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Product Review: Optimum No Rinse

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Optimum No Rinse Product Review

As car enthusiasts, we are always on the lookout for products that make our detailing routines easier and more efficient. Optimum No Rinse (ONR) is one such product that promises to revolutionize the way we wash our cars. In this review, we’ll dive into what makes ONR stand out and whether it lives up to the hype as the king of rinseless wash products!

ONR Diluted in Bucket

To start, dilute ONR in your wash bucket. Here I have a 3.5 Gallon Bucket, Grit Guard and about 3 gallons of water. To this setup I have added 2 ounces of ONR. The photo above will show you the color of the water after dilution.

Now, onto what we are working on. When I tested out the ONR, winter here in upstate New York was just starting to get into the swing of things. It was cold enough to stop me from using the hose, but not cold enough that I did not want to avoid a wash all together. Hence why I went with a rinseless wash option! Below are a few panels on my Maverick.

Before

Side Panel Before Cleaning

Back Panel Pre Cleaning

Lower Panel Before Cleaning

I was pleasantly surprised by the cleaning power of Optimum No Rinse. Despite its gentle formulation, it effortlessly lifted dirt and grime from the surface of my car, leaving behind a streak-free finish. Even stubborn spots and insect remains were no match for ONR, requiring minimal effort to remove. Plus, the added lubrication helped prevent scratching, ensuring a safer wash process.

One of the biggest advantages of ONR is its water-saving properties. By eliminating the need for constant rinsing, ONR allows for a more environmentally friendly wash process. I appreciated being able to wash my car without wasting gallons of water or breaking out the hose for rinsing with incredibly cold water in 40 degree weather. This makes ONR the perfect solution for areas with water restrictions, those looking to reduce their environmental footprint, or detailers living in colder climates that want to avoid a full wash during winter months.

Take a look at some of the after shots below!

After

Door Panel After Cleaning

Streaks when Drying

Side Panel After Cleaning

What sets Optimum No Rinse apart from traditional car wash products is its versatility. The slickness and cleaning ability are one thing, but ONR also has many other uses. Not only can it be used as a rinseless wash, but it also serves as a quick detailer or clay lube. Take a look at this article, where Xavier highlights some dilution rations to get you up and running no mater the detailing step in front of you.

Final Verdict:

After putting Optimum No Rinse to the test, I can confidently say that it lives up to its reputation as a game-changer in the world of car detailing. Some may even say the King of Rinseless and it is hard to argue. Its ease of use, cleaning power, water-saving properties, and versatility make it a standout product that every car enthusiast should give a shot at one time or another.

For more information the rinseless wash process and rinseless wash tips, click here.

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