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      07-09-2019, 06:02 PM   #1
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Cool Waterless Washing HEAVY DIRT & ROAD GRIME - F30 Edition

Here I review the Meguiars Waterless Wax-Wash Spray.
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I took a trip to Utah for the 4th of July break, drove 10 hours (Total commute) and my F30 was full of dirt, grime, and dust! #DirtyF30
So, instead of the tradition handwash option, I decided to make a video about the waterless option.

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      07-09-2019, 08:43 PM   #2
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I use ONR, which isn't exactly water less, but it's a similar concept. If the car is just dusty I don't bother to rinse first, but if it's covered with heavy dirt, or road salt and sand in winter, I rinse it first.
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      07-10-2019, 09:43 AM   #3
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I use ONR, which isn't exactly water less, but it's a similar concept. If the car is just dusty I don't bother to rinse first, but if it's covered with heavy dirt, or road salt and sand in winter, I rinse it first.
Oh wow, I need to check that out. I was scared since the paint was dirty, I mean super dirty! But, this spray held its own and did well!
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Hi, sounds like it is worth a try.

How much of the spray was required to clean the car and would you say you could use this a few times before a proper wash or is it only for the occasional wash?

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I wouldn't use waterless. It's not good for the paint. It may get it clean but it also grinds the dirt and road grime into the clear coat / paint.
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Im sure it works great if you know what you're doing but I'm so terrified to even wipe my car if theres dirt on there, I would go this route on occasion but I don't trust myself if the car is filthy.
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Thats way too dirty for waterless, you prolly swirled the crap out of your paint lol.
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I wouldn't use waterless.
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Free swirl marks with a waterless wash
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      09-02-2019, 06:40 PM   #10
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That kind of stuff has been around for at least thirty years. It does have it's place, second-hand car lots use it because it's cheap and fast. No water bill and they don't give a hoot about scratches.
I highly doubt a new car dealer would use it.
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ouch dude you're doing it wrong to say. like others have stated that car is beyond filthy for a waterless. ONR is the popular choice for something like that whereas waterless is meant to be used on a car that has very light dirt or dust using multiple towels and heavy saturation of the product on the car to create a barrier between the paint and the towel.

i've used waterless on dirty cars and yes it does work, but if you care about the paint at all forget about it. your car hides many imperfections as well so i'm sure to the average the results look "amazing".
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Does California have a water ban on car washes too or only for watering the lawn?

I understand in certain part of the country where local government issues a water ban during a drought. That would be the only time I would attempt anything like this.
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I recently got a Trinova product similar to what the OP used.
https://www.amazon.com/TriNova-Water...motive&sr=1-15

I got it no charge as a promotion from Trinova. I tried it and liked it. The formulation seems similar to ONR, but instead of wiping it on and then drying it sprays on, so the wash process takes half the time. I haven't used it to replace ONR, I use it between ONR washings, when it's just dirty enough to need cleaning but not dirty enough to need to use ONR. It's expensive, but I estimate I'll get at least 30 washings from a bottle, so at a dollar per wash it's not so bad.
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