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How It Works:

DRI WASH 'n GUARD® Waterless Carwash is a combination carwash, polish, and protective glaze which can be applied directly to any dirty surface on a car without the use of water. It contains no waxes, Silicone or Teflon, nor is it simply a polish.

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DRI WASH ’N GUARD® is a non-abrasive formula, combining a complex range of ingredients that work together to soften even the smallest dirt particles on contact and cocoon them in a microscopic ‘jelly bean’. As the ‘jelly bean’ containing the dirt is wiped away the unique glaze compound bonds with every contour of the surface leaving a long lasting ‘deep’ sheen and enhanced paint protection which includes a UV sun screen.

DRI WASH 'n GUARD® Waterless Carwash™ is a High Quality Polymer car detailing, AND finishing product. It contains 47 ingredients, with the active ingredient named PolyGuard-3™, which contains extensive cross-linked polymers. Due to the high number of cross-linked polymers, it acts like an extremely effective automobile wax. The product contains a complex mixture of cleaning elements along with the polymer ingredients. With proper application, which is an easy process, the product lifts dirt from the vehicle by emulsification and literally surrounds dirt molecules as it lifts them from the paint/glass or other hard non-porous surface. At the same time, the application process initiates the cross chain polymer linking process that results in an extremely shiny, highly protective glaze finish. All this happens very rapidly due to the balance of ingredients within the product itself. The application process does not involve high pressure or extensive rubbing. The application process also does not require "soaking" (using a high volume of product). Read the following section to compare DRI WASH 'n GUARD® Waterless Carwash™ to conventional car wax.

 
 

Spray a fine mist of Dri
Wash 'n Guard® Waterless Carwash™ & Protective Glaze on to any non-porous
surface.

 
Wipe surface with a clean soft terry cloth towel until haze is developed, dirt is encapsulated by Dri Wash 'n Guard® and is lifted from the surface by the towel.
 
Wipe surface with the DWG® Buffing Towel to leave a high gloss finish and protective layer with no scratching.
Why Dri Wash 'n Guard® Waterless Carwash™ Surpasses Conventional Car Wax:
  • Conventional car wax, even the most expensive formula, does not provide adequate protection against the Number One enemy of your car's paint - Ultraviolet Radiation. DRI WASH 'n GUARD® Waterless Carwash™ was specifically designed to protect your car against dangerous UV rays.
  • Conventional car wax can fade and become yellow, and this can happen rapidly. Dri Wash 'n Guard® Waterless Carwash™ allows the true colour and sheen of automotive paint to shine through. DRI WASH 'n GUARD® Waterless Carwash™ does not cause discoloration, even after years of repeated application.
  • Dri Wash 'n Guard® Waterless Carwash™ has been tested under the most severe weather conditions. It works in extreme heat and direct sunlight and can be applied in freezing temperature (although the manufacturer recommends moderate temperatures).
  • DRI WASH 'n GUARD® Waterless Carwash™ has an extremely long shelf life - many years. Old-style, conventional, older technology organic car wax, however, is very temperature sensitive and does not store well. Most old-style car wax is never used... it just spoils in the can. Once opened, a can of older technology car wax has a very unpredictable shelf life.
  • Older technology car wax, due to its active ingredient, is sticky, particularly in warm and hot temperatures. This temperature sensitivity causes dust and automobile emissions to adhere to this type of car wax, eventually damaging the painted surface. DRI WASH 'n GUARD® Waterless Carwash™ is very slippery, never sticky, and adds a coat of clear glaze that protects your car and repels dust and automobile emissions. Your vehicle will feel slippery and will stay cleaner longer. We have completed considerable research for this information and have done years of field-testing with Dri Wash 'n Guard® Waterless Carwash™. It has always performed as advertised, even in the most adverse conditions. DRI WASH 'n GUARD® Waterless Carwash™ is manufactured with quality ingredients and is a quality product; there is no hype, DRI WASH 'n GUARD® Waterless Carwash™ is simply the best.
What You Need to Know About Car Wax:

Car wax usually does contain a "wax", but not always. "Car wax" is a generic term that refers to a chemical compound or formula that is used to make a car appear shiny and to protect the paint. Today's modern formula car wax is referred to by the automobile detailing and paint industry as a "finish product." Finish products are the final step in the detailing process and designed to enhance the shine and depth of paint on the car's exterior. The purpose of the car wax is to make the paint smoother, remove or make imperfections less noticeable, and make the paint last longer.

