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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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®.
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 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 used.
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 diminished.
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 subfreezing 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?
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®.
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 AIRosol
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.
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.
What is "Cold
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.
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 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.
How about vinyl moldings, and leather or
vinyl door trim panels, padded instrument panel covers, tires,
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 really
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, reapply the product every 1-3
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 irreplaceable resource.
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 standard.
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.
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
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.
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 necessary.
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 area outside.