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I am looking for a quick and easy way to clean my car when its 20 degrees out and there is ice everywhere. I would like to avoid going to a car wash and want to use a minimum amount of water. I have looked into Optimum No Rinse Wash techniques but wanted to get some advice for some other forum members on some best practice tips for keeping the car clean in the winter months. Again, I would prefer not driving to wash the car and am really looking for ONR strategies. Any advice/tips will be greatly appreciated!
 

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I am looking for a quick and easy way to clean my car when its 20 degrees out and there is ice everywhere. I would like to avoid going to a car wash and want to use a minimum amount of water. I have looked into Optimum No Rinse Wash techniques but wanted to get some advice for some other forum members on some best practice tips for keeping the car clean in the winter months. Again, I would prefer not driving to wash the car and am really looking for ONR strategies. Any advice/tips will be greatly appreciated!
ONR is great stuff....see you tube for several vids on procedure...search "ONR" and " Garry dean wash method"
 

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I am looking for a quick and easy way to clean my car when its 20 degrees out and there is ice everywhere. I would like to avoid going to a car wash and want to use a minimum amount of water. I have looked into Optimum No Rinse Wash techniques but wanted to get some advice for some other forum members on some best practice tips for keeping the car clean in the winter months. Again, I would prefer not driving to wash the car and am really looking for ONR strategies. Any advice/tips will be greatly appreciated!
Yes, indeedy, the OMR works great. No double-secret techniques. Two buckets (one with, one without) and micro wash glove or the like. Do the roof and windows... dry. One side of the hood and a fender (upper part) and dry, and so on. Do the rockers and usual heavy dirt spots last. Then the wheels. The Optimum wash (with rinse) is an excellent product too! Guzzler drying towels are terrific. I think I got my stuff from Autogeek.
 

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I use two spray bottles and two buckets. Soap solution in one spray bottle and bucket and tap water in the other bottle & bucket. One micro fiber for each operation. My S2000 has never gotten a traditional old school washing, in fact I don't even put the top up to wash it. For the vette I may switch over to Deer Park for the rinse! ;)
 

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I for one am a huge proponent of the Garry Dean Wash Method; it's what I teach all of my clients and use myself on a great many of the details I do.

While ONR is a great product, I would highly encourage anyone interested in pursuing this wash method to consider trying Garry's own product, Infinite Use Detail Juice. For me, at least, it provides superior results to many of the other players in the waterless/rinseless wash market and while yes, it is more expensive up front, it is extremely concentrated so a little product goes a very long way. Check it out - Infinite Use Detail Juice | Rinseless Wash | Garry Dean Wash Method
 

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Ray the car looks great, but I am a little confused.(not unusual) You used a buffer, yet Glen mentions in his reply "no buffing". So I guess my question is; Does buffing improve the quality of the finished job?
 

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I really like the ONR too, and mix it with 2 gallons of distilled water. You have to dry the car anyway, so I spray the freshly washed section with a light coating of Optimum Detailer & Gloss Enhancer and hand buff dry for a great shine. I get cleaning/detailing supplies from Autogeek and towels from Adams.
 

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Ray the car looks great, but I am a little confused.(not unusual) You used a buffer, yet Glen mentions in his reply "no buffing". So I guess my question is; Does buffing improve the quality of the finished job?
people mistakenly call a polisher a "buffer"....it's not.....don't over think this, buffing usually applies to taking off the haze of a wax - the final step...many products don't set up a wicked haze anymore, just a super light one that can be wiped off, no hard back and forth buffing like you used to do with this:


my rinseless docs - for any product - here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vt2pngsnvc80rak/AACCVEAnAlZywmRynTAhOsRua?dl=0
 

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Did my 3rd Rinseless wash yesterday and I'm absolutely hooked. Glen E gave me some excellent advice. Also enjoyed Gary Dean's video and tips. If done correctly, I absolutely believe rinseless washing is safer than a traditional wash, unless the car is super caked with dirt.

My best advice:

1. Use top quality microfiber towels...I use Adams double soft...can't say enough good things about them...expensive and totally worth it
2. Use a top quality waffle drying towel...get at least 2...never tried them until recently & can't imagine living without them now
3. Get a $20 garden sprayer and fill with about a gallon of wash solution to pre-treat the panels
4. Use a finishing spray before wiping away the water...allows the towel to glide more easily...might enhance gloss, too


As far as my routine, I don't rinse and reuse towels. I use one side until it gets lightly soiled, then I flip it. Once both sides are used, it goes in a dirty towel bucket to be cleaned in the washing machine. Never scrub or use more than light pressure...let the wash solution do its job. Wash the car in sections, moving from top surfaces to bottom.

Finally, have fun!
 

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As far as my routine, I don't rinse and reuse towels. I use one side until it gets lightly soiled, then I flip it. Once both sides are used, it goes in a dirty towel bucket to be cleaned in the washing machine.
Finally, have fun!
this is the secret to garry dean - when you do it, it hits you like a ton of bricks why you did not think of it first..no "two bucket-grit guard" method needed, because once you use a towel for two panels or so, YOU DISCARD IT...SINCE YOU NEVER TAKE A DIRTY TOWEL BACK TO THE BUCKET, YOUR WASH SOLUTION STAYS VIRGIN. Towels are always just leaving the bucket, never going back in...

I even have done cars behind the sports bar before the game starts...

A 15 min Blackfire mini-detail in a sports bar parking lot! - Drive Accord Honda Forums
 

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Apparently, you are the Rupert Murdoch of online forums! How do you find time to spend with your C7 with all the people you are helping on all of the forums you are active in? :)

Nice self-contained system. Will probably start doing this for when I'm traveling.
10k miles in the first year, all my procedures are as much for ease as gloss, while others are fixing buckets, buffing and doing 6 coats of this or that, I'm driving...LOL
 

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Apparently, you are the Rupert Murdoch of online forums! How do you find time to spend with your C7 with all the people you are helping on all of the forums you are active in? :)

Nice self-contained system. Will probably start doing this for when I'm traveling.
Why just when you are traveling? Rinseless is good all the time (again, unless car is super filthy).
 

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I use the Croftgate Car Products to maintain the finish on my 2005 GTO(615rwhp) and my 2014 Stingray.

I've been in the Body Shop business since 1976 n have never used a product this good.

All vehicles detailed in my shops get this treatment. ImageUploadedByCorvette Stingray Forum1418407008.492723.jpg ImageUploadedByCorvette Stingray Forum1418407008.492723.jpg ImageUploadedByCorvette Stingray Forum1418407008.492723.jpg
 
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