Why Washing Your Vehicle Using Dish Washing Liquid Isn’t such A Good Idea...
Many people still think that washing their car using a statutory Dish Washing Chemical
is OK.. In fact the salts used in Dish Washing Detergents harm the finish on the
car and, far from protecting the paint finish can cause harm due to the microscopic
scratches caused by the salts.
A waterless car wash or dry wash is a technique used to wash a vehicle without the
use of water.
This technique uses a product that contains a mix of ingredients, including wetting
agents, lubricants, surfactants and protectants.
The surfactants enable the wetting agents to surround dirt particles, leading to
emulsification (the dirt is dispersed into the liquid).
In some products, a protectant, such as carnauba wax or a form of silicone polymer
is left on the surface, which provides glaze. The product may also contain a polishing
ingredient, such as kaolin clay, a super fine abrasive that buffs out small surface
After the product is sprayed on, it is wiped off with a clean, dry towel. After the
wipe-down, some polishing agent and some glazing or waxing agent may remain on the
A second towel is used to polish the car by buffing the agents that remain behind.....