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Old 02-04-2017, 08:45 PM   #1
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ONR first wash for me

Decided to read some info and buy some ONR to try. Like the car been clean -obviously- but when there's just dust on it the idea of dragging the jet wash out, washing and drying it seems over kill

Ordered some ONR on eBay for £22. Can get it cheaper but seems to be out is stock :-/

Bought some over prices sponges too but at least they got delivered to the door!

Here's the before pics, hardly filthy but was goin for a drive with some pals later today and seen as well mine would be the slowest I was dammed if it was guna be the dirtiest too!





Got my 2 buckets together, a spray with ONR in and a drying cloth



Was apprehensive at first but sprayed the roof and then went across in lines with the sponge. Rinse, repeat then dry. And was very happy. Didn't feel like the sponge was dragging and didn't hear no nasty noises

Did the rest of the car and was impressed with the ease and speed.

These are the after shots





Some positives were that there's no water leaking out of shut lines annoying you, if there's a water ban etc then your using next to no water. Must admit my water bill has risen since I got into detailing!

Negatives are the fact that the arches etc are still mucky :-/ not to happy with that!

Overall I'm more than happy. Will be using this more often in summer but wldnt want to use it in winter with a heavy soiled car and when you can't blast out the arches and underneath.

Added some qd and a bit of tyre gel for then finish



Then meet the lads, the amg was clean but the lotus was embarrassing! Till we hit the roads!

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Old 02-04-2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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Looks great. Try the ONR with wax version next time, that's brilliant stuff!
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:01 PM   #3
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Glad you like the ONR, as for the arches just get a big brush which has been soaked in ONR to do them.

Car looks great
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:24 AM   #4
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Nice work...you will soon find there is a 1001 uses for ONR.

Its also interesting how a lot of people are so negative against ONR but those who tried it simply love it.
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Looks great - before long you'll realise that 2 buckets is totally unnecessary 90% of the time and the only time you really need a pre-spray is when the cars so dirty you cant tell what colour it is

Did SWMBOs Fiesta in 15 mins last night including wheels, and it looked superb afterwards. Couldnt get all my gear out and away again in that time with the old fashioned style wash!
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Looking to try this for the first time where is the best place to get it from
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Looking to try this for the first time where is the best place to get it from
Tim @ Clean Your Car. But, think it's currently out of stock though.

Might be able to get it from the other retailers.
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:38 PM   #8
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Car looks good over such little time!

sorry to hijack slightly, i'll be going back to ONR for the first time in around 3-4 years probably. last time it was the popular zymol sponge whats the preference nowadays?

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I've been using a grout sponge for years and its still the best for me - I leave it in ONR solution all the time and its the softest thing ever now!

Many use the Garry Dean method and just use a pile of MFs folded so they only ever use 1 folded section once and then refold until they've dirtied every side and then grab a fresh one. Doesnt work for me though.

If you can find one cheap then Optimums Big Red Sponge is THE best though
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I've been using a grout sponge for years and its still the best for me - I leave it in ONR solution all the time and its the softest thing ever now!

Many use the Garry Dean method and just use a pile of MFs folded so they only ever use 1 folded section once and then refold until they've dirtied every side and then grab a fresh one. Doesnt work for me though.

If you can find one cheap then Optimums Big Red Sponge is THE best though
Anyone know where you can get one of Optimums Big Red Sponges from?.....rare as rocking horse manure!!
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