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Product Review: CarPro EcH2O


Traditional washing, rinseless washing, waterless washing…they all have one goal in mind, and that is to clean your car.  I use all of these methods to maintain my car depending on how dirty it is, and I love having a good waterless wash on hand for quick and easy clean ups when my car is not exceptionally soiled.

I was excited to hear about CarPro’s EcH20 Waterless Wash, which is their first step into the waterless washing market.  CarPro has formulated this product to work perfectly with ceramic coatings, like CQuartz, because EcH2O is packed with high end SiO2 hybrid particles.

I’ve been using EcH2O for a couple of months now, and it has provided excellent cleaning power, exceptional gloss, and a noticeably slicker feeling after use.  One thing I have noticed is this product does require a bit more wiping/buffing to remove residual product in order to produce a perfect, streak free finish, but after a few uses it started to feel more routine to me.

For more information and a brief demonstration of a waterless wash, check out my video review.

Source: YouTube

EcH2O is a very versatile product that allows you to easily clean and enhance your vehicle’s appearance in a quick and safe manner.  The concentrated product can be mixed for use as a waterless wash, quick detail spray, rinseless wash solution, or clay lubricant.

Quick Detailer:

  • Shake well and dilute 1:5~1:15
  • Spray, spread, and wipe off completely

Waterless Wash:

  • Shake well and dilute 1:5 up to 1:10
  • Spray liberally across one entire panel
  • Lightly wipe with microfiber towel flipping towel to fresh sides often
  • Spray once more across panel surface
  • Using a fresh microfiber towel wipe surface removing remainder of dust and dirt
  • Move to next panel, repeat steps 2-5, and continue around vehicle
  • Final wipe entire vehicle with a fresh clean towel as needed

Clay Lubricant: 1:40

Rinse-less Wash: 2oz per 3 gallon (1:200)

So if you’re new to waterless washing, or just looking for a versatile product to help keep your car clean, I’d recommend giving CarPro EcH2O a shot.

Zach McGovern
Zach McGovern
Attention To Detailing Peoria
Peoria, IL

9 comments on Product Review: CarPro EcH2O

  1. James says:

    What kind of durability can you expect from the SiO2 using it as a qd with a rough estimation? Also do I have to wash towels immediately after using this because of the SiO2?

    • Hi James – this product is not meant to provide durable protection. EcH2O is a waterless wash product that can also be used as a quick detailer. Like most quick detail sprays, the goal of EcH2O is to perform light cleaning and gloss enhancement. The SiO2 content in this product is very small. It will have no negative effect on your towels or wash media. Absolutely no need to wash immediately.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions

  2. JOH says:

    Thanks for the time you take to review and share your experiences with us.

  3. Falon Vela says:

    Hey Zach,
    Great, honest review! You hit on a lot of points. Also appreciate the vid demo. Keep up the great work!

  4. Rich Beach says:

    Great review Zach! Have you had any experience with Ech2O and Reload on a single stage paint? I love this on cars with base/clear finishes but have a 69 GTO coming up and thinking this combo could really pop on the red paint.

    • Hi Rich – I’ve honestly only ever touched a handful of single stage paint jobs in my life. I have not used either EcH2O or Reload on single stage paint. If you get the chance to try it out, let me know how it works!

  5. PDQGP says:

    I love the product but mainly use it as my “blue juice” detail spray. I mix it up at a ratio of 1:20, fill a 32oz bottle to the 27oz mark, then add 2oz of CarPro Reload and shake. Amazing detail spray.

    As a waterless wash I find ECH20 takes as you note, a bit more wiping, especially on my black cars so I stick with it as a spray and give my mixture to my customers who get a coating job done.

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