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Dri Wash 'n Guard Asutralia Waterless Carwash FAQs

. How is it possible to apply DRY WASH 'n GUARD® over a dirty surface?
. What is the guarantee on DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?
. How durable is DRY WASH 'n GUARD®
. How dirty is extremely dirty when applying DRI WASH 'n GUARD® directly on dirt?
. What are the benefits of DRY WASH 'n GUARD® on glass, and are there any precautions to its use?
. Should DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be applied over paint and sealants?
. Can DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be applied over other waxes and polishes?
. If I decide to wash my car before applying DRI WASH 'n GUARD®, must I dry it, too?
. What happens if DRY WASH 'n GUARD® freezes?
. Does DRY WASH 'n GUARD® contain silicones?
. Why shake DRY WASH 'n GUARD® before each use?
. Can another type of spray bottle be used to apply DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?
. What is the useful life of the AIRosol bottle?
. Is too-frequent use of DRY WASH 'n GUARD® harmful to the paint?
. What is "Cold Shock"?
. Can DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be applied to vinyl tops?
. How about vinyl moldings, and leather or vinyl door trim panels, padded instrument panel covers, tires, etc.?
. I've noticed that some of the DRY WASH 'n GUARD® droplets get past door, boot and hood openings. Is it harmful    to leave them there?
. Is it really impossible to burn paint with a buffer when using Waterless Carwash? What buffer speed is best?
. What other buffing tips do you suggest?
. Can DRY WASH 'n GUARD® with exclusive formula PolyGuard-3® remove swirls left in the paint by other products?
. How heavy should the spray be?
. Can any other material be used as an applicator cloth when applying DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?
. Should DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be removed while still damp, or let it dry completely?
. How many waterless wash/polish jobs can I expect from a bottle of Waterless Carwash?
. Beyond its durability, how often should DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be reapplied to  keep a vehicle looking really good?
. How economical is DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?
. Is DRY WASH 'n GUARD® safe for clear coats?
. Are there other uses for DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?
. Will DRY WASH 'n GUARD® with exclusive formula PolyGuard-3® work on boats  and fiberglass?
. Will DRY WASH 'n GUARD® remove hard water
. Does DRY WASH 'n GUARD® help to protect against ultraviolet (UV) radiation?
. Can DRY WASH 'n GUARD® remove scratches
. Can DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be applied under direct sunlight or on a hot surface?

How is it possible to apply DRI WASH 'n GUARD® over a dirty surface?

DRY WASH 'n GUARD® contains 47 secret ingredients, including wetting agents, lubricants and protectants which have never been used in the car care industry. The detergents and wetting agents in Waterless combine to soften and emulsify surface grime, while a specific blend of polymeroxane fluids and hydrophenolic lubricants attach a microscopic layer of exclusive PolyGuard-3® to the surface. PolyGuard-3® is an extremely rare (and expensive) substance which provides a bonded layer of protection against any remaining abrasive not broken down by the detergents and wetting agents.

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What is the guarantee on DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?

When used in strict compliance with its "directions for use," DRY WASH 'n GUARD® is guaranteed to perform as indicated. Upon initial use, the bottle will spray properly and the vehicle will shine more than before DRY WASH 'n GUARD® was applied and water will bead on it.

Years of ongoing test evaluations, quality control assurances, and hundreds of thousands of field test cases that our satisfied customers have given DRY WASH 'n GUARD® assure its safety and effectiveness. DWG InternationalT and DWG Waterless Detailers®, however, cannot be held responsible for damage that may occur from improper use of the product.

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How durable is DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?

A vehicle surface protected by DRY WASH 'n GUARD® will bead water for a year or more, even on windshields which are scrubbed by wiper blades, ice scrapers, etc. When applied to paint on a new vehicle, then reapplied twice a year, the paint will not fade. Once oxidation begins, however, it cannot be stopped, only slowed. On older, extremely oxidized paint, DRY WASH 'n GUARD® may need to be applied as often as every 2-3 weeks, even though the paint is still protected and beading water. DRY WASH 'n GUARD® helps protect against the effects of high sun exposure, acid rain and road salt.

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How dirty is extremely dirty when applying DRI WASH 'n GUARD® directly on dirt?

Mud, clay, granules, heavy salt spray, bugs, heavy tar and tree sap are examples of things that cannot and should not be polished with DRY WASH 'n GUARD®. Let common sense be your guide-if in doubt, rinse off the vehicle before applying DRY WASH 'n GUARD®.

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What are the benefits of DRY WASH 'n GUARD® on glass, and are there any precautions to its use?

