray it down and wipe it off first to get most of the dirt. Havent scratched a black one yet. I buy packages of microfiber cloths and only use them once. After used, I use them for tires, wheels, engine bays, etc. They never work well after you wash them.

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I've been using Dri Wash brand for at least 15 years. Recently they have revised the formula and it actually shines better than any other polish/wax that I have used. I usually wash the traditional way, but if on vacation, I clean the car each morning before getting on the road. The Fiero 's don't get driven in the rain much, so I use it like a detailer to clean up before a drive or a show.It is sold sort of like the Amway system, with dealers . If you are a dealer, of course you get discounted pricing. But you can go on line and buy it. It is not cheap, but it doesn't take much product to get a car clean, though it takes several clean cloths and micro fiber towels.. I thought scratching of the paint would be a problem, but we even use it on my wifes RX 8 that is painted black cherry. Works fine, great shine, no scratches. Who would have thought?
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I've been using Dri Wash brand for at least 15 years. Recently they have revised the formula and it actually shines better than any other polish/wax that I have used. I usually wash the traditional way, but if on vacation, I clean the car each morning before getting on the road. The Fiero 's don't get driven in the rain much, so I use it like a detailer to clean up before a drive or a show.It is sold sort of like the Amway system, with dealers . If you are a dealer, of course you get discounted pricing. But you can go on line and buy it. It is not cheap, but it doesn't take much product to get a car clean, though it takes several clean cloths and micro fiber towels.. I thought scratching of the paint would be a problem, but we even use it on my wifes RX 8 that is painted black cherry. Works fine, great shine, no scratches. Who would have thought?


Totally agree. I was very apprehensive initially. I spent thousands on my paint job and I would have been sick if it got messed up. With this stuff I probably wont wax but once a year. Also the bugs and dirt don't stick to the car. So it doesn't dirty up so quick.
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Totally agree. I was very apprehensive initially. I spent thousands on my paint job and I would have been sick if it got messed up. With this stuff I probably wont wax but once a year. Also the bugs and dirt don't stick to the car. So it doesn't dirty up so quick.


I'll sure give it a try. One I can get in a store or online easily that is. I think I have seen Dri Wash on shelves somewhere.

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The Chemical Guys stuff doesn't require the car to be clean. My truck is black and it worked pretty great on it.


I've bought a decent amount of Chemical Guys products and so far have nothing but good results.
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Looking at which one now.

http://www.ultraluster.com/
Says it is an acrylic polymer / resin. Is there a downside to it? Would it build up to much on top of the paint or anything like that?

I think I have seen you guys quote three brands now, all good reviews it seems.

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Dry cleaning a car is an art.

The real trick is to get it wet to lift the dirt and use a micro fiber rag to pick up the dirt. I try not to do it much but at shows you sometimes have no choice.

My choice of wetting solution is Adams Detailer. It is great stuff and works great on a black car.

As for washing I use water but now use a Metro Airforce Blaster to dry the car. No it is not like a leaf blower as this really works with a stronger forced air that is warm that really drys the car fast and leaves no drips. It was not cheap but worth ever dollar.

The real key to anything is micro fiber towels no matter if it washing, drying, polishing, waxing etc.

But I would recommend Adams detailer as I have used them all and it is one of the few you can use on a black car in the sun and get away with it. I did three Pontiac shows and got one first in class at the nationals and two best of shows with a car that is still half original black GM paint. Prep and materials are key.
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Dry cleaning a car is an art.

The real trick is to get it wet to lift the dirt and use a micro fiber rag to pick up the dirt. I try not to do it much but at shows you sometimes have no choice.

My choice of wetting solution is Adams Detailer. It is great stuff and works great on a black car.

As for washing I use water but now use a Metro Airforce Blaster to dry the car. No it is not like a leaf blower as this really works with a stronger forced air that is warm that really drys the car fast and leaves no drips. It was not cheap but worth ever dollar.

The real key to anything is micro fiber towels no matter if it washing, drying, polishing, waxing etc.

But I would recommend Adams detailer as I have used them all and it is one of the few you can use on a black car in the sun and get away with it. I did three Pontiac shows and got one first in class at the nationals and two best of shows with a car that is still half original black GM paint. Prep and materials are key.


So that's a regular detailer though, not a "wet wash" right? I have and have used those too, mainly to spot remove bird poop or bugs.
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I use Dri-Wash too.... it's probably the same stuff just marketed under a different name. Still, my Finale was painted over 10 years ago and still gleams...
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So that's a regular detailer though, not a "wet wash" right? I have and have used those too, mainly to spot remove bird poop or bugs.


Well it is Adams detailer along with a microfiber towel.

It is so good I use it for even cleaning windows in the house.
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I use meguairs, it works great
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Works great on glass, it has clay in it. My wife bought some in Daytona bike week.
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I use it on the glass too. Works like rainx.
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I use meguairs, it works great


Me too, its just detailer though. Not waterless car wash, correct?
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