DRI WASH N GUARD® is a combination car
wash, polish and protective glaze which is applied directly to a dirty
surface without the use of water, it contains no waxes, nor is it simply a
Waxes do a good job of "protecting" but often leave the paint dull. Polishes
are great at removing minor stains and blemishes, and are much more capable
of rejuvenating dull paint. But polishes often are abrasive, and provide
very little protection on the paint surface. Paint sealants protect very
well, but cannot clean or polish. A vehicle's paint must be virtually
pristine before the sealants can be applied. DRI WASH 'n GUARD®
combines the best features of waxes, polishes and paint sealants without any
of the drawbacks.
How is it possible to apply
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® over a dirty surface?
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® contains 47 ingredients,
including wetting agents, lubricants and protectants which have never been
used by the car care industry.
The detergents and wetting agents in DRI WASH 'n GUARD® 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.
How do I care for my vehicle between
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® applications?
It's EASY, All you need is two soft terry
towels-a small washcloth and a hand towel. Wet the smaller one with water
until it is almost dripping, then lightly run over the area to be cleaned
(such as the hood). DO NOT RUB HARD. The dirt and water will not stick to
the DRI WASH 'n GUARD® on the surface. Now take the dry, larger towel and
lightly buff the area dry. That exclusive DRI WASH 'n GUARD® shine will come
right back. Ordinarily, one wetting of a small washcloth is enough to finish
an entire car.
A little common sense will help here-if your car is really dirty with caked
mud, pebbles, etc. remove it from the surface with care.
When used in strict compliance with its
"directions for use," DRI 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 DRI WASH 'n GUARD was applied and water will
bead on it.
A vehicle surface protected by DRI 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, DRI WASH 'n GUARD® may need to be applied as often
as every 2-3 months, even though the paint is still protected and beading
water. DRI WASH 'n GUARD® helps protect against the effects of high sun
exposure, acid rain and road salt.
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 DRI WASH 'n GUARD®. Let common sense be your guide-if
in doubt, rinse off the vehicle before applying DRI WASH 'n GUARD®.
What are the benefits of DRI 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 DRI 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 DRI
WASH 'n GUARD® are more easily cleared of snow and ice.
Should DRI 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 DRI WASH 'n GUARD® should be applied.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® should not be applied within 90 days after a fresh paint
If DRI WASH 'n GUARD® is applied over FRESH paint sealant, it is possible
that the DRI 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.
If I decide to wash my car
before applying DRI WASH 'n GUARD®, must I dry it, too?
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, DRI WASH 'n GUARD'S® shine and
protection qualities will be greatly diminished.
DRI 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 DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be stored at room temperature.
Some of the product's ingredients fall out
of solution and must be remixed before use. Vigorously shake the 32-oz
bottle prior to filling the 8-oz. AIRosol applicator bottle, then shake it
before each application of DRI WASH 'n GUARD®.
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.
Is too-frequent use of DRI
WASH 'n GUARD® harmful to the paint?
No. DRI 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, DRI WASH 'n GUARD® cuts through layers of oxidation each
time it is used. The more DRI 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.
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.
Yes and no. DRI 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 DRI 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.
How about vinyl moldings,
and leather or vinyl door trim panels, padded instrument panel covers,
See previous question.
It is almost impossible to polish a vehicle without getting some of the DRI
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.
Is it really impossible to
burn paint with a buffer when using DRI WASH 'n GUARD®? What buffer speed is
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 DRI 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.
How many waterless
wash/polish jobs can I expect from a bottle of DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
Using a new compact-size vehicle as an
illustration, the 8 oz. AIRosol applicator should yield four polish jobs
including glass. The 32-oz. refill bottle should provide about 16
applications; the 64-oz. refill about 32.
Of course, the larger the vehicle, or the worse
the condition of the paint, the more DRI WASH 'n GUARD® you will use. But
remember, a little goes a long way!
Beyond its durability, how
often should DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be reapplied to keep a vehicle looking
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 months.
If a 32 oz. bottle of DRI WASH 'n GUARD®
results in 16 cleaning/polishing jobs, you're getting a bargain at a little
over $2.00 each time. Compare that with the $25-$50 cost of having your
vehicle detailed. Besides the money savings, a 32 oz. bottle will save more
than 2,000 gallons of water, an irreplaceable resource.
Absolutely. DRI 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, DRI WASH 'n GUARD® with exclusive formula
PolyGuard-3® is safe for all hard non-porous surfaces. DRI WASH 'n GUARD®
should not be applied within 90 days of new clear coat.
How soon can DRI WASH 'n
GUARD® be applied to a repainted vehicle?
Both the paint industry and the automobile
industry generally endorse a 90-day waiting period for newly painted
vehicles, during which time thinning solvents evaporate from the paint,
allowing it to cure. DWG
International endorses that industry standard.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® can be effectively used
on virtually any non-porous surface, from automobile paint and chrome to
household appliances to jewelry. But you may want to try DRI WASH 'n GUARD®
for the Home, and DRI WASH 'n GUARD® Premium Metal Polish, too.
It can, but only if the finish is
relatively new, has already been treated, or the spotting hasn't set too
deeply. DRI WASH 'n GUARD® is a tremendous cleaner, but it is not an
abrasive rubbing compound, which often is necessary to remove severe hard
Does DRI 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.
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
To remove light scratches, spray the scratched area with a 12" X 12" coat of
DRI 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
Can DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be
applied under direct sunlight or on a hot surface?
only if the product is buffed immediately.
If DRI 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
Due to the chemical composition of the
product we do not recommend using DWG to clean any eyewear. Most glasses
(both glass & plastic) come with a protective film which may be damaged when
using the product.