Attention to detail was given to every aspect at Eco Touch. We use the best of everything that is on the market from our environmentally friendly car wash liquids that are completely bio-degradable and made from all natural ingredients, our microfibre wash towels and cleaning, and our range of innovative and long lasting vehicle care products. Eco Touch exterior auto detailing products are non-toxic, biodegradable, phosphate free. Here's what you won't find in our exterior detailing products: isopropyl alcohol, teflon, fluropolymers, ammonia, or other nasty chemicals
Is it better for the Environment to wash my vehicle at home or with Eco Touch?
When you wash your vehicle at home it can be damaging to the environment and you probably will use an excessive amount of water. The water, along with all of the soaps, cleaners, road grime and oil all filter into the ground and run into the storm system. These waters then flow directly into our ground water source, lakes, streams and rivers and pollute the environment. Eco Touch uses almost 99% less water than any other type of car wash on the market, and we only use environmentally friendly bio degradable products to do this. Water is only used when absolutely needed to wash off excessively hardened road grime or mud from Mud guards, or around the tyres. We will use whatever means necessary not to waste any water or not to use any water at all if possible. An average person would use over 140-160 litres of water when washing the car at home through a hose. Over 100~120 litres of water would be used to wash a car at a Car wash outlet. Which means that anywhere between 100~160 litres of chemical pollution would be sent into our water ways, drains, lakes, and would finally pollute what we drink and what we eat.
How does Eco Touch waterless car wash work?
Let us put your mind at ease. Our waterless car washes will not scratch your car. We pride ourselves in taking absolute care when cleaning your car, regardless of the colour being green, yellow, black, orange or white. All our staff members are well trained and highly knowledgeable when it comes to performing waterless car washes and will treat your car with the attention and care it deserves. When we spray the dirty surface of your car with the unique cleaning product, each "spray" either covers or surrounds any dirt particles with thousands of individual droplets - each less than .015" in diameter. The droplets that cover begin to soften, emulsify and lift the dirt particles immediately, due to the generous supply of cleaning agents contained in the formula. The droplets that surround prevent the dirt particles from coming in contact with the surface because a combination of special lubricants keeps them in a state of suspension until they are absorbed by the application cloth. Using the conventional water and wash method of cleaning. When you spray your car with water, you remove the majority of visible dirt and grime, but leave behind a thin layer of dirt on the surface. When you rub a chamois or sponge over your car’s paint, you can grind the remaining dirt into the paint. This can create what is called “feather scratches”.
What does Eco Touch do to my vehicle?
Aside from leaving your vehicle looking new, Eco Touch Waterless carwash prevents premature aging of your vehicle by sealing your vehicle with a UV protective coating. Eco Touch also REMOVES OXIDATION (dull white film) from your vehicle.
Can my vehicle by too dirty for your waterless wash?
When your vehicle becomes too dirty with extremely thick mud, clay, granules, heavy salt spray, heavy bugs, heavy tar, or tree sap, we will need to remove the heavy dirt from your vehicle first before performing our waterless wash. Our staff is well trained to analyze the condition of your car first, before washing.
Can you do a waterless wash when the car is wet?
Yes ! Eco Touch waterless car wash is water soluble, so it works on wet or dry cars. You may however need to use some extra microfiber towels to ensure that the surface get 100% dry.
Do I have to park my car in a shaded area before you come to wash?
Although the Eco Touch waterless car wash can be performed in the sun or on hot surfaces, we do require that all our customers park their car in a shaded area or in a garage before we arrive. This will produce the best results.
Who should use Eco Touch products?
Everyone who really cares and loves his or her vehicle will want to use Eco Touch, and especially those people who are concerned about our future WATER supply, millions upon millions of gallons of WATER are wasted everyday by people just trying to keep their vehicles looking new These millions upon millions of gallons of dirty, soapy, oily WATER will then filter down into our surface water table and contaminate this water source Until now there has been no substitute for WATER, but Eco Touch has now developed an environmentally friendly ALTERNATIVE FOR WATER, that protects our vehicles and keeps them looking new!
