Just had the pleasure of meeting up with two hardcore detailing enthusiast this past week.
*For confidentiality reasons the identities of these car crazy individuals have been kept a secret..... if you think I'm referring to you please email me and I'll confirm if it is you.... :-).
One has been using a regular car shampoo (sounds similar to Knight Riders car) and meticulously using the two-bucket method and CD scratch testing every microfiber towel used on his ride. I must say that his pride and joy is completely swirl-free and the interior matches the exterior condition. Most impressive!!! He has just gotten a bottle of Optimum No-Rinse (ONR) which should make keeping his ride clean while maintaining a swirl-free finish much quicker and more convenient.
The other has only washed his ride exclusively with ONR from new and it is also immaculate AND swirl-free. Seeing his ride in person certainly validates the concept behind ONR and reconfirms that when used properly, ONR is just as effective as a two-bucket method in maintaining a swirl-free finish but so much more convenient and easy to use. Not to mention the water savings from not having to rinse before and after washing with ONR.
Both of their rides were in immaculate condition and testament to their passion for car detailing.
Speaking of passion, I have added links to two new detailing blogs below of two young and very passionate detailers. Good luck and look forward to seeing more of your posts!!!