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Shawn T.
May 20th, 2011, 07:32 PM
Alright, so with all of the recent talk about waterless car washes and many different companies offering their own waterless wash (including Meguiars), I wanted to show my technique.


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And a little before/after.......


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Thanks for looking! Any questions?

Marc08EX
May 20th, 2011, 09:35 PM
Meguiar's has a waterless wash product? What is it? As far as I know, they don't have any rinseless or waterless washes.

Do you think that the waterless wash really helps not to induct swirls at all?

greg0303
May 20th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Very nice videos, Shawn.

I'm sold. This stuff really works well and easy.

Is it okay to use Tire Shine to clean wheels and shine tires?
Is Aquanil-X better than Tire Shine with cleaning wheels?

greg0303
May 20th, 2011, 10:13 PM
Meguiar's has a waterless wash product? What is it? As far as I know, they don't have any rinseless or waterless washes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKdYcqgFwIk

Meguiar's offers Waterless Car Wash System on Australian market when water restrictions are in effect.
It contains:
- car body duster,
- Last Touch Spray Detailer as Waterless Spray Detailer,
- Supreme Shine microfiber towels.

Marc08EX
May 20th, 2011, 10:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKdYcqgFwIk

Meguiar's offers Waterless System on Australian market when water restrictions are in effect.
It contains:
- Gold Class Versa Angle body duster,
- Last Touch Spray Detailer as Waterless Detailer,
- Supreme Shine microfiber towels.

Thanks for the info Greg!

Yikes they're using Last Touch? I'd be afraid to use that as a waterless wash. It's just a quick detailer...

Marc08EX
May 20th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Shawn,

How many towels do you use to do a waterless wash for the whole car? I'm assuming that the first pass towel gets flipped or folded over when you do the next panel right? Do you always change to a clean side for each panel?

Also, do you toss the MF that you used for the wheels and tires after using it? It's pretty dirty and I'm sure that the stain will remain there even after you wash the blue MF towel.

Thanks!

greg0303
May 20th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Thanks for the info Greg!
Yikes they're using Last Touch? I'd be afraid to use that as a waterless wash. It's just a quick detailer...

As long as cars are not super dirty it should work okay.

Marc08EX
May 20th, 2011, 10:46 PM
As long as cars are not super dirty it should work okay.

I agree... As far as i know, quick detailers are supposed to be used for very light dust only. I don't think that method is applicable in Shawn's car where it had been rained upon. Even for waterless, I wouldn't dare do that with caked in dirt/mud.. I'd only use it for dust.

Malo83
May 21st, 2011, 08:38 AM
I'll pass, I cringe when I see these videos yikes

Shawn T.
May 22nd, 2011, 06:16 AM
Meguiar's has a waterless wash product? What is it? As far as I know, they don't have any rinseless or waterless washes.

Do you think that the waterless wash really helps not to induct swirls at all?

I do believe that when proper technique is used, waterless wash products do not induce swirls.


Very nice videos, Shawn.

I'm sold. This stuff really works well and easy.

Is it okay to use Tire Shine to clean wheels and shine tires?
Is Aquanil-X better than Tire Shine with cleaning wheels?

Yes, Tire Shine can be used to clean and shine tires and clean wheels. I prefer using the Aquanil-X right now though. But, when the wheels are very dirty, I hit them first with APC+.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKdYcqgFwIk

Meguiar's offers Waterless Car Wash System on Australian market when water restrictions are in effect.
It contains:
- car body duster,
- Last Touch Spray Detailer as Waterless Spray Detailer,
- Supreme Shine microfiber towels.

Yup, that's the system!


Thanks for the info Greg!

Yikes they're using Last Touch? I'd be afraid to use that as a waterless wash. It's just a quick detailer...

Last Touch is actually quite good at being used as a waterless wash. It does a pretty good job when I tried it.


Shawn,

How many towels do you use to do a waterless wash for the whole car? I'm assuming that the first pass towel gets flipped or folded over when you do the next panel right? Do you always change to a clean side for each panel?

Also, do you toss the MF that you used for the wheels and tires after using it? It's pretty dirty and I'm sure that the stain will remain there even after you wash the blue MF towel.

Thanks!

The section of the towel is no longer used. I flip the towel over and use a clean section. Each section gets at least one clean section of the towel and sometimes 2. They always come out clean when I was them and I don't have any stains on any of them.

I use separate microfibers for the wheels that never touch the paint.


As long as cars are not super dirty it should work okay.

:xyxthumbs


I agree... As far as i know, quick detailers are supposed to be used for very light dust only. I don't think that method is applicable in Shawn's car where it had been rained upon. Even for waterless, I wouldn't dare do that with caked in dirt/mud.. I'd only use it for dust.

Caked on mud is the limit of the waterless wash. Do not use it on caked on mud or else you will be sorry. I would hose that off first if it's really heavy. But, if it is light mud then there is a rinseless product capable of cleaning it: http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47694.


I'll pass, I cringe when I see these videos yikes

Don't cringe. Give it a shot. You won't be disappointed! :xyxthumbs

Tuck91
May 22nd, 2011, 09:33 AM
While I do not use this wash method often ( once in a while) I think its nice that you have a system down, Shawn.

The car looks really nice & as it seems your finding your own way with your own products, process, & procedures.

Keep up the good work.

Shawn T.
May 23rd, 2011, 04:42 PM
While I do not use this wash method often ( once in a while) I think its nice that you have a system down, Shawn.

The car looks really nice & as it seems your finding your own way with your own products, process, & procedures.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks Nick! I really appreciate the kind words.

Andrew C.
May 23rd, 2011, 11:24 PM
Cool system Shawn. I like using ONR as my "waterless wash" because I feel that these spray on waterless washes are no different than using QD to wash your car.

But hey, if it works for you, you get good results, and you like it, then all the more power to you!

Giorgi
Aug 7th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Might I ask why do you use Wash + wax and not just wash?

2011Murano
Aug 7th, 2011, 01:48 PM
Shawn ,
Do those products leave stains on your driveway ?

Shawn T.
Aug 7th, 2011, 04:35 PM
Might I ask why do you use Wash + wax and not just wash?

This same company does sell just a wash but I like the wash and wax as it leaves such a nice shine.


Shawn ,
Do those products leave stains on your driveway ?

Absolutely not! These products are the most environmentally friendly products on the market.