Produces a deep, rich shine on engines, plastics and rubber surfaces
Water-based formula allows user to dilute the dressing to even a lower sheen if desired
Should be used when detailing in body shops. Silicone-free dressing will not cause problems such as fish eyes
Will not damage any electrical components in your engine. Silicone dressings can be extremely harmful to O2 sensors and other electrical components
Perfect when detailing wheel wells to help prevent excess debris from sticking to the plastic when operating the vehicle
Green Apple Lime Scented
Non-silicone dressing is the only dressing that should be used when detailing engines, wheel wells, exterior plastics or working in or around a body shop. While many detailers still prefer to use water-based or solvent-based dressing that contain silicone, using any dressing that contains silicone can cause paint problems when detailing in a body shop, electrical issues when sprayed onto engine components, soap solution foaming issues and paint contamination issues.
While silicone is present in many water-based and solvent-based dressings which provide a longer-lasting weather resistant durable shine, they also should be used on the appropriate locations. Using silicone-based products on the engine bay components causes excess dirt to be attracted to materials that the dressing was applied to and causes your engine to become dirtier quicker than normal. O2 Sensors and other electrical components can also be ruined by the presence of silicone.
When detailing the exterior of the vehicle, wheel wells are an area that gets dirty very quickly. While spraying a silicone-based product onto the wheel wells provides a longer-lasting finish, excess dirt can become bonded to the plastic. During the next vehicle wash, the silicone and debris becomes extremely difficult to remove and the excess silicone can be transferred to the brush heads which then becomes transferred to the bucket lining.
Spraying exterior components such as mirrors, door handles and tonneau covers give a like new appearance, once the areas become wet due to snow, rain, etc, the silicone can transfer to the painted surface. While the silicone in most cases will not have any serious side effects on the painted surface, during the next wash is where issues will occur.
The silicone that is transferred to the paint will be transferred to your wash mitt and then to the bucket lining. A variety of silicones can be used as a defoaming agent which can have a negative effect on your wash solution. The sudsing action will greatly be diminished due to the presence of silicone in the bucket. As you wash your vehicle, you will be “chasing” the silicone as it is extremely hard to remove from the painted surfaces. This “chasing” method can cause additional swirl marks and marring to be placed on the vehicle finish.