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Optimum No Rinse
« on: March 18, 2012, 09:16:56 PM »
We've got a hosepipe ban down here starting next month, so I thought about those waterless car wash products such as Grease Lightning (as advertised on one of the Sky shopping channels) until I came across this.

Anyone used this? It's a no-rinse product as demonstrated below, but some have also used it as a waterless wash product (spray->dwell->wipe).

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/cleaning/28137-my-first-attempt-onr-optimum-no-rinse.html


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Re: Optimum No Rinse
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 04:17:39 PM »
Would have thought a bucket of water and sponge would do a better job.

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Re: Optimum No Rinse
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 08:34:36 PM »
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Re: Optimum No Rinse
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 08:44:27 PM »
I cant remember the product name, but Halfords sell one of the waterless wash things. An elderly man who lives up the road from me recently started using it for his fiesta and damn that thing shines... dont know which ones are best but the one he used was pretty effective id recommend using the stuff, and am considering it myself (despite not having a hosepipe ban here in Scotland ;) )
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Re: Optimum No Rinse
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 04:09:09 PM »
Optimum Top products in CYC..(Clean Your Car forum)..small bucket or half normal bucket of water ....pour ONR in to the required measure..... use a mit to wash a panel at a time using a good drying towel .start at the roof ......we normally use some Optimum detailer (water based) decanted to your specs in a spray while ONR is still wet before towelling......result a non scratched car polished to perfection....it really doesnt scratch the car......you can "wash" "polish" and towel dry the car in 25 mins...... 8)

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Re: Optimum No Rinse
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 09:53:54 PM »
I'm not going to bother - I've got a bottle and half of car shampoo (the full bottle I got in secret santa at work not last Christmas but Christmas before!) and a clean watering can. And the outside tap is conveniently on the front of the house.

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Re: Optimum No Rinse
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 05:32:43 PM »
Richard yer missing out mate .....we use this ONR as an on site wash for shows we go to ...top product
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Re: Optimum No Rinse
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2013, 12:23:47 AM »
A +1 for ONR, fantastic stuff.

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Re: Optimum No Rinse
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 08:36:56 PM »
A video showing off the Civic Type R FK2 demonstrating Optimum No Rinse:

http://youtu.be/k0019TbJKd0

I thought about buying some ONR as I have to plug two hosepipes together to reach my car (I moved house not long after I wrote my last post in this thread and no longer have the outside tap on the front of the house), but it was almost twice the price of a traditional car shampoo (17.75+p&p for 946ml on Amazon, 8.99 for 1 litre of Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo in Halfords).

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Re: Optimum No Rinse
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 12:03:30 PM »
I am a bit of a sucker for new car cleaning products and have mulled over Optimum No Rinse. I am still not convinced because, like it or not, water is involved. I tend to rinse the car first with water from a watering can, then use a mitt to very gently clean using Autoglym Shampoo and Conditioner to the recommended dilution. It contains surfactants etc and thus, presumably, minimises abrasion from the dirt particles. I then rinse with about two watering cans full and dry off using an autoglym aqua dry (synthetic chamois) although I am thinking of moving to a microfiber drying towel.

Every other wash (I wash the car about fortnightly) I'll use autoglym aqua wax instead of the synthetic chamois.

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