Heijneker

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    My ultra-fast wash, dry and protect routine!

    A bit of advice I would like to share here; Damp microfibre towels work better than dry ones. Ones that come fresh out of 1400 rpm washing machine cycle are perfect, barely any water in them but still wholely damp. Also wipe the paint a bit slower with it to give it time to absorb the water. It also glides easier over the paint. Just did another 7 minute wash in the garage this way and results were even better, with less drips.
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    Water Beading

    Great to hear I'm maybe not imagining things. 😀 The car from my parents in law hasn't been cleaned in two months, but you really wouldn't know. It has Opti-Seal of about 5 months old I think.
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    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    I thought I heard it had soy polymers, but could not find it anymore. Awesome! For a charity I'm going to be washing cars at people's homes, and having this information will be great when I dump my bucket in their grass!
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    Loving the Opti-Clean

    Oh and Opti-Clean I now use as a very effective and completely safe pre-spray on bugs and bird droppings, without having to worry about chemical etching/staining! With Power Clean it could leave some darker spots or white staining if I used it on paint during a rinseless wash.
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    My ultra-fast wash, dry and protect routine!

    To get back to this topic and make an addition, We finally are getting some sun again here in holland! Temperatures are about 15 degrees celsius and the sun is shining. In these cases, I do find it's best to wash a section of the car and dry it right away (if it beads sufficiently). It may not be the fastest, but it's the safest, gives the best quality and you're not chasing the ONR while it dries on the panel. It's an overall better experience. I firstly wash and dry the roof, so I have a place to put my towel. Windows I perform a second wipe on with a glass towel as fast as possible to prevent streaking. I corrected the roof of my car again an opti-sealed it. Let's see how little swirls ONR will inflict!
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    Water Beading

    Thanks for the answers, guys! Setec that makes a lot of sense, if I want the just waxed look, I have to wax the car often!! I'm not quite ready for a coating yet, but surely will be one day! A thing to note is how incredibly clean cars seem to stay, on which I've used Opti-Seal or Car wax on and how easy they are to clean. I've noticed this on several cars now. I've gotten the feeling that other brands use certain substances that, while they give great beading and sheeting, don't have the same self cleaning properties. Like I said, it's a feeling, so I hope to test that out soon. Most notably has been the Tesla of a neighbour on which I did a wash an wax (drying aid, too sparingly; one spray per panel). It had gotten very dirty again a couple days later, but it cleaned itself very well. So much so I was convinced they had washed it themselves, but they assured me they didn't . There hadn't been any big rainstorms either! Astonishing.
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    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    Oh yeah for sure, I can't get enough info on Optimum No Rinse. Did not know it contained a lot of nitrogen. Any case, a tree on my lot has seen about 100 buckets of Optimum No rinse, is doing absolutely awesome! The one about the Hyper Paint correction system is good to hear as well, and my next podcast's gonna be one with dr. G again, can't wait!
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    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    Podcast number 6 contains a wealth of knowledge! Incredibly interesting.
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    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    Yeah don't know why I never looked for them on Spotify, I sure did look for them everywhere else!
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    Loving the Opti-Clean

    Tire bond seems to have lasted more than 3 weeks on my car! However, my car has steelies, so, I also hadn't washed the wheels in 3 weeks 😁 The tires did have browning on them, after about 4 weeks, but were very easy to clean. @Ron@Optimum I'm a bit of an Optimum nutcase huh...... I don't know what it is, I just really gel with OPT and the no-nonsense line-up. Feel like it's the revolution to carwashing that the world just hasn't fully woken up to yet. Concerning the tire gel, at a second hand car dealership I used to work, the tireshine gave a really consistent result. Being my hands would smell absolutely terrible for days.... Oh and tires that looked like they were completely soaking wet, yuck..... I don't have experience with other similar products, but I still have a gallon of Opti-Bond to learn from!
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    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    Thanks só much @Jayk82, just finished listening to the first one again! I'm gonna be reeling them all in in record time, that's for sure 😁
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    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    HOLY CR@¶!!!!1!1!! And they work as well???? You have no idea how happy this would make me!
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    My ultra-fast wash, dry and protect routine!

    Thanks! Getting to know the line-up a bit and I like sharing what I'm experience on this forum. You are absolutely right that waffle weave towels glide over the paint much better! I do find them to streak sooner though, and that they leave more water behind in cracks, crevaces and seals, causing more drips and make it more difficult to get a streak free finish. On glass, they're the bomb. I'll give them a try again next wash, or maybe the TRC Pluffle would fit me better for drying.
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    Loving the Opti-Clean

    @Jayk82 better late than never, right??? Great to hear you're loving the line-up, because so am I! If you know how to use it (and sell of course), Optimum Carpet & Fabric Cleaner & Protectant is a game changer. Use it with a wool pad on a rotary, and it will do amazing work on seats. Or with a brush and a towel on stains in carpet. On clients cars, I find Opti-Bond to be hit and miss. Sometime it works great, sometimes it doesn't do the job. Need some more experience with it. I dilute it @1:1 with distilled water in a IK TR1 and use 6-10 sprays per wheel. Rub it in with a sponge, wait a couple of minutes and wipe with a towel. On my own cars, it's been nothing but awesome. Leather Protectant Plus has a nice smell and is easy to work with. Sometimes it doesn't cut it as a leather cleaner, but then power clean surely will. The follow up with LPP for neutralising & that great smell. @Bence has made some great posts about using Opti-Seal over in the Opti-Seal Q&A. Easiest sealant ever. Car Wax is simple to use and can really gloss up the paint on darker cars. Works great as a drying aid and doesn't streak on the glass. Both seem to leave the paint cleaner for longer. Not sure if there are benefits to combining them. Power clean is just awesome!
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    My ultra-fast wash, dry and protect routine!

    Very nice video Bensla, the quality is very high and you have great way of presenting! And hey, this seems like a nice, effective and fun wash routine, that you made your own! The Tesla is looking mint, and washing it this way will surely keep the marring to a minimal; keeps it looking nice for a long time. Half an hour is a nice amount of time to spend on washing your car if you like to, not too fast, not too slow. Good to hear that ONR makes drying a lot easier. I must admit I went straight from the self service brush and not drying the car, to ONR, the BRS and MF towels, so can't compare it to anything! It seems however, that you are intrigued to shave some time of off your wash routine, so allow me to shine my light on that! Yvan Lacroix is the master of car-cleaning/detailing efficiency, if you don't know who he is, look him up on YouTube! He suggests to let ONR dry on the surface for about 80%, after a wash, and then dry it with a waffle weave or twist loop towel. I've found the above to indeed be the fastest way to wash a car, my current record sits at 7 minutes (excluding wheels and drying aid) where I firstly wash the whole car and then dry it completely. No smears, even on windows, but some water dripping from cracks. Interesting is the washing of the car, applying ONR everywhere with the BRS, takes 3 minutes (small 90's Civic). I did find a video of Chemical Guys (I don't like their company, but okay) in which they state one can dry a car in 1 minute. Sadly, they don't show how to. It doesn't seem to be the safest wash (Duuhhhh?), as on my completely corrected roof, I noticed some swirling appear over time. Nothing a quickie polish couldn't take care of though, and that was after a couple dozen washes. I do have some trouble with my drying towel (TRC Double Twistress) being grabby on the paint, which I'm trying to figure out. It seems to be whenever there is any kind of moisture on the paint. If it could glide smoother it would save lots of time and effort. Maybe I need to use a drying aid? But which one; Optimum Car Wax doesn't really seem to help. Optimum instant detailer?