Some extol the virtues of the “environmentally friendly” properties of the product, although reading up on many these mainly relate to the fact that it is saving water, rather than the make-up of the product itself.
Others talk up the cleaning properties of the waterless car wash products, although very few seem to go so far as to guarantee not to cause swirl marks on your paintwork.
So far I have resisted these products – but am I being too traditional? I admit we have always believed that for the safest wash possible as much as the dirt and grime should be washed off the vehicle with water, prior to the use of a good quality car shampoo and lambswool (or microfibre) wash mitt.
I agree that where we are talking giving the paintwork a final prep, having been driven to a show, then a good quality detailing spray and microfibre cloth will work wonders to restore the shine, but to do a regular weekly wash with a waterless product makes me a very nervous.
Many of the waterless car wash products claim to contain advanced wetting agents and emulsifiers which are meant to soften the dirt and grime on the car and encase each particle in a microscopic lubricated coating and lifting it from the surface of the paint, ready to be wiped away with microfibre towel or other suitable material (but not a chamois cloth)
But can such ingredients really and truly prevent the particle from swirling the surface of the paint as it is being wiped away?
Having had so many approaches I have finally succumbed to the possibility there may be something in the claims made by the manufacturers of these products and will be looking to test one or two over the winter. As soon as I have finished testing I will let you know the results in a further blog post.
Over To You
In the meantime I would be very interested to hear of your own thoughts and experiences with such waterless car wash products, especially if you have tried any of the ones below. Have you found they live up to their claims, have you found that they do or don’t cause swirls, have you got any photos or video? Please let me know.
- ONE EASY STEP: Premium formula conveniently and gently washes and adds wax protection in one easy step. Can be used anywhere with no hose, bucket, or rinsing
- WATER SPOT-FREE: Advanced chemistry contains a water spot-free formula coupled with a high-lubricity that protects the surface against swirling and scratching as it gently cleans
- LONG-LASTING BARRIER: Advanced polymer chemistry leaves behind a glossy, synthetic wax barrier that lasts weeks
- SAFE FOR GLOSSY PAINTS: Is safe and effective on all glossy paints and clear coat finishes, glass, chrome, polished metals, and plastic trim
- NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Ideal for those who do not have access to a hose, live in a city, or apartment, or are under water restrictions
- EXPERIENCE THE CONVENIENCE - Swift Wipe Waterless Car Wash allows you to clean your car anywhere, anytime without the need for water.
- ONE-STEP CLEANING SOLUTION - Swift Wipe effortlessly removes dirt and grime, providing a comprehensive car wash and shine.
- ENHANCED AESTHETIC APPEAL - Our formula includes advanced gloss enhancers and optical select spray sealants for a glistening finish.
- GENTLE YET EFFECTIVE - Swift Wipe is formulated with slickening agents that prevent swirling or scratching, maintaining your car's paintwork.
- LONG-LASTING PROTECTION - Every application leaves behind a non-stick protective coating, enhancing shine and durability against the elements.
- Specialty wash polymers of rise up in thousands of bubbles, lifting and lubricating dirt and debris from paintwork, helping prevent swirling and scratching.
- Maxi Suds II washes cars with mountains of slick suds and rinses clean with no residue or spots.
- Axi Suds II cleans and shines any color paintwork with unending foam, rinses clean, and will not etch or spot even in direct sunlight
- Create a slick wash surface to protect paint
- ✅ THROW AWAY YOUR DUSTER! This product is formulated using extra surfactants and lubricants in it that lift the dirt up and away from your finish and into the towel. When using this product, we highly recommend our specially engineered Waterless Car Wash towels with a waffle weave pattern to trap the dirt and dust into the pockets of the towel and reduce the chance of scratching with a conventional microfiber!
- ✅ EXTRA-SLICK LUBRICATING FORMULA! Adam’s Waterless Wash uses an advanced blend of emulsifiers and wetting agents that encapsulate the dirt particles, making it easy to clean and shine the paint without the use of water!
- ✅ NO WATER, NO HOSES, NO MESS! With the use of this product, you’re choosing a more effective cleaner that is designed for removing larger dirt particles without damaging your delicate clear coat. Follow with Adam’s Detail Spray for even more enhanced gloss!
- ✅ PLEASANT TROPICAL SCENT AND COLOR! Adam’s New Waterless Wash scent has a tropical aura to it and a new non-shifting color that will help it stand out on your shelf to allow for easy access! This Eco-Friendly option not only looks great on your paint, but it also matches the same unique coloring and fragrance as with any product from Adam’s Polishes.
- ✅ 110% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! Proudly crafted in the USA, this state of the art waterless car wash quick detailer spray is specially formulated using the most advanced technologies available. We pride ourselves on customer service and satisfaction and believe that this is THE BEST Waterless Wash Spray on the market! If you don’t agree, we’ll do everything we can to make it right.