Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax – How Does it Compare?

Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax Products in 3 SizesFirst of all, let me say that this product is not a waterless car wash. Rather, it is a “no rinse” car wash solution.

What’s the difference?

A waterless car wash spray or liquid would not require any additional water to clean the car. It is already pre-mixed and ready to be applied to the vehicle.

On the other hand, “no rinse” products require a small amount of water, but don’t require rinsing (as the name suggests). Essentially, you’re diluting the concentrated formula and then applying it with a microfiber cloth rather than spraying on the cleaner with a spray bottle.

Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax is a concentrated solution that you mix with 1-2 gallons of water when you wash your car. Since the wash requires very little water, it is a great option if you live in a drought area or want to conserve water.

Similar to waterless washes, this method requires minimal supplies and takes less work. You can even wash your car inside your garage if you want.

Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax Demo:

Here’s a demonstration of this car wash product works. As you’ll notice, Darren uses a 1/2 gallon of water instead of the recommended 1-2 gallons. He mixes the concentrated car wash appropriately and basically shows you how to get more washes out of the product per bottle. Pretty cool, right?

Like Darren’s Mitt? I uses these too!

If you’re comparing waterless car wash products with no-rinse car wash products, you’ll notice the main difference is in the application method. Both types of washes wash and wax you car simultaneously.

Optimum No Rise Wash & Wax Instruction Label
courtesy of www.autopia.org

Optimum No Rinse contains high lubricating polymers that release dirt and grime from your car’s surface for a quick-and-easy no-scratch finish.

In addition to cars, you can use this product on trucks, motorcycles, RVs, fiberglass or wood boats and airplanes. For people who have multiple vehicles, you can save lots of money on cleaning by simply buying a single product.

Why I Would Buy Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax:

For a waterless or no-rinse car wash, this product is a bargain. Cheap on price but not cheap on quality or results. As an example, the 32 oz bottle can wash 32 cars (using 1 oz per wash). The bottle costs about $20, which ends up costing only about 60 cents per wash. Not too shabby.

As you can see from the photo above, Optimum No Rinse comes in a variety of sizes, including 8 oz, 32 oz and gallon containers. The bigger container you get, the lower the price per wash.