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    ONR perfect for MIchigan Winters

    Optimum No Rinse melts salt and grime off my wife's Ford Fusion. Rinseless products make it so nice to wash vehicles. Especially in the garage when temp are in the single digits outside.

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    and my wife is happy. As long as this car is clean.....PBMG boxes on the porch go unquestioned ;-)
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    Re: ONR perfect for MIchigan Winters

    Do you spray down with water or just presoak with ONR?

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    Re: ONR perfect for MIchigan Winters

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDetailing View Post
    Do you spray down with water or just presoak with ONR?
    Neither. I make one pass with my mit, Flip to other side for another pass, rinse , ringout well and re wet in the rinseless. Works well for me


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    Re: ONR perfect for MIchigan Winters

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDetailing View Post
    Do you spray down with water or just presoak with ONR?
    For what itís worth, I live in MD and deal with incredibly salty roads in the winter (my back roads are ridiculous) and I just lightly mist each panel and then get into it.

    I havenít encountered a situation yet where Iíve been concerned about scratching my car doing a rinseless wash.



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    Re: ONR perfect for MIchigan Winters

    Heading back out to wash my Outback. Breaking out the Wolfgang uber this time.
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    Re: ONR perfect for MIchigan Winters

    What product do you like better? Does one work better for the salt? I gotta tell you, I've never washed a car that dirty with rinseless without first going to a coin-op car wash and spraying it off first. No issues??

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    Re: ONR perfect for MIchigan Winters

    Quote Originally Posted by mmhammer View Post
    What product do you like better? Does one work better for the salt? I gotta tell you, I've never washed a car that dirty with rinseless without first going to a coin-op car wash and spraying it off first. No issues??
    I'm with mmhammer....when I first saw your before picture...I said...no way!!!

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    ONR perfect for MIchigan Winters

    When I asked in the optimum Facebook group about presoaking with onr before a wash, I was basically told that if you donít pre rinse, you should pre soak.

    For me, pre rinsing the car defeats the entire purpose of using a rinseless wash.

    Iíve encountered no swirls washing my car with onr when salt is on it. Whether I use the GDWM, optimums blue waffle sponge, a grout sponge, a wash mitt (least favorite.)

    If youíre worried about scratching your whole car, just pick one panel to try it this way on. With a presoak present Iím comfortable washing near anything off my car with a rinseless method.

    Sometimes Iíll even catch myself falling back into the trap of thinking ďwow this canít work I have to have scratched the paintĒ when itís dirtier than usual, but every time the inspection light comes out, Iím reminded why I trust ONR.


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    Re: ONR perfect for MIchigan Winters

    Quote Originally Posted by mmhammer View Post
    What product do you like better? Does one work better for the salt? I gotta tell you, I've never washed a car that dirty with rinseless without first going to a coin-op car wash and spraying it off first. No issues??
    That would normally be a hard call for me but since I just used them both in the same day I feel I have a winner. I would give the nod to ONR. Hahaha yeah that's a salty Fusion for sure! I use a TON of water. Fill the bucket close to max with 3 oz of rinseless. I wipe down one time per side of mit kind of rolling it and I go. No issues.

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    I'm with mmhammer....when I first saw your before picture...I said...no way!!!
    Haha yeah that's every weekend. Love rinseless!

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    When I asked in the optimum Facebook group about presoaking with onr before a wash, I was basically told that if you don’t pre rinse, you should pre soak.

    For me, pre rinsing the car defeats the entire purpose of using a rinseless wash.

    I’ve encountered no swirls washing my car with onr when salt is on it. Whether I use the GDWM, optimums blue waffle sponge, a grout sponge, a wash mitt (least favorite.)

    If you’re worried about scratching your whole car, just pick one panel to try it this way on. With a presoak present I’m comfortable washing near anything off my car with a rinseless method.

    Sometimes I’ll even catch myself falling back into the trap of thinking “wow this can’t work I have to have scratched the paint” when it’s dirtier than usual, but every time the inspection light comes out, I’m reminded why I trust ONR.


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    Presoak is definitely good. I use a mit and wipe top to bottom one side of mit per pass. I use light pressure so at the bottom if I see that I have left some salt/dirt behind I just repeat process after rinsing and re soaking mit
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    Re: ONR perfect for MIchigan Winters

    I have a 31 ft RV that I like to wash after trip, and most times it's dusty but not real dirty, the odd time we get caught in rain and it will have a fair bit of road grime on it. I think I need to switch to trying this on the RV, seems it would be quicker, use a ton less water.

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