Ten Waterless Car Wash Techniques That Work

by : James Dudra

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).

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

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

• 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.

• 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.

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

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

• Preferably use on a cool surface on in the shade.

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

• If your car is very dirty (mud, heavily caked salt, etc)Computer Technology Articles, 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.

• 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 touch™ waterless car wash