Sun, acid rain, wind, debris, and other harmful pollutants are the culprit for surface oxidation and eventually the ruin of a what was once a 'nice paint job'.
Is your 20 or 30 thousand dollar car worth the effort to protect, or is it just going back to dealer in a few years anyway? Car owners are understandingly becoming more diligent to protect their beloveds in an unpredictable market, knowing they may have to keep that precious investment for 5-6 years for a good return.
Waterless car wash formulas, although a whole new concept for most people, is a longtime secret of racing professionals everywhere. Different waterless formulations have a unique combination of cleaning agents, lubricants and carnauba wax combined and packaged to lift the environmental deterioration debris and oxidation away from paint and any other non-porous surface of the vehicle. Waterless car wash and wax products are designed to leave nothing behind but a professional show room shine.
There has always been a need for waterless car care in the racing world. Years ago, soap and water were used in the pits of race tracks to keep the cars clean and of coarse the sponsors happy. But poisoning oils, pollutants and wasted water was resulting in a major loss of traction. Waterless car wash technology was designed to solve the problem. Now, all over the world with the water epidemic, and environmental awareness heightening, these innovative waterless car wash products are increasingly in demand.
These various products offer the average person to perform immaculate detailing to their vehicle without knowing a snippet about auto detailing.
When choosing a waterless car care product it is important to note that the easier the wax goes on, the easier it comes off. In general a spray wax will not last the months and months that a paste wax would, BUT there is one thing to consider- With the ease of application and accessibility spray waxes offer, applying them weekly or every other week will protect your vehicle without any extra effort from just washing your car, anyway.
Be sure to find a wax that has cleaning agents and lubricants that will break down the wax that is on the vehicle previously to avoid getting a wax build up. But generally most of these products rated as "wash and wax in one" will provide an ongoing protective coat on your vehicle and will usually work on every surface of your car.
A quality waterless wash and wax not only protects from, but will quickly and easily remove the following:
* Surface Oxidation
* Tree Sap * Road Tar
* Dirt and Heavy Soil
* Fingerprints and Streaks
* Water spots
* Bird Droppings
* Tire Rub and Damage from Minor Accidents
* Grease and Oil
* Anything Else a Traditional Car Wash Would Leave Behind
The biggest difference between a waterless car wash and a traditional paste wax is the surface application. With so many waxes, sealants, and polishes you have to avoid certain areas of the vehicle. But with a quality waterless wash and wax you can apply it to all surfaces of the car to include:
* Wheels (Chrome, Polished Aluminum, Alloy, etc)
* Fiberglass and Plastic
* Polished Metal
Warning: Do NOT use any Waterless Wash without it meets the following 5 criteria
1: A great waterless car wash product must use a premium carnauba wax. It has the hardest finish, and is the longest lying wax available. This is the most important factor. Using a wash without the benefit of the wax adds no protection, where as the carnauba wax will give you the flexibility of washing it as often as you'd like. You may use the product every week and then take 2 months off, and come back toa protected vehicle.
3: Most car wax products leave a wax build-up, Make sure the wash and wax has cleaning agents and lubricants that prevent this from ever happening.
4: Waxing your car should be affordable. No matter the quantity or size of the package the wax is delivered in, it should be no more than $ 5- $ 7 an application. So if one can or bottle costs $ 25 and it will spread about 4 normal sized cars, that is about $ 6.25 per application.
5: Great car care solutions use minimal supplies. Waterless wash and wax formulas should only require the product and some microfiber cloths. Explore the options of the next generation of car washes liberally and without hesitation. They are designed to lift dirt from the surface of the car, and most of them are all gel coat and clear coat safe alike.
Realistically, it comes down to convenience. The convenience of being able to wash your car from home, work, in the middle of a road trip, or where you may be is priceless! And as of today, a waterless car wash and wax is the only way to attain a show room shine and provide you this convenience.