Excellent results in a short time with Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax!
October 2, 2021
Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax is my go-to product all year round, yielding an excellent clean and shine. I opt for this method when I don't have time for an in-depth detail or during the winter months when I really need to get the salt spray/dust off my car. I can complete my car in 30 minutes with minimum effort while using very little water (6-10 gals. between two buckets). Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax is just the product a true car enthusiast needs in their arsenal!
ProsSmall amount of product needed per application so a bottle is going to last a long time - extremely cost effective
Great product that saves time and water
September 7, 2021
This product is great for everyone, but especially if you live in an apartment or condo. You can just bring a bucket out, no need for a hose and wash your car anywhere. Its also great if you have a garage and live where it gets cold. You can wash your car in your garage. Plus it waxes for you. Awesome stuff
June 30, 2021
I was skeptical at first, but you can't argue with results! 3+ years of regular use and I'm seriously impressed. Super slick, clean, fantastic way to extend your wax protection almost indefinitely. Also good for windows (car AND house), rims, headlights, license plates, lisence frames.... You name it. You'll not be sorry giving this (or the original non-wax formula) a try!
ProsEasy to use Extends life of your wax Protects everything! Economical Versatile
ConsNone I've found yet!
Wash & Wax
May 12, 2021
Very slick , works well , good smell , leaves a nice finish
ProsWash and wax in one
A no-rinse wash that does not scratch your paint
January 11, 2020
I needed a way to wash my vehicles indoors during the winter months without using a lot of water because my garage does not have floor drains. I wanted a product that would not scratch the paint of my vehicles. I also wanted a product that would not strip off any of the wax and sealants. After researching and trying many different no-rinse and waterless products I have settled on the Optimum No Rinse Wash. First off, you do use a little water when using this product, you just don't have to rinse off the vehicle with water before drying. Here is the process that I use: -Prep: I mix 2 oz of ONR with one gallon of water and put the mixture in a small sprayer. I prep three buckets with warm water. The first bucket is used for rinsing the big red sponge or mitt, the second bucket is for washing the wheels and tires and the third bucket has 2 gallons of water with 1 ounce of ONR used for the contact wash. Soak your big red sponge or microfiber mitt in the ONR bucket. -Pre-rinse with ONR: I take the small sprayer and coat the entire car (plus wheels and tires) with ONR. You can actually see the ONR lift the dirt off of the paint. -Wheels and tires: I apply my favorite wheel and tire cleaner and then use my brushes and warm water to properly clean the wheels and tires. I will also clean the wheel wells if needed. Right now my favorite wheel and tire cleaner is TW foaming wheel and tire cleaner. I just bought some today for $3.97 at a big box store. -Contact wash: I prefer using the big red sponge when working with ONR. I clean one section at a time and rinse the sponge in the other bucket of warm water as needed. I then put the sponge back into the ONR and only wring out a little of the water. -Drying aid with a protectant: There are many different brands, but lately, I have been using TW wax and dry. You can usually find it for $4.97 a bottle. While the car is still wet I spray the drying aid over the entire car (including glass, chrome, lights, wheels, etc.) working from the top down. -Drying: Once the entire vehicle is coated with the drying agent, I use a Cobra Guzzler HD Waffle Weave Drying Towel to soak up the majority of the water. I will touch up with a microfiber towel. I usually focus on all painted surfaces first and then dry all glass last. -Finish up: I take an old microfiber towel and dry off the wheels and apply my favorite tire sealant. I know this sounds like a time-consuming process, but I believe it is worth it not to add scratches to your paint. It takes about 15 minutes to prep everything and another 10 minutes to clean up. It takes me about 45 minutes to pre-rinse, wash wheels and tires, contact wash, add drying aid, dry the vehicle and finish up. You can see pictures of the pathfinder before and after the ONR wash. This was before I did any paint correction to the pathfinder. I did a paint correction and applied wax on my truck a few months ago. After it got muddy recently, I used the above ONR process to clean it up. It looks just like it did after I protected it a few months ago.
Go-to for rinseless wash
December 28, 2019
This has become my most used detailing product. Perfect for weekly washes, I'm able to maintain a presentable vehicle in less than 20 minutes. Been using Optimum products for a while now, and still marvel at how ONR(WW) manages to clean so well and leave no scratches and swirls (and with a sponge, no less)! Used too much in my dilution once on a particular hot and humid Miami day, and it did leave behind some water spot residue. But a second pass took care of it. I've only used it on a car that already had Opti Seal, so can't speak to its protection abilities, but it definitely doesn't diminish the protection; the car beads like crazy! Also, ONRWW definitely leaves a slightly glossier finish than ONR.
ProsReally does encapsulate dirt to leave a scratch/swirl free finish Glossy finish More efficient than traditional wash method Greatly reduces water usage
University park, Florida
Even better than regular O.N.R.
