A waterless car wash is a high lubricity pre-mixed spray detailer that is used to heavily saturate a panel and then you carefully wipe any dirt or road grime off to a dry shine. Waterless washes should only be used on vehicles with light dirt accumulation. They're a fast way to clean your vehicle between washes.
You can choose from ready-to-use formulas, like Pinnacle Liquid Crystal Waterless Wash with Carnauba, or you can opt for a concentrate, like Pinnacle Liquid Crystal Waterless Wash Concentrate with Carnauba. The most concentrated waterless wash available is BLACKFIRE Waterless Wash Concentrate.
A waterless wash with a built-in wax, like Pinnacle Liquid Crystal Waterelss Wash with Carnauba, adds protection as you wash your vehicle. BLACKFIRE takes a similar approach with their Wet Diamond Waterless Wash, except it adds super slippery polymers.
One of the newer waterless wash products is the Wolfgang SiO2 Waterless Wash. Wolfgang SiO2 Waterless Wash is an inventive new approach to a waterless wash. By combining the benefits of Silica (SiO2) with the lubricity and ease of use of a waterless wash, Wolfgang SiO2 Waterless Wash will make your entire detailing process much easier than before! The SiO2 in Wolfgang SiO2 Waterless Wash creates an extremely hydrophobic surface tension that will ensure water beads up and rolls off your paint.
Just spray on Wolfgang SiO2 Waterless Wash
And wipe off!
Choose your waterless washing towels carefully. A very soft towel with a deep nap provides ample room for dirt to accumulate in the towel, rather than being rubbed against the paint. A thin towel with a flat weave or nap will not provide anywhere for loosened dirt to go, so it will be rubbed against the paint as you wipe. Good towel choices are the Shine & Buff Waterless Wash Towel or the Cobra Supreme 530 Microfiber Towel.
The key to working safely with a waterless car wash is to use plenty of clean, microfiber polishing towels. Fold your towel in half and then in half again, creating 8 sides. After using all 8 sides of a microfiber towel, quit using the microfiber towel and switch to a new, clean microfiber towel so you don't simply transfer dirt removed from one panel to another panel.
Using a Waterless Wash
Speed up the process by using your waterless wash of choice in one of our 48 ounce Chemical Resistant Pressure Sprayers!
Slicing your car up into sections.
Here's a suggestion for slicing up the car into sections when washing with a Waterless Car Wash. I start at the top like most of you but add a twist...