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The Line between Opticlean and ONR

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I've found with careful techniques I can clean pretty dirty cars with ONR. I read somewhere that you should only use Opticlean on mildly dusty cars (of course many use to say that about ONR).

 

My question is, where is the line (in grime) between using Opticlean and ONR?

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I've found with careful techniques I can clean pretty dirty cars with ONR. I read somewhere that you should only use Opticlean on mildly dusty cars (of course many use to say that about ONR).

 

My question is, where is the line (in grime) between using Opticlean and ONR?

 

Its close, very close but OC covers where there might be an area of doubt if to do a full ONR wash or not. :)

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Seems like from other forums that most people are just using it like a glorified QD. Am I the only one who is actually using it on a dirty car?

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Sorry to drag up an old topic but I was curious. So the general recommendation is:

1) if the car is filthy, do a traditional 2 bucket wash with soap

2) if the car isn't too dirty, we can use ONR (I still typically presoak ONR using a foam cannon and pressure wash the car off before starting my ONR wash)

3) where does that leave Opti-clean? When is the best time to use Opti-clean? More for spot treatment? Would you actually use Opti-clean to clean an entire car?

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curious where you got this "general recommendation" because it didn't come from Optimum.  We have never recommended the 2 bucket wash (in fact, Yvan LaCroix recommends against it).  For a truly filthy car (mud encrusted) we suggest power washing first, but still an ONR wash.  I've never had a car too dirty for ONR.  Opti-Clean is a true waterless wash and can be used for spot cleaning or for the entire job...and many use it that way.  Opti-Clean is a stronger cleaner than ONR and has it's place in a washing routine.  For instance, sometimes during a rain storm I pull my car out to get it thoroughly wet, then use Opti-Clean as a safe drying aid to finish the job. 

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11 hours ago, Ron@Optimum said:

curious where you got this "general recommendation" because it didn't come from Optimum.  We have never recommended the 2 bucket wash (in fact, Yvan LaCroix recommends against it).  For a truly filthy car (mud encrusted) we suggest power washing first, but still an ONR wash.  I've never had a car too dirty for ONR.  Opti-Clean is a true waterless wash and can be used for spot cleaning or for the entire job...and many use it that way.  Opti-Clean is a stronger cleaner than ONR and has it's place in a washing routine.  For instance, sometimes during a rain storm I pull my car out to get it thoroughly wet, then use Opti-Clean as a safe drying aid to finish the job. 

Interesting, thanks for the tips

I've been leaning that way anyways as I find ONR to be so much easier to use.

What I've generally settled on is pre-rinsing with ONR, power washing if the car is really dirty, using ONR with the BRS, and then using Opti-Clean to spot clean particularly stubborn or dirty areas (tar, bugs, etc)

Thanks again, this forum is a goldmine!

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