Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine

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The most technologically advanced car wash system!

Ability to wash in your garage during cold winter months!

Can be used on Motorhomes, boats, and planes

Will reduce water usage to a fraction of a conventional car wash.

The latest Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine formula for 2012 offers greater slickness, ease of use, and protection!

Optimum Dilution Ratio
Optimum No Rinse Dilution Ratios


No Rinse™ Wash & Shine is the most technologically advanced car wash system that only requires 1-2 gallons of water to wash the entire car. No Rinse™ Wash & Shine does not require rinsing since there are no soapy surfactants to wash off into the storm drains.

This unique product contains substantive polymers which bond to the paint and protect it during the wash. Therefore, No Rinse™ Wash & Shine offers greater protection and lubricity than conventional car washes leaving a sleek & glossy finish behind afterwards. The waste water in the bucket can be used to water the lawn or disposed of into a sink, where it will be treated!

Additional benefits are faster washes, ability to wash anywhere at anytime including washing inside the garage during the cold months, no messy water runoffs, and greater looking car finishes. These are some of the reasons No Rinse™ Wash & Shine is being used by many professional detailers across the country (see testimonials).

No Rinse™ Wash & Shine can also be used to wash motorhomes, motorcycles, boats, and planes.

Directions:

Add 1 oz. of Optimum No Rinse™ Wash & Shine to 2 gallons of water in a bucket. Soak a plush microfiber towel into the wash solution and wash one section at a time till it is completely clean. Dry the section using a clean plush microfiber towel.

Available in 8, 32, and 128 ounce bottles.

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Product Reviews

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95% Recommend this product (39 of 41 responses)
By David
Glen Ellyn, IL
March 18, 2019
Game changer!
This product is a game changer! What can be said that hasn’t been said? It’s so good it’s hard to believe, I honestly have washed cars that you’d think would be too dirty for a rinseless wash and yet ONR knocked it outta the park! Pair with Opti-seal or the Instant Detailer for an extra pop of shine and protection!
ProsAllows you to wash your car in freezing temps!
ConsNone!
By Richard
, Toms River, NJ
December 4, 2018
First Opinion
I have heard about ONR for a long time now. From what i have read and seen it is revered as possibly the best rinseless wash. I was not dissapointed with this product. It is incredibly easy to use and it takes such a small amount of product to complete the job. My car looked great after, just as good as a normal wash in my opinion.
ProsEase of use A little product goes a long way Car looks great after, for lightly dirty car just as good as a normal wash Cheap Readily available Nice smell
By Ellis
Bowie, MD
September 5, 2018
Flexible Product
I used this on a car that stays outside (no garage) needs wax but otherwise very well kept. It's dark blue. The no rinse wash worked well but not as good as a traditional car wash. So I wound up using it when I want to quickly clean up the car but don't have time for a full on wash. It may perform better after I wax the vehicle. As a quick detailer it's outstanding. So inexpensive, great on windows too. This will be my quick detailer solution going forward. I used the same solution to remove dried coffee in the cup holders. Again, it worked great. Spritzed it on the dried mung, let it sit a minute, agitated with a soft brush and wiped it up. Left the cup holders looking wonderful. So I also tried it on the rest of the hard plastics in the interior (including the dash) and again it performed great. Haven't tried it as clay bar lube yet.
ProsFlexible product useful as both an interior and exterior quick detailer. Cost effective Gives a good impression of a traditional car was on an unwaxed vehicle When it gets cold outside this will be a great way to keep the car looking good
ConsOn an unwaxed vehicle, the car wash isn't as good as a traditional wash.
By kazper
Baltimore, MD
August 9, 2018
Fell short of expectations
I was probably expecting too much based on all the online raving.

Does it work? Yes. Is it the best thing since sliced bread? No. I was expect a much slicker surface that I was given. I poured a very generous amount of product in my water bucket and proceeded to wash my car as many videos and forum guides instructed. It worked, but didn't seem to have the glide that I would have preferred. It wasn't pulling at my towel by any means, but it certainly wasn't gliding over the surface either.

