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Old 11-02-2017, 11:01 AM   #1
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Hey all first detailing question.

I live in a new build house so no access to a outside water tap can you get the same results from Waterless washing and then doing the clay bar polishing sealing etc hope you you know what I mean
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There really is no substitute for a couple of buckets of water.

In the good old days I would use a normal shampoo and a watering can for rinsing when faced with a similar situation and the hose pipe bans we used to have.

Another method would be a rinseless wash where you can use plenty of water for cleaning the car but then no suds to rinse off at the end.

I have used rinseless but not waterless.

I have also in the past hooked up a hose pipe to the kitchen tap with it going out through a window.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:58 AM   #3
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Waterless, I don't like. I think it is very difficult (wont say impossible), to do a good waterless wash for anything above very light dirt, without causing damage to the paintwork.

I think the happy medium would be rinseless washing, which I believe can be done safely on a medium dirty vehicle, as long as the correct technique is used with due care and attention.

For heavy dirt, you are best to go to one of these £1 petrol filling station washes that give you access to a pressure washer. Pump sprayer with a good citrus pre wash and pressure washer will get rid of the main dirt. You can either take buckets there and do the full wash, or follow with a rinseless wash at home.

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Old 11-02-2017, 01:26 PM   #5
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Waterless, I don't like. I think it is very difficult (wont say impossible), to do a good waterless wash for anything above very light dirt, without causing damage to the paintwork.

I think the happy medium would be rinseless washing, which I believe can be done safely on a medium dirty vehicle, as long as the correct technique is used with due care and attention.

For heavy dirt, you are best to go to one of these £1 petrol filling station washes that give you access to a pressure washer. Pump sprayer with a good citrus pre wash and pressure washer will get rid of the main dirt. You can either take buckets there and do the full wash, or follow with a rinseless wash at home.

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As mentioned above, I'm currently doing the pre wash at a local garage.
I take two pressure sprayers filled with bilt hamber auto wash.
Apply to one side of the car at a time then pressure wash off. Results are good and takes about 10 mins to do the whole car . I finish with a two bucket wash back at the house.

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I finish with a two bucket wash back at the house.
If with a shampoo, what do you use to rinse it off with? This is the OPs dilemma.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:30 PM   #7
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I will just have to go to garage wash luckily there's a good one round the corner then bring it back
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Personally I would use a watering can or hook up a hose to the inside tap as has already been mentioned . Or if thats to much of a faff then 2bm with rinseless wash system.



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What would you recommend for rinsless?
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Optimum no rinse is excellent

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