Produces a deep, rich shine on engines, plastics, and rubber surfaces
Water-based formula allows for dilution of the dressing to even a lower sheen if desired
Use when detailing in body shops. The 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
Siligone, the non-silicone dressing, is the only dressing you should use when detailing engines, wheel wells, exterior plastics, or working in or around a body shop. While many detailers still prefer to use water or solvent-based dressings containing silicone, using any silicone dressing can cause paint problems when detailing in a body shop. Electrical issues when sprayed onto engine components, soap solution foaming problems, and paint contamination issues are just a few problems that may occur when using silicone in a body shop.
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 in 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 usual. The presence of silicone can also ruin O2 Sensors and other electrical components.
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 become extremely difficult to remove. The extra silicone can transfer 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. The silicone can transfer to the painted surface once the areas become wet due to snow, rain, etc. While the silicone, in most cases, will not have any severe side effects on the painted surface, during the next wash is where issues will occur.
The silicone transferred to the paint will be transferred to your wash mitt and then to the bucket lining. If you use a variety of silicones as a defoaming agent, you can hurt your wash solution. Due to the presence of silicon in the bucket, the sudsing action will significantly diminish. You will be “chasing” the silicone as it is tough to remove from the painted surfaces as you wash your vehicle. This “chasing” method can cause additional swirl marks and marring on the vehicle finish.