Conventional car wax is composed of tiny liquid particles (called emulsion) of solvents, abrasives, and active ingredients held in a water solution by emulsifiers. Emulsifiers are chemicals that help hold other chemicals together. Wax is differentiated from other chemicals used on cars because it has less abrasive ingredients, called powders, and these abrasives are very fine (sometimes extremely fine) and are considered "soft" by the automotive paint and car detailing industry. The active ingredients of car wax are a combination of waxes, silicone fluids, and/or polymers. Note: not all car waxes contain all these ingredients. The combinations of the fine abrasives/powders and active ingredients give the wax a dimension of depth, the degree of "shine, and longevity or durability.

Car waxes bring out colour and shine in the painted surface and provide temporary protection from environmental damage to the finished surface. Protection comes from a surface provided by the wax that is intended to wear away slowly. Car wax provides protection from paint deterioration by maintaining a barrier to environmental fallout or Acid Rain, which is very corrosive to automotive paint. Wax is considered to be very resistant to acidic conditions. "Dirt" causes abrasion on the paint surface and scratches the paint. Dirt that appears on automobiles is made up of petroleum product residue from exhaust emissions and auto tires, Acid Rain (which also contains emissions, plant materials from the air and roadways, and soil, and dirt. Oxygen has an oxidizing effect on paint. By applying a layer of wax between the air and the paint, oxidation is reduced. Waxes are not intended to act as cleaning compounds; all "dirt" must first be removed from a vehicle for wax to be applied properly and for wax to work correctly. From an industry perspective, automobile wax increases what is known as the "mar and slip resistance" of the paint. This means the paint surface is more resistant to scratching plus water and dirt accumulation. Automotive wax is what causes water to "bead" on the paint surface. The better the wax protection, the smaller the water beads and the greater the reduction in the ability of water beads to adhere to the paint surface.

Waxes vary widely in their longevity due to a large number of variables. A car that is washed daily with automobile soap and water can lose all the wax protection in less than two weeks. The generally accepted industry standard of longevity is 2 to 6 months. Waxes are not intended to last long periods of time, rather they are designed to wear away before the paint wears. In practicality, it is easier and reapplying wax is less expensive than repainting the car. Despite the fact that car waxes are not generally considered environmentally friendly, they can significantly reduce the need for car repainting, a procedure that is very, very environmentally unfriendly.

Until recently, the active ingredients in automotive waxes were composed of organic materials.

A material is organic wax if it is:

  1. Solid at room temperature
  2. Melts at a fairly low point (known as the thermoplastic point)
  3. Is not a polymer (more on polymers later). Automotive wax now includes the class of chemicals known as polymers, because they have been shown to possess all the criteria for car wax specifications

Wax specifications that are relevant to car wax are:

  1. Hardness
  2. Melting point
  3. Water repellence
  4. Resistance to environmental factors

Waxes that meet the specifications for good automobile wax are:

  1. Carnauba (vegetable) wax
  2. Bees (animal) wax
  3. Mineral petroleum (paraffin and microcrystalline) wax
  4. Mineral fossil (montane) waxes
  5. Synthetic polymer (chained ethylenic polymers) wax

A good wax for cars is fairly hard, melts at a reasonable temperature (not far from boiling point of water), is a good water repellent, and will stick to the paint. Many of today's commercial car wax products are made of combinations of different types of waxes. Some copy-cat waterless car wash products try and hold a wax in solution with a wetting agent. This is a recipe for disaster as you will scratch the surface of your vehicle. You will not see the damage these products have done untill the wax that has filled the scratches is removed. You will need an aggressive cut and buff polish to remove the damage these copycat products will cause.

