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Optimum no rinse

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Bshell, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Mar 14, 2018 at 4:15 PM
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    The water where I live is aweful and leaves aweful water spots all over my truck. I invested in the OPtimum no rinse. My truck is black and I am a little worried about using it. Just had my truck washed and waxed 1 week ago so it is just dusty and a few water spot areas. Anyone have feedback on this stuff.
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2018 at 4:21 PM
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    Most of the Rinseless Wahes are good. I prefer Car Pro Echo 2 but certainly nothing wrong with Optimum.
    It’s a good tool in your detailing arsenal but need to know when you need to do a Three Bucket wash.

    Have you used it before?

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/rinse-less-waterless-wash-thread.7341/#post-107422
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    Sounds like you may want to invest in a water deionzer. @RowdyRon has a nice one...
     
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    Look on shinesupply.com
    Or even chemicalguys.com as well the have products that help with harsh water spots and also is one of the best products to wash your vehicles
     
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    Yes, Sir! We have very hard water here in NW Arkansas and I got tired of the water spotting on my truck after working so hard to get it cleaned. I invested in the Spotless DIC-20, 300 gallon model and really like it. The claims of being able to wash your vehicle, rinse with the Spotless softener, and walk away are very true.

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    I have a spotless system as well. I have the DI-120. Absolutely spot free dry, and just order more resin (or whole replacement cartridge) when the meter starts getting close to “19”
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  7. Mar 14, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    I have looked at those and really have considered it. Our water has so much calcium my truck looks white if I let the water sit. Glad to hear a real review that it works. Not a bad price either.
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    As for the Optimum no rinse (ONR) don't be afraid to use it. I have been using it this winter with great results. Read the instructions and watch some youtube vids and go for it.
     
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    I just ordered the DIC-20 off Amazon. Will I be happy? What is the Optimum No Rinse?
     
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    I think you will be happy with your choice. Really like mine!
     
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    I also have very hard water. I’ve used optimum and ech20. Both work very well. I’ve used it with my regularly water. Since you’re immediately drying it as you go, I didn’t have issues with water spots. I also use my house water when I use the presses washer. I think as long as you don’t let it sit, you’re fine. My truck is black also.

    That said, I have taken to using distilled water for the rinseless washes and detail sprays. It’s maybe a dollar a jug at Walmart, so I pick up six or so when I’m there.
     
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    I've had one for 5+ years, my dad's had one for 10+ years. Best car washing investment i've ever made (I wash a minimum one car every weekend). Combine ith with a pressure washer which will use a lot less water....

    rinse....walk away....spot free
     
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    I have this same thing and it's a game changer. Sounds strange but I actually use less water with this as well. You have to use a low water setting on the nozzle to ensure the water is thoroughly filtered and not having to use drying towels means less washing, less water. Not too mention its cuts my car washing time in half!
     
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    Optimum and Carpro are LEGIT. Just invest in good high GSM rag company towels. You will need a good amount. And also maintain those towels too!
     
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    Just purchased the DIC-20 and did a little modification to it. No need to switch hoses around for treated and non-treated water. Gave the Tundra and Yukon a bath in the bright sun. Worked great!IMG_2612.jpg
     
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    Great setup! Gonna get one myself.
     
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    Ok, 'splain your set up please. I guess you attach your water hose "in" to one of the PVC nipples and your treated "out" water hose to the other PVC nipple? I see that you can open or shut the flow of water going through the dual filter. I assume that you have them both open when you want treated water? I also assume that you can shut them both, and effectively by-pass the filters. Is all that correct?
     
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    Treated water: close the one in the middle open the 2 on the ends. Non-treated close the 2 on the ends and open the one in the middle. For the hose connections I have a female hose adapter on the right(IN) and male on the left(OUT). Hope that makes sense. In the photo all valves are open just to let it air out after use.

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    Ah, I see what you did there! Thanks for the explanation and nice work! Makes perfect sense.
     

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