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Old 20-07-2018, 09:44 AM   #1
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ONR and PVA Sponge

I have a PVA sponge, similar to this one:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vivrebio-Mi.../dp/B00GQWY36S

Has anyone tried one of these with ONR or have thoughts on whether I could use this or should I buy a "normal" sponge?

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Old 20-07-2018, 09:51 AM   #2
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If a PVA sponge is similar to a grouting sponge then ive read that people use the latter.

Also heard use of Lake Country Wash Wedge - though also read they dont last long.

The ONR sponge seems bloody expensive, but then so is correction if the sponge of choice isnt up to the job.

Im watching this with interest from my own situation.
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Old 20-07-2018, 10:15 AM   #3
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If waterless/rinseless was my only option I would probably invest in the big red sponge.

However I have used the Gary Dean method to good effect.


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Old 20-07-2018, 10:16 AM   #4
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Reading the reviews of the PVA sponge I would think it is working the wrong way round. It wants to hold on to the liquid and soak up liquids.

For ONR I think you want a sponge that dumps its liquid content easily and very soft so as to keep the surface of your car wet.
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When doing an ONR 'wash'I use a large plush microfibre, a 16*16 eagle edgeless from ragmaster. It's doing a great job so far. I do one wipe over a panel then trun to a clean face, another wipe, turn and so on. Then rinse after each panel.
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Old 20-07-2018, 10:22 AM   #6
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When doing an ONR 'wash'I use a large plush microfibre, a 16*16 eagle edgeless from ragmaster. It's doing a great job so far. I do one wipe over a panel then trun to a clean face, another wipe, turn and so on. Then rinse after each panel.
That is a variation on the Gary Dean method. Even better if you have a stack of the same cloths so as to go all in with the method.

To the OP take a look at the Gary Dean method. Just another way to use a rinseless wash.

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Old 20-07-2018, 01:14 PM   #7
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I tried making my own version of the big red sponge, bit scared to use though. Might try it out on my Dad's old car.

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Old 20-07-2018, 05:24 PM   #8
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Great minds think alike neil or fools seldom differ. I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing! I've got a large sponge that I've never used - it's still in its packing.

Let us know how your Dad's old car gets on when you try it out.
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Nice try but I think the construction of the sponge plays a part.

Grout sponges are open cell foam, whereas the general cheapo car sponges are closed cell.
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Old 20-07-2018, 09:36 PM   #10
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But looking at the BRS that is closed cell too.
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