I used it on a tractor with much worse paint with more favorable results. Maybe the dilution ratio needs to be increased to provide better performance.
By Daniel
Oswego, IL
July 18, 2018
My single most favorite detailing product!
This should be in everyone's detailing arsenal. At a low price point, you get enough dilutable product to makes gallons of what you need. I use Optimum No-Rinse as a waterless wash, as a glass cleaner, as a detailing spray, and as a spot-free drying aid. I even add an ounce to my wash bucket with any soap to help soften the water. This is probably the most versatile detailing product I use.
ProsLow price, makes gallons of product, many uses, smells great
By Brian
San Antonio , Texas
May 11, 2018
Good additive for less spotting
I add a few caps full to my wash bucket and foam gun to help with water spotting with nice results. I've also tried it out a detailer and rinse-less wash with some good results however it could be better. Although for the price I can't complain too much
ProsEasy dilution ratios Helps with water spots Smell Price
ConsNot a sudsy product Not exactly perfect for its intended use
By DAS
North Tustin, Ca
December 26, 2017
Excellent product
I almost never wash my vehicle with soap any more. ONR is incredibly affordable, and I like the finish it leaves on the paint.
ProsGloss and shine. Ease of use.
By RICH
PALO ALTO, CA
July 29, 2017
Awesome stuff!!
ONR is great stuff since it can be used as a detail spray, quick rinse, and clay lubricator. Since I'm picky about swirl marks, scratches, etc. I use the Gary Dean method with ONR.
ProsFlexibility with product
ConsNone
By JDC
Scottsville, NY
June 23, 2017
I agree with everyone else, it's great!
I wasn't a believer but I tried it and can confirm this stuff is great! It's my go to on cold winter days or if a light cleaning is needed. I haven't seen any swirl marks after using it for the last year but you got to use with caution and follow the direction like anything else. For heavy soiled cars still would use a traditional two bucket wash with shampoo if I could.... not that you could give it a go with ONR.
ProsCost per gallon, slickness of solution, lots of videos from OPT and others on its use, low water consumption, can use in cold weather with hot water :)
By BSoares
EXTON, PA
May 15, 2017
Works well
This product is intended for a no rinse wash. But I've been using it as an aid to soften the water and avoid spots while I'm drying the car. A cap full is enough for a wash bucked. I will also use it as clay lube. Come winter, I'll give it a try as no rinse wash. I already got the big red sponge to go with it.
By David
loveland, CO
March 30, 2017
ONR works
Only complaint or downfall... it won't work it's way into cracks and crevices. Just means slightly more work then washing with pressurized water. Other then that, it leaves behind a very nice shine. I like to do the two bucket system with this. Your rinse water just becomes your wash water later on.
By Mark
Pflugerville, TX
October 22, 2016
Optimum No Rinse
Love this stuff, live in an apartment with no access to hose so this is my go to wash product. I wish it smelled like ONRWW.
ProsMultiple uses
By DroughtConsciousDude
Bay Area, CA
October 19, 2016
This is the only way to wash cars in drought conditions
This is an amazing product. It works as well as the "rinse, lather, repeat" methods but using a fraction of the water. The detergent is very effective at removing all oil and dirt and it leaves the car shiny like it was just waxed. Really dirty vehicles may need several buckets to get the job done, but this is still the best use of potable water for car washing that I can imagine.

Washing a car during a drought is purely an elective choice. This product makes it reasonable - I use my shower warm-up water so there's absolutely no waste. Best of all, the dirty water goes down the toilet and into the sewer system for proper treatment, not down the storm drain as it would if we washed using the hose. Much better for the environment.

