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#92815 - 01/26/09 09:45 AM What is up with waterless car washes
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Registered: 02/05/07
Posts: 259
Loc: Mandan, ND
I have been reading about the 'waterless car washes' and would like some input. If they work as advertised it would be great, but I seem to smell some snake oil. If you have a car that is
coverted with road grime which would include sand
and gravel would be an open invitation to a big bunch of scratches. Any input from users of this
product would be much appreciated.

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#92816 - 01/26/09 12:41 PM Re: What is up with waterless car washes
J.B. Offline
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Registered: 12/02/00
Posts: 10504
Loc: North East
I usually use the waterless car wash products on lease vehicles. Very rarely on the vette..

your concerns are well founded and I would probably avoid using them on the car unless its a light dusting etc and even then...Not really.

Works great on leased vehicles though.

I use ultra mist on the lower portions of the vehicle from time to time..(even the vette)

Great on wheels too...

Not on the flat surfaces from the top half of the vehicle upward..

On the lease vehicles ...I use it all over and its a snap.

no problems but then I don't usually care as much.

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#92817 - 01/27/09 07:58 AM Re: What is up with waterless car washes
Smokensparks Offline
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Registered: 08/21/04
Posts: 2631
Loc: Never Never Land
Agree with J.B.
I wouldn't be comfortable using any such product on my Vette under any circumstances. no

#92818 - 03/04/09 12:35 PM Re: What is up with waterless car washes
hcvone Offline
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Registered: 01/08/01
Posts: 3096
Loc: Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvani...
I have already taking Z-6 detail spray and cleaned a very dirty car, you have to really flood the surface to get the dirt loose. I have several customers that use waterless car wash, many of these products use kerosene and other solvents to "protect" the surface, but these can cause other problems, and usually over time you will see surface scratching, at least I do on the cars I see.
Carl V.
*Authorized Zaino Distributor*
*Authorized Amsoil Dealer*

Huntingdon Valley, PA.


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