There is no other product for use on glass which will give the brilliant clarity of DRY WASH 'n GUARD®. The glass will seem to disappear. The product also makes a glass surface smoother, or slippery, so that water runs off a windshield without a trace. This "slick" surface also means that insects, bird droppings and tree sap can be removed effortlessly. In winter, windshields and outside mirrors protected by DRY WASH 'n GUARD® are more easily cleared of snow and ice.

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DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be applied over paint and sealants?

Yes and no. Paint sealants are only applied to new cars, or cars whose paint is in excellent condition. If properly applied, the sealant will maintain the finish for six months or more. When the finish no longer beads water, the DRY WASH 'n GUARD® should be applied. DRY WASH 'n GUARD® should not be applied within 90 days after a fresh paint sealant.

If DRY WASH 'n GUARD® is applied over FRESH paint sealant, it is possible that the DRY WASH 'n GUARD® may be somewhat difficult to remove and cause minor streaking, usually noticeable only on darker colors. It can be applied over a fresh paint sealant without problems if a high-speed buffer is used.

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Can DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be applied over other waxes and polishes?

Yes. It will cut through any wax or polish and leave a brilliant, bonded layer of protection.

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If I decide to wash my car before applying DRI WASH 'n GUARD® must I dry it, to?

A big YES here! Even a few drops of water will create problems, i.e. the polish will be difficult to remove and will probably leave streaks. Furthermore, DRY WASH 'n GUARD®'s shine and protection qualities will be greatly diminished.

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What happens if DRY WASH 'n GUARD® freezes?

DRY WASH 'n GUARD® has been subjected to repeated cold-cycle tests to -20 degrees F. with no damage to the chemical formulation. However, the bottles in which the product is packaged will become brittle and subject to breakage in sub-freezing temperatures. It is recommended that DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be stored at room temperature.

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Does DRY WASH 'n GUARD® contain silicones?

No.

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Why shake DRY WASH 'n GUARD® before each use?

Some of the product's ingredients fall out of solution and must be remixed before use. Vigorously shake the bottle prior to each application.

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Can another type of spray bottle be used to apply DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?

Possibly, but doing so will nullify the product warranty. There is no other spray applicator which provides the fine, even mist which is dispensed by the AIRosol bottle.

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What is the useful life of the AIRosol bottle?

Properly handled, the bottle will last indefinitely. Each bottle is hand tested before it leaves the factory and is warranted to be in perfect working order. It should not be dropped, and it should be stored in an upright position at room temperature, if possible.

The spray valve needs periodic cleaning. The simplest way to clean it is to invert the fully pressurized bottle and depress the actuator button for three seconds. If the valve is extremely clogged, remove it and soak it in hot, soapy water, then blow it clean.

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Is too-frequent use of DRY WASH 'n GUARD® harmful to the paint?

No. DRY WASH 'n GUARD® can be applied daily without harming the painted surface. The product works only as hard as necessary. On paint in excellent condition, it cleans as gently as water. On oxidized paint, DRY WASH 'n GUARD® cuts through layers of oxidation each time it is used. The more DRY WASH 'n GUARD® with exclusive formula PolyGuard-3® is used, the more brilliant and smooth the surface becomes, and even more resistant to the elements.

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What is "Cold Shock"?

The propellant in a typical aerosol can will cause the can to become very cold after a few minutes of continuous spraying. This cannot happen with the AIRosol bottle because it is pressurized with ordinary air.

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Can DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be applied to vinyl tops?

Yes and no. DRY WASH 'n GUARD® is not intended as a vinyl cleaner, but it will clean vinyl without damage and will protect it. It is difficult, however, to remove DRY WASH 'n GUARD® from the tiny grooves in deeply grained vinyl. If it is used on vinyl, do not allow it to dry to a haze before buffing of the vinyl surface. Always test in inconspicuous area when using on leather and vinyl surfaces.

Vinyl tops and leather upholstery will look like new again with DRY WASH 'n GUARD® LEATHER & VINYL TREATMENT, which is also available from DRY WASH 'n GUARD® AUSTRALIA P/L.

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How about vinyl moldings, and leather or vinyl door trim panels, padded instrument panel covers, tires, etc.?

See previous question. It is almost impossible to polish a vehicle without getting some of the DRY WASH 'n GUARD® on a vinyl body molding, a rubber bumper fascia or bumper guard, or flat-painted mirror, window molding or windshield wiper. Just buff it off before it dries.

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I've noticed that some of the DRY WASH 'n GUARD® droplets get past door, trunk and hood openings. Is it harmful to leave them there?

No. Such over spray is unavoidable. These droplets can be wiped off anytime, even several months later.

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Is it really impossible to burn paint with a buffer when using DRY WASH 'n GUARD® What buffer speed is best?

Nothing is impossible, but you'll have to try very hard. Under normal circumstances it cannot happen. The surface simply becomes too slippery and smooth to create the necessary friction (and heat) which causes paint burn.

