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This is a discussion on Waterless Car Wash within the Mustang GT350 Detailing forums, part of the Mustang GT350 Garage category; Anybody have any experience with them? I found a Meguiar's Ultimate waterless wash I plan to try out sometime soon. Reason why is because it ...

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    Anybody have any experience with them? I found a Meguiar's Ultimate waterless wash I plan to try out sometime soon. Reason why is because it seems like washing it the old fashioned leaves tons of streaks.. I think I dry everything and water still ends up sliding out of random spaces.

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    I'd be more concerned depending on whether car is a dark color more of getting even more of those fine scratches you always will eventually get but even more so if theirs even the slightest dust on car with a waterless car wash.

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    I use the waterless product from Prolong - Amazon sells it. I also hand wash and dry with my Master Blaster blow dryer. It’s the one Wayne Carni pitches on Chasing Classic Cars - it works great - leaves no streaks but is time consuming.

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    Detailing is my thing! Waterless washes are great when used inside their lane. A waterless wash should be used more like a detail spray where a bit more cleaning power is needed over a standard Quick Detailer. I would never do an entire vehicle with a waterless method. If the whole car needs cleaning and I don't feel like a soap bucket, or it needs it but it's not quite bad enough for the soap bucket, I go with the rinseless method. That one had grown on me and I've become quite the fan.

    As mentioned, one of the many blasters out there (or a good 'ol lawn blower; provided you know it's clean inside) is what you're looking for to combat the water out of the cracks all the time. After washing, sheet the standing water off the car with a steady stream of water from the hose, then use the blower to get all the nooks and crannies, and then dry with your favorite microfiber towel and a quick detailer as a drying aid.

    I have all but converted to 100% Adam's products...go check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxy View Post
    Detailing is my thing! Waterless washes are great when used inside their lane. A waterless wash should be used more like a detail spray where a bit more cleaning power is needed over a standard Quick Detailer. I would never do an entire vehicle with a waterless method. If the whole car needs cleaning and I don't feel like a soap bucket, or it needs it but it's not quite bad enough for the soap bucket, I go with the rinseless method. That one had grown on me and I've become quite the fan.
    As mentioned, one of the many blasters out there (or a good 'ol lawn blower; provided you know it's clean inside) is what you're looking for to combat the water out of the cracks all the time. After washing, sheet the standing water off the car with a steady stream of water from the hose, then use the blower to get all the nooks and crannies, and then dry with your favorite microfiber towel and a quick detailer as a drying aid.

    I have all but converted to 100% Adam's products...go check them out.
    Hi galaxy. Just to add to your post: I live in an area with really hard water so I bought a water softener tank and do my final rinse with softened (deionized) water. This will eliminate water spots on dry days when you cannot blow the entire car before it dries. You can even skip the blaster if you like and you won't get any spots. I've been doing this for more than 7 years and as long as you monitor the water hardness and change the softener media when necessary, you'll never get water spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSoFine View Post
    Hi galaxy. Just to add to your post: I live in an area with really hard water so I bought a water softener tank and do my final rinse with softened (deionized) water. This will eliminate water spots on dry days when you cannot blow the entire car before it dries. You can even skip the blaster if you like and you won't get any spots. I've been doing this for more than 7 years and as long as you monitor the water hardness and change the softener media when necessary, you'll never get water spots.
    I agree with the water softener. I have been using it for years. My kids would make fun of me, thinking I was being foolish. I have dark colored vehicles. It comes in handy. Now they want to wash their cars at my house. LOL.
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    Thumbs up on the leaf blower to get water out of the cracks, etc. I use my cordless Ryobi every time! I've also been known to take my car or a quick drive around the block to help get H2O out of the wheels/brakes, etc. Trouble is you end up <lightly> re-rinsing the rear valance and around the wheels as they collect dirt.
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    Leaf blower...really? hmm.. well I use an air compressor for that application.
    I don't wash my car, only use a waterless wash, lot of good ones out there, the one I've been using is 3D https://www.autogeek.net/3d-waterles...hannelid=BIZRA

    and here's video instruction on how to use the product:
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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxy View Post

    I have all but converted to 100% Adam's products...go check them out.
    Yep, me too. So far everything has lived up to the hype. Just used Adam's waterless wash on all three Mustangs a couple of days ago, including wheels. No grime, just dust but they cleaned up well.
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    I switched from Meguiars Ultimate Waterless to this. It works amazing and attracts less dust.
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