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  1. calgarydetail

    1930 Ford Model A Coupe

    very cool car. ilove classics
  2. looks great, i noticed a comment about seeing all the swirl.. have you ever thought of a sun gun? i personaly dont have one, want one but dont have one. They are suppsted to be awsome. the only problem is the 300 buck price tag
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    ORN- how to... please tell me what you think

    My cloth is wet, but clean. Continue this process throughout the whole car working from top down. You can also do the glass this way. Step Five: We want to do the wheel wells and rims now. I save these for last as they are often the dirtiest. Since there is more dirt and grime on these areas use more solution on your mitt. It should be dripping. Get right in there; you may want to roll us your sleeve as its going to get dirty. Notes: As you can see the water will get dirty, this is fine. If it gets to dirty make sure to chance it. There is no harm in changing it once or twice. You are still only using 4 gallons of water. Much less than a regular wash. The towel has stayed clean the whole wash; it is wet but can be hung to dry. Once you have washed the car you have the option of going to wax. You may find it easier to clean the paint next time because the wax helps protect the paint form getting dirty. Thanks for reading, I hope this was a help. If you have any comments or questions please feel free to ask. Also comments, good or bad would be appreciated. The only way to get better on these is to know what I have done wrong.
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    ORN- how to... please tell me what you think

    Step Four: This is where we start washing. The car is dirty, the mitt is wet, and we are ready to go. Start by picking up the mitt. You will notice it is dripping water; you may not need this much to clean the car. If it is a light dust give it a quick ring. If the car is really dirty then don’t wring it at all. Start at the top of the car as water will drip down, we do not want to have to dry the car 10 times per spot. You want to make sure to rub every area of the car, the knap in the mitt or cloth will pick up and trap the dirt. Do not just let the water run over the paint; make sure the mitt runs over it. Here is a pic of me doing the roof. I use long back and forth strokes to make sure I get every inch of the paint. Once I have done the whole area, I flip the mitt over and do it again, this makes sure I got everything. With some practice it will become second nature. As you can see, half the roof is still wet; this is the area I did We then want to dry the car. We use are drying towel as we would if we where washing the car normally, except we only dry the area we washed. If it’s important not to go over the dry area as the dirt will get stuck in the cloth and be dragged around when washing the rest of the car. The towel should still be clean; all dirt should have been picked up by the wash tool not the cloth. If the cloth comes out dirty you are not cleaning the area well enough.
  5. Optimum No Rinse- How To. It’s either getting colder or you cannot wash your car in your driveway. What are you supposed to do? Live with a dirty car? Nope. The answer is rinsless washes. There are a few on the market; this is an explanation of how to use ONR. Much other rinse less washes are used in the same way. What will you need: Optimum no rinse, a wash bucket, a wash medium (a mitt or microfiber cloth). Water, a drying towel and a dirty car. Here is everything assembled, and ready to go. I have added gloves since its getting cold. Even latex gloves help keep your hands warm. They are however not needed. A closer shot Step one: Place the wash mitt in the bucket. I have chosen 1 bucket with a grit guard to make things simple. Two buckets can also be used. Fill bucket with warm water, I try to get it as hot as possible because it will just cool down in the snow. Step Two: Add ONR to the wash bucket. The direction say to add one oz per gallon of water. How much water needed will depend on how big and dirty the car is. Today I used 2 gallons, so I added 2oz of Optimum no rinse. Note it may give the water a slight blue tinge, it might not just depends on the bucket, water ect. Also it’s important to note the water will not foam up like soap. If it does your bucket is dirty. (Old soap left in bucket) empty it out and start over. Step Three: Throw on the rubber gloves, and get ready for the cold (assuming its winter) as you can see I had my gloves ready Go to where the car is. I did mine on the street in front of my house in plain view; I was not worried as I was breaking no bylaws.
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    The Mutha of All Details!!

    i think thats a great write up. I dont think its practical for a cusotmer since he replaced parts, but it shows what can be done if you want
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    2 More No Rinse videos

    thanks for the videos. They show how well onr works. I have fallen in love with onr, i go through a gallon every few months, here in calgary we cant wash our cars in out driveways and it gets really cold inthe winter. Onr is a great solution to both. thanks for the videos
  8. there is an online shop in canada that sells it under the name ricardo clay, the only problem is it cant be shipped to the states by him, there is always the solution of finding somone in canada who can have it shipped to them then they ship it to you. so if you have any friends in canada then you might be in luck
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    My Mobile Unit.

    looks good, its a ncie set up. Very cool. Thanks for posting the pics
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    Optimum Car Wash?

    This is a wicked car soap, it suds well if thats what you want, bit more improtanlty this stuff is mroe then slick. Its like th water becomes oil and slides over everything, yet rinses clean. Very nice soap to work with. Top marks in my books
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    New member

    welcome to OF!
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    black 1500 detail

    Afters: hope you enjoyed them
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    black 1500 detail

    I had my taekwon-do instuctors black 1500 to detail today. Man is this thing ever a huge sucker. I could barely fit it into my grage. I felt so small next to it. It was a simple enough detail. No polish but it still turned out nicley Procces: Pre-soaked with p21s total autowash Wash car with optimum no rinse (this stuff is awsome) Dried car Worked on wheels needed p21s gell wheen cleaner and some big arms lol clayed using megs clay Wiped down Applied klasse spray and gloss (decided he needed a sealent) I let it dry while I did the inside Wiped off the SG with a mf cloth and victoria wax detail spray (i love the sprayer on this, it gives a fine mist instead of a stream like many) Befores: (there are not many)
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    Greed...ERRRRRR....Optimum is Good!

    welcome to the forum. We look forward to your thoughts and opions
  15. try wax blaster. I have tired it a few times and seams to work really well