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Optimum Wash and Wax #4581201
11/21/17 05:57 PM
11/21/17 05:57 PM
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San Diego
FlyPenFly Offline OP
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Really easy 15 minute solution. I'm extremely impressed how clean the car gets and the shine left.

It's not the same as doing a ultimate compound polish followed by multiple layers of waxes but that takes 2-3 hours. But for 15 minutes between big cleanings, I'm dumbfounded how well it works.


https://www.autogeek.net/no-rinse-wash-and-wax.html

You can find it on Amazon prime as well.



Last edited by FlyPenFly; 11/21/17 05:58 PM.

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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: FlyPenFly] #4581237
11/21/17 06:33 PM
11/21/17 06:33 PM
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5600 feet elevation, Arizona
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I am very pleased with Rinseless car washes! So far Iíve used Turtle wax (discontinued), Duragloss and now Griots. All have been very good. Thanks for the link, I wasnít aware that Optimum now has a Rinseless with UV inhibitors- thatís a plus here in Az. Iíll be trying it next, as soon as I deplete my small stash of DG and Griots.
Nice car BTW.


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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: FlyPenFly] #4581319
11/21/17 08:04 PM
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Soviet State of Washington
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I enjoy using Optimum products when I can. Your car looks great for just 15 minutes of work.


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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: FlyPenFly] #4581325
11/21/17 08:07 PM
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Soviet State of Washington
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posted in wrong thread. ....

Last edited by PimTac; 11/21/17 08:09 PM. Reason: Wrong thread

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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: FlyPenFly] #4581330
11/21/17 08:11 PM
11/21/17 08:11 PM
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San Diego
FlyPenFly Offline OP
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Thanks! Part of it is that I'm using GLARE underneath after I did a polish.

Since Optimum has wax, I think it's a nice topper every week.


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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: FlyPenFly] #4581395
11/21/17 09:11 PM
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North Carolina
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What do you use to clean the wheels?


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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: FlyPenFly] #4581458
11/21/17 10:41 PM
11/21/17 10:41 PM
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I have been using the Optimum Wash and Wax myself. Love it!


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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: FlyPenFly] #4584257
11/25/17 08:42 AM
11/25/17 08:42 AM
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Oshawa, Ont. Canada
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Originally Posted By: FlyPenFly
Really easy 15 minute solution. I'm extremely impressed how clean the car gets and the shine left.

It's not the same as doing a ultimate compound polish followed by multiple layers of waxes but that takes 2-3 hours. But for 15 minutes between big cleanings, I'm dumbfounded how well it works.


https://www.autogeek.net/no-rinse-wash-and-wax.html

You can find it on Amazon prime as well.




Thanks for the heads up! Your car looks great!

I was just talking/thinking about getting some car wash soap as my regular Optimum car wash is getting low. I did a quick review and seen that Meguiar's Gold Class is also a highly rated soap/wash so I did some math, to figure out which was the better deal, and based on that the Optimum still won. It's funny, I was just thinking about ordering some up when I seen your post.

I have to purchase on-line up here, as far as I know still, so I am going to see if I get this newer Optimum, wash and wax, instead.
Thanks for posting up your thoughts on it. cheers


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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: double vanos] #4593463
12/03/17 09:34 PM
12/03/17 09:34 PM
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New Mexico, USA
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Originally Posted By: double vanos
I am very pleased with Rinseless car washes! So far Iíve used Turtle wax (discontinued), Duragloss and now Griots. All have been very good. Thanks for the link, I wasnít aware that Optimum now has a Rinseless with UV inhibitors- thatís a plus here in Az. Iíll be trying it next, as soon as I deplete my small stash of DG and Griots.
Nice car BTW.

My experience as well. All the rinseless washes are good. I do the "Garry Dean" method, which is easier to google than explain. Not particularly fast, but works really well.

Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: jimbrewer] #4593550
12/03/17 11:20 PM
12/03/17 11:20 PM
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Cali
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Hate to rain on the parade but the pic looks odd or retouched. ???

Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: Malo83] #4594882
12/05/17 11:59 AM
12/05/17 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: Malo83
Hate to rain on the parade but the pic looks odd or retouched. ???


Try it for yourself and see what you think. No reason to speculate. I use Ultima rinseless wash and couldn't be happier with it. I can make a 22 ounce spray bottle of waterless wash for about .50 with the concentrate.

Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: FlyPenFly] #4594905
12/05/17 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: FlyPenFly
Thanks! Part of it is that I'm using GLARE underneath after I did a polish.

Since Optimum has wax, I think it's a nice topper every week.


I have never found a significant difference between Optimum No Rinse and Optimum No Rinse Wash and Wax. However, I have heard that their new Opti-coat no rinse wash is a big improvement over their current No Rinse offerings.


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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: The Critic] #4595031
12/05/17 02:52 PM
12/05/17 02:52 PM
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Oshawa, Ont. Canada
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
Originally Posted By: FlyPenFly
Thanks! Part of it is that I'm using GLARE underneath after I did a polish.

Since Optimum has wax, I think it's a nice topper every week.


I have never found a significant difference between Optimum No Rinse and Optimum No Rinse Wash and Wax. However, I have heard that their new Opti-coat no rinse wash is a big improvement over their current No Rinse offerings.


I looked into these wash/no rinse/wax type soaps just last Black Friday but couldn't justify the cost, especially when I seen my tried, true and tested regular Optimum wax on for 1/2 price.

Not that I won't ever try them, but it would make me a tad uncomfortable just wiping down, drying one of my vehicles without rinsing it off first. crazy


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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: FlyPenFly] #4598123
12/08/17 02:57 PM
12/08/17 02:57 PM
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San Diego
FlyPenFly Offline OP
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I like it because it just adds some more protection on top of the sealant when you'r doing your weekly wash.


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Re: Optimum Wash and Wax [Re: irv] #4598201
12/08/17 04:08 PM
12/08/17 04:08 PM
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Oshawa, Ont. Canada
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Originally Posted By: irv
Originally Posted By: The Critic
Originally Posted By: FlyPenFly
Thanks! Part of it is that I'm using GLARE underneath after I did a polish.

Since Optimum has wax, I think it's a nice topper every week.


I have never found a significant difference between Optimum No Rinse and Optimum No Rinse Wash and Wax. However, I have heard that their new Opti-coat no rinse wash is a big improvement over their current No Rinse offerings.


I looked into these wash/no rinse/wax type soaps just last Black Friday but couldn't justify the cost, especially when I seen my tried, true and tested regular Optimum wax on for 1/2 price.

Not that I won't ever try them, but it would make me a tad uncomfortable just wiping down, drying one of my vehicles without rinsing it off first. crazy


Guess I had "wax" on the brain. I meant to say Optimum wash. I use exclusively use Collinite's 845 Insulator wax nowadays.


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