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Is It Possible To Wash Your Car Without Water?
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Is it Possible to Wash Your Car Without Water?

Washing your car without water? You might have heard about this technology, or you may have even tried it and liked it. But most likely waterless car wash is still news to majority people.

Some even perceive it as fraud marketing. However, those who have tried this innovative way for car washing, will most likely agree that its a real and working thing.

The origins

It is a novelty and it isn‘t at the same time. Waterless Car wash idea originated in Australian army due to the need to keep cars cleaned in the draught climate. The technology then outgrew into mass market due to its convenience.

Waterless car wash products are of course most popular in countries and regions with the strict water consumption regulations, i.e. UK, USA, and Australia. Likewise it is in Holland, where it is suggested not to wash the cars or water the lawns on hot summer days. But recently, this technology is rapidly taking over its market share in various European countries.

The environmental issues

However, most of them old technologies that are still found in the market contain hazardous, toxic materials and are indeed very harmful for both – environment and health. The new generation waterless car care products are opposite to those – no harsh chemicals and toxins make them really environmentally friendly. Water saving is a huge bonus here!

Why is it becoming so popular? Experts have counted that it takes from 80 to 380 litres of water to clean one vehicle. Additionally, eco-friendly car wash products eliminate toxic run-off and help to escape hazardous inhales. This is extremely important for indoor cleaning. And not only that – for most people it’s the economy and the convenience that counts the most. To completely wash the car one just needs to have a bottle of waterless car wash (try Eco Touch) and two special microfiber towels to wipe of the dirt and buff the car. Nothing else! So people can simply wash their cars anywhere outside or inside in just minutes – depending on how dirty the car is.

It takes around 150 ml of the product to wash the car, so one bottle can clean up to 3 cars, if you are experienced.

How-to picture

For those, who have never tried similar products – here is a simple picture: it takes around 20 minutes to wash the entire vehicle. When the product is sprayed on the car, the detergents and wetting agents in the product combine to soften and emulsify surface grime. The unique formula is designed to lift the dirt away from your car‘s paint to help ensure a scratch-free finish. The powerful plant-based surfactants dissolve grime quickly, while polymers leave a slick finish. The product leaves your car extremely shiny and works almost as effective as a car wax. You just need to clean the dirt with a special towel and then polish the car with a second one.

There are lots of people worrying about scratching the car paint and thus feeling insecure about using such technology. Indeed, some cheap substitutes are not that trustworthy, but it’s always advisable to look for some third party proof that the products will not scratch the car paint and will work as it talks.

Nevertheless, the concern about scratching the car paint is very sensible, certainly. And yes, if the car is extremely dirty, it is always suggested to better rinse the dirt of your car before using the product.

However in most cases, drivers are freed from the hoses and buckets, cage of various chemical products and muddy bogs and can wash their cars anywhere in the city or even on the meadow.

Future is here

Even experts and market researchers claim that Waterless is for sure the wave of the future. Due to water restrictions, washing your car in your driveway is already heavily restricted in a number of countries. So the convenience, the economy, and the environmental issues are definitely going to enthral the drivers.


Street Talk

I like the idea but am still adamant about using this technique. I have heard of the technology in the but passed on trying it. I may be being a little eccentric . This is the first time that I've actually read in depth detail about the process. Thanks Don

Reply
  about 1 decade ago

I use a microfiber cloth to was the car inside but I never thought of using it on the outside. I would be afraid that the dirt would make scratches on the paint if you don't use any water

Reply
  about 1 decade ago
  

Yes, it is indeed very risky to wash the car with a microfiber cloth by itself. I would never use it straight on the car surface. However, you would avoid scrached if you use waterless car wash (but not just pure water!!!) as its made of unique formula that lifts up the dirt from the surface of the car and only then you capture all the dirt with a microfiber towels. It also leaves a protective coat on the surface of the car. Should try out of you value convenience ;)

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  about 1 decade ago
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