Eco Friendly Car Wash…things you dont know

Few people realize that washing our cars in our driveways is one of the most environmentally un-friendly chores we can do around the house. Unlike household waste water that enters sewers or septic systems and undergoes treatment before it is discharged into the environment, what runs off from your car goes right into storm drains — and eventually into rivers, streams, creeks and wetlands where it poisons aquatic life and wreaks other ecosystem havoc. After all, that water is loaded with a witch’s brew of gasoline, oil and residues from exhaust fumes — as well as the harsh detergents being used for the washing itself.

Commercial Car Washes Treat Waste Water
On the other hand, federal laws in both the U.S. and Canada require commercial carwash facilities to drain their wastewater into sewer systems, so it gets treated before it is discharged back into the great outdoors. And commercial car washes use computer controlled systems and high-pressure nozzles and pumps that minimize water usage. Many also recycle and re-use the rinse water.

The International Carwash Association, an industry group representing commercial car wash companies, reports that automatic car washes use less than half the water of even the most careful home car washer. According to one report, washing a car at home typically uses between 80 and 140 gallons of water, while a commercial car wash averages less than 45 gallons per car.

Think Green When Washing Your Car
If you must wash your car at home, choose a biodegradable soap specifically formulated for automotive parts, such as Simple Green’s Car Wash or Gliptone’s Wash ‘n Glow. Or you can make your own biodegradable car wash by mixing one cup of liquid dishwashing detergent and 3/4 cup of powdered laundry detergent (each should be chlorine- and phosphate-free and non-petroleum-based) with three gallons of water. This concentrate can then be used sparingly with water over exterior car surfaces.

Even when using green-friendly cleaners, it is better to avoid the driveway and instead wash your car on your lawn or over dirt so that the toxic waste water can be absorbed and neutralized in soil instead of flowing directly into storm drains or open water bodies. Also, try to sop up or disperse those sudsy puddles that remain after you’re done. They contain toxic residues and can tempt thirsty animals.

Waterless Car Wash Products are Good for Small Jobs
One way to avoid such problems altogether is to wash your car using any number of waterless formulas available, which are especially handy for spot cleaning and are applied via spray bottle and then wiped off with a cloth. Freedom Waterless Car Wash is a leading product in this growing field.

A Better Car Wash Option for Fundraising
One last caution: Kids and parents planning a fundraising car wash event should know that they might be violating clean water laws if run-off is not contained and disposed of properly. Washington’s Puget Sound Carwash Association, for one, allows fund-raisers to sell tickets redeemable at local car washes, enabling the organizations to still make money while keeping dry and keeping local waterways clean.

Motorbike DuduiTpro

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DuduiTpro Waterless  is the ultimate exterior cleaning and detailing solution: clean, refresh, shine and protect with Nano wax technology. A totally ground breaking Environmentally Friendly and User Friendly waterless car wash system that can be used to clean, wax, polish and Nano protect any part of the car, motorcycle, boat, caravan and aircraft exterior surface, delivering a premium mirror-gloss finish in half the time of conventional waxing, provides UV protection, repels water and minimises dirt build-up. DuduiTpro Waterless Wash formula completely gives you the waterless freedom to clean and polish your full car exterior anytime, any place and everywhere the waterless green way, by fully negating the use of water without compromising on achieving the ultimate showroom finish and whilst caring for our environment.

DuduiTpro contains many superior ingredients including Nano Wax, high-grade carnauba wax the world’s hardest natural protective waxspecial wetting agents, lubricants, unique water-based polymers andprotectants bringing a truly breathtaking formula to the car cleaning, polishing, detailing and valeting world. Totally free from petroleum, petrochemical derived fragrances, petroleum based hydrocarbons, heavy metals, solvents and non aerosol. DuduiTpro Ultra Nano cleans, polishes and wax protects your vehicle and helps protect the environment too. Effortless showroom shine is instantly created on exterior paintwork, glass, mirrors, chrome, rubber, plastics, hard vinyl, alloys, wheels, trim and wiper blades preventing judder and drag. Eco friendly Advanced does so much more than just clean and shine your vehicle it brings out the natural brilliant colour pigments in your paintwork and protects it from both natural and manufactured harmful elements. Also amazing results achieved on Interior plastics, wood, mirrors and door trim.

Directions forDuduiTpro use: Shake well before use. Quick and easy to apply simply spray initially onto a clean folded microfibre cloth to moisten. Then spray evenly on to the area to be cleaned, gently wipe off from target area and then quickly buff the same area with a second folded microfibre cloth to a beautiful shine. Continue process until you have effortlessly cleaned and polished the entire vehicle. Used in conjunction with Pearl Universal enables you to clean the whole exterior and interior of the vehicle.

How does work the DuduiTpro:  is a formula instantly encapsulates and emulsifies the dirt and grime particles on contact, which then allows the microfibre cloth to rapidly absorb and lift all the liquefied soils away from the surface without scratching the paintwork, safely forming a protective barrier between the dirt and the paintwork, preventing it from coming into contact with the vehicle surface again. The carnauba wax also provides a protective barrier dramatically reducing paint oxidisation and UV rays which are extremely damaging to painted surfaces whilst imparting an outstanding shiny, highly protective anti-static glaze finish which water will always bead on. This superior polished non-stick surface repells the dirt and dust ensuring your vehicle stays cleaner for that much longer.

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One of the most recent product innovations to emerge out of the car cleaning & detailing industry is the waterless car wash. The idea behind these products is that they can replace traditional car shampoo products and make the car … Continue reading