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DP Ceramic Rinsless Wash Review & How-To by Mike Phillips
What is it?
A 5-in-One product Silicone Dioxide or SiO2 infused concentrate that you can custom dilute to create a rinseless wash, waterless wash, clay lube, spray detailer and car wash additive.
What does it do?
Enables you to wash your car 4 different ways and also use as a clay lube and no matter how you use it - you add SiO2 protection.
When do I use it?
Anytime your car is dirty and you want to get it clean or anytime you are going to clay your car's paint and need a clay lube.
Why should I use it?
To maintain a clean car while at the same time adding SiO2 protection, gloss, slickness and shine.
From the manufacturer
DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash
A ceramic wash without a lot of water!
DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash is an SiO2 based formula that adds protection and hydrophobicity to your wash. Being able to be diluted into five different products, DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash is a very versatile product that can be used in a variety of ways. DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash is designed to be used with ceramic coated vehicles, to provide a lubricated wash that is gently on the surface, but tough on contaminants. Best of all, you need very little water to use DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash.
We don’t always have access to a hose of running water. A lot of us live in apartments or condos without the capability or sometimes weather is a factor. Not only that, but not all washes are created equal, these days you need a wash that will work with your newly coated ceramic surfaces. To fit both of these instances, you need DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash.
DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash gently and effortless cleans your surface of contaminants. Contaminants including dirt, grime, dust, bug guts and more. Not only does it remove it, but thanks to its highly lubricating formula, you don't have to worry about harming the surface as you clean. Plus, DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash is a rinseless wash, meaning all you need is a two-to-five-gallon bucket of water. So, if you don't have a hose hook up readily accessible or need to wash in the winter or in your garage, you can still wash your car.
Infused with SiO2, DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash uses this unique property to add hydrophobicity and protection. This allows for water beading, causing water and contaminants to bead up and roll away, rather than sit around and cause water spots.
Plus, SiO2 helps to boost your already applied ceramic coating.
The detailing doesn’t stop with a washing. Instead, with DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash you can dilute the product to make,
1. Rinseless Wash: 1 oz. to 2 gallons of water
2. Waterless Wash: 1/3 oz. to 16 oz. of water
3. Clay Lubricant: 1 oz. to 128 oz. of water
4. Detail Spray: 3 oz. to 128 oz. of water
5. Car Wash Additive: 1/2 oz. to a bucket of soapy water
- Dilute 1 oz. of DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash with 2 gallons of water. - Soak your rinseless wash mitt or microfiber towels in the solution prior to use. - Starting at the top of the vehicle, wash one 3 x 3 sq. ft. area at a time. - Once a panel has been washed, dry it immediately. - Continue around vehicle.
A co-workers dirty Hyndai!
Robert, one of the guys here at Autogeek that works on the Autogeek.com store site, was kind enough to let us use his dirty Hyundai Accent for a video and my review. Actually in this shot the car is clean, I took this the day I wrote the review. Just wanted to show a full size view of the car used for this review and our video.
First allow me to photo-document that this car is in fact very dirty. It rains a lot here in South Florida and anytime you drive in rainy traffic you get dirty, oily ROAD FILM all over your car.
No Mock-up Mike
I don't do mock-up. It's simply not my style. So I photo-document all my work with accurate before pictures to show the true condition of a car before I use a product. And with the pictures shared above, I think you get the picture - she's dirty!
While you can create up to 5 different types of products with this one concentrate, because the name on the label reads, RINSELESS wash, that's how I'll use and show this product.
I'm a huge fan of the Grit Guard, I particularly like the Kawasaki Green models....
Mix the proper dilution
The recommended dilution is 1 ounce of DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash to 2 gallons of water. Inside this bucket I have 3.5 gallons and the small mixing cup you see in the picture holds 29.6 cc or cubic centimeters, which is approximately one ounce. So I'll fill this measuring cup twice for this level of dirt on this car.
Mix rinseless wash and water together thoroughly!
Next I use the Mike Phillips Stir Stick to thoroughly mix the rinseless wash concentrate into the water for a uniform mixture. This is important, don't skip this step BUT you can use a non-human stir stick.
Next dunk your wash mitt, microfiber towels or preferred wash media into the solution...
You want your wash media saturated but you also don't want to waste product so allow the excess liquid to escape back into your bucket.
Then wash one panel at a time. For larger panels you can break them into smaller sections.
Look how much dirt came off just the driver's side of the hood!
When using a single wash mitt or wash media - after washing a panel, press the wash mitt against the Grit Guard and rub it back and forth over the grill. This will loosen and allow the dirt to come off the fibers so you don't simply transfer dirt from one panel to the other panel.
I'm a flat weave kind of guy....
After washing a panel or a portion of a panel - next wipe this section dry using your favorite drying towel. I'm a huge fan of Guzzler 20" by 40" drying towels not because they are the best performing drying towels but because they have a FLAT WEAVE design that is very unlikely to ever become contaminated with particulates that can scratch paint.
Repeat this process of washing and drying one panel at a time to the rest of the car.
Clean, bright and white again!
And that's how easy it is to wash your car using a rinseless wash anytime you don't have access to running water or you're in a situation where you cannot use running water.
I'm a believer!
I'm not the biggest fan of rinseless washes as I tend to prefer to use a waterless wash for most of the types of cars I detail professional. That said, for dirty daily drivers and grocery-getters, when you don't have access or the ability to use the traditional water hose and bucket method for washing cars, then the rinseless wash technique is a time-proven winner for getting a dirty car clean again.
Strong enough to cut oily road film
The film of dirt you saw on the car in the first pictures plus the dried, baked-on bugs literally lifted and floated off the car as I moved the wash mitt over the various body panels. There was very little scrubbing effort on my part and to me this means there must be a fairly stout cleaning ingredient in this product. At least strong enough to take on oily road film and dead bub bodies.
High lubricity formula
Something else I noticed too was how silky it made the water in the bucket feel. The mixture of the DP Ceramic Rinseless Wash and water had a silky velvet feel to it and my guess is this is the lubricating aspect of the formula. No matter what brand of car wash soap you choose to use, lubricity is a key feature to look for simply because car paint is scratch-sensitive, this means while most clearcoat paints are hard, they still scratch very easily, so a high lubricity wash solution is a something you want when washing your own car.
SiO2 protection and water beading
Best of all was the way this product made water bead-up on the car after simply using the product. As a part of the video Yancy and I made for this product, after washing and drying the car we came back and sprayed water on the hood to see what it would do and as advertised, the water beaded-up as though the paint had been regularly maintained, (which its not). here's some pictures from that portion of the video we made.
Here's Yancy filming...
I used an IK sprayer with normal city tap water to spray down the hood and windshield of the car to see what would happen....
Uniform and easily apparent water beading - from just the rinseless wash
What you can't see here is off the the side Yancy is spraying the hood with water while I took this pictures, see how some of the beads form together and then roll-off as a solid stream of water? That's how the self-cleaning effect works. Anytime it rains hard, the water will bead-up, form together and then run-off or stream-off your car taking dirt with it.
At less than $24.00 for a 12 ounce bottle that will enable you to make 5 different products from a single concentrate. Be sure to order 3 extra spray heads and spray bottles so you can mix up the 3 spray-able products with their own unique concentrations, the waterless wash, spray detailer and clay lube. Remember - for the rinseless wash or to use with your regular favorite car wash you add this product directly to your bucket of water.
I've included links to the spray heads and spray bottles below. The spray bottle I've linked to comes with pre-marked dilution levels on the side of the bottle to making blending the proper dilution easy.