ONR? Really?

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  1. OiNK

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    ONR

    Bought a 32oz "new formula" bottle to give it a whirl based on all of the recommendations. Every time I use it, I always feel like I'm using too little so I probably do 5+ oz per gallon until the water turns darker blue. Even after this I put my fingers in the water and it feels like plain water not the traditional "lubricated" feel that you get with other car washes which kinda scares me :o

    My question is, is it really better than the regular Optimum Car Wash? I have access to a hose at my place and am not worried about wasting the water or any other environmental bullshit :hsd:

    So REALLY why are you guys sack riding ONR so hard?
     
  2. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Yes its fucking awesome. And you only need 1oz per 2 gallon

    I also keep a 2gal jug of ONR CLay Lube
     
  3. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    Because it's an awesome product, and you're doing it wrong.
     
  4. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    128oz for $40 so you could wash your car every other day for $40 name anything else out there you can do that with?
     
  5. OiNK

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    1oz in 1 gallon barley turns the water blue, doesn't feel slick at all how is it protecting it from dragging dirt across the surface :o
     
  6. ///M

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    it's not supposed to turn the water that blue :hsugh:
     
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    I mean, you can barley tell theres anything in the bucket if you stuck your hand in it, doesn't feel any different.

    Have you stuck your hand in a bucket with some good car wash in it like the Optimum Car Wash? feels like its "slick"

    1oz in 1gallon with the ONR doesn't feel like anything.
     
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    yeah it doesn't feel slick

    but it works, and works well :dunno:
     
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    I'm a skeptic every time I use it, and I use it nearly every day with great results.

    Weird science, Oingo Boingo.
     
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    I've got to try this stuff.
     
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    1 oz per two gallons of water. You don't need to use more. Don't worry about what it visually does to the water, that isn't important. Don't compare it to how conventional car wash soap feels because ONR isn't chemically the same.
     
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    I was skeptical when I first started using it last year, but it was my only option since I don't have regular access to a hose. I'll never use anything else to wash my car, even if I ever get my own house with all the water I can use.
     
  13. Run N. Gun

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    5oz?? That's too much. 1 oz per 2 gallons. Just a cap full is all it takes.


    ONR - works awesome for me!! I've tried everything, but ONR lets me clean the entire exterior with 1 gallon and the paint is slick and smooth when I'm done. I don't care what the water looks/tastes/feels/smells like, because the car looks great when I'm done. With conventional car washes, I can feel the dirt moving under my sponge along the paint - that isn't good. I do not feel anything when I use ONR and the paint looks and feels good.

    Besides, I can wash and clay (using separate spray bottle of ONR claylube) before drying. Saves me time and effort.
     
  14. Scottwax

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    Seriously, you need to stop thinking in terms of expecting ONR to behave similarly to regular car wash soap. Throw out everything you know about using a hose and soap suds, use ONR as directed and you will be pleasantly surprised.
     
  15. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Oh yea back to this thread the reason I love ONR is because it makes me easy bank twice a month. Can wash 60 cars at $10 a piece and cost me about $20 and 8hrs of time.

    God know how much water I would need to wash 60 cars, and prob would take me more time
     
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    This is from memory, so these may be off a bit.

    1 car at a spray and pay uses 15 gallons recycled and 10 gallons fresh
    1 car in a driveway with a garden hose uses 40-100 gallons depending on supply

    You're welcome, my son. :rofl:
     
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    So a low ball of 2400 gallons of water epa would love that
     
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    My complaint with it is that it sucks with dried on grass and crap after the wheel wells. Could be user error, though :dunno:
     
  19. Scottwax

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    If you have crap built up in the wheel wells, you may need to use a hose or a pesticide spray filled with water to rinse them out. Or stop driving through grass...
     
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    Very likely that if ONR wont remove it, a 'regular' car wash wouldn't either.
     
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    Scrub brush?
     
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    What do you ONR guys do if you have a bunch of small bits of plants/flowers on the car when you go to wash it? This time of year is usually notorius for this as everything is in bloom. I tried to get most of the larger pieces off before I washed the car, but if I were to pick every piece off by hand it would have taken forever. I'm not talking big pieces, they are all like ~2mm-4mm in size. I could either buy a pesticide sprayer or simply go for a drive before I wash it since the bits usually blow right off. Or would you even consider this a problem?
     
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    I used ONR the whole time i lived in an apartment, awesome stuff. I switched to their reg car wash when i bought a house since i had access to a house...mostly for the novelty of getting to wash my car in my own driveway with my own house. Once i'm out of the reguar soap, I'll probably go back to ONR now that the hose's novelty has worn off.
     
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    If they blow right off, just go around the block once before you wash.

    I also tend to like a "pre soak" before I put the ONR to the surface. I fill a 32-oz. bottle with some of my ONR wash solution and spray down the panel before putting my wash mitt on the finish to make it even less likely that I'll cause any sort of marring.
     
  25. Scottwax

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    ONR has no problem removing pollen and shouldn't with bits of grass and stuff like that. The lawn care guys seem to follow me around every day, so that is something I deal with regularly.
     

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