However, it does contain polymers, which will create a slick dry surface on your car and help to repel dirt after you clean it.
What I like about the polymers is that they give my car a really great shine, and they also help it look cleaner longer. And it’s still a one-step wash.
They really do help repel dirt, and I find that I can do a “dry wipe-down” using my microfiber mitt about once a week to remove any dirt that gets on the car (the windshield is another story).
You can get their starter kit, which includes 2 microfiber towels. This is a nice bonus because, if you haven’t heard me mention this before, I’ll say it again:
“I think that the right microfiber towels are KEY to a achieving a clean, lint-free surface on your vehicle. Their electrostatic charge helps lift dirt away from your car’s surface to prevent scratching.”
The manufacturer states that the 24 ounce starter kit bottle provides approximately 4-6 washes. I think they are being generous, as I usually can clean my entire SUV with about 4 ounces. You can most likely get 6 washes in, unless your vehicle is really dirty – or big.
That ends up being about $2.70 per wash (and of course you get the free towels). If you want to save even more money, the company sells a larger package at the bottom of this page. Each wash ends up costing about $1.80, and you get 4 free microfiber towels.
Before and After
What’s In Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash?
They do provide an ingredient list for their streak-free formula waterless car wash:
Filtered water, Decyl Glucoside, plant-derived surfactants (for cleaning: alkyl polyglycosides), polymer emulsion (for shine: dimethicone), soda ash, preservative (less than 0.05%).
..and for those of us who don’t understand what any of these words mean (well, besides filtered water), we can find an explanation on this page.
Note: this is a non-toxic and biodegradable cleaner that does not contain any petroleum distillate solvents.
Eco Touch explains exactly how their product works and includes a demo:
Here is the larger package I was talking about. It includes the 24 oz spray bottle as well as an extra gallon of waterless car wash and 4 microfiber towels.
Each wash ends up costing approximately $1.80, which is really cheap considering the fact that each cleaning lasts longer due to the dirt-repelling polymers (similar to waxing a car). Plus, you don’t have the mess or hassle of water.
Don’t think you need a gallon of car wash?
That’s what I initially thought myself. That is until I realized that waterless car wash is actually great for cleaning windows, mirrors and other surfaces around the house (don’t forget the microfiber towels or mitts, they actually make cleaning enjoyable).