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I could NEVER fathom a hoseless car wash however.... last week my first bottle of ONR came. I made a QD solution and wiped my car down (was only a little dusty). I also cleaned off my wheels with it.

A week later, I decided to do a conventional hose wash today and added a capfull to my wash soap.

First, I am extraordinarily impressed with the feel of the finish but the amazing part was that in spite of every product I've ever used on my wheels, when I sprayed them with the hose - all the brake dust rinsed off! I mean it all came off. Before I actually washed them.

More reviews as the weeks go by but, I have just had a remarkable first impression.
 

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You might want to move this to the Detail section, but I love ONR. It works great, doesnt scratch the car and half a bucket is all I need.
 

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ONR seems scary to use but I might give it a try. I guess you have not done the full blown hoseless wash yet. That part really makes me go :eek:
 

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Does the ONR work with real dirty (such as a collection of road grime from driving in rain or slush) finishes? Or, just the lightly dirty (dusty)?
 

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ONR works amazingly well... it's by far my favorite wash choice. Works on a very dirty car as well, although I like to spray down the car first in that case (probably don't have to unless it's muddy and stuff)
 

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Is ONR an acronym of the product's name or the name of the wash product, per se? Never heard of it but sounds like I should try it.

Edit: OK, I found the product via Google. Hmm, the idea of going hoseless w/ all the dust and grit around my neck of the woods freaks me out a little :eek:
 

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After reading the ONR website, what is the purpose of adding some of it to your conventional car wash? I thought the idea was that there is no soap, so it needs to not be rinsed off. Adding it to the soap would seem to defeat the purpose.

I am currently using Meguiar's Gold Class wash but still struggle with water spots. Would ONR help at all with that?
 

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After reading the ONR website, what is the purpose of adding some of it to your conventional car wash? I thought the idea was that there is no soap, so it needs to not be rinsed off. Adding it to the soap would seem to defeat the purpose.

I am currently using Meguiar's Gold Class wash but still struggle with water spots. Would ONR help at all with that?
Never had problems w/ water spots :)

ONR simply rocks and I can fully detail my car in 20- mins w/ a bucket of water
 

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Alright, it's on my list of things to get for the vehicle... ;)

If they have a referral system I'll put you guys' name on it.
 

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I haven't done the bucket only wash yet, but my confidence is growing each use and I feel the finish. I told my wife to walk out into the garage tonite... when she asked why, I told her because my car looks like a commercial is being filmed.
 

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Alright, it's on my list of things to get for the vehicle... ;)

If they have a referral system I'll put you guys' name on it.
+1. Curiosity overwhelms. If ONR is all it is claimed to be, it would be quite the labor saver.
 

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I have had a bottle of it for awhile, works great in my normal wash water...one of these days I need to try using it as the wash completely....
 

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I always used it as a standalone wash... it works amazingly well.. I've never tried adding it to your normal wash solution though.
 

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I purchased ONR so i could wash my car in the garage since it's getting too cold to do it outside.

My setup is:

1 spray bottle with water
1 spray bottle with diluted ONR
1 bucket with water and MF towels
1 bucket to sit on :)
Plenty of MF towels so you aren't using the same towels that get dirty for the entire car.

for the wheels i use Megs Hot RIms, it get's rid of brake dust very well.
Then I follow up with Megs quick detailer... and now my garage smells REALLY nice :)
 

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What's the solution for areas that get snow? Cars get all the grime from winter weather including salt and all the other stuff from the roads.

How do you do a "waterless" wash in the garage of a car that dirty? Especially if the temperature is below 45F?
 

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What's the solution for areas that get snow? Cars get all the grime from winter weather including salt and all the other stuff from the roads.

How do you do a "waterless" wash in the garage of a car that dirty? Especially if the temperature is below 45F?
This isn't a waterless wash. It's merely a no-rinse wash. You use plenty of water to wash the car and then once clean immediately dry it with a mf towel.
 

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After reading the ONR website, what is the purpose of adding some of it to your conventional car wash? I thought the idea was that there is no soap, so it needs to not be rinsed off. Adding it to the soap would seem to defeat the purpose.

I am currently using Meguiar's Gold Class wash but still struggle with water spots. Would ONR help at all with that?
The idea is increased lubrication ... all those swirls and micro- scratches come from somewhere, and often it is just the act of washing a car and rubbing the dirt back and forth across the surface.

I use a foam gun before I wash, with a little ONR added to the solution -- my intent is to remove as much stuff from the surface as I can before washing with {two bucket method, and two wool mitts).
 
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