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      12-29-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Review:Pinnacle Waterless Wash

I just recently jumped on the waterless wash wagon mainly due to the fact that washing my daily driver is very time consuming and I simply don't have the time to give it the proper washes it deserves. I would love to wash the car about every two weeks as that's when it needs a wash, but life's schedule doesn't always play out like we would want it to.

So enter Pinnacle's waterless wash, which I had read numerous reviews on where people have had nothing but good experiences. The added wax in the product was a big plus for me since time isn't on my side so I felt at ease knowing I get some added protection while doing this.

As you can see from the pics the car was dirty, but nothing too crazy. I'll let the pictures do the talking, but some general conclusions are that it has very good cleaning ability(just don't use on too heavily soiled cars), leaves an amazing shine(I was blown away by how good the car looked after I was done), and love the dilution ratio as well as the smell. Definitely recommend this product for those who don't have the time or face some type of water restrictions.

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A weak attempt at a 50/50 but I think you get the idea:
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      01-12-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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I just wanted to add that after two weeks the car has naturally become somewhat dirty due to everything it goes through. However I'll admit the car has stayed much cleaner after the two weeks as compared to washing normally. The added wax has definitely protected the car
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Nice. no swirl marks?
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Nice. no swirl marks?
Waterless washes are not supposed to induce swirl marks. As you can imagine this process requires ALOT of good mf towels. Wipe a panel, buff off, use clean section of the mf towel and repeat until car is clean.
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wow, looks good. I might try this on my black Jetta.
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was looking into this or Optimum's no risnse wash to help expedite my bi monthly car wash routine....not that I don't love breaking the buckets out but man it takes up some time....
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was looking into this or Optimum's no risnse wash to help expedite my bi monthly car wash routine....not that I don't love breaking the buckets out but man it takes up some time....
it's really the time otherwise i love the traditional wash. i use this product on my daily since it will stay clean for about a 1-1.5 weeks and then after it doesn't need a full wash, but a waterless wash would be perfect. this can also be used as a quick detailer technically
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it's really the time otherwise i love the traditional wash. i use this product on my daily since it will stay clean for about a 1-1.5 weeks and then after it doesn't need a full wash, but a waterless wash would be perfect. this can also be used as a quick detailer technically
I've used the waterless stuff but you're right in regards to being careful with using clean MF panels. I'm not sure what you guys mean regarding this being faster than a traditional wash though. The difference in time isn't very discernible, especially if you're being careful with the waterless shampoo. With my foam gun and 2 bucket method, the M3 gets washed in about 15-20 minutes. With how careful and slow I go with the waterless stuff, it seems to be a wash(pun intended ;p)
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I've used the waterless stuff but you're right in regards to being careful with using clean MF panels. I'm not sure what you guys mean regarding this being faster than a traditional wash though. The difference in time isn't very discernible, especially if you're being careful with the waterless shampoo. With my foam gun and 2 bucket method, the M3 gets washed in about 15-20 minutes. With how careful and slow I go with the waterless stuff, it seems to be a wash(pun intended ;p)
the wash itself doesn't take that long, you're right. however getting out the hoses, setting up the pressure washer, all the supplies, plus factor in the wheels, blah blah, it takes a good amount of time (at least for me). the waterless wash is for my daily and i won't really follow meticulous procedures to keep it perfect.
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