Is Waterless Car Washing an Option?
Will it scratch my paint?
As long as you follow the instructions on the bottle, use a soft cloth or take it to a professional waterless carwash facility, there is no risk to destroy the paint job on your car.
First, you have to choose good quality products, which means avoiding those with silicone components. The bad thing about silicone is that it creates “drifting,” a process through which the particles get embedded in the paint, causing damage in the long run. This can be seen during touch-ups or after washing the car with water. The most significant risk is the damage caused by exposure to sunlight (UV rays) which will result in a loss of shine.
Next, pay attention to the technique. You need to apply small amounts of product and wipe it before it dries. Also, circular motions are not recommended because they move dirt around instead of removing it. The pressure you put on the cloth can also make the difference between a shiny car and one with micro-scratches.
Saving water should always be on our eco-priority list. Although in civilized countries it seems like it is abundant, we should treasure it as a resource. On the other hand, driving behind a dirty windscreen is dangerous, and most of us enjoy taking care of our vehicles and keeping them spotless.
Modern waterless cleaning products contain little to no chemicals, and the green options are all biodegradable since these are made from organic components, like living things. All you need is a microfiber towel and the products.
Does It Always Work?
The bad news about waterless washing is that it’s best applied to vehicles which are not heavily soiled. If you’ve been off-roading the whole weekend, probably you’ll need a traditional wash first to remove the heavy dirt. The solvents can only encapsulate and remove fine particles.
If you think this process is complicated, you don’t know how to choose the right products or are worried about the accuracy of your technique, why not take your car and leave everything up to the professionals?