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DP GR4 Graphene Wash Review & How-To by Mike Phillips

DP GR4 Graphene Wash.

What is it?
A car wash made using graphene-ceramic resins ingredients.

What does it do?
Uses high-foaming degreasers it cleans your car while revitalizing graphene surface coatings.

When do I use it?
Anytime your car is dirty and you want to get it clean.

Why should I use it?
To clean and restore graphene coated cars while maintaining a hydrophobic surface.

From the manufacturer

DP GR4 Graphene Wash

DP GR4 Graphene Wash is a washing system that revitalizes graphene surface coatings. Formulated with degreasing agents, DP GR4 Graphene Wash also cleans with its graphene-ceramic resins ingredients. The properties of DP GR4 Graphene Wash remove harmful contaminants, but not affect the hydrophobic surface and the durability the coat provides. You can use DP GR4 Graphene Wash with the traditional bucket system or with a foam gun, cannon or lance.

Graphene coatings are unique in themselves, requiring extra special care. Graphene has special properties that need to be protected, but at the same time, you want to be able to wash your vehicles with maintenance washes. So where is the middle grown? The perfect product to keep your graphene coating properties, but still be able to wash your car, is DP GR4 Graphene Wash.

DP GR4 Graphene Wash is formulated to be a multi-purpose washing liquid designed to not only clean but revitalize graphene coatings. Thanks to graphene-ceramic resin ingredients, DP GR4 Graphene Wash cleans your vehicle's surface that is laid with graphene coatings. Graphene coatings give your surface durability and hydrophobicity, which can sometimes be ruined by wash. But when washing your vehicle with DP GR4 Graphene Wash, these properties are not affected, but enhanced. Besides revitalizing the surface, DP GR4 Graphene Wash is formulated with a high-foaming degreaser that will easily remove even the most stubborn surface staining.

There are a variety of ways to use the DP GR4 Graphene Wash. You can use DP GR4 Graphene Wash in the traditional sense with the bucket method or in a foam gun, lance or cannon. When using it with traditional bucket method, add 3 ounces of DP GR4 Graphene Wash to a 5-gallon bucket and fill with water, using a strong jet of water to activate the suds. Next, take a wash mitt and wash the car, starting from the top and working your way down. Finally, fully rinse the entire car and thoroughly dry. If you are using DP GR4 Graphene Wash in a foam gun, cannon or lance, fill the reservoir with water and add 2 ounces of DP GR4 Graphene Wash. Shake the solution and spray the surface of the vehicle, allowing the foam to dwell for 30 seconds. Do not allow the product to dry on the surface, but instead wash the surface using wash mitt and then rinse and dry thoroughly.

DIRECTIONS:

In a Foam Gun, Cannon, or Lance:

-Fill your reservoir with water and add 2 oz. of DP GR4 Graphene Wash.
-Gently shake solution to activate the wash.
-Spray surface of vehicle with foam and allow to dwell for approximately 30 seconds, but do not allow to dry.
-Wash surface using a wash mitt, starting at the top and working your way down.
-Rinse fully and thoroughly dry vehicle to avoid water spotting.

In a Traditional Bucket:

-Add 3 oz. of DP GR4 Graphene Wash to a 5-gallon bucket and fill with water.
-Using a strong jet of water to activate suds.
-Wash surface using a wash mitt, starting at the top and working your way down.
-Rinse fully and thoroughly dry vehicle to avoid water spotting.

My lucky day!

It's been a few months since I washed my own car. Yeah I know, I'm a "detailer" - I'm supposed to have a clean car. I agree except this is just a daily driver that takes me from point A to point B and while I like it, it's far from an SIV or any of the monster trucks I've owned in the past. So yeah... if I don't get to it... I don't get to it. I'm normally too busy cleaning and detailing other people's cars leaving no time for my own car.

Multiple ways to use this new product

1. Normal bucket wash
2. Foam gun
3. Foam cannon
4. Foam lance

For this review we're going to use both the traditional wash bucket and also a foam gun.

Foam Gun Mixing

Fill the water reservoir with water first, then add 2 ounces of DP GR4 Graphene Wash. The little blue measuring cup holds approximately 1 ounce of liquid.

