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Old 14th March 2016
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Waterless Wash and Wax?

I've seen 'waterless wash and wax' recommended on one forum I use, but is it any good?

When Aldi had it in last I bought a bottle. I've not tried it in earnest, but used it on a small already clean area on my car. It came up nice, with a 'silky' wax type of finish.

I'm reluctant to use on a dirty area as I feel the dirt might scratch, although the 'blurb' states that the dirt is lifted off and lubricated so it doesn't scratch (however that might work!).

Anyone had experience of the stuff?

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Re: Waterless Wash and Wax?

I wouldn't trust it, as any dirt would undoubtedly damage the paint finish. A wax solution would provide some lubrication, but dirt particles would still be abrasive if rubbed with a cloth or sponge.

Anyhow, what is the point?
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Re: Waterless Wash and Wax?

I use snap and seal which is a waterless product it works well is easy to use. Only two cloths needed one to put it on the other to remove and polish, it is easy rub no real drag.
I have not seen any scratches or marks, but if very muddy I would hose down and sponge the day before. Not sure if I need to as why would a wet sponge/ cloth be any different as they both push the dirt around one uses water as a lubricant the other a wax emulsion.
One thing I will say it lasts a good time and builds a polish surface with use.
I find it is quicker to clean the car using this product with a good result.
Hope this helps?
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Re: Waterless Wash and Wax?

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I use snap and seal which is a waterless product it works well is easy to use. Only two cloths needed one to put it on the other to remove and polish, it is easy rub no real drag.
I have not seen any scratches or marks, but if very muddy I would hose down and sponge the day before. Not sure if I need to as why would a wet sponge/ cloth be any different as they both push the dirt around one uses water as a lubricant the other a wax emulsion.
One thing I will say it lasts a good time and builds a polish surface with use.
I find it is quicker to clean the car using this product with a good result.
Hope this helps?
That's more or less what I've heard reported. The little bit I tried was quick and easy to do, and left a good finish. I still don't understand why it won't scratch though.

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Re: Waterless Wash and Wax?

When the car was clean and shiny, I'd use it on light dust or light grime in the summer. Anything too heavy is likely to scratch. I've you've got the car protected with a good wax or sealant it's a quick and easy product to extend the interval between another protection.
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