It took me a long time. I didn’t want to accept it. No way could it be true. You can wash a car without the process of rinsing it. That last sentence did not resonate with me. It was like telling me the Sun would not rise tomorrow. It didn’t click with me. And then one day while shopping at my local Pep Boys, I saw that they had reduced the price drastically. They wanted $3 for a bottle of Turtle Wax rinselsee wash. I had been intrigued by the concept of the rinseless wash after reading so much about the product on many auto detailing forums. For such a great price, I grabbed a few bottles and gave it a go.
After unscrewing the bottle I noticed the Smurf blue chemical had a smell like cotton-candy. One thing I don’t like about the Turtle Wax brand is the ratio chemical/water is not as wallet friendly as the ONR brand. The second thing I noticed was the fact that it didn’t make suds. I almost wanted to give up at that point; suds are the holy grail of a car wash. Without suds, how can the dirt possibly be removed? With lower expectations that I had going in, I was not looking forward to the results of this sweet smelling liquid. And that’s when it happened.
I changed my mind. After following the simple directions on the back of the bottle, I began to gently wipe the side panel of my auto detailing van. I was mildly surprised to witness the dirt slide off the van’s exterior without much effort on my part. It did take a couple of passes on the grime on the lower half of the car, but I was far from sweating. I did work one small panel at a time—wash, dry, and buff.
Since no hose was needed, a van that normally takes me an hour to clean only took 23 minutes. Not only was it clean, but the van had a shine on it. Now of course if your vehicle has not been cleaned in a long time and has dirt caked up under the tires, this method will not work. If this is a method you’ll like to try, I do recommend ONR over Turtle Wax – You’ll get more for your money.