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Old 12-03-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
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Question Optimum no rinse

I am about to correct my paint and have been looking into getting some ONR for this winter time but do not want to undo my correction with marring. Do you guys think if done properly there is any additional risk of marring over a regular hand wash? Ive watched a few videos on how to do it and think I might go for it if there is no additional risk of marring.

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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IMHO, no matter how careful you are you are going to get marring. That being said, using the two bucket method, ONR, a good soap, clean mitt and regular waxes you are going as much as possible to avoid the marring. I wash my 2011 every week using these methods and after a year, i have just started to notice very fine marring. ONR is good stuff and i use it mixed with my soap in the wash bucket to add lubricity to the solution. Works very well.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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As Darren mentioned, there are always risks every time you touch your paint. It's a balancing act though. ....convenience, time, location, environment, personal expectations, etc. are all factors that play a role in determining what solutions will work best in your own scenario.

Personally, I could never really get myself to the point of using ONR on a "dirty" car (beyond my initial use of it) but it has found a role in my own arsenal as a quick detailing (QD) solution in some cases. ....for those times when the car is "dusty enough" but not "dirty enough" and I need it clean. I don't like using QD sprays for this purpose and find ONR is safer yet quicker than traditional washing. It's also very portable since I can fill a 5 gal bucket with 4 gal of water, mix in my ONR, throw a Gamma Seal lid on it and take it with me in the trunk (for car shows, events, etc.). I will admit that when I use it at home as a QD, I still rinse the car with my DI water and air dry. ....sort of missing the point of the product, I know. In either case, I always opt for traditional washing when possible (a gallon of ONR last a long, long time for me since I don't use it often).

Having said that, there are a lot of folks using this product as their sole wash solution who are quite satisfied with the performance and result. ....and I mean some folks I feel are quite reputable as well as picky. Definitely worth considering IMO/IME.

As for adding ONR as a supplement to my car soap, it's JMO but I feel it's a waste of product. If I felt my car soap was lacking, I would simply use something else. .....nothing wrong with adding ONR but that's my personal take on it.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #4
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I use ONR and it is a great product. I have used it 5 times on my car and havent seen any marring under inspection lights, yet. i think it is a good idea to either do it often so the car doesnt get very dirty. or give the car a pre rinse if possible. I take it to the do it yourself and spray it down on low pressure and then take it home for some ONR love
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:05 PM   #5
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If my car is really dirty...like winter time...I'll pressure wash it prior to an ONR wash. Also, having a few coats of wax/sealant helps to release the crud. Just applied HD Poxy for the first time. Car looks great and it's really slick.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:42 PM   #6
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this is how I ONR wash

Before








Process
  1. Rinse
  2. Spray ONR
  3. Wash ONR
  4. Dry wit OID
  5. Apply OP-CW
  6. Spray ONR on wheels
  7. ONR wash wheels with old sponge



pressure spray bottle with warm water



rinse





spray ONR



3 bucket wash



" Snow White "aka Raceglaze wash pad

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Old 12-05-2011, 10:43 PM   #8
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Wheels & Tires
  • PowerClean 3:1
  • ONR wash solution
  • old sponge
  • wheel woolies







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Old 12-28-2011, 11:24 PM   #9
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So you just rinse with the hand held pressure sprayers? Looks like they put out a pretty strong stream. Lovely results with Optimum products. I like the gloss that ONR leaves as well.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:07 PM   #10
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ONR is a life saver if you live in a condo like my wife and I do. I use a smidge more than what the mix calls for and it has not left any scratches on my paint yet. Makes a great quick detailer too. I do go to a pressure wash quicky place to make sure the undercarriage gets cleaned and that most off the heavy deposits are blasted off before hand.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:34 PM   #11
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Here's my thread from last year of my review of ONR. I've washed my car the "old" way maybe 2x since then. All ONR or Coin Op Winter Wash's for me. Love this stuff.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2083981
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:25 AM   #12
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Can someone explain what paint marring is please sorry if im threadjacking but i couldnt find it on search and didnt want to make a thread abot this
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:32 AM   #13
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Can someone explain what paint marring is please sorry if im threadjacking but i couldnt find it on search and didnt want to make a thread abot this
In the context of this thread and what I usually mean when discussing the topic of detailing, light scratches. In this case, light scratches caused by dirt/grit/contaminants being rubbed against the finish (i.e. with your wash media or drying towel(s)) during your wash process.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:06 PM   #14
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Where did you get these at? I've looked at some car stores and Home Depot and haven't seen em.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #15
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Where did you get these at? I've looked at some car stores and Home Depot and haven't seen em.
Lowes has them in the garden section.
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ONR is amazing, pairs nice with Optimum spray car wax.

Another thread reviewing ONR...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2083981
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