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Has anyone tried any of these products, do they do exactly what they say on the tin?
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i once tried it on an old car.....the car has to be virtually clean to start with.

its basically a cheap version of meguiaiaiar's "quick detailer" spray.

spray on, wipe off, clean.

if your car is mucky, you will just smear "stuff" everywhere and scratch your paint.
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I wouldn't touch a waterless wash with a bargepole.
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I use one the misses got off one the shopping channels and it is pretty good. Agree the car mustn't be too dirty but as quick fix for someone who's anal about their cars cleanliness it's great. Not had any scratches or swirl marks to report. So gets the thumbs up from me (well the one I use does)
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I use one the misses got off one the shopping channels and it is pretty good. Agree the car mustn't be too dirty but as quick fix for someone who's anal about their cars cleanliness it's great. Not had any scratches or swirl marks to report. So gets the thumbs up from me (well the one I use does)
thats because most of them contain fillers....to hide the swrils.... better off with a bucket and a sponge...
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There's a big difference between the so called waterless wash products and a quick detailer spray which is used BETWEEN washes to keep the car sparkling. QD's do not replace washing in the conventional manner.
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Re: Waterless Washing

there is no wash without water.....
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Re: Waterless Washing

The product is question has been advertised al over the motoring press, miracle drywash. I was just wondering, given that it's not a quick detailer whether for car's that don't get too dirty whether it was worth a go? Their website seems to think it's a very good product and there are a fair few endorsements on the net.
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Basicly they are all scam products. a company that imports them to finland tried to sell my company few cases of it, but I refused after seeing how it works and the results.

You can't wash a car without water as lubricant so that you don't cause scratches. It's only possible if your car is VERY clean to begin with (in which case you could use a cheaper to buy instant detailer product instead).
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no no no i'd rather leave the car dirty.
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A mate of mine swears by waterless washing but i aint convinced.
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Re: Waterless Washing

The stuff is supposed to work by lifting the dirt off the surface and lubricating the paint while you wipe the grit and dirt away, so whilst "there's no washing without water", water with shampoo in it is essentially trying to do the same thing.

The question is not whether a car has to be wet to be considered "washed".. but more "does this stuff lift the dirt and lubricate the surface enough to prevent swirl damage?"

I'm personally not convinced.. but if 5 years ago someone told me I could get my paint super smooth by rubbing plasticine on it.. I'd have been dubious about that too.


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Re: Waterless Washing

It doesn't work very well, I tried it on a small panel low down yesterday and it just doesn't have enough liquid to lift dirt particles off the surface. I'm not saying it scratched the car but I felt uncomfortable using it. I think it is at best only to be used on a 'clean car' that needs to made 'very clean' quickly.

FYI I told the company that supplied it the same and they just came back with 'well, our market is expanding'. I'm sure the caravan club of GB are very happy with it......
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Re: Waterless Washing

The local petrol station are offering waterless carwash now called "Bio Wash". I tried it because the cue for the normal wash was too long and I was actually impressed with the results. My car was not too dirty but ive seen some filthy cars going through it and it works.

However, dirt here consists of mainly sand which is a totally different animal to what you guys face on the road in the UK. I would have my doubts to use water-less cleaning if I was in the UK
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