Sunday, March 29, 2020

Using Meguiar's Waterless Wash & Wax

Since I keep my Corvette garaged, washing it with soap and water every time seemed like overkill as well as a waste of time and resources.

But, for reasons unknown, I was resistant to the idea of waterless car wash products even though I have been hearing about them for years.

My car rarely gets dirty, unless it gets caught in the rain. However, after a few days of just being parked in the garage, you will see a thin layer of dust all over it. So—again—rolling out the hose and bucket was just a little too much ado about nothing.

And yes, I do have a microfiber car duster that works okay, that is until something gets smeared over the finish which usually necessitates a squirt of a quick detailer.

It was time to give a waterless wash a try.

My go-to brands for car detailing products tend to be Meguiar's, Mothers, and ArmorAll. I will try others from time to time, but I'll usually go back to the aforementioned brands since they work great in my opinion and, as the saying goes: If it ain't broken...


Being the smart shopper I like to think I am, I searched for the cheapest brand-name waterless wash I could find on Amazon. I like to support local businesses whenever possible, but I had a $10 Amazon gift card stashed away and needing this product gave me the excuse to use it.

After a quick search, Meguiar's Waterless Wash & Wax was the best deal I could find so I went ahead and ordered one, which thanks to my Amazon Prime membership, I received the very next day.

The application of this product is super easy, and all that's required is a clean rag. Preferably a clean microfiber towel.

And keep in mind that you won't need to spray a lot of the product either. Just a squirt or two for a 2'x2' area and that's it. I applied it in a straight motion to avoid swirl marks, something that my Vette, unfortunately, has a lot of.

The product hazes fairly fast and all you need at this point is another clean microfiber towel to bring out the shine. And I have to say that it does shine quite a bit. Plus, as an added bonus, it smells great!





I did the whole car in about 45 minutes which included all the exterior glass and the front air dam.

Of course, I am unable to leave well-enough alone so I gave the whole car a coat of CarGuys Hybrid Wax Sealant which is just as easy to apply and one that I strongly recommend. After that my '76 Corvette shone like a diamond.




So I am glad to report that I've found an easy solution for keeping my Corvette looking great between deep-washes... those that require a pressure washer, foam cannon, countless gallons of water, soap, a wash mitt, a bucket, and a drying chamois.

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Product Links... (#sponsored)

Meguiar's Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax | 26 Fluid Ounces
Mothers California Gold Waterless Wash and Wax | 24 fl. oz.
Chemical Guys Waterless Car Wash and Wax | 16 Fluid Ounces
ArmorAll 12 Ultra Shine Wash Wipes | 12 XL Wipes
Adam's Waterless Car Wash | 16oz
Rain-X Waterless Car Wash & Rain Repellent, 23 oz. (Pack of 4)
All-Purpose Microfiber Highly Absorbent Towels | 12-Pack
Microfiber Cleaning Cloths All-Purpose | 50-Pack
Car Guys Hybrid Wax Sealant | 18 Ounce Kit

Chemical Guys Professional Premium Microfiber Towels | 6-Pack





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