Technically not a purely waterless washOptimum No Rinse is quite popular among car detailers. You do need water with it but you need so little. An Optimum No Rinsebath requires only 2 ounce to 2 gallons of water compared to the 50 to 100 gallons it takes to hose down a vehicle. (30 ml of ONR mixing ratio of 8 litres of waters comparing 200 - 400 litres of water use to flushing yr car)
Aside from being eco friendly on its water saving, Optimum No Rinse gives your car a slick, wax like, finish that is very pleasing to the eye. This high tech wash has high tech polymers that bond to the paint to protect it in amazingly the same wipe where it takes out grease and grime. Now that’s a revolutionary product.
a good bath for this stallion
hmmmmm 2 bucket?
where & when u encounter your limitations .....as no splashing of running water & hosing allowed in the covered car park
my solution is diluting ONR optimum no rinse wash 1 ounce to 2 gallon of water 3 caps to 8 litres of water
just 3 caps to 8 litres of water & no need a second bucket......as i left the 2nd bucket to rinse off the rims cleaning later
after ONR mixtures....blueish ...water tension now is created to hold dust below & same time washes & lubricate
rear bonnet before wash...
even visible swirls very onvious
after soaking the 1st microfibers in ONR...wipe on & buff dry with
KC and I were called in to do a rescue on the interior of a Mercedes W220 S-Class.
The owner had a driver and was mainly concerned about the condition of the front driver seat which was noticeably more heavily soiled than the rest of the interior. The original light grey seats were now brown in color and we were called in to see if we could fix this problem.
A combination of leather cleaner and steam was used to clean all of the accumulated dirt and oils absorbed into the leather.
The rest of the interior was also detailed.
The rear control panel was also a real mess. The soft touch rubber coating had melted in the sweltering Malaysian weather and the panel was sticky to touch and looked terrible.
Great tips on how to use ONR to clean a dirty car without causing swirls.
FINAL OBSERVATIONS1) The Optimum NRWS is a good way to clean your car and greatly reduce the amount of water waste. I barely used 1 gallon of solution through spraying and washing.
2) This method is great for those who live in an apartment complex and do not have access to a hose or open area for washing. This also applies for those who have to battle snowy winters and roads caked with salt.
3) This is another option for those who have OCD when it comes to keeping your car clean and the weather is not cooperating. That is me.
4) My car looks great with no added swirls or scratches!
It has been two weeks since my attempt at replacing the clear coat on a clear coat failure situation with Opti-Coat. Took some pictures to monitor the progress of the Opti-Coat.
The condition of the test section after the Opti-Coat application two weeks ago.
2 weeks later, after spraying the area with ONR before wiping off.
The area treated with Opti-Coat is still beading quite well.
After wiping down with ONR.
The Opti-Coat seems to be holding up well with some nice water beading and the test area still looking nice and glossy. But, there is a slight issue with a section of the test area.
Although the entire section is still glossy and the Opti-Coat seems to be sealing in the entire test area, the paint below the Opti-Coat at the edge of the test area seems to be fading.
However, the Opti-Coat seems to be working well on the top section.
Observations so far, with the exception of that one section, the Opti-Coat seems to be holding up well and preventing the clear-coat failure from reappearing. As for the section which is fading again, perhaps the compounding and polishing wasn't sufficient or the Opti-Coat was not applied thick enough in that area.
It will be interesting to see if the fading continues to spread and how long the rest of the test area will lasts.