October 13, 2019
This is the backbone of my business. It cost me pennies to do a maintenance wash. If you haven't tried O.N.R. yet, do it. Now is the time. 1 bucket with 2 gallons of distilled water and 1oz of O.N.R. and a few microfiber towels soaking in said bucket. Pre treat panel by panel with a spray bottle with O.N.R. use all sides of towel, discard and grab a new one and you can wash your car many many times. Use optimum spray wax as a drying aid and you are good to go.
ProsQuick Easy Smells good Can have in a bucket for awhile Clay lube dilutable too.
ConsHaven't found any yet
September 21, 2019
Gets the job done with minimal water use. Very effective and safe.
By Anthony S.
July 15, 2019
It's getting to where all the name brand Rinseless car washes are pretty darn good. I've used Griots, Duragloss, TurtleWax (which got discontinued) and now ONRWW. None have left scratches and have left the car looking great. The ONRWW worked excellent and with a mix ratio of 1oz to 2 gallons of water, my supply will last for quite some time! Here in the desert the humidity rarely hits double digits and you can't give your fresh washed car a final rinse and then chamois - it dries before you can get to it all. So, wash a panel then dry it works really well. Car comes out clean and shiny in 1/2 the time.
ProsQuick, easy, product will last a long time.
By Bob G.
Good to use for maintenance between regular waxes.
December 9, 2018
Easy to apply and will leave your car with a nice mirror look. It's good to use for maintenance between waxes. ONR is really good too. That's my go to because you can use it for many different things. Can't go wrong with either.
ProsEasy on and leaves a pretty good shine.
Chesapeake , VA
February 1, 2017
Couldn't be easier. I dilute 8 oz into a gallon of distilled water. Using a bottle with a trigger sprayer I simply spray it on and wipe it off with a microfiber towel regularly turning the towel to a clean section. Way easier than the old fashioned way of cleaning a car. White 2011 Yukon Denali shines like new.. My truck get a scratch free wash at least 3-4 times a week using this method.
ConsI still have to do it myself.
Too good to be true!
January 17, 2017
I have been maintaining my cars for over 50 years. I am very anal about the look and condition of my vehicle and fishing boat. This product produces results like no other product on the market, period! Easy and fast to use on lightly dusted vehicles as explained. When my car is gritty dirty, I first take it to a do it yourself car wash and pressure wash the extreme dirt and grit and then just dry the car with microfiber cloths damp with Optimum. Try it once and you will certainly trash all of your old cleaning products.
ProsEase of use and overall cost
By BIG N.
November 7, 2016
I don't know how they do it. This stuff is crazy! Hyper Gloss I call it. So easy and fast. Stays clean longer also!
ProsSuper Easy - A little goes a long way!
By Van A.
July 7, 2016
December 12, 2014
I first began using Optimum's No Rinse Wash [no wax] and this product about a year ago. I was very skeptical and hesitant at first, especially since two of my cars are black which means that any scratches caused by improper washing are more noticeable than with lighter colors or silvery gray colors. But both formulae proved very effective and no scratches. I decided that I liked the "with wax" formula better since it imparts a bit of shine/protection and feels a little less aggressive to my skin when using it. My user technique is somewhat different from the directions given by Optimum. I first wet down the vehicle with a hand-held pump up sprayer containing this "no rinse" solution, then wipe down each panel with a small microfiber clothl that has been dipped in a wash bucket filled with this "no rinse" solution and equipped with a Grit Guard, and follow that by wiping the panel dry with a soft microfiber towel. I rinse out the wet microfiber wash cloth after each panel, and frequently flip/fold the microfiber wash cloth as I make passes across a panel so as to not drag a dirty cloth across the panel. I work from the top down, and do lower quarter panels, rocker panels and the painted aluminum wheels last, and for those use an separate drying towel.
ProsWorks great for general road dust and greatly extends time between need for regular full water washing. I've also found the solution made from this product very effective at cleaning up power tools in my wood working shop. For that purpose I simply spray on some solution, then wipe with a dry microfiber towel. Makes them look nearly new, again.
ConsNot such a good idea where the dust on your vehicle is road salt unless you take precautions not to contaminate your wash bucket solution with salt as you rinse your wash cloth between panels. This limitation can be mitigated by first saturating many small microfiber wash cloths with the Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax solution, then using a fresh wash cloth on each different panel and collecting them in another "dirty cloths bucket." Alternatively, you could set up a separate water rinse bucket and use it to rinse out your dirty wash cloth after completing one panel, then rewetting it in the bucket with Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax solution, but this is more cumbersome and risky.
San Antonio, TX
May 25, 2014
Amazed at how well this product works...wash & wax in one process, with no need to rinse...only 4 - 5 gallons of water.
Optimum n ONR + WAX
April 23, 2013
Nice smell, very good performance... Like his old brother. I wish i can use it as waterless wash sometimes...
December 21, 2012
This stuff is incredible. Still shocked at how well it turned my filthy car into one that looks like I spent a couple hours washing and waxing by traditional methods.
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