Silicone Waxes:

Silicones are used in liquid polishes because they are more durable (last longer) than wax polishes. Silicones became available in a liquid form for polishing autos, planes and boats in the 1950's. Silicone polishes were easy to apply, had a significant depth of shine and were more durable and longer lasting than waxes. Silicone polishes had some advantages but they also demonstrated serious problems, particularly when a vehicle required painting. Molecules from silicone polish will undergo a process called "drifting" or "drift" causing the silicone to embed into the painted surfaces and penetrate into the pores of the paint. This silicone penetration into paint causes severe problem during repainting or touch up process. Whenever the paint is washed by water, it will literally cause the silicone to embed further into the paint. The silicone will continue to drift down through the paint and then into the vehicle's metal. Over time the silicone will continue to embed into the paint on a vehicle, thereby exposing the surface to the elements just like conventional car waxes, composed of Carnauba wax, when they melt (due to summer heat) or during a regular car wash.

Once silicones have permeated the paint, the primer and the metal, paint will not properly bond to the metal. The silicones make the new paint "foam" which causes minute pockets of air in the newly applied paint. This is called "entrapment." As the paint is curing and the solvents are flashing off, the tiny pockets of air will slowly work their way to the surface and create what is called a "pin hole." Sometimes these entrapped air pockets cannot reach the surface before the surface has cured, and they become entrapped. So, if a vehicle is parked in the sun after it is painted, the paint can separate almost immediately. The air bubble expands from the heat; the paint softens, and the entrapped air reaches the surface, creating more pinholes! Depending upon the quality of the formulation, silicones will hold their protection for approximately 6 to 12 months. Because there is no mechanism to prevent drifting, the silicone will eventually drift all the way to the base metal, thereby effectively ruining the vehicle's exterior.

Teflon (PTFE) Treatment:

Telfon (PTFE) is a relatively new product additive in the auto care industry. Some automobile product manufacturers who market these products advertise Teflon wax, (sometimes referring to them as sealants or polish) as an extremely long lasting product, with a protection span for your vehicle's finish for anywhere from one to five years(sometimes longer). Unfortunately, this claim is dubious. Teflon has a dull, flat appearance on the vehicle's surface, so if a large enough quantity is used to "protect" the paint, the paint will, in fact appear dull, this makes the entire procedure all but useless. For Teflon to be applied to a metal surface effectively, it must be baked on at a very high temperature. Applying a spray on version of Teflon or mixing the Teflon with water does not effectively bond the Teflon to the surface it is being applied to. The chemical formulation necessary to make a good binding cannot be completed at low temperature. In theory, Teflon has advantages, in practical applications however, it does not meet customer expectations. Most car waxes that contain Teflon have actually added only a very small amount of Teflon into the wax or sealant yet they call it a Teflon wax or sealant. Because the amounts are so small the Teflon added is ineffective as a finish protector, once again casting doubt on the products effectiveness. Even the manufacturer of Teflon does not recommend using it as a car wax additive... read the next paragraph.

The maker of Teflon (DuPont) has issued the following statement: "The addition of a Teflon fluoro-polymer resin does nothing to enhance the properties of a car wax. We have no data that indicates the use of Teflon is beneficial in car waxes."

Polmer Car Polish:

Polymer car polish is a high technological synthetic product now available to the automotive paint industry. Polymers are complex chemicals that are made up of endlessly repeating identical chemical units. Polymers that are commonly used are, polyurethane, polystyrene, polyethylmethacrylate, and polyethylene. Polymers exist everywhere and include wood, rubber, starch, protein and DNA. In the automotive industry, polymers are used in car polishes and waxes. A polymer type car wax that contains a high number of polymers is considered high quality; the lower the number of polymers the lower the quality of the wax or polish. Polymers make a large improvement in the quality of automobile finish products. However, in order for a polymer car wax to be considered better than conventional car wax, it must have a high degree of "cross linking". Cross-linking allows the long chains of polymers to form a connection to each other. A high quality polymer will be cross linked and will form a highly durable coating that is safe (non abrasive) to the paint surface. Low quality polymer waxes can yellow over time because they do not contain high quantity of cross-linkage... avoid those products. Dri Wash 'n Guard® Waterless Car Wash contains the highest quality cross-linking polymer product on the market, the ingredients have been specifically designed for the ultimate in protection, durability, longevity, and shine.

There is nothing on the market worldwide that cleans, polishes, seals and protects better than Dri Wash 'n Guard® Waterless Carwash™ and Protective Glaze.

 


 

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