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      06-11-2018 08:52 AM #1
      When the new CA law takes into effect

      http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/...hower-laundry/

      Time to start experimenting with Waterless car detailers and stock up on microfiber towels.
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      06-11-2018 09:05 AM #2
      another reason I would never ever live there. leadership there is beyond dumb on so many levels. Jerry Brown was a failure back in the 70's and how he managed to get back in leadership is amazing.

      To your question, rinseless washing is the way to go. I can do a vehicle exposed to an Ohio winter with about 2 gallons.
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      06-11-2018 09:52 AM #3
      I'll be relocating there soon, so this is of concern to me.
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      06-11-2018 10:38 AM #4
      Check out Optimum No Rinse and Hyper-Seal. This stuff is great. I don’t even need no rinse (in WA) but stick with this stuff.

      One capful of ONR per gallon and I usually only use one or two gallons depending on how dirty my car is.

    7. 06-13-2018 10:21 PM #5
      Just shower with your car. I'm sure a foam cannon would be just as good as a luffa.

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      07-01-2018 12:29 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by pdqgp View Post
      another reason I would never ever live there. leadership there is beyond dumb on so many levels. Jerry Brown was a failure back in the 70's and how he managed to get back in leadership is amazing.

      To your question, rinseless washing is the way to go. I can do a vehicle exposed to an Ohio winter with about 2 gallons.
      Yeah and Ohio is a paradise governed by professional asshats

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      07-27-2018 10:48 PM #7
      I guess rinseless is your only option, I’ll need to start trying it out since I’m in SoCal.

      They should retrofit the local coin-op hand washes to allow bucket washing.
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    10. 09-13-2018 01:12 AM #8
      Honestly, I don't know why anyone would do anything besides rinseless, regardless of water restrictions, unless your car is really dirty. If my car is really dirty I'll hose it off at the self-serve car wash, and then wash it with it with the rinseless solution.

      I set up 3 gallons of solution in a 5 bucket, and it's good for 4 or 5 washes. I use a single bucket with a grit guard, Optimum No Rinse, and wash it with Optimum's big red sponge. I wash one panel at a time, and dry it with a waffle weave, using Optiseal as a drying aid. Yes, I know I sound like an ad for Optmimum, but their stuff is easy to use, works great, and is cheap per-use.

      I have a black car, and the above is the most scratch-free method I've ever used. It also take me about 10 minutes to wash and dry the car.

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      10-09-2018 01:50 AM #9
      With a hose, some microfiber towels, and some car wash detergent/soap!

      We use about 60 gallons per person per day, which is about 3600 gallons/month. If DW and I both washed our cars every other week, that'd be a little over 3% of our total (indoor and outdoor) water use, assuming we use 30 gallons per wash. ONR works fine too if I really wanted to be be stingy with the water use.

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