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  • Which Quick Detailer / Waterless Wash ?

    Hi guys,

    My car sits outside, so it's often exposed to the dust, dirt, rain, poop etc..

    Hoping to get some recommendations on an inexpensive, budget oriented, weekend warrior - Quick Detailer / Waterless wash, maybe something with the ability to remove water spots too, just so I can spray on and wipe off any areas that need it.

    I've read about ONR, but you apply that to a bucket of water, then wash the car... then I read about the opti-clean... which seems similar. It all adds up and gets confusing to be honest, many companies with very similar products that do things very similar to each other

    Thoughts ?

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Or do what I do !!! (sometimes)

    Premix a small batch of ONR (say 2 or 3 litres) and keep in a small sealed bucket. I do make it a little more concentrated for the application. Come time soak a clean fluffy MF and apply to the whole panel needing attention, dry with a drying towel. Easy as and takes only a few minutes. Seal unused ONR for the next time. I do refresh the ONR after about a month if need be.
    Last edited by AusAbarth; 16-05-2017, 02:34 PM.

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    • #3
      Put the ONR in a spray bottle, one of the 5 litres weed sprayer things.

      cheap i picked one up for $10

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      • #4
        Thanks guys . So you can use ONR as a Quick Detailer to spray and wipe? How is that different to using a dedicated 'QD' ?

        AusAbarth: So you pre-mix a batch of ONR/Water then store it? Would't the water go stagnant ?

        Thanks

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        • #5
          Never tried ONR as a QD – cannot comment, but I would rather use a dedicated QD

          Fair point about the stagnate premix ONR, however I use a little 5 litre bucket to store the ONR (10ml in 2litres). By the time you use it a few times then you need to top up so really no chance to get stagnant. If I have not used it for a month – I chuck it

          HTH

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          • #6
            Im in similar boat having to maintain a car that is permanently outside. So with onr.. Do u do a pre rinse?


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            • #7
              Thanks AusAbarth . Yeh, I was looking at specific QD's as It's my understand they have lubrication? Whereas, ONR uses water and the ONR holds the dirty to be pulled off, then use a drying towel to dry? Gets rather confusing, lol.



              Originally posted by Titan View Post
              Im in similar boat having to maintain a car that is permanently outside. So with onr.. Do u do a pre rinse?


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              Curious also. My understand is you use that with 'light' dirt (or is that something for QD's?) ? How does one determine if a car is too dirty to use ONR or a QD, and therfor may need a pre-rinse before using a QD/ONR ?

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              • #8
                Recently got some onr, onqd and oww. I was planning on using the qd as normal ie qd spray.

                The other two i am a little confused also, but was thinking that if the car has driven in rain for a few days its probably too dirty. A few days after a 2bw and not being able to garage my(daily) new ford ranger (skyline and boat live in the garage), it is exposed to elements and may not need a 2bw so i would use the onr or oww then i guess, depending on things like time i can spend, accessibility to full a bucket with the diluted solution of onr.

                I was going to premix a sprayer with oww to keep in my vehicles "quick detail" kit

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                • #9
                  Great thread!

                  What kind of drying towel are you guys using with ONR?



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                  • #10
                    That's another thing Ill have to look into... getting a nice fluffy drying towel.

                    At this stage, by the looks of it, I think my car might get too dirty to use normal QD. What other option might there be for a Rinse-less wash other than ONR ? I had a couple of people tell me McKees makes a good one (though can't find them available in Aus), aswell as Wolfgang ... thoughts?

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                    • #11
                      ONR 1:16 dilution with a spray bottle. There's your waterless wash/quick detailer for cheap. Works great. Honestly I don't even use rinseless with ONR, I prefer foaming lancing with 2bucket

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by xewp View Post
                        ONR 1:16 dilution with a spray bottle. There's your waterless wash/quick detailer for cheap. Works great. Honestly I don't even use rinseless with ONR, I prefer foaming lancing with 2bucket
                        Does the ONR provides enough lubrication ?

                        How's its cleaning abilities and foaming ?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Widget View Post
                          Does the ONR provides enough lubrication ?

                          How's its cleaning abilities and foaming ?
                          Fair bit of info in this forum thread (Unless the formula has changed over the years).

                          https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...ad.php?t=46246

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                          • #14
                            Thanbks Jemichae, Ill have a read

                            While on the subject, what's everyones thoughts on Poorboys Spray & Wipe, and Poorboys QD ?

                            [EDIT] Adding Finish Kare 425 to the list of looking at... thoughts ?
                            Last edited by Widget; 20-05-2017, 08:34 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Widget View Post
                              Does the ONR provides enough lubrication ?

                              How's its cleaning abilities and foaming ?
                              Sorry worded wrong. What I meant is I only use onr as a qd/waterless wash when I'm lazy (and also clay lube at 1:64). Otherwise I use my regular car shampoo to foam and 2bucket. I hear onr is good as a water softener though. As far as cleaning abilities it gets the job done. I haven't tried other waterless washes before so can't comment but I've got no complaints from onr

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