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Old 01-28-2012, 05:32 PM
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Video DIY: Optimum No Rinse, Rinseless Car Wash

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Old 01-29-2012, 05:19 AM
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GREAT JOB DUDE! I use this all the time and it's GREAT! I only do it under 1000 watt halogens to make sure I'm not scratching it, and use the presoak method as well. Glad you made a video to help the NEWBS with this. Lol!

I also use the "quick detailer" method as well with No Rinse in a spray bottle as well.

For a sponge though, I'd HIGHLY recommend the Proline grout sponge from Lowes that everyone on Autopia swears by. That's all I'll use.

http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-det...ut-sponge.html

Grit Guards are also HIGHLY recommended! I started using one of these lately and ESPECIALLY with No Rinse, I'll never do it again without one!

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Old 01-29-2012, 10:12 AM
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Thanks for the kind words buddy. I will have to check out that sponge.
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NP. My friend bought a $30 sheepskin mit and he is now convinced the sponges are WAY better! We both load up on them every time we go to Lowes since they're so cheap and only like $2. I use one for the top of the car, one for the lower sections, one for the exhaust, and then one for the wheels so I don't get any cross contamination on separate panels.
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Originally Posted by Nopstnz8 View Post
and then one for the wheels so I don't get any cross contamination on separate panels.
Man I cant tell you how many times I see people using the same sponge for their car that they do on their wheels. I mean even if you do your wheels last, you still contaminate the cloth with grime and dust and random other junk that never washes out properly.

For my exhaust I love using a beat-to-**** terry cloth since it is nice and abrasive, then slap on some polish and go to town. If my tips really get beat up I like using the dremel with a polishing bit @ around 1500rpm with some good compound (blackfire)
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^^Nice. Yeah my Borla has seen better days and when I get around to it, I'm going to wetsand the tips from 320 all the way up to 2000, then finish it off with a powerball attached to a drill. Who knows how long they'll stay that good though... Lol!
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I love this stuff, especially now that I've moved to a state with hard water, and dry climate that evaporates water instantly. Still extra care must be taken to prevent micro scratches. I like to put it in a spray bottle and spray all the more heavily soiled areas, and let it penetrate. I use sponges, or towels with lots of pleat for dirt to fall into to clean, and rinse it in a bucket of clean water after each pass. Then I spray with optimum instant detailer & gloss enhancer, and dry off with a clean microfiber.
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Heard about this, buddy uses to detail classic cars (No rust).
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