Do the water responsible thing and use this product.
ProsSimple and effective. It works.
ConsYou'll need to learn how to use this product to get best results. Lot's of clean microfiber clothes are needed, as is a step-by-step approach to washing your car. You'll have to learn to wash it in several "quadrants" instead of all at once - wash and then dry each section before moving on. Don't worry, it doesn't take any longer in total, but you will have to learn how to do it to get good results.
By Jesus
Anaheim, California
October 18, 2016
So Good I Bought 2 more
I ran out of my first 32 oz bottle. I bought another somewhere along the line. And then recently, I noticed they were on sale here on Autopia and bought TWO more! It's that good. KISS. Keep It Simple Simon. This stuff works. No need for anything fancy It cleans It's a budget friendly clay lube. Quick detailer. Mostly, though, it's my go-to rinseless.
ProsOne of the best values Cleans nicely as a rinseless VERY affordable clay lube
ConsCan't think of any.
By Joe
IL
July 13, 2016
Pleasant Suprise
I was a little reluctant to try this product at first, I'm pretty anal about my car, but this stuff worked great! No mess in the garage, great finish when done. Definitely will buy again. Product paid for itself in the first wash!
ProsNo mess, uses just a little water
ConsProbably wouldn't work on an overly dirty vehicle. You'd want to rinse it off first.
By Yulius
Edmonds, WA
June 18, 2016
My to-go rinse-less wash
My best friend in cold weathers.
By Dave
Florida
June 8, 2016
I never would have believed
Excellent product. Does great job with just a bucket,a rag,and a towel. No hose needed. I'll never wash the old way again.
By Noah1
El Paso, TX
May 19, 2016
Classic product in every arsenal
Have been using this product for a good 6 years now. Covers every single base almost for detailing products. Wash, clay lube, and quick detailer all in one product.
ProsCheap, effective, multi-use
By Toru
Tennessee
April 21, 2016
Great rinseless
Safe car wash method to use in your garage anytime. Hot days (think waterspotting), cold days, nighttime etc.
Since this has no wax, I can wash, decontaminate, wash again, compound, polish, and LSP without moving the car. Great time saver.
ProsSafe rinseless when used with correct method.
ConsDoes not release gunk from wash media. (I use multiple 350gsm+ microfiber towels that make this a non issue)
By Jean
CA
April 10, 2016
Game changer
This product exceeded all my expectations. I have a new car (black) and wanted to keep the factory wax job as long as possible plus conserve water. One ounce of wash in two gallons of water....you have to see it to believe it but this product only bubbles a little and the suds(?) or bubbles disappear by the time you get the bucket from the sink to the driveway. Use a microfiber mitt and apply liquid to car....watch all bug splats and bird doo go bye-bye almost instantly. Regular dirt just slides off and then you can begin to towel the liquid off. I also used a silicone squeegy to get the largest amount of liquid off before toweling...especially the windows. The wash liquid will not leave any circles, spots or water haze and my car looked showroom perfect when dry. I am so sold on this product that I have recommended it to about 6 people so far. It's a good value too. $14.99 for 32 oz and only an ounce is needed per wash = 32 car washes from one bottle. Great value.
ProsPerfection in a bottle
Consnone
By Jack
Lexington KY
February 28, 2016
GET IT !
Best car care product you can buy
So buy it
ProsGreat product
ConsNone
By Maria
San Jose, CA
November 29, 2015
Versatile product
I have been using this product for 5 years now. I'm getting back into the detail world and this product hasn't changed or failed me. This can be used as a quick detailer, lube for claying your car or a rinse less wash. If your state or county is in a drought this product is ideal for keeping your car looking perfect.
By Jack
Wyoming, Michigan
October 17, 2015
Works as advertised
I've used Optimum No Rinse mixed in a bucket with a brush and in a spray bottle using microfiber cloths. Both worked to my satisfaction. Did not use on vehicle that was excessively dirty however. Nice product for cleaning up your vehicle or travel trailer when you don't have water available.
Prosworks without water, leaves finished surface shiny
By ETP
Phoenix AZ
September 3, 2015
Excellent Product
I live in the Phoenix area where it is HOT and dusty. I love the option of washing the car in the garage. Recently got stuck in a monsoon and dust storm. My black BMW was covered in dust and then rained on. Car was filthy. Mixed up some OPTIMUM NO RINSE and 20 minutes later car was clean with a brilliant shine!
ProsEasy to use, does not scratch the finish, small amount needed to wash multiple vehicles.
Consnone
By GLT
Los Angeles:
August 10, 2015
So far, so good
In water conserved Los Angeles, this Optimum product has worked well the first few times I've used it. I don't allow my cars to get too dirty, so using this once a week has worked 'as advertised'.
ProsSaves a lot of water. Easy to use.
By Ed
egking756@aol.com
May 14, 2015
Great for a fast wash
Great product for that quick wash during the winter and can't get to the hose. Or during water restrictions
ProsGreat for cold days and water restrictions
ConsNone
By Dustin
Ofallon, MO
February 6, 2015
A great product that all detailers should have!
I've used this diluted in a 5 gallon bucket to wash my car and I've used it as a clay lube. I keep a bottle of it in my trunk as well to remove anything on the paint that could cause etching. This is one of my favorite products by far.
ProsEasy to use, variety of uses
By Allen
Campbell, CA
January 31, 2015
Light duster wash
I use these every week between washes. Works great, dries easily, unlike water.
ProsEasy to use Easy to wash
ConsDon't use for heavy contamination
By Bruce
Tennessee
January 6, 2015
Cheap at twice the price!
Would not have believed how it worked if I had not done it myself. Beautiful car wash, in my garage, without a hose.
No pre-wash, I did not even knock off the mud. I have no idea how it works...it just does! This product was referred to me by a guy who makes a living detailing exotic cars. Its all he uses.
ProsIt is what you said, and more.
By Matt
San Bernardino, CA
December 1, 2014
Great Product
I have been using ONR for the past few months as my main rinseless wash. The smell is great, cleans well, the towel glides very easily over the paint and the high dilution ration makes a little ONR go a very long way. Highly recommend.
ProsPrice Lubricity Cleaning Power Smell
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