Ten Waterless Car Washing Techniques That Work

By: leduderah

People are always asking me, what are best practices for performing a waterless car wash? While the actual process is very simple, I figured I would give share some of the tips I've picked up along the way.

Materials required: waterless car wash product

and high-quality microfiber towels (two towels minimum, more if your car is moderately dirty).

&bull Wash your way from the top of the vehicle down. The lower body panels are typically the dirtiest and should be cleaned last.

&bull Clean one panel at a time. I clean as follows: roof, windows, hood, trunk, upper door panels, lower door panels, and bumpers.

&bull Make sure you spray the microfiber towel first to wet, then the panel you're working on. Wet-on-wet contact helps ensure a more efficient cleaning process.

&bull Wipe and lift the microfiber towel on your first pass across a panel. Repeat a second time with a little more pressure to help scoop up remaining contaminants.

&bull Use sparingly on windows. This is especially true if your waterless product contains wax, which can lead to smearing.

&bull If you're unsure on an area to use the product on, test first with a small spray in an inconspicuous area.

&bull Preferably use on a cool surface on in the shade.

&bull Avoid using below freezing temps, many of these products are water-based and will freeze on contact.

&bull If your car is very dirty (mud, heavily caked salt, etc), simply take it to a local self serve car wash and pressure wash it first to remove heavy residue first. Waterless car wash products which claim they can "do it all" I would approach with skepticism.

&bull Take note if it's windy out. You may want to spray closer to the vehicle's surface. Otherwise you may lose lot of the solution.

Hopefully you'll find these tips helpful the next time you perform a waterless car wash. For a more comprehensive look at these practices (including instructional videos and how-to's) please visit eco touchâ„? waterless car wash + polish

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