TheMeanGreen

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  1. TheMeanGreen

    Antibacterial Properties

    How about viruses? 😂
  2. Hey guys, I have a question regarding CCR. On my vehicle, that I will be applying CCR to, sits Finish Kare BWM-101 (formerly FK1000P) which is a rather solventy sealant, and given the info that has been shared regarding CCR performance after using solvent based polishing fluids, should I be stripping the BWM-101 a number of days prior to polishing with OPT polishing fluids, in order for any residual solvents from the BWM-101 to gas out from the paint? I do have another question, does CCR have a shelf life, unopened and stored in a climate controlled temperature?
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    ONR - not what Im used to

    Imitation is the best form of flattery. As good as Mckee's 37 N-914 is, I still haven't found it to leave windows as streak free as ONR or soften water as well. Due to me liking ONR for various purposes inside the vehicle, it will always stay in my arsenal. But speaking in terms of competition, there are many new players out in the Rinseless market, is there any chance Dr. G is playing with new formulations in the lab?😉
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    MIXING ONR & REGULAR CAR SOAP; QUESTION:

    I'd love to stick to products as they were intentionally designed to be used, however when playing the preservation game, some of these rather *safe* products can actually be too aggressive. Yesterday I completed another wheel wash with the 1:1:30 dilution of the mix in question, pretty successful.
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    MIXING ONR & REGULAR CAR SOAP; QUESTION:

    Ron, thank you for your response, I appreciate it. I agree with everything that you are saying and completely understand it. Well, think of this: there are many places, on the internet, that the product description of ONR says that it can be mixed with regular car soap, in the context of a regular wash bucket with regular car soap, assuming tap water, that the ONR can act as a "Powerful water softener" dropping minerals to the bottom of the bucket, right? Does this statement not imply that there is some level of encapsulation occurring? In this specific scenario, what happens when our regular car soap/ONR/H20 solution is comprised of DI or RO water? RO water and DI water are technically not the same, as one is more pure than the other, but both have significantly decreased amounts of trace minerals and any other *free radicals* that are found within the average tap water. Continuing the question, without the presence of trace minerals and free radicals, is the ONR in the above solution now in the position to encapsulate trace minerals or free radicals introduced into the system?
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    MIXING ONR & REGULAR CAR SOAP; QUESTION:

    Yes, precisely. But exclusively for wheels, and agitated before ever being rinsed, given the condition of the finish of my wheels. **Edit to my super long post: P&S at 1:10 should net 11 gallons of solution while 1:13 should net 14 gallons of solution. The overall result is that the ONR solution is marginally more cost effective over the long run. But who am I kidding, I may end up buying the P&S.
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    MIXING ONR & REGULAR CAR SOAP; QUESTION:

    Wheel cleaning, specifically. I have recently upgraded my brake pads, from the original Lexus spec pads, to EBC Red Stuff. The increased stopping power comes at the price of brake dust, specifically what used to be four weeks of accumulated brake dust happens in one week, but no where near the level a German car produces in one week. I like experimenting with products, so I thought well, let’s see how inexpensively I can clean my wheels. The concoction above is surprisingly effective on light to moderately dirty wheels; it does require agitation. For further context, the original finish on my 173k wheels has started degrading, so EVERYTHING sticks to wheel and particularly the barrel, the concoction has been effective. On a wheel with a nicer finish, the results may be even better. I posed the question to OPT because I want to know if the encapsulation that I was observing is due to the nature of the water or due to the ONR. Something that I am 100% sure of is that ONR increases the dwell time of the cleaners I have added it to, meaning evaporation doesn’t happen as quickly. It has also helped any dried on dirt rinse more freely, think Coin-op car wash scenario. Washing all of the wheels\tires with this combo and a one gallon of ONR at 128:1, all before pretreating the paint with a *normal* soap and doing the first rinse of the entire car. In my specific application, 1:1:30 nets me 32 gallons of wheel cleaner at the price of 1 Gal of Gold Class at ~$14, 1 Gal of ONR at $40, and 1 Gal of RO H20 at $0.25. My concoction still needs further testing to make sure that it is truly effective for my desired results. If it does, the potential savings is quite nice. For perspective one would have to buy four gallons of P&S brake buster used at 1:10 to be capable of hitting 32 gallons of wheel cleaner, which would cost ~$92, so maybe a $40 savings. Unless P&S Brake Buster can be diluted to 1:13 and still be effective, then the price differential may drop down to ~$17, which at that point I’d buy the P&S.
  8. As the title states, this question is regarding adding ONR to regular Car Soap. Specifically car soap at 1:30 and adding one ounce of ONR to the mix for a total of 32oz of solution. Is there any situation where adding ONR to a regular car soap/apc/degreaser will allow the preexisting solution take on the encapsulation property of ONR? Or improve emulsification of the *regular* soap? Or any situation starting with ONR mix starting as the base solution and improving emulsification by adding regular car soap/apc/degreaser? If I am asking too broad of questions in regards to car soap/apc/degreaser, then how about just car soap?
  9. As the title states, this question is regarding adding ONR to regular Car Soap. Specifically car soap at 1:30 and adding one ounce of ONR to the mix for a total of 32oz of solution. Is there any situation where adding ONR to a regular car soap/apc/degreaser will allow the preexisting solution take on encapsulation? Or improve emulsification? Or any situation starting with ONR mix starting as the base solution and improving emulsification by adding regular car soap/apc/degreaser? If I am asking too broad of questions in regards to car soap/apc/degreaser, then how about just car soap?