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    Re: Extreme test of D114 Rinse Free Express Wash

    I actually just did my first rinseless wash this morning! I was a skeptic at first, but as we are having one of the coldest winters down here in a while, the old two bucket was not an option, I needed a way to keep my car clean. It's an amazing product, very different than a traditional wash, but still felt very safe! I used a bunch of microfibers and a two bucket system, and presoaked the panels before wiping with a garden pump sprayer with diluted solution.

    Dried nice and streak free, and inspection revealed no scratches or swirls installed!

    This in no way replaces a traditional wash for me, but for light to medium dirt on a well maintained car, it works wonders!

    Thanks for the write up Larry,

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    Re: Extreme test of D114 Rinse Free Express Wash

    You did the pre wet solution like I did. I would not want to try this product on a truly dirty car with dry dirt that's first exposure to product were while the grit was being mechanically influenced by microfiber towel. To me, the pre mist of the solution onto the surface will better coat, suspend and lubricate so that when you do take the fibers to the paint, the protection of the product is already in place.

    In nice weather with no rain and just the normal road dust, I might be able to convince myself that this can be a quick and safe procedure for those times when you want to just ratchet back to that just washed look. I still like the idea of the hose and 2 bucket wash, but there is a place for this in my arsenal.

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    Re: Extreme test of D114 Rinse Free Express Wash

    Really a great write up on a truly fantastic product!

    Regarding a vehicle as dirty as the truck you pictured, a safe way to clean that is to first run it through a coin op wash just to pressure wash the heavy stuff off it, then bring it home and do the full D114 wash process. At the coin op just do the pressure wash - no bucket, no mitt, and of course NEVER the brush at the coin op place! Pressure wash the heavy stuff off and the final clean up with D114, or even D115 for that matter, is a breeze.

    Oh, and for those nasty wheel wells that are always detracting from an otherwise clean car, give this a shot: after washing the car as you described, take a toilet brush and use it along with the remains of the D114 to scrub the wheel well liners and then wipe them dry with an old terry towel. Dress them up with some M40, Hyper Dressing, Natural Shine, or that old bottle of Armor All you still have laying around
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    Re: Extreme test of D114 Rinse Free Express Wash

    ^^^ What's Armor All??
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    Mike, the problem here is that is 10 degrees out and snowing on and off daily. By the time I drove back home from the car wash place the trick would look similar to this again. The tires stick out really close to the edge of the body and it throws a mist all over the truck as you drive the on the brine water roads. The lexus tires are tucked in enough that it doesn't make quite the spectacle of itself with regard to the road fluids.

    I'm going to just let the lexus rest until we heat up into the mid 30s again so I can take it out and really attempt to flush the uni body and suspension out.
    Doing the best I can with what I've got.

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