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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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,
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.
What happens if DRI WASH 'n
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
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 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 bottle
What is the useful life of the
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
What is "Cold Shock"?
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
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, etc.?
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
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
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.
What other buffing tips do you
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
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
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 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
How economical is DRI WASH 'n
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
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,
Will DRI WASH 'n GUARD with
exclusive formula PolyGuard-3® work on boats and
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
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
Can DRI WASH 'n GUARD® remove
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
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?
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
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