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Old 04-04-2021, 08:50 PM   #1
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advice and recommendations needed

after having to move, we are moving into a property where the car is away from the water and power source, I may be looking to go down the waterless Wass routine, and having been trying to keep the cars in good knick since going this forum, going down this route dreads me

at present I have EZ ceramic wax on it, not the best I know, but what I don't get about this waterless washing is what should I expect? after the car is cleaned I've been reading that it leaves a protectant behind, what exactly is it and how long would it last? will it go over other LSP's ok, and if I wanted to lay down a good LSP would I need to get rid os whatever some of these products leave behind?

what do you guys recommend, and is there a difference in products I need to be aware of?

very confused chap here
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Old 04-04-2021, 09:49 PM   #2
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If you can get a bucket of water to where your car is a rinseless wash would be better.
You can also get battery powered pressure washers that work out of a water container.
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If you can get a bucket of water to where your car is a rinseless wash would be better.
You can also get battery powered pressure washers that work out of a water container.
rinses wash doesn't leave anything behind I take it then?
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Yea most of them do, Feynlab do one that doesn't though.

A rinseless wash will be able to safely handle alot more dirt than a waterless wash.
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I use ONR for my door shuts. It does leave something behind but nothing that concerns me from a protection point of view. I agree with JU5T1N - I would deffo consider rinse less rather than waterless.

It may also be worth looking into if local car washes have a self-use jet wash... My local Tesco has one behind the petrol garage.
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so how do I go about laying down a new LSP, as most need to band to bare paintwork?
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There are some companies that make.....i hesitate to use the word detailing with regards to their products but they are a waterless wash system.
The idea being that it encapsulates the dirt and lifts it free from the bodywork and also adds a layer of liquid wax to the bodywork.

However, it is not what i would call a "quality" product compared to others. I think AmmoNYC do a waterless wash as well but then the expensive part is getting it shipped here
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There are some companies that make.....i hesitate to use the word detailing with regards to their products but they are a waterless wash system.
The idea being that it encapsulates the dirt and lifts it free from the bodywork and also adds a layer of liquid wax to the bodywork.

However, it is not what i would call a "quality" product compared to others. I think AmmoNYC do a waterless wash as well but then the expensive part is getting it shipped here
this is where it starts to get confusing for me, so what your saying is that unless I was it the way I am presently, I can't lay down any new LSP's of my choice, if its laying down its own liquid wax?
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Rinseless washes leave a layer of polymers on the surface, you can apply lsp's on top but the durability will be reduced or you could use a panel wipe before applying your lsp to remove what the rinseless wash has left behind.
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Rinseless washes leave a layer of polymers on the surface, you can apply lsp's on top but the durability will be reduced or you could use a panel wipe before applying your lsp to remove what the rinseless wash has left behind.
ahhhhhh yes, forgot about the old panel wipe!

its amazing how much you forget about when you've been doing it basically one way all this time
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