E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wash, Wax, Detailing and Cosmetic protection/repairs > ONR questions.



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-06-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
jho
Independent Observer
United_States
0
Rep
85
Posts

 
Drives: E93 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: RDU, NC

iTrader: (1)

ONR questions.

I recently washed the car for the first time with ONR (used to use regular soap) and I had some questions which perhaps some of you guys might know about.

Here were the steps I used:
1. Spray car down with QD-strength (8oz/gal) ONR
2. Wipe/wash car with microfiber saturated with wash-strength ONR (1+oz/gal)
3. Dry car with clean microfiber

Unfortunately it suddenly began raining as soon as I finished washing the car, so no pics.

Thoughts:
"Washing" the car with this method felt just like washing the car with just water, wasn't sure if I was doing it right, though there was some amount of dirt on the microfibers. Car looked clean, and rain beaded up on the finish of the car). The solution did not feel slick (like soap is), but instead felt closer to just water.

Is this the normal way for ONR to feel? It is real convenient not to have to rinse the car but it felt a little like I was just wiping down the car with water. Am I missing something here?
__________________

09 E93 M-Sport. Stock FTW.
Appreciate 0
      08-06-2009, 06:37 PM   #2
vantage_coupe
First Lieutenant
vantage_coupe's Avatar
5
Rep
329
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure the way this works is you pull the dirt off the car with the mitt and as you dip it into the ONR solution the dirt falls to the bottom of the bucket so you're essentially always using a 'clean mit' with 'fresh onr'
Appreciate 0
      08-06-2009, 06:57 PM   #3
I335
Brigadier General
I335's Avatar
59
Rep
4,251
Posts

 
Drives: '08 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New England

iTrader: (11)

I thought you were supposed to use MUCH LESS per gallon - like a capful or two, not 8 ounces!!! Yes? No?
Appreciate 0
      08-06-2009, 07:07 PM   #4
pander5
Special Forces - Discretion is superior
pander5's Avatar
12
Rep
1,009
Posts

 
Drives: 335i Coupe Sapphire Black
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 335i Coupe  [0.00]
ONR does feel like you're washing with water but it works incredibly well in my opinion.

I mix about an ounce for 2.5 gallons in one bucket and then prepare a second wash mitt rinse bucket with grit guard. I then wash a section at a time then dry with a WW MF towel and move on to the next section.
__________________
M3 + trailer hitch = oxymoron
Appreciate 0
      08-06-2009, 08:31 PM   #5
328i
Colonel
328i's Avatar
32
Rep
2,773
Posts

 
Drives: E46 ///M
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: central NJ

iTrader: (14)

I like using dreadlock MF mits when doin ONR washes, I feel that it does a better job of keeping dirt away from the paint. But to answer your question, yes ONR doesnt feel slick at all, it just feels like water when u dip your hand in, however it works incredibly well.
__________________
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST