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Washing The Tesla Model Y

jcanoe

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Oct 2, 2020
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This is interesting. So I guess the ONR builds up a protective coat of some sort? Is this how you can go an entire season without a car wash? Or are you still handwashing weekly regardless?
Not a coating but ONR does a good job of getting the dirt to release from the vehicle surfaces (including the glass) and transfer the dirt to the sponge or micro fiber cloth, into the bucket. If you first apply a good ceramic coating to the vehicle this would make washing the vehicle even easier. I can wash my Model Y in under an hour using the ONR, one bucket and sponge. If I use the pressure washer and soap cannon it takes me ~2 hours to wash the Model Y the way I want.
 
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Never heard anyone mention a wait period. The car typically had more than enough time to cure in open air by the delivery time, I wouldn't think you need to wait. I foamed and clay bar'd 3 days after taking delivery - not because I needed to, but was waiting on ceramic coating - and coated it myself.
 

charlesoris

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Never heard anyone mention a wait period. The car typically had more than enough time to cure in open air by the delivery time, I wouldn't think you need to wait. I foamed and clay bar'd 3 days after taking delivery - not because I needed to, but was waiting on ceramic coating - and coated it myself.
Not always for folks on the West coast. I took possession of the car three days after it was manufactured. Waited another 10 days before clay bar and wax.
 

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