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Optimum No Rinse VS Optimum no rinse wash and wax

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by modelXiowa, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. modelXiowa

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    I searched a few other threads and it seems both have decent reviews. I was wondering from your experiences, what would be the best to use for washing the vehicle? Does one have a better shine than the other?

    Looking for the showroom shine every time.
     
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    And forgot to add, I plan to get opticoat Pro plus in the future but do not have a certified specialist in my area so will have to wait. Please advise if one is better than the other with or without opticoat Pro plus.
     
  3. Jayrod

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    Wash and wax will have a slightly better shine unless you have a ceramic coat already. Showroom shine may be a bit of stretch, but also keep in mind your vehicle can’t be absolutely trashed either lol. I’ve seen people test the limits on Mildly dirty.
     
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    My Ceramic coat tech says do not use a wash with wax in it. It will actually dull the finish. Went in for a annual touch up and he say he had to polish it out . He gave me a bottle of Optim No Rinse to use instead.
     
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    Pretty much that. That’s why I said unless you have a ceramic coat. I would just use the No rinse without the wax personally.
     
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    +1 on the No Rinse. To get a better shine with a quick detail (via rinse less wash), and since you are getting Opticoat Pro, I would use Opti Seal right after the wash. It'll last longer than the "wax" you get in the Optimum Wash and Wax and will shine better longer, will help repel dirt and debris better, etc.
     
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    I use ONR Blue (no wax, unlike the Green) both added to the rinse water during the wash process every 2 weeks, as well as for a 7:1 distilled water to ONR preparation that I use as a detail spray in a pint spray bottle between washes.

    Also have OCPP. Just brought it back to the master detailer for the recommended annual detail - after which he applied HyperSeal instead of OptiSeal - both products from the same company as I recall.

    Even though the car is pearlescent white (multi-coat), it still has a mirror-like shine.
     
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  8. dragonxt

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    Who is this wonderful Coat Tech and where does he work? Sounds like a good place to take my cars!
     
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    I think this has already been answered, but I will echo what was said after talking to my detailer + PPF installer. Because I have PPF on it, I should be avoiding wax anyway. I also got gtechniq CSL + EXO coated, so I just use ONR (blue) without wax and then will follow up with ech2o or recharge (any si02) spray sealant to finish the car to renew the finish.
     

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