How Does Waterless Car Wash Work? | Black Paint Bentley Continental GT | Chemical Guys Car Care


Hey guys,
today in the Detail Garage we’re going to be putting to rest some
misconceptions about waterless washes. Now more and more is the popularity
growing with this waterless wash because it saves time, it saves effort, and it’s
saving water but a lot of people still think that it scratches paint, it’s not
actually doing anything for the finish, and also that it’s wasting money. But
today we’re going to put to rest some of those misconceptions on this 2008
Bentley GT Continental C, which stands for convertible, and the reason why the
top is down is because the owner says the motor is shot and it’s stuck down. So
we can’t use a foam wash because obviously that would make a huge mess which is
one great reason why we’re using waterless wash. Now here we have our
brand new waterless wash. This is Swift Wipe and that picks up anything on the
surface from water spots bird droppings dirt and debris while leaving behind a
protective layer of sealant. With any waterless wash what you’re basically going to
do is spray it on the surface give it a chance to emulsify any of the abrasive
particles of dirt and then wipe it off using a Premium Microfiber Towel. Now
you’ve seen us use these green towels a lot. We’ll go over what these are these
are our workhorse towels which is a 70/30 blend that picks up anything that’s on
the surface and it traps it inside these micro noodles here and this is going to
gently wipe it away from the surface without scratching it. So we’ll start
here I’ll do half the car to show you just the difference that there is. If you
get close to kind of hard to tell on camera but this car actually has
scratches all over it but that’s to be expected on dark-colored car such as
black because it’s gonna show any kind of imperfection but we don’t want to add
any new imperfections so we’re going to show you the proper technique to use a
waterless wash. Obviously there’s some common sense that needs to be used while
you’re using a waterless wash. You want to give it a chance to emulsify and trap
anything that’s on the surface so I’m giving this a chance, just a couple moments, to
pick everything up. It’s also adding lubrication on the surface. An old
detailing trick is also to spray your towel. Using a waterless wash
and a damp towel prevents any kind of scratches. And now we’re gonna work in
straight lines and I’m also rolling the towel just like I do with EcoSmart or
any quick detail spray and that’s gonna create a fresh edge instead of grinding
it all in on this one edge and I’m gonna start down here just working in
straight lines. I’m not putting pressure on the towel
it’s just basically the weight of my hand.
I’m working in straight linear motions. This is to prevent any kind of swirls. Now I’ll flip the towel over and just buff away any of the excess. So there you go you
can see that right off the bat by working in straight lines I haven’t
added any new imperfections. You can look in the paint work these scratches look
more organic and going in all different directions but I don’t see any going in
the pattern that I was. So just from first glance this car’s obviously going to
need to be polished to restore that shine and it looks like there’s some
kind of tree sap or water spots that embedded in the paint so we’re gonna
try claying it first and then we’ll move on to the polishing steps to remove
those scratches and swirls. So for today we’re gonna finish off with the wiping
and then in our next episode we’ll show you how to clay it and polish it to restore
that shine. Now up here this is a trim piece that’s
actually chrome and this is something that you guys have been asking for is
how to properly maintain these and detail this. On a regular car wash you could
just let the soap saturate the area and then wipe it off with a microfiber towel
or your wash mitt but since again we can’t put the top up on this we don’t
want to stain the interior leather with a quick detail spray or waterless wash.
I’ve just sprayed the towel and I’m picking off whatever was on the surface
and the same way that we did with the paint just buff off any excess to reveal
that shine and also we’re leaving behind a protective layer of sealant which
repels water spots, dust, debris to keep this car looking its best for
longer. Just like we do with our regularcar washes we’re starting at the highest
point and working our way down because it’s harder for abrasive particles of
dirt and heavy particles of dirt to stick to areas like this but on the flat
panels this is where it all basically lands and it will stick. So if we decided to
clean here and then work our way from top down already you’re getting dirt in
areas we’ve already cleaned which is 1: A potential to scratch the paint and it’s
also making more work for yourself. So by working methodically from top to bottom
almost like you’re peeling layers it’s the best way to get the best results and
it’s also saving you time and effort. What’s great about a waterless wash as I
mentioned is it saving natural resources such as water. If you look at this we’ve
only used about half an ounce to clean the majority of the side of the vehicle
and on a regular car it could use anywhere from 10 to 80 gallons depending
on the size of the vehicle to wash it by rinsing it, foaming it, and then rinsing
it again and also you have two buckets full of water so that’s actually a ton
of water you’re using just to clean up light dust and debris. So what I always
say is if you can clean it with a less aggressive approach or the easiest way
that’s the best to save yourself some time, effort, and in this case, natural
resources. Now one of the best features of a waterless wash is its workability so you can use this in your driveway you can use it in the car show you can use
it in a carport or even–