Rinseless car wash

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Scott,
    You linked me to a product that really has my attention.

    Optimums No Rinse and Shine
    http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-no-rinse.html

    The reason this product is interesting to me is most of you know I'm mobile with a 65 gallon tank. If i do not have to rinse, this saves me alot of water and time!

    I just have a "few" questions:

    1) Do you still have to pre-rinse to remove dirt and bugs?

    I do alot of trucks and SUV's that go on gravel roads. Alot of bugs to.

    2) How dirty is to dirty to have to move to a 2 bucket wash?

    3) Any tips or your actual process available?

    Scott, this is why forums work. Thanks for all your help again.

    Justin
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    1. No but if they are really caked with grime, pre-rinsing can make the actual washing go a bit quicker.

    2. I've done some pretty dirty cars using the one bucket method both with QEW and Optimum No Rinse. They have similar cleaning ability.

    3. Wash a section at a time, just like you normally would (except without the spraying with water), and using two microfiber towels, dry that section immediately with one towel. Leave a little water behind on the paint for the second drying pass with the other towel (running a towel over competely dry paint can cause streaking).

    You can do a search on Autopia for QEW directions, same technique for Optimum-which is a better product.
     
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    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    Okay, I've been off the forum for a bit (moved)... and now that I'm in a condo and I'm "not allowed to wash in the parking garage", I've been using a lot of QEW.

    The Optimum stuff is new to me. What makes it so much better?
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    Leaves the paint a little slicker and doesn't streak on windows like QEW does so much.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Yep. Plus, my distibutor sells it to me for $35 and I was paying $39 for QEW.
     
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    Is it true that I may be able to get a sample?

    That would be awesome.

    Justin
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    What do you mean 'get a sample'?
     
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    I might try ato get some of this stuff to if I can find a Canadian supplier
     
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    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    http://www.eshine.ca/proddetail.php?prod=172

    Chris Pace owns this place in Port Colborne. He's an OT member (or at least has been). Great service. Bought Poorboys stuff from him last year and just ordered more PC Pads from him last week... and if I'd known that this stuff was supposed to be better than QEW, I would have ordered it too.
     
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    Hey Scott,
    Which towells do you use to dry with and how many say on a 4-door sedan to totally dry it?

    Thanks man,
    Justin
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I use microfiber towels and I use as many as it takes. More in colder weather, less in warmer weather.
     
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    You must have a crap-load of MF's. Do you get them from ExcelDetail?
    They have a lot of nice packages set up.

    Justin
     
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    I've still got a couple gallons of QEW from Chris at eShine. I'll be ordering the Opt when it's gone - good service and quick shipping if anyones wondering about ordering from there.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I get towels from Excel and also www.pakshak.com plus my local Optimum distributor sells some MFs too.

    I have about 150 or so. :)
     
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    Scott...
    I keep reading about Cobra towels everytime I look at rinseless car wash.
    Which ones and what size do you dry with? About how many for an average car?
    Also...are you usind the 2 bucket technique with Optinums Rinseless?

    Justin
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    1. Never heard of cobra towels.

    2. I use the yellow with black edge Excel Detail towels with ONR, they are 16 x 16. No way to tell you how many per car, it depends on temperature, if you are in the shade or sun, etc. I'd say you should have 4-5 on hand but you might not use them all.

    3. I use the single bucket method.
     
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    Thanks....I know what to order now....
    Thought you may be using some waffle-weave drying towels....

    Justin
     

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