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Old 10-22-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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waterless car wash

So i was wondering if that waterless car wash or quick wash is any good?wont this put swirl in the paint? I am considering trying it...
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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Have been using Adam's Waterless Wash for a year now with their Waterless Wash Towels and no complaints. It plain works but every product has it's limits and imho if used properly and with clean good quality towels it will not mar your paint.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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It's good if you have light dust on your car. If you ever have light dust on your car, and it rained, you now have a film of dirt on your car.

If you have a film of dirt on your car, I wouldn't use waterless washes. They are great, but as said above, have their limitations.

Now if you have a pressure washer, I would have no problems with blasting the car and dirt off and then using a waterless wash
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It's good if you have light dust on your car. If you ever have light dust on your car, and it rained, you now have a film of dirt on your car.

If you have a film of dirt on your car, I wouldn't use waterless washes.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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do some research on "optimum no rinse and shine". lots of detailers are starting to use it to save time, money and natural resources.
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Waterless Wash, no matter who makes it, should never take the place of common sense and a 2 Bucket Wash with Grit Guards.

If the car has a light bit of dust, YES. If the car has seen any amount of length driving, rain, lots of wind, NO.

I am especially AR with my TBSS. I use Waterless Wash when I get to where I am going, then again, when I return home.

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I washed my car yesterday and want to take the dust off
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I washed my car yesterday and want to take the dust off
Sounds like a good time to use a waterless wash
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:24 PM   #9
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i only wanted to use it to get out the rub marks left behind from the spray wax I think I put it on when it was to hot out...But this waterless cleaner got it off!!
Both were maguires ultimate i think?!
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #10
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It's good if you have light dust on your car. If you ever have light dust on your car, and it rained, you now have a film of dirt on your car.

If you have a film of dirt on your car, I wouldn't use waterless washes. They are great, but as said above, have their limitations.

Now if you have a pressure washer, I would have no problems with blasting the car and dirt off and then using a waterless wash
I also use my California Duster before using the Adams WW. The two together produce a good quick wash in between bucket washes
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:56 AM   #11
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I used a waterless wash product and didn't really care for it. It left a haze behind that I couldn't remove, no matter how many clean MF towels I threw at it. Will stick with a quality quick detailer and two bucket wash technique.
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