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Slipstream - November 2016

The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

Car Care: Waterless Wash

Car Care: Waterless Wash and Shine Products By Bill Kruder, Region Advertising Chair Images Courtesy of the Author o do you wash your car S once a month? Once a week? Every other day maybe? How about after a rain or driving through lawn sprinkler overrun? When you decide it’s time, you drag out the hose. It kinks up of course. You grab the bucket, add your favorite liquid carwash product, and grab the sponge. You are now ready for an “enjoyable” time in your driveway with the Texas sun bearing down on you. First, the initial rinse: wash one side of the car and rinse it again, because if not you get the dreaded water spots. Then you move to the other side and repeat. Now for the final rinse and race to dry it before it leaves any spots. Needless to say we have all done it, and at best we have a “clean” car. 30 November Typical car wash tools Now what if it could be done in twenty minutes or less with only a bucket and NO hose, while in your garage? No worries about the water spots. No hose to kink up and best of all for the “tree huggers,” no wasted water running down the driveway. (Editor’s note: California may have invented the waterless wash concept, but it’s definitely needed here in Texas too) With this being said, I’m sure many of you are familiar with the ads for waterless or no-rinse products. In fact, there are several products out there: Mothers, Griot’s, and Meguiar’s, just to name a few. And to each his/her own as to what brand you like, or the reason you buy it. The one I was turned on to is Optimum No Rinse Wash and Shine. Unlike some of the other products, the best source to purchase the Optimum products is Amazon or other online retailers. Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine Optimum No Rinse Wash and Shine is somewhat unique, in that it contains polymers as well as other lubricants. The polymers bond to the paint and protect it during the wash, in addition to adding a great shine and water beading protection. The other lubricants coat the paint, creating a deep shine while even adding some UV protection. It’s also a multi-purpose product that serves as a rinseless wash, a quick detailer, and a clay lubricant, depending on how much water you add. So now grab a bucket, fill with two gallons of water, and add one ounce of Optimum No Rinse. Using a micro fiber wash mitt and two or three micro fiber towels, you are now ready to get started. I suggest starting top to bottom doing a section or panel at a time. Wash it and The result is shown immediately after the wash with my 1982 911 SC dry it. Move on to the next section or panel, saving the wheels for last. And yes, in 20 minutes or less you will have a spotless car with an incredibly smooth finish, a finish that you can see yourself in! If it rains the water beads up like you just applied a fresh coat of carnauba wax. Remember those wheels I said save for last? Your wheels will no longer have that annoying brake dust building up so quickly. So next time you’re dreading dragging out the hose in this Texas heat, try one of the no-rinse products. I assure you, you won’t be disappointed. Now don’t misunderstand, you may not win a Concours, but you will have a finish that looks as good as the day it left the dealer. To see the process in action, use the QR code below to view a video or visit

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