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      12-01-2019, 10:23 AM   #1
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Optimum No Rinse Wash

Is anyone using the Optimum No Rinse Wash to get a quick clean in the winter? I am looking for something to get the street crud off between washes. I prefer the good old hose and bucket, but need a compromise for the colder days.
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Feynlabs Rinseless Wash is what I use. I haven't had any issues. I put it in a pressurised sprayer, spray let drip then wipe. works great.
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Awesome, I will check it out. I was worried I would cause swirl marks using Optimum.
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I use ONR as a QD or cleaner (automotive or household)

I've been using Blackfire's WW in the winter. I just got a liter of Carpro ECH20 (another waterless wash) and I'm looking forward to trying it.

I've heard good things about Wolfgang's WW as well
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I use ONR as a QD or cleaner (automotive or household)

I've been using Blackfire's WW in the winter. I just got a liter of Carpro ECH20 (another waterless wash) and I'm looking forward to trying it.

I've heard good things about Wolfgang's WW as well
Iíll have to check it out. I might look at the foam cannon route for winter as well. At least for the heavy salt and grime stuff. Let me know about the new stuff, as I prefer using something someone can recommend thatís used a few products. Hate this time of the year. Thanks again!
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Foam cannon on a pressure washer is great (and fun). you can find a decent one on amazon (I think I use an older version MTM) what makes ease of use is no lance on the pressure gun. So if you can do pressure gun->foam cannon, its way easier to use than gun->lance->foam cannon. You'll have to mess with fittings to get everything to attach but worth it IMO
But - that's a warm weather wash.

When its crappy/cold I use waterless wash 3 out of 4 washes.
if you go this route get a pump sprayer, you don't need fancy, I use this guy ($11 vs $30): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You'll need a stack of MF towels too, you go thru 1-3 per panel.
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Foam cannon on a pressure washer is great (and fun). you can find a decent one on amazon (I think I use an older version MTM) what makes ease of use is no lance on the pressure gun. So if you can do pressure gun->foam cannon, its way easier to use than gun->lance->foam cannon. You'll have to mess with fittings to get everything to attach but worth it IMO
But - that's a warm weather wash.

When its crappy/cold I use waterless wash 3 out of 4 washes.
if you go this route get a pump sprayer, you don't need fancy, I use this guy ($11 vs $30): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You'll need a stack of MF towels too, you go thru 1-3 per panel.
Thank you for the detailed response. I like the idea of the waterless wash, and know it is CRUCIAL to have a stack of good MF towels. Do you do this even if there is a good layer of the salt and grime along the sides and rear? My plan was to use the pressure washer with the foam cannon to knock the crap off and then go use the waterless wash. I've come to the conclusion that BMW paint, as nice as it may be, does not hold up like some of the other manufacturers. Not sure why, but I've seen some people mention they use thinner paint for "eco reasons".

To me, the idea of WW is crazy at face value, but after researching and talking to people...they swear by it, and the results are stunning.
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Yeah - the science behind the waterless wash is pretty wild.
I do use it to remove salts/mag-chloride/etc.
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thanks. I am going to try WW as a general clean up, but use the foam cannon to get the salt and grime off. thanks again for the tips!
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I've used optimum, works well. i do a quick power wash then spray and wipe with the no rinse wash...
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