Waterless Wash

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eboose7
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Waterless Wash

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I just discovered a great product for maintaining my '56 Thunderbird. Washing a classic car with water creates the risk of rusting, especially in areas which are out of reach where water can collect unseen. My car is stored in a garage with a CarCapsule Showcase and driven for Sunday drives on warm, sunny days. Still, contaminants in the atmosphere can cause damage to the paint requiring washing to remove them, so I only use a waterless wash on my car. This time of the year, pollen is a big problem in the area where I live. I have used several waterless washes, but recently, I tried the Ammo Hoseless Wash and really like the way it works on my car. It also leaves a measure of protection on the paint. I like waterless washes in general, but like this one in particular. I am not being paid to say this. I just wanted to share a product that I think will help preserve the car I love. After all, we don't own these beautiful cars--we are just stewards.

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RAVEN
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Re: Waterless Wash

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OK, you have the hook in my mouth, and can feel you reeling me in!!!
WHAT IS A WATERLESS WASH?
How do you lift the soiled and fallout products that are all over your car without water to carry it in suspension?
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SBurney
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Re: Waterless Wash

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I know this topic is a couple of months old, but I’ll jump in anyway.

It’s not actually a waterless wash, but rather a rinse less wash. A product that I use for light dirt is Optimum No Rinse. Heavy dirt gets a full on 2 bucket wash in the driveway with Optimum Car Wash. Light/medium dirt gets a 2 bucket wash in the garage with ONR in the wash bucket. A microfiber mitt moderately wet with ONR solution making a single straight line pass over a part of the car before being rinsed in the second bucket & re-wet in the ONR bucket. When the whole car is washed it is then dried with microfiber towels-no rinsing and very little runoff on the garage floor. Very light garage dust and spot cleaning (like for bug guts) or touch ups is done with ONR in a spray bottle and multiple microfiber towels (like the yellow ones from Costco) so that once a part of the towel passes over the car it is not in contact with the paint again. There are a lot of you tube videos showing the technique.
Steve Burney
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