TL;DR anyone had luck with “weaker” dilutions of Opti-Clean such as 5:1, 10:1 similar to other OPT off label dilutions, or mixing it with ONR to stretch the product out?
Has anyone ever tried diluting Opti-Clean down 5:1-10:1? I’m wondering if it’s one of those OPT products similar to power clean or fabric clean where the label says 3:1 but you can find great success still with weaker dilutions.
Im also wondering, and may try this, mixing a spray bottle of 50% QD ONR and 50% Opti-Clean 3:1.
The reason being for both questions, is I want to stretch my Opti-Clean far enough to be able to use out of a iK sprayer but I don’t wanna just burn through 50oz in the container every wash. Those sprayers tend to be a good high pressure, but with a product only dilutable 3:1 even in the gallon concentrate you’re looking at 10~ washes from a half gallon sprayer.
The pressure on these sprayers has you burn through product quicker than say a trigger bottle. I’m looking to add waterless “fleet” washing to my business and really would like to stay within the OPT system so that I can know when I use opti-clean and then spritz some OCW on to buff dry and wax it easily, that everything is working together perfectly.
straying to the dark side and picking a product like N914 with a waterless dilution of 128:1 is last resort because I enjoy the synergy.
if I must I’ll use a trigger sprayer but the pump sprayers just make moving around the car quicker. I also JUST bought some more ONRWW and have about 1/3 gallon of blue ONR still so not exactly an economic decision to buy *another* rinseless product haha.
i had tried some waterless washes with ONRWW 16:1 and had decent success but the towel didn’t always feel lubricated enough if I flipped to a side that wasn’t particularly damp from previous panels. Maybe I just needed to soak the panel more but I’m looking to work in parking garages and the appeal of waterless is I can wash with virtually no run off, including wheel faces.
any tips, comments, or advice? I really wanna find a way to make this work and do it as safe as I can relatively speaking. I’ll try the OOC + ONR mix soon, I can only imagine the synergy will do its thing since these products play well together, just not sure how long they’d “last” mixed together. Might try it 50% ONR 64:1, 50% opti clean 3:1
i know at $10 a gallon once mixed the gallon of Opti-Clean is still a great deal, just don’t wanna burn through product. Because in the sprayer that makes for roughly $4 a wash where as ONR can be as little as .37 a wash in a bucket of 2 gallons of water.