When I wash my vehicle at home or at a car wash outlet why does the finish look dull?
Studies have shown that a single home wash can leave scratches in your vehicles finish as deep as 1/10th of the paints total thickness. Hand washing and use of many of the chemicals used not specifically designed to wash cars, like dish soap, can damage your finish. Uneven pressure from the hand washing can place up to 100 pounds of pressure on your vehicle damaging your vehicles finish. Using improperly cleaned towels that contain dirt from other parts of your vehicle can scratch your finish. Also, the average garden hose doesn’t supply enough water or pressure with the detergent action to avoid damaging a vehicles finish. Similar damage is done when high pressure wash is used. High pressure spray forces water and debris into cracks and seams that dry out very slowly where rust is likely to form and damages the vehicles outer clear coat, and ultimately damages and caused the paint to oxidize.
What is oxidation?
Oxidation is the “damaging” and “drying out” of your vehicles paint caused by atmospheric conditions. You probably have noticed it more on red cars. When the pigment in the paint dries out, it starts to fade or have a dull look. For the most part, oxidation can only take place when the surface of your car’s finish has deteriorated from abuse or neglect to the point where the once impermeable surface has become permeable and then left unprotected. Deterioration is caused by, neglect, washing with detergent washes (dish soap), the leaching and drying-out effect due to repeated exposure to inclement weather, baking in hot sun, natural wear and tear, and through the natural process of breaking down. The best way to prevent oxidation is to,
- Always wash your vehicles with a professional car wash that does not use chemicals which would damage your paint, but improve the outer clear coat.
- Add a protective coating of wax or clear coat protectant to your finish. The most important thing you can do to prevent oxidation besides washing, is to protect the paint you presently have with a protective coating. A good protective coating will act as a barrier-film that will prevent moisture from coming into direct contact with your paint. Eco Touch puts a protective coating on your car every single time it is washed.
- Whenever possible, park under cover.
Should I Wash my Vehicle Before or after it Rains?
You should wash your vehicle when it is dirty, regardless if it is before or after rain. When it is dirty, your vehicles surface is holding all kinds of dirt particles, contaminants and road grime. Mix this with water and you have cement. Whatever is water soluble mixes with other particles and new paint problems are born. Rain WILL NOT clean these particles off of your car. The good news is that once your first coat of Eco Touch has been applied, your car surface already has a protective coating, which makes it hard for the acid to penetrate and very easy to remove the hardened minerals such as sulfates on the cars surface.
Why do I need to wash my Vehicle after it rains?
This is a critical time to protect your vehicles finish. Pollutants such as sulfuric and nitric acids from automobile, truck and factory exhaust become trapped in the raindrops that settle on your vehicle. The sun will evaporate the water and leave behind concentrated acid that can damage your vehicles finish.
How often should I wash my vehicle?
Wash it when it’s dirty. There are fanatics who wash their vehicle every day. If you drive your vehicle everyday, we recommend you wash at least once a week. Washing your vehicle once a week will ensure that the surface is being cared for properly. If you go for many weeks without washing your vehicle you may have allowed irreparable damage from acid rain, bird droppings, bugs or salt to occur. For many people their car is the second largest investment they make, after their home. Doesn’t it make sense to protect it? It will also increase the value at trade-in time.
Will frequent washing ruin the finish of my vehicle?
Frequent washing of cars with water, and chemicals can remove the clear coat treatment on your car, and remove any protection. This will leave your cars surface un-protected and will not protect your car from weather or UV ray damage.
What can I do to remove Bugs, Tar and Tree Sap?
Tree sap and bugs are your vehicle’s worst enemy. They assault your vehicle day and night and stick like glue. Both need to be removed gently and quickly or they may damage your paint. Some bugs will eat into your paint and tree sap will harden like concrete and damage the paint. If there is hardened sap you'll need to move onto a stronger solvent. Although not 'green' we've found that minerals spirits or rubbing some compound is your best bet for dissolving the spots. Again, gently dap the spot with mineral spirits and wipe off with a microfiber towel. Now that the sap has been removed you'll need to apply a paint polish and re-coat the surface with a wax.
