Exactly what is Dri-Wash 'n Guard®?
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 polish.
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
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.
What is the guarantee on DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
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.
How durable is DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
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
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 sealant.
Can DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be applied over other waxes and polishes?
Yes. It will cut through any wax or polish and leave a brilliant, bonded
layer of protection.
If I decide to wash my car before applying DRI WASH 'n GUARD®, must I dry it, to?
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
What happens if DRI WASH 'n GUARD® freezes?
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.
Does DRI WASH 'n GUARD® contain silicones?
Why shake DRI WASH 'n GUARD® before each use?
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
Can another type of spray bottle be used to apply DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
Possibly, 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
What is the useful life of the AIRosol bottle?
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.
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.
Can DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be applied to vinyl tops?
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
How 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.
I've noticed that some of the DRI WASH 'n GUARD® droplets get past door, trunk and hood openings. Is it harmful to leave them there?
No. Such over spray is unavoidable. These droplets can be wiped off anytime,
even several months later.
Is it really impossible to burn paint with a buffer when using DRI WASH 'n GUARD®? What buffer speed is best?
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
What other buffing tips do you suggest?
No 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.
Can DRI WASH 'n GUARD® with exclusive formula PolyGuard-3™ remove swirls left in the paint by other products?
Yes. But you must buff in the opposite direction of the swirl mark pattern,
or in a circular motion.
How heavy should the spray be?
More is not necessarily better. Spray in long sweeping motions, holding the
bottle at least 12" from the surface.
Can any other material be used as an applicator cloth when applying DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
The only recommended substitute is a foam bonnet when using a buffer.
Should DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be removed while still damp, or let it dry completely?
Normally 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.
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
Beyond its durability, how often should DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be reapplied to keep a vehicle looking really good?
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.
How economical is DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
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
Is DRI WASH 'n GUARD® safe for clear coats?
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
Are there other uses for DRI WASH 'n GUARD®?
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.
Will DRI WASH 'n GUARD® with exclusive formula PolyGuard-3™ work on boats and fiberglass?
Yes. With each application of DRI WASH 'n GUARD®, the boat will be easier to
maintain, particularly against water spots.
Will DRI WASH 'n GUARD® remove hard water spots?
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 water spots.
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.
Can DRI WASH 'n GUARD® remove scratches?
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 serious scratches.
Can DRI WASH 'n GUARD® be applied under direct sunlight or on a hot surface?
Yes, but 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.
Can DRI WASH ‘n GUARD® be used to clean eyewear?
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.
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