Car Wash Tips – Using Waterless Car Wash Products – Cars extreme

What is a waterless car wash product? Some are known as chemical car washes others as dry washes. Some are silicone based, oil based or water based. Some are Eco Friendly, others are harsh acids or alkalies but the basic idea is to clean a finished surface without scratching it or damaging it using little to no water. Most people will agree if you want to use a waterless wash and wax product it should be “Eco Friendly”, this would narrow your search down to a water based product (what is more Eco Friendly than water right?). It does sound ironic that you can use a water based waterless car wash and wax, but when water is used with a wetting agent the surface tension of the water changes and aids polymers and waxes to penetrate deep into the pores/craters of your paint. All the water base does is suspend the waxes and polymers for application and then evaporates to leave behind only the products you want on your paint. Oil and silicone based products tend to sit on the surface and easily wash off in a week or two. Using a waterless car wash and wax you can save up 400 gallons of water per vehicle per year if you normally wash your vehicle once a week!The time savings with a waterless wash and wax is also superior to traditional methods. Traditional methods could take an entire weekend to wash and wax. Waterless wash and wax methods with a quality product could get you the same results it less than an hour!The waterless car wash and wax technique uses a formula that contains many different ingredients, including wetting agents, polymers, surfactants, lubricants and protectants. The detergents and wetting agents in the product combine to soften and emulsify (If two liquids emulsify or are emulsified, they combine and become a smooth mixture. Definition of emulsify verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press) surface grime, while a specific blend of fluids and lubricants attach a microscopic layer of protectant to the surface. The protectant is often an extremely rare substance which provides a bonded layer of protection against any remaining abrasive not broken down by the detergents and wetting agents. The protectant often contains extensive cross linked micro polymers, which make it extremely effective as a car wax or protective clear coat. The higher quality waterless wash and wax products will also have antistatic properties to prevent dust from adhering. Waterless car wash products often contain a complex mixture of cleaning elements that enable them to clean almost any surface including glass and plastics. With proper application, the product lifts dirt from the vehicle by emulsification. The product surrounds dirt molecules, lifting them from the paint surface, before you start to wipe. At the same time, the application process initiates the cross chain polymer linking process that results in an extremely shiny, highly protective gloss finish.

Donating Cars to Charity: Altruistic or Stupid? – Cars extreme

The concept of donating cars to charity sounds extremely idealistic and wonderful to many. Unfortunately, not everyone in this world is as idealistic or altruistic like you. To those con men who scour the Internet for new ideas to swindle people, this concept of donating cars to charity was a superb way of making easy money.Trust me; never underestimate the smarts of the con artist. You might consider yourself very smart and believe that you will never for a con. Unfortunately these guys have much more of the grey matter which they use resoundingly well in their nefarious activities.The Government does not help either, by announcing tax breaks for car donated to charity. This is used extremely well by the con man. He will con you by using very savvy financial terms and simultaneously will pander your ego by congratulating you on the great service you are doing for the underprivileged by donating your car.The fact of the matter is that the charity he is espousing will not have any orphans who desperately need help nor will it have senior citizens which the so called charity has picked off the streets. To add insult to injury, the receipt that he will probably give you would not only be from an non-existent charitable cause, you might even be taken to task by the IRS for fraud.I know that I am painting an extremely grim picture. Truth be told, it is better to know that the world is a very bad place, and especially the Internet world.Fortunately for us, there are still very genuine people who actually help the underprivileged and do not resort to fraud and deceit. To find these people you will need to be extra vigilant when you search for an organization which accepts cars for charity.The Government puts up names of organizations which are accredited, meaning that you can deal with them without fear of fraud. By donating to such organizations you will also be able to get a genuine certificate of sale and a receipt which outlines the fair price for your car. Dealing with a genuine organization will also keep you out of the bad books of the IRS.The intelligent thing to do is to look for a charitable cause close to home. In this case, you will have probably heard about them and about the kind of good work they do. When you have identified the cause that you would like to donate to, look for an agency near you who are in the business of accepting these cars. They will pay you a fair price for your car. It might not be as much as the fraudsters who will promise you the earth. But then you can rest assured that the cars to charity which they accept will go to the right cause. You can also sleep easy knowing that you have a genuine receipt which can be used to get a tax rebate from the IRS.