Mix 2 oz. of DP GR4 Graphene Wash into foam gun container.

Mix 2 oz. of DP GR4 Graphene Wash into foam gun container.

Pro Tech Tip

Always mix the soap and water solution thoroughly for best results. To do this I'm using the handle of a Speed Master Wheel Brush.

Mix solution thoroughly.

Mix solution thoroughly.

Then assemble the foam gun or whichever foaming device you're using.

Screw top of foam gun back in place.

Tighten lid on to reservoir...

Be sure to tighten the top of your canister.

Bucket Mixing

When using a traditional bucket wash approach, mix 3 ounces of DP GR4 Graphene Wash with 3-5 gallons of water.

Mix 3 oz. of DP GR4 Graphene Wash with 3-5 gallons of water in a bucket.

Mix 3 oz. of DP GR4 Graphene Wash with 3-5 gallons of water in a bucket.

Washing your car

I always recommend washing wheels and tires first for a few specific reasons. After wheels and tires, start at the top and work your way down.

Washing roof of car with purple microfiber mitt.

Washing roof of car with purple microfiber mitt.

She's a dirty girl...

Look carefully at the dirt level on the paint...

Washing side of car with purple microfiber mitt.

See it?

See the vibrant white color where I've ran the mitt over the paint? Then look in front of this area and you can easily see just how dirty this car was.

Line in dirt shows how dirty car was.

Line in dirt shows how dirty car was.

Line in dirt shows how dirty car was.

For those that might not know - the dark film you see on the paint is ROAD FILM.

Washing side of car with purple microfiber mitt.

Moving around the s.u.v.

Washing front of car with DP GR4 Graphene Wash.

Washing front of car with DP GR4 Graphene Wash.

Front of car covered in washing suds.

Dead bugs and road film - if you look you can see the line between the outer area I've moved the mitt over and the inner section that is un-touched.

Line showing how dirty car was before washing.

Rinse well

Rinse vehicle well after washing.

Rinse vehicle well after washing.

Rinse vehicle well after washing.

Rinse vehicle well after washing.

BOOM! - Clean as a whistle!

Rinse vehicle well after washing.

If you ever take the IDA Skills Validation Test - one of the questions includes -

What are some areas some detailers miss when washing a car? - The answer? The FUEL DOOR.

The fuel area is a commonly missed area.

Supa clean!

Back of freshly washed car.

This is called STRETCHING!

After drying the car using the 20" by 40" Guzzler Waffle Weave Drying Towels, I take one of the towels and wipe clean all the jambs and actually the engine compartment too.

Stretch the car open to dry all areas.

Final results...

Fully washed and dried car.

Review

Lovely scent
First - my favorite thing about this car wash is the GRAPE scent. Mmm.... smells good enough to drink.

Real Foaming!
Most if not all the car washes I've used that have some type of protection ingredient in them, including ceramic, wax, polymer, etc. and this example - graphene - Do NOT create foam or suds. Not even when used with a foaming device. No so with this product. I was pleasantly surprised to see it foamed up really well. AND - we did not juice the reservoir, that is we did not add any extra product. We mixed as instructed on the label and got good foaming action. In the real world, I know I and probably most of you don't actually measure your war wash soap when mixing for any type of wash and use what I call the glug-glug method, which is over-using the product or using more product than the directions state. That's because most of us want LOTS of suds! And of course, we all know, if a little is good... more is better. But again, when mixed at the recommended dilution, and that's using a QUART size foam gun, we had plenty of suds and the video we shot shares.

Excellent cleaning!
Look - this SUV was dirty. Not just dirty but neglected dirty. When I first read the info about this product and read that it contained foaming degreasers - I was a tick surprised? That seems pretty harsh for a car wash. But I have to say, it worked GREAT! It's as though my car's paint received a chemical-peel. The resulting paint, glass and plastic surfaces came out surgically clean. And whatever water beading was left on the car seem to be still intact.

Overall assessment?
This is a really nice car wash. If I had bought it, I would be happy and I would buy it again. Because I work for Autogeek, I get a sample to use for free. Lucky me. And my car? She's as clean as a whistle!

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