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    Re: What`s the big appeal of rinseless wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by David Fermani View Post
    Rinseless washing (ONR) has been a lifesaver for me. Each month I wash about 30-40 cars in a car collection that I manage and it induces no marring and most of all no water into the sensitive cavities that shouldn’t be exposed to water due to its corrosive nature. I can do the entire collection in one full day. No way that would be possible with conventional washing, especially if you include all the moving back and forth of all the cars that would have to happen.
    I get to wash older cars too (muscle cars back to the 1910`s) and most owners prefer you not use a hose, for the cavity reason David mentions.
    Also way less water, typically 3.5 gallons, and if I wash both our cars the same day, I wash the wife`s car, replace the rinse water (1 gallon), and wash my truck with the same wash solution.
    Living in Florida and driving on paved roads 99.9% of the time also helps.
    And as Sizzle said, you can wash in a garage (or airplane hanger, etc.) to get out of the sun.
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    Re: What`s the big appeal of rinseless wash?

    I started this thread. I`m a "tries everything" sort of fool, so I have tried rinseless wash (ONR). But I`ve only done it a few times. I have no skill or technique. Last car I rinseless washed is very dark colored. I had problems with the rinseless solution spotting on the car. I found myself feeling pressured to hurry drying panels because of the spotting. My experience that day left me with the notion that rinseless wash was as much trouble as a bucket wash while being more stress inducing. Hence this thread. Thanks to all who have replied. It`s clear to see that if I were washing 3 or 10 or 30 cars in a day how useful rinseless would be. The other obvious conclusion for me is I need more practice.
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    Re: What`s the big appeal of rinseless wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by LT4 View Post
    Last car I rinseless washed is very dark colored. I had problems with the rinseless solution spotting on the car. I found myself feeling pressured to hurry drying panels because of the spotting. My experience that day left me with the notion that rinseless wash was as much trouble as a bucket wash while being more stress inducing.
    As with any washing, it`s best not to wash a dark colored car in direct sunlight (unless of course it`s very cool out), but rinseless washing should actually work better in this regard. A normal procedure would be to wash a panel at a time, and dry that panel. You`ll want to overlap slightly onto the adjacent panel, so you can dry the panel you are working on without getting your drying towel dirty. If you are getting dirt on your drying towel, it means you need to wash the panel more thoroughly (a second wash pass, etc.). Back to the spotting--if it is so hot that the solution is drying on the surface, shrink the size of your work area, for example, I will typically do half a hood, dry that half, then do the other half (same with the roof, etc.). But if you find the solution is drying too fast, do only 1/4 of the hood at a time.

    Anyway, it`s a technique adjustment vs. conventional, and it should definitely be less stress-inducing as far as getting water spots.
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    Re: What`s the big appeal of rinseless wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    As Bunky noted, I think there are too many variables to make a blanket statement like that. Is the car coated? Are you doing a pre-spray? If so, with what? etc. etc. etc.
    My thought is that if you are going to go through the hassle of a pre-spray, you could just use a hose unless there are reasons against doing so such as an open cockpit type of car.
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    Re: What`s the big appeal of rinseless wash?

    Where I live, (apt./condo )I don`t have water available unless I go to a pay and spray. I works well for me. I use several towels. I am using Duraglass rinseless at the moment.

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    Re: What`s the big appeal of rinseless wash?

    For those days that my rides only a minor cleaning is when ONR comes out and gives my paint the cleaning it needs so I don`t kill myself in this hot humid Florida heat.
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    Re: What`s the big appeal of rinseless wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by LT4 View Post
    ...Last car I rinseless washed is very dark colored. I had problems with the rinseless solution spotting on the car. I found myself feeling pressured to hurry drying panels because of the spotting...
    As Setec said, this is where rinseless should be the better choice. When forced to wash in the sun, just wash/dry a smaller section.

    My process is to soak a TRC Creature Edgless (420gm) towel in the wash bucket, then wring it out. I wash the section (1/2 the roof, both doors, etc.) with a TRC MF Cyclone wash pad, clean it on the Grit Guard in the rinse bucket, then wipe the section with the wrung out towel. I spritz the section with detail spray and dry with a TRC FTW or Griot`s Garage 16x16 twist-loop/terry-weave MF towel.
    FWIW, I have no special love for TRC, but their products are good, dependable, and they seem to carry them for years, so also replaceable as they wear out.

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    Re: What`s the big appeal of rinseless wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by mc2hill View Post
    As Setec said, this is where rinseless should be the better choice. When forced to wash in the sun, just wash/dry a smaller section.

    My process is to soak a TRC Creature Edgless (420gm) towel in the wash bucket, then wring it out. I wash the section (1/2 the roof, both doors, etc.) with a TRC MF Cyclone wash pad, clean it on the Grit Guard in the rinse bucket, then wipe the section with the wrung out towel. I spritz the section with detail spray and dry with a TRC FTW or Griot`s Garage 16x16 twist-loop/terry-weave MF towel.
    FWIW, I have no special love for TRC, but their products are good, dependable, and they seem to carry them for years, so also replaceable as they wear out.
    Have you tried TRC new wolf pack towels for rinseless?

    What`s everyone`s favorite rinseless towel? Not a fan of 350 or 500 eagle edge less towels.

    Looking at autofiber double flip as well..

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    Re: What`s the big appeal of rinseless wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by noorth View Post
    Have you tried TRC new wolf pack towels for rinseless?
    I have not seen those before, but will say that I like the flat side (vs. the fluffy side) of the Creature towels if I need to be a little more aggressive with the wiping.
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