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Old 18-07-2018, 07:49 PM   #1
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ONR - Confused - Sponge

To say I am confused is an understatement....

Been reading about ONR with the pending hosepipe ban here in the NW.

All in all, it looks "OK" but a sponge??

I have always viewed a sponge as the evil that causes marring and scratches.

So why a sponge?
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Old 18-07-2018, 07:54 PM   #2
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I use a B&G grout sponge with ONR. It soaks up a lot of water and subsequently dirt and only very light pressure is needed when cleaning the car. I use a pressure spray bottle to add some ONR to my panel first, let it dwell then use the grout sponge and bucket with ONR solution
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I think it's the way the sponge has been designed. With all the slits in it, it doesn't have that large surface area. At £32 for the big red sponge I'd want it too work and not cause damage.
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Many people do seem to like using a grout sponge but I preferred using a noodle mitt. ONR is not a fussy product so use whatever mitt or cloths you currently own. I am sure the Big Red Sponge is really good however the cost is a little too high for me.
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Or simply use a mobile valeter....we are exempt from any ban
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Many people do seem to like using a grout sponge but I preferred using a noodle mitt. ONR is not a fussy product so use whatever mitt or cloths you currently own. I am sure the Big Red Sponge is really good however the cost is a little too high for me.
I tried Onr last week for first time with my mitt on a lightly dusty car. To start, the Water was a very pale blue, not as dark as I thought.

What did suprise me was how dirty the mitt got and no amount of rubbing/ rinsing it in the water would clean it up.

I’m really not sure if I was doing something wrong. I may try the folded microfibres next
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Old 18-07-2018, 10:29 PM   #7
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At 32 quid for a sponge, I'd want it to tickle my xxxx on request!

There is a curious clause in the UU information though....

Discretionary Universal Exceptions "Cleaning a private motor vehicle using specific low water use apparatus such as pressure washers"

https://t.co/0DrP5TpOCv
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At 32 quid for a sponge, I'd want it to tickle my xxxx on request!

There is a curious clause in the UU information though....

Discretionary Universal Exceptions "Cleaning a private motor vehicle using specific low water use apparatus such as pressure washers"

https://t.co/0DrP5TpOCv
That’s interesting! Strangely you can fill a new swimming pool in your garden but you can’t wash your car with a hosepipe unless you’re disabled. Crazy world
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As with all things in life nothing is created equal...and the same goes with the car washing sponges. They are different (manufacturer to manufacturer) and made from different materials therefore the price difference.

Its the same with MF noodle mitts...you can get a 1 euro noodle mitt to clean your house floor but in no way would you introduce it to your car. Why not? Its a noodle mitt. But you would pay 7 euros more and get a CG Chenille Microfiber Premium Scratch-Free Wash Mitt. At the end of the day they are both noodle mitts but one is probably made better then the other.

Same thing with sponges. We have come a long way in the sponge section and you can find some real quality ones on the market. B&Q seem to be popular in the UK. Soft 99 smooth egg creamy soft sponge is also a good option. I myself use a waffle sponge design but if the BRS would be and option in my country I would take the plunge for it.
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Old 20-07-2018, 06:04 PM   #10
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Sorry but when it's $20 in US, and $40 ($50 when add in postage, etc) over here then thats just a ripoff Britain again.

If it was £20 then would be all over it.

Same if the blue waffle was over here and as cheap as the US.
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