For years, I've driven around with a bottle of detail spray in my trunk or behind the seat. I'd use if a bird crapped on my car, or I had a bunch of bugs hit me on the way to a car meet.
If you buy the 32oz, it's a concentrate of Opti-Clean. This dilutes 1 part Opti-Clean and 3 parts water.
My definition of washing looks like this:
Normal Washing: Pressure Washer, Dual Bucket, Soap, Water...
- I still prefer the cleanliness of soap and water. Getting wheels, wheel wells, exhaust, etc. clean using this process is much cleaner and thorough.
Rinseless: Bucket filled with water and a bunch of wet microfiber towels
- Doing rinseless washing has grown on me quite a bit. I use this more as a quick mid week clean-up should I have something important to do with one of my cars.
Waterless: No water, just spray and wipe with microfiber towel.
- I rarely, if ever waterless wash an entire car. I would use this technique much more often for spots or single panels.
Here is how I use it:
- Spray Panel Down.
- Fold 2 Microfiber Towels into 8ths. I use the Plush Waffle Weave towels for this.
- Gently wipe in one direction flipping towel often.
- Follow with 2nd towel to remove remaining product.
- For bugs, I'd usually then repeat this process on that same area.