How to use waterless car cleaner

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What exactly is a waterless car cleaner?

A waterless car wash is a pre-mixed spray detailer, with high-lubricity, that can be used to saturate a vehicle panel and then wipe away any dirt to leave a streak-free, dry shine. It’s an effective, easy-to-use and environmentally friendly alternative to a traditional car shampoo and wash.

What does it do?

It provides a deep shine and a rich lustre as well as protection against weather damage such as the damaging effects of the sun and corrosive rain. It cleans, protects and provides a showroom finish to a vehicle without any water waste, water spots, streaks or scratches.

Best technique for effective waterless car cleaner results

  • Choose a very soft towel with a thick, deep nap, preferably microfibre. This will provide ample room for dirt accumulation within the towel itself rather than being rubbed back against the paintwork.
  • Prepare your towel. Ideally, fold it into a format that affords you eight different surfaces.
  • Divide your vehicle into sections :- Roof, Side Glass, Horizontal Panels (Bonnet, Boot), Vertical Panels, Front and Back Skirts/Bumpers/Grills, Lower Panels and, finally, Wheels.
  • Start at the top of the vehicle – complete one section at a time.
  • Remember to wipe LIGHTLY and in ONE direction. Wiping in a circular motion is actually ineffective because you will be redistributing the dirt you’ve just wiped away back over the surface you’ve just cleaned.
  • Be aware of the towel you are using – because this wash product/technique lifts and retains the surface dirt, then the towel becomes soiled, so always pay attention and use a fresh towel surface when appropriate.
  • When one section is completely dry, then move on to the next.
  • Remember, the lower panels will be the dirtiest and therefore require the most work.
  • Note that you SHOULD NOT use the same towel for the wheels as for other sections of the vehicle – the wheels are subject to brake dust and you should not risk transferring that back onto any of the body paintwork!


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