what is Dri-Wash 'n Guard®?
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 polish.
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.
is it possible to apply DRI WASH 'n GUARD® over a dirty surface?
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
do I care for my vehicle between DRI WASH 'n GUARD® applications?
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.
is the guarantee on DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
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.
Years of ongoing test evaluations, quality control assurances, and hundreds
of thousands of field test cases that our satisfied customers have given
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® assure its safety and effectiveness. DWG International©
, however, cannot be held responsible for damage that may occur from improper
use of the product.
durable is DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
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.
dirty is extremely dirty when applying DRI WASH 'n GUARD® directly on dirt?
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®.
are the benefits of DRI WASH 'n GUARD® on glass, and are there any precautions
to its use?
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.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be applied over paint and sealants?
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 sealant.
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
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be applied over other waxes and polishes?
It will cut through any wax or polish and leave a brilliant, bonded layer
I decide to wash my car before applying DRI WASH 'n GUARD®, must I dry it, to?
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.
happens if DRI WASH 'n GUARD® freezes?
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.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® contain silicones?
shake DRI WASH 'n GUARD before each use?
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®.
another type of spray bottle be used to apply DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
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
is the useful life of the AIRosol bottle?
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.
too-frequent use of DRI WASH 'n GUARD® harmful to the paint?
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.
is "Cold Shock"?
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.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be applied to vinyl tops?
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.
Vinyl tops and leather upholstery will look like new again with DRI WASH
'n GUARD® LEATHER & VINYL TREATMENT, which is also available from
any DWG International© independent distributor.
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 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.
noticed that some of the DRI WASH 'n GUARD® droplets get past door, trunk and
hood openings. Is it harmful to leave them there?
Such over spray is unavoidable. These droplets can be wiped off anytime,
even several months later.
it really impossible to burn paint with a buffer when using DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
What buffer speed is best?
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
other buffing tips do you suggest?
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.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® with exclusive formula PolyGuard-3® remove swirls left in
the paint by other products?
But you must buff in the opposite direction of the swirl mark pattern,
or in a circular motion.
heavy should the spray be?
is not necessarily better. Spray in long sweeping motions, holding the
bottle at least 12" from the surface.
any other material be used as an applicator cloth when applying DRI WASH 'n
only recommended substitute is a foam bonnet when using a buffer.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be removed while still damp, or let it dry completely?
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.
many waterless wash/polish jobs can I expect from a bottle of DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
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!
its durability, how often should DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be reapplied to keep a vehicle
looking really good?
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.
economical is DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
a 32 oz. bottle of DRI WASH 'n GUARD® results in 16 cleaning/polishing
jobs, you're getting a bargain at a little over $3.00 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.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® safe for clear coats?
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.
soon can DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be applied to a repainted vehicle?
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.
there other uses for DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
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.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD with exclusive formula PolyGuard-3® work on boats and fiberglass?
With each application of DRI WASH 'n GUARD®, the boat will be easier to
maintain, particularly against water spots.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® remove hard water spots?
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 water spots.
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® help to protect against ultraviolet (UV) radiation?
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
DRI WASH 'n GUARD® remove scratches?
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 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
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 area outside.