Some things to keep in mind when cleaning vehicles
-any intense contact with your vehicles exterior causes micro marring whether it’s all at once or over time. Even cleaning by hand it is possible to take small pieces of dirt and other grit while washing or drying your vehicle and drag it across the surface causing light scratches.
This is great if you do not have access to a water hose or another steady supply of water. Or even want to clean your vehicle exterior in your garage at home. There are many options on the market, I recommend you try various ones over time to see which ones you like. Note* if you have a graphene or ceramic coating on your vehicle, it’s best you contact the installer for more specific options to use as a waterless wash or touch up. Many products have wax added or are hybrids like wax mixed with ceramic Sio2. (Wax counteracts the graphene or ceramic properties)
Waterless washing is great since you don’t have any mess from soap and water run off. But BE AWARE! expect to use 6-12 microfiber towels folded @ 4-8 sides each depending on how dirty the vehicle is. Once a side has been used or has any dirt on it from wiping, use a new side or start with a new towel. It’s much easier to buy or wash a new towel than get rid of damage done by dirt being scratched along the surface by over using of a towel. The microfiber towel should absorb the waterless wash chemicals and dirt from exterior. If it’s not absorbing, it’s likely just spreading it around. Be sure to discard or treat those towels with special restorative agents & meanwhile keep from using that microfiber towel on vehicles as the absorbing properties are gone.
The basic idea behind waterless wash is lubricant. This is what helps prevent the dirt from scratching the surface while being gently wiped away. (Same principle with Clay bar treatment)
So.. why not just use water and wipe away?
Water does not have lubricants, try this and you will scratch/ micro-mar your exterior rather quickly.
Does anyone else find cleaning there vehicle exterior slightly therapeutic?