Optimum No Rinse Wash and Wax
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Technology has improved every part of our lives! Optimum no rinse wash and wax is a perfect example of how the art and science of chemical engineering and manufacturing has proven this yet again.

As a professional detailer I was doing what is now labeled as waterless washing and detailing well over 15 years ago; long before we have the amazing products that exist today that has responded to market demands at various levels. Nightmares of spending hours in your driveway washing your car on the weekend are over for good!

Optimum No Rinse Wash and Wax
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Optimum (NRWW2012Q) No Rinse Wash & Wax - 32 oz.

  • Another amazing product.
  • Once again...one of my personal favorites.
  • I mix using distilled water.
  • See video below for my test using in direct sunlight, on hot paint.
  • See my dedicated page on Optimum no-rinse.

The Waterless Revolution!

As time moves on, more and more people are looking for what I call the winning combination of benefits. With today's new level of environmental, ecological awareness, the list of benefits people are searching for continues to grow longer.

Optimum no rinse car wash and wax is what I consider to be a winning combination that nails it all levels!

Save Time and Money: Tired of the time it takes to drive your car to the local car wash, wait in line, pay the money, and then drive home with less time and money with only a clean car to show for it? Optimum no rinse wash and wax can accomplish that in the same time it likely takes you to drive one way to the local car wash.

Eco-Friendly: More and more cities, counties, states and even countries are restricting the use of water when washing your car at home. Now you can do it with less than a single gallon of water.

Better than a Waterless Wash: Everything evolves and waterless washing and detailing is no exception. First we had waterlss wash products to safely clean your car with no water. Now we have products like this Optimum Rinseless wash and wax that actually has UV inhibitors and true carnauba wax added to the product so you can accomplish both washing and waxing in one step.

Extreme Weather Problems: Regardless of the product, extreme weather temps will always have an impact on not only the ability to use a product, but how the product itself performs. Hot and cold temperature extremes are a big part of most people. Ever tried washing your car in the blazing sun at 100+ degrees? Or washing your car in freezing temperatures? Now with this no-mess, no rinse Optimum wash and wax, you can literally wash your car in a garage or in areas where traditional water use would make it impossible.

Darren's Professional Tips of Use:

Like every other product or tool; I develop my own unique application of use. So let me offer some of my own personal and professional tips of use.

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  • I use a single bucket with a half gallon of distilled water. According to the label, this means I need less than an ounce of the Optimum no rinse product to do an average size car.
  • I use a micro-chenille wash mitt to use as my wash pad.
  • I use a Chinchilla micro-fiber cloth to wipe and buff to perfection after I remove dirt with micro-chenille wash mitt.
  • I start at the top and work my way around and down, one section at a time.
  • I work one section of the car at a time. The hotter it is, or if I am in direct sunlight, the smaller the section becomes.
  • I use distilled water as I am literally only using a half gallon for a normal size car. The water is very cheap, and it is the most pure water you can get in the event you are working in direct sunlight on hot paint; you will not have to worry about any spotting.

Tools Needed for Professional Results

Chenille Wash Mitt

Chemical Guys MIC_493 Chenille Microfiber Premium Scratch-Free Wash Mitt, Lime Green

  • Extra thick to absorb and wash dirt safely away from paint.
  • Ideal for use with the no-rinse wash and wax from Optimum or any other no-rinse wash and wax.
  • One of the true secrets to the success of waterless or no-rinse products in making the process so incredibly safe.

I use this black chenille wash mitt with the Optimum wash and wax to remove the dirt itself. It is represents the winning combination of size, softness, and safety towards your cars paint.

Just dip in the solution bucket, wring out excess No-Rinse solution, wipe away the dirt, buff with Chinchilla micro-fiber cloth for amazing results with no mess.

Simply rinse out wash mitt as needed in solution bucket and wring out excess solution each time you do a panel.

Ultra Deluxe Micro-Fiber Cloths

Korean Plush Edgeless Micro-Fiber

Korean Plush Edgeless Detailing Towels 16"x16" 4-pack (Grey)

  • Soft as soft can get.
  • Extra thick nap for trapping any remaining dirt and perfect for mopping up rinseless wash n wax and finishing to perfection.
  • Use as the final step after you have cleaned initial dirt away with the black wash mitt.
  • I fold twice and use one side at a time as needed for optimum results.
  • Not the exact cloth I use in the video, but as long as you pick a quality micro fiber like these, you will be fine.

Adams Polishes 920gsm Super-Thick

Adam's Polishes Double Soft Towel 6 Pack

  • Top rated micro fiber cloths.
  • Extra thick ideally suited for waterless washing and the Optimum no-rinse product.
  • Some people prefer micro fibers with a border edge, some prefer the edgeless like above (only you will be able to decide. I see the merits of both)

Chemical Guys Wash System

Chemical Guys HOL121 Best Car Wash Bucket Kit (11 Items)

I realize this Chemical Guys wash system might seem like a bit of a contradiction to the Optimum No-rinse system as outlined above. The reality is that when using the Optimum no-rinse wash and wax you will need a bucket in which to mix the solution in.

While you could go out and shop for a separate wash bucket and get one very cheap, this kit also contains an essential tool for safe washing and that is a Grit Guard insert. It also contains a couple other products that can also be put to use:

  • Use this supplied wash mitt to use on the wheels as they get especially dirty and you will not mucky up your nice chenille wash mitt reserved for your paint.
  • If you decide to ever go the traditional route with a dedicated car wash soap; let's say when you happen to have an overly dirty car where you might be concerned that the dirt level is just too much for the unconventional no-rinse product from Optimum.
  • This kit also contains added products you will also need, but may not be willing to purchase independently. (one of the reasons I love this car wash kit)

Optimum No Rinse in Action

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