my review of QEW with pics

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  1. Tomee

    Tomee Heel and Toe OT Supporter

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    thought id give my review of QEW.
    bought it a couple of weeks ago, and only got to try it today..
    i had both cars in the garage, so gave them both a wash
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    bottle instructions say to provide one capfull of QEW with every 1L ot water.
    green bucket is the solution mix with 6L of water and 6caps of QEW.
    blue bucket was the rinse bucket.
    microfibre wash mit from waxit.
    didnt really sud, nor was there any smell.
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    first test mule was the camry :big grin:
    moderatly dirty, just dried up dirt from the rain
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    during the wash, it was relatively slick and smooth when washing. not as slick as PB SSS though.
    i was worried it would scratch the paint, but was assured from other people it would be fine, and would only need to worry if you had caked on mud.
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    went over with the wash mit very lightly so not to scratch the paint.
    i went over soem parts twice with QEW, bottom of the doors, and the bumpers.

    dried off straight after with a megs waffle weave. no scratching and no swirling!
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    here is the bucket after washing both cars
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    after finishing both cars, went over them both with clearkoats quickshine
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    overall, great product, i reckon ill be using this abit more often, and doing les regular washes with a hose.
    depending on how dirty the car gets of course :)

    i was pretty slow, so it took me just over an hour to wash both cars, all up 1h 30m total for washing and QD'ing both cars.

    next order, i will be trying optimums no rinse
    for a comparison. 8)
     
  2. Buck-O

    Buck-O Guest

    Great Review!

    You should write a review, on writing reviews, hehe.


    Ill probibly be looking at the Optimum No Rince here soon as well.
    The apartment complex im in, wants to start charging residents for water and sewer (even though we are on our own well and septic system), so they have pulled the car washing areas. Filthy Bastards.

    So a QEW type product will likely be what i go for.
     
  3. Tomee

    Tomee Heel and Toe OT Supporter

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    thanks...

    ill be getting a sample of optimums no rinse in the mail soon.
    seems like ONR has polymer properties which add protection, slickness and some gloss..
    can also be diluted for a QD...

    ill wait to be the judge
     
  4. spitfyre

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    I've been using QEW for a while now but after using ONR I wont be using it as much
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Same here. ONR is a noticably better product.

    BTW, one capful for every 2 quarts are the instructions on all the QEW I ever had.
     
  6. Tomee

    Tomee Heel and Toe OT Supporter

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    got my ONR, now for my review...

    i was going to use it on a black liberty, but since it was a no show, i used it on the camry, as it got dirty over the weekend.
    this time my pics will be of the rear quarter.

    i smelt this thing and it stinks! :p more potent than QEW.
    but once made a solution there is no smell.

    measuring for solution. 30ml per 7.5lt of water.
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    suds up since i put the solution before water. suds die down after use
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    test panel first, rear quarter panel. got dusty
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    here it is during the wash. firs thing i noticed is that NR tended to sheet water more than QEW. about the same slickness to QEW imo when washing.
    pics show what looks to be scratch marks, but they are actually reflections
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    i thought drying was easier compared to QEW, i just thought the waffle weave absorbed more water, less noticealbe water streaking left.
    dont ask me how that works
    :lol:

    after drying i topped it off with optimum car wax, then topped with FK1 #425
    look at the glow OCW adds when lighting is on it.
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    also noticed it gave a much slicker finish than QEW did.

    buckets after use
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    here is a pic of the bonnet to show no scratches or swirling!
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    conclusion: im in love with this product!
    out of QEW and this, they are both great!
    but i think ONR has its edge over QEW finsish wise, also being able to dilute it and become a QD and clay lube.
    also was informed it had some polymers in it, that added some protection, slickness and gloss
    definitely added slickness from what i could see

    time: 30 mins to wash the whole car.
     
  7. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    I completely agree with ONR, I love it for washing cars, but for heavily soiled vehichles I still use the old fashioned hose and bucket method.
     
  8. Buck-O

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    Great review of ONR, ill defiantely be throwing that in with my next order of stuff from Patrick.
     

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