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PostSubject: Detail guys: Chime in here   Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:43 am

Does anybody know where I can buy (preferably local) Optimum No Rinse Car wash? It would be a ton cheaper than going to the carwash constantly, and it would probably do a better job. LMK!

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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:51 pm

how bout just regular car wash...?

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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:55 pm

Hose bucket for water and some soap...... Really cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:01 pm

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Hose bucket for water and some soap...... Really cheap.

Yup! Wax it occasionally too.

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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:53 pm

um yeah. With ONR, you use the two bucket method for washing. Its just easier, because you don't need a hose. I have no way to hook uo a hose at my place.

Have any of you even looked at Optimum No Rinse before? It doesnt sound like it in the slightest.

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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:24 pm

I use the windex method
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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:26 pm

There is ALWAYS a way to connect a hose.... always. I kept fish.... there is always a way.

I haven't used any of the rinse less car wash options, nor do I ever plan to on my GTO. Honestly, it you are looking for decent washes, just go to a do-it-you're selfer and bring a wash mit/sponge of some sort. After the soap cycle, just buzz over it quick with the mit/sponge. You should be fine spending no less than $5 a pop.

That being said, if you already have holograms and scratches, then the two bucket no-rinse option should be fine.

I used to use a California duster for day to day dusting, but I am going back to quick detailer and microfibers for it's daily cleaning after I polish the GTO again tomorrow. If my car gets rained on, I wait until I can do an actually wash because of the amount of shit that sticks. No dusting after that point.

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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:34 pm

That isn't a lot of cents Tusk, especially in this economy.

However, I do agree with you.

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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:26 am

agreed. bring a mitt and some soap to a DIY car wash, since you live in SP go to badgewash right by wendys.

unless you're feeling pretty rich to keep buying ONR... Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:07 pm

You won't be able to find ONR locally. Meguiars has a new rinseless wash option that you might be able to find locally, I haven't checked for it. Duragloss has one too that might be available.

FWIW, I predominantly use rinseless washing, although I rarely work on truly filthy vehicles.

As Tusk has indicated, most will agree that there is an increased risk of harming your finish by using ONR. BUT, there is also a correct way to do it that seriously minimizes any risk (remember, there are the same risks with a conventional wash method).

A quick cost break down of rinseless washing...

The standard price for a gallon of most rinseless wash solutions is $39.99, this is 128 oz.
The suggested dilution ratio for washing is 1 oz/2 gal of water, you should use 4 gallons for a wash.
You are able to get 64 washes out of a gallon at $0.62 per wash.

So keep on buying your fancy soaps, rich boy.
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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:11 pm

Here is a tutorial from my site on how I do it.

http://www.chdetailing.com/winterwash/

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PostSubject: Re: Detail guys: Chime in here   Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:51 pm

Nice tutorial, I may buy some of that shit for winter use.
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