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Old 18-06-2018, 08:48 PM   #11
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There are some great alternatives to ONR, if you see one you fancy then buy some. I do keep returning to ONR however.

On holiday, all I take is a some diluted ONR and a few cloths. Useful for glass cleaning, quick interior wipe downs and the odd bird dropping. Anything stronger and I would simply take the car to the nearest petrol station with a pressure washer
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Old 19-06-2018, 03:45 PM   #12
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I picked up some ONR and looking forward to trying it, will report back. Got the QD too which they recommend to apply before the drying bit.
When I was researching, the CG waterless (as opposed to rinseless) got me interested so might get some of that to try too.
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Old 19-06-2018, 07:33 PM   #13
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The Optimum QD will give greater gloss and slickness compared to ONR. The official dilution ratio is 3:1, I find this can sometimes streak so I make it closer to 4:1.

As an aside, I have used Optimum waterless wash with ONR. Spray the panel with the waterless wash so help remove a lot of the dirt and then simply wash with ONR
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Thanks, I didn't get the concentrate qd but will bear than in mind and dilute it a touch if I have issues.
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Old 27-07-2018, 10:33 AM   #15
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Just returned from a road trip, Fr. Esp. and Por. just under 5,000km and 8 weeks.

By far the biggest problem is insect strikes on the front end, some I suffered were so big they left 1/2" x 6" smears down the windscreen. I didn't do anything to them at all because I didnt want to damage my nearly new ceramic coating but the damage inflicted is very noticable with a repolish now required to remove it.
NB 2 impacts with stones with no serious damage.

Bird dropping were dealt with by wet tissue and a bottle of water method resulting in zero damage to the surface.
Dust and fine sand on the screens can be partialy avoided by applying a good screen cleaner/protection (I used Autogleam because I had a bottle) and regular slooshes with tap water and wipers cleaned before operating.

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Old 27-07-2018, 10:59 AM   #16
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Having been on 4 euro roads trips in the past years i just make sure before i go that the car has had a good clean & wax etc before we go & just enjoy the holiday & do a deep clean on return. If i came across a garage with a pressure washer i would use that but that's all.
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Old 27-07-2018, 11:51 AM   #17
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You could pack ONR but I'd be more concerned to have at least one fresh bottle of bug/fly remover and one of tar remover. I'm in Italy at the moment in 35 celsius; the bugs are everywhere and the roads are melting in places. Cars get filthy in minutes.

Across France and Italy there are specialist DIY car washing places often next to supermarkets where you can clean your car properly without going through a flailing arms thingy. You just need a pocketful of Euros...

If the car has been prepped properly, these places should be sufficient to keep you respectable until your return.

BTW, if you are going to the Continent, look out for the Wurth glass cleaning foam in the petrol stations - it really does keep the screen very clear and normally dislodges the bugs.
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Thanks for the continued tips

As mentioned, I'm a keen photographer so having a clean car and taking pics actually is part of enjoying the holiday, I don't see cleaning it a couple of times when away as being a chore or removing any enjoyment from the holiday.

I got some ONR that did a good job but I wasn't comfortable with the sponge method so going to try with the mf method when it cools down a bit.

The mrs can't roll her eyes too much at some ONR, a QD and some cloths being packed (hopefully )!!
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