When should I remove Bugs residue and bird droppings off of my vehicle?
ASAP!!! Bug residue and bird droppings contain acid that will eat into your vehicles finish if not removed in a timely fashion. Bird droppings could cause big problems to your vehicle’s paint, such as a discoloration or corrosion. They are highly acidic and can damage to a car’s paintwork in just a few minutes!!! You also have to be careful that bird droppings contain grid which will cause to make more damage on the paint surface when you try to wipe it off
Why does my windshield smear when I run my wipers?
The streaks that appear on your windshield are caused by deposits of road film that get trapped under the wipers. Once the vehicle has been cleaned and the glass is clean, the next time you use the wipers you are moving the residue on the blades across the clean glass causing streaking. A solution to this is to use a paper towel or cloth with our all purpose cleaner on it and run it across the wiper blades. Also, replace the wiper blades at the first sign of wear. Most manufacturers recommend installing new wiper blades every three to six months.
Will the wax from the car wash streak the outside of my windows?
No. Dirty wiper blades streak windshields.
What is the “Clear Coat Finish” on my vehicle?
A clear coat is the top coat of a paint that contains no pigmentation or color. In a typical automotive paint surface, there is a primer coat which is what is sprayed on the metal or plastic body surface, a base coat, which contains the color and a clear coat. A clear coats purpose is to provide depth and gloss to the finish and to protect the base coat from the elements, including the harmful UV (Ultra-violet) rays of the sun. Clear coats became popular in the early 1990s and currently over 90% of new cars feature a clear coat as the top (exposed) surface. Clear coats require special care. Because they are clear, scratches and swirls tend to become more prominent since the clear characteristic causes such defects to be magnified. For this reason, avoiding scratches and swirls is critical if you want your clear coated surface to look good.
What is the layer of film that covers my vehicle between washings?
What you are referring to are black particles that come from areas of heavy traffic. They are gritty, abrasive substances coming off tires as they wear. Also, chemicals from diesel smoke and other emissions in the atmosphere will settle on your vehicle's surfaces. If this residue isn't removed immediately, permanent damage to the finish can result.
Isn’t rain the best wash for my vehicle?
No! Rain and snow contain acids that eat away at the paint and finish of vehicles. After acid rain falls on a vehicle, the water evaporates, but the acid remains. Concentrated by sunlight, this acid can become so strong that it will eat through the finish, ruining the vehicle's paint and appearance.
Why do vehicle finishes fade?
Because of surface contamination, environmental factors, stains and oxidation. Automotive paint is designed to reflect light to create the dazzling shine and gloss we see in most new-car showrooms. This shine and gloss would last for years if your vehicle were professionally washed on a daily basis and kept indoors 90% of the day. Most modern vehicle finishes consist of a base coating that contains the color, and a protective clear coating on top that is designed to keep the color paint from oxidizing. Oxidation was an obvious problem ten years ago because you could quickly recognize a color fade. Now that the outer paint layer is usually clear, oxidation is less obvious. The sun dries out the top clear coat layer and natural oils are lost. If these oils aren't replaced by regular cleaning and waxing, the top clear coat layer oxidizes and the surface gradually becomes duller and duller. Even more than yesterday's paints, today's clear coat finishes look faded whenever the surface becomes contaminated by airborne pollution, acid rain, industrial fallout and countless other factors. If this contamination isn't removed frequently, it reduces the reflective quality of the finish until it looks dull and lifeless. Also, this contamination will begin to etch into the thin clear coat layer and expose the base color coat if it isn't removed frequently. The vehicle will require costly repainting once the clear coat protection is gone
What if I don’t have the time or money to wash my vehicle regularly?
A car is one of your most costly investments, and is also considered an asset. Taking good care of your car, treating with a professional car wash will not only add value to your car, but keep it looking good. Our line of Waterless car wash makes washing a car anywhere a much cheaper, and a much more fun experience for everybody.
Are the liquids used by Eco Touch bad for the environment?
No. Eco Touch car wash only uses liquids that are biodegradable and safe for the environment.