An orbital or a variable-speed buffer at 1,500 RPM or less will do the job. Do Not Buff With The Edge Of The Pad-use the entire pad surface whenever possible. Operate the buffer using unhurried, overlapping circular motions while maintaining firm downward pressure. Before attempting to use DRY WASH 'n GUARD® with a high speed buffer, you should be experienced in the usage of a buffer and the differences in paint types with regards to buffer use.

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What other buffing tips do you suggest?

No one thing is recommended for every situation. A buffer will do nothing for the paint that polishing by hand can't do better or faster. Make sure that the buffer is equipped with a foam bonnet.

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Can DRY WASH 'n GUARD® with exclusive formula PolyGuard-3® remove swirls left in the paint by other products?

Yes. But you must buff in the opposite direction of the swirl mark pattern, or in a circular motion.

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How heavy should the spray be?

More is not necessarily better. Spray in long sweeping motions, holding the bottle at least 300ml. from the surface.

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Can any other material be used as an applicator cloth when applying DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?

The only recommended substitute is a foam bonnet when using a buffer.

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Should DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be removed while still damp, or let it dry completely?

Normally it makes no difference, but in cases where the paint is in very poor condition-dry, rough, oxidized-it is better to remove the product immediately before moving to the next area.

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How many waterless wash/polish jobs can I expect from a bottle of DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?

Using a new compact-size vehicle as an illustration, the 330ml. AIRosol applicator should yield five polish jobs including glass. It generally takes only 60ml. of DRY WASH 'n GUARD® to detail a vehicle.

Of course, the larger the vehicle, or the worse the condition of the paint, the more DRY WASH 'n GUARD® you will use. But remember, a little goes a long way!

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Beyond its durability, how often should DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be reapplied to keep a vehicle looking really good?

To keep the incredible sense of depth and brilliance in the paint, and to keep the surface as smooth as porcelain, a monthly application is recommended. Of course, that depends on the color and condition of the paint and the weather conditions. Normally, re-apply the product every 1-3 weeks.

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How economical is DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?

If a 1 Litre. bottle of DRY WASH 'n GUARD® results in App 16 cleaning/detailing jobs, you're getting a bargain at a little over $6.00 each time. Compare that with the $180-$250+ cost of having your vehicle detailed. Besides the money savings, a liter bottle will save more than 3200 Litres of water, an irreplaceable resource. And much of your precious time!

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Is DRY WASH 'n GUARD® safe for clear coats?

Absolutely. DRY WASH 'n GUARD® has been laboratory tested on every type of paint used by the industry, from older acrylic lacquers to modern high-gloss acrylic urethane and polyurethane paints. Properly applied, DRY WASH 'n GUARD® with exclusive formula PolyGuard-3® is safe for all hard non-porous surfaces. DRY WASH 'n GUARD® should not be applied within 90 days of new clear coat.

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Are there other uses for DRY WASH 'n GUARD®?

DRY WASH 'n GUARD® can be effectively used on virtually any non porous surface, from automobile paint and chrome to household appliances to jewelry.

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Will DRY WASH 'n GUARD® with exclusive formula PolyGuard-3® work on boats and fiberglass?

Yes. With each application of DRY WASH 'n GUARD®, the boat will be easier to maintain, particularly against water spots.

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Will DRY WASH 'n GUARD® remove hard water spots?

It can, but only if the finish is relatively new, has already been treated, or the spotting hasn't set too deeply. DRY WASH 'n GUARD® is a tremendous cleaner, but it is not an abrasive rubbing compound, which often is necessary to remove severe hard water spots.

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Does DRY WASH 'n GUARD® help to protect against ultraviolet (UV) radiation?

Yes, thanks to two special ingredients which help screen UV rays. But there is nothing that can totally protect a surface from exposure to the sun. Just as sunscreens cannot entirely protect the skin from burning, UV- blockers cannot fully protect painted surfaces from chemically decomposing over time.

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Can DRY WASH 'n GUARD® remove scratches?

Yes, if they are minor, light scratches. It will eliminate the tiny "feather" scratches caused by many car wash brushes. The product does not contain any ingredients which can fill deeper, more serious scratches.

To remove light scratches, spray the scratched area with a 300 X 300 mm. coat of DRY WASH 'n GUARD®. Place a conventional high-speed buffer, with a foam bonnet, directly against the scratched area. Turn the buffer on while holding it in position, operate at 1,500 rpm for 20 seconds without moving the buffer. Repeat once if necessary.

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Can DRY WASH 'n GUARD® be applied under direct sunlight or on a hot surface?

Yes, but only if the product is buffed immediately. If DRY WASH 'n GUARD® is allowed to "bake" into the vehicle's finish, dark spots may appear beneath each sprinkle. A garage is ideal, or a shaded area outside.

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