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Old 04-15-2017, 03:44 PM   #1
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I remember reading about a dry car wash and I can't remember
what brand it was, but it seems that many people were raving about it.

Can guys that use it please give me some info?
I know it comes with some kind of waffle cloth,
and I can't recall if that should be washed either.

Is it sold at auto parts stores or only at on-line stores? My car is black, and anybody that owns a black car knows that if you look at it the wrong way it scratches.

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I've been using Chadwicks for years, however I just picked up a bottle of this for 8 bucks at Walmart. Going to give it a try.

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I've been using Chadwicks for years, however I just picked up a bottle of this for 8 bucks at Walmart. Going to give it a try.

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I did a couple panels on a clean car and it seems to be very similar to Chadwicks. Leaves a nice shine and smells good. A dirty car will be the true test.
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I don't know about anyone else, but I cringe at the idea of rubbing anything on my paint without having first running TONS of clean water over it to at least rinse off the standing dust etc. I also use an in-line filter to remove all the minerals and other crap that is in Chicago water.

Yeah, black IS bad with swirls and scratches, but I think using the "water-less" cleaner is going to make it even worse.

As an aside, I have a black motorcycle, and use the Turtle Wax Black Box system, it has a paint cleaner / polish and black wax. If you follow the instructions, it works pretty well taking swirls out.

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I don't know about anyone else, but I cringe at the idea of rubbing anything on my paint without having first running TONS of clean water over it to at least rinse off the standing dust etc. I also use an in-line filter to remove all the minerals and other crap that is in Chicago water.

Yeah, black IS bad with swirls and scratches, but I think using the "water-less" cleaner is going to make it even worse.

As an aside, I have a black motorcycle, and use the Turtle Wax Black Box system, it has a paint cleaner / polish and black wax. If you follow the instructions, it works pretty well taking swirls out.

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Been using water-less car wash on my C5 since I bought it and looks better now than then. Used it on my C3 for almost ten years. I know some people will always be skeptical and there is no changing their minds, but if used properly it works better than water washing. Not to mention keeping a car dry extends it's life.

P.S. If you go though a swamp or mud pit, it is best to hose off the car first. Other than that road dirt will only require a waterless wash.

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I've been using Chadwicks for years, however I just picked up a bottle of this for 8 bucks at Walmart. Going to give it a try.

Going to have to look into that product. If it makes cleaning the car easier and less time consuming, yet produces good results, I'm all for it.
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What I think I will like about it is that every time you use it, you wax the car, too.
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I don't know about anyone else, but I cringe at the idea of rubbing anything on my paint without having first running TONS of clean water over it to at least rinse off the standing dust etc. I also use an in-line filter to remove all the minerals and other crap that is in Chicago water.

Yeah, black IS bad with swirls and scratches, but I think using the "water-less" cleaner is going to make it even worse.

As an aside, I have a black motorcycle, and use the Turtle Wax Black Box system, it has a paint cleaner / polish and black wax. If you follow the instructions, it works pretty well taking swirls out.

-Ray

I'm with you, although I wonder how the Meguiar's would work as a lubricant for clay barring.
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Another vote for chadwicks triple play.
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Yeah, glbeauchamp, I don't know about that Meguiar's stuff for claying, but I am a Zaino dude, used it for years on my BMW's, so I don't really experiment that much now, I use Zaino pretty much for all my cars.

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I don't know about anyone else, but I cringe at the idea of rubbing anything on my paint without having first running TONS of clean water over it to at least rinse off the standing dust etc. -Ray
I feel the same way. I would have to actually see, in person, a demonstration to change my mind about these waterless cleaners.
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I've been using Chadwicks for years, however I just picked up a bottle of this for 8 bucks at Walmart. Going to give it a try.

I saw this at Wally World the other day and just about bought it but didn't. I have not crossed the fence to waterless yet but with a couple good reviews of the meguiars I will convert. I have wanted to try Chadwick's for a long time now but the price and lack of availability has held me off. With this product it is cheap comparatively and if I run out I can get it at the store and not have to wait for a order. Well that is it I just talked myself in to it.
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Thanks for all of the comments, I appreciate them

I'm going to buy Chadwick's Triple Play Complete Car Care System

THE BEST PRICE I CAN FIND IS IT ECKLERS FOR $70.
http://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corve...re-system.html

Is there any place that has a better price, or does that sound about right?

Whatever the case may be, I'm going to get it and see what the results are by testing it on a portion of one body panel.
My idea is to run it over that panel in a vertical orientation and horizontal next to the other in my garage. Then I will move the car into direct sunlight for a very close look at the outcome.
Worst case scenario is that I spent $70 for something I donít' like.
Iíve spent a lot more than $70 for all kinds of other things I donít use.

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$70.00 + shipping is the going rate for the CTP starter kit. Check with Niel as he is adding distributors which might save you on shipping if you're lucky. National Parts Depot is local to me.
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I feel the same way. I would have to actually see, in person, a demonstration to change my mind about these waterless cleaners.
Go to a large car show. Many owners of the top customs and hot rods use water-less car washes. That is where I first saw it used many years ago.
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I never allow my car to get really dirty, so I just rinse it off really good, dry it with a backpack blower and use a product I get off the internet called Dry Wash n Guard. It seems to work really well.
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