Tuesday, 14 April 2015

California car wash - water usage restrictions

California and Florida are more environmentally aware than most other states; this is due, to consumers in these states having a greater awareness of environmental issues, helped along, in California at least, by regulation.The minimum fine in California for wastewater run-off is $3,000. 
This is the most technologically advanced car wash system that only requires 1-2 gallons of water to wash the entire car. It does not require rinsing since there are no soapy surfactants to wash off into the storm drains. An innovative product that protects automotive paint, while preserving our most valuable resource, water; enabling you to wash your car anywhere, even in freezing temperatures or even inside your garage. It’s a multi-purpose product that serves as a shampoo additive, no rinse wash, quick detailer and clay lubricant.

No Rinse is based on reactive polymers that have the ability to bond to surfaces as well as dirt or oily particles. These polymers have much greater lubricity than soap and form a film around the particles as well as paint to protect from marring. The concentration of these polymers is very high which is why only 1 oz. per wash is needed. In fact, when people use 3-4 oz., they complain about the excess
The science behind this cleaning process is pretty simple. When applied to a dirty surface; surfactants break down the soil by releasing its surface tension or bond with the surface, polymers encapsulate the soil particles in the media used, and the polymers provide surface lubrication to enable safe (marring free) residue removal using a minimum amount of water. A micro fibre towel is then used to wipe away the dirt. A second dry microfiber towel is used to help polish away any remaining formula and buff the surface to a clean, streak-free shine.
No rinse contains encapsulating polymers that are soy based and there is no silicone whatsoever in this product. In fact you can paint right over it which would be impossible if it had any silicones.
This unique product contains substantive polymers which bond to the paint and protect it during the wash. Therefore, ONR offers better protection and lubricity than a conventional car wash, leaving a sleek finish behind afterwards.
Additional benefits are faster washes, ability to wash anywhere at any time including washing inside the garage during the cold months, no messy water runoffs, and greater looking car finishes.
The number of towels and how much product you'll use will vary depending on how dirty the vehicle is but an average is five (5) towels per vehicle.
Mix an aqueous solution Optimum (OPT) No Rinse™ Wash & Shine New Formula (ONR) diluted 1:3 with distilled water in a spray bottle and a similar solution /in a bucket. Place 5-8 piqué (waffle weave) micro fibre towels in the bucket, wring one (drying) towel lightly, mist spray a panel and then take a wet towel and wipe down a panel in one direction only, change to a clean surface of the towel as necessary.
When you have cleaned the panel place the used towel in a bucket with a 3:1 solution of Optimum Power Clean™ / distilled water for washing later. With the drying towel wipe down the panel, finally with a clean, dry waffle weave micro fibre buff the panel to a shine (Based on a method by Gary Dean)
Use Optimum Instant Detailer & Gloss Enhancer by spraying it on the panels as you dry the vehicle. This will create a super slick, incredibly glossy finish.

Drying towel - Sonus Der Wunder Drying Towel new piqué (waffle weave) 70/30 blend of Polyester/Polyamide, 24" by 30" size fabric has a more pronounced pattern, which creates larger absorption cups. It is the absorption cup that makes micro fibre waffle weave fabric a superior drying towel material, while the new microfiber silk edging makes the towel 100% scratch-free. The rounded corner design reduce the possibility of fraying for years of drying service.
I hope the above article was informative. By having some understanding of the ‘What’ and ‘Why’ as well as the ‘How’ along with a little science to help you understand how the chemicals we use react, you can achieve the results you desire.
Questions and/ or constructive comments are always appreciated

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