Touchless Wheel cleaning

Cleaning and detailing your Macan.
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kmacuk
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Re: Touchless Wheel cleaning

Post by kmacuk » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:32 am

Since I final rinse with filtered water I no longer dry and see zero water spots even when washed in bright sun.
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Re: Touchless Wheel cleaning

Post by putt4par » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:08 am

kmacuk wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:32 am
Since I final rinse with filtered water I no longer dry and see zero water spots even when washed in bright sun.
New to this so please forgive, Is filtered water readily available?

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Re: Touchless Wheel cleaning

Post by happy days » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:16 am

putt4par wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:08 am
kmacuk wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:32 am
Since I final rinse with filtered water I no longer dry and see zero water spots even when washed in bright sun.
New to this so please forgive, Is filtered water readily available?

There's a good (long) thread on car cleaning - the filtration options are well discussed on there. Thankfully I live in a nice, soft water area.
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Re: Touchless Wheel cleaning

Post by Guy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:45 am

happy days wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:16 am
There's a good (long) thread on car cleaning - the filtration options are well discussed on there. Thankfully I live in a nice, soft water area.
The thread's here: https://www.macanforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=5106

... but be careful, it's a slippery slope (or slippery soap :lol: )

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Re: Touchless Wheel cleaning

Post by putt4par » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:02 pm

Guy wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:45 am
happy days wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:16 am
There's a good (long) thread on car cleaning - the filtration options are well discussed on there. Thankfully I live in a nice, soft water area.
The thread's here: https://www.macanforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=5106

... but be careful, it's a slippery slope (or slippery soap :lol: )
Thanks for this, a long read for a winters night!

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Re: Touchless Wheel cleaning

Post by Cheshire Cat » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:08 pm

happy days wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:16 am
putt4par wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:08 am
kmacuk wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:32 am
Since I final rinse with filtered water I no longer dry and see zero water spots even when washed in bright sun.
New to this so please forgive, Is filtered water readily available?

There's a good (long) thread on car cleaning - the filtration options are well discussed on there. Thankfully I live in a nice, soft water area.
https://www.raceglaze.co.uk/race-glaze/400-litre-0ppm-car-washing-filter/

Used one of these for a few years. The resin lasts about a year but is obviously dependent of how often you wash your car. Refills about £40-50. It's a bugger to unscrew the top first time, so I put PTFE tape on the outlet to make it easier. The Valet Pro Bilberry wheel cleaner looks like the Bilt Hamber stuff and is excellent.
Back in the 60's we turned on, tuned in and dropped out. Now we tune in, turn over and drop off. 8-)

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Re: Touchless Wheel cleaning

Post by kmacuk » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:21 pm

Cheshire Cat wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:08 pm
happy days wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:16 am
putt4par wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:08 am


New to this so please forgive, Is filtered water readily available?

There's a good (long) thread on car cleaning - the filtration options are well discussed on there. Thankfully I live in a nice, soft water area.
https://www.raceglaze.co.uk/race-glaze/400-litre-0ppm-car-washing-filter/

Used one of these for a few years. The resin lasts about a year but is obviously dependent of how often you wash your car. Refills about £40-50. It's a bugger to unscrew the top first time, so I put PTFE tape on the outlet to make it easier. The Valet Pro Bilberry wheel cleaner looks like the Bilt Hamber stuff and is excellent.
I 2nd that. I have the same unit, very good. Only use on final rinse.
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Re: Touchless Wheel cleaning

Post by putt4par » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:47 pm

Cheshire Cat wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:08 pm
happy days wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:16 am
putt4par wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:08 am


New to this so please forgive, Is filtered water readily available?

There's a good (long) thread on car cleaning - the filtration options are well discussed on there. Thankfully I live in a nice, soft water area.
https://www.raceglaze.co.uk/race-glaze/400-litre-0ppm-car-washing-filter/

Used one of these for a few years. The resin lasts about a year but is obviously dependent of how often you wash your car. Refills about £40-50. It's a bugger to unscrew the top first time, so I put PTFE tape on the outlet to make it easier. The Valet Pro Bilberry wheel cleaner looks like the Bilt Hamber stuff and is excellent.
Thanks for the info very useful, In your year between refills what would you estimate your usage?
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Re: Touchless Wheel cleaning

Post by Cheshire Cat » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:29 pm

I have two cars to wash, my Macan and a VW Polo. Both cars are 'fettled' in the Spring i.e. paint prepared and cleaned and then polished and sealed so washing is easier. I use the filtered water for the final rinse and , of late, taken to filling a watering can with it as it seems to wash away the final soap residue better. I use Bilt Hamber car shampoo for that reason, it rinses off better and doesn't leave any residue like some other which are bulked up with salt. To answer your question, about a year before new resin is put in. I do know of some folk that have two bottles and connect them so the 'old' resin is in the first bottle and the new resin in the second. This may make it last longer. During the winter, I'll only wash them once every two-three weeks weather permitting. My next toy will be an air dryer. I currently use a leaf blower which is ok but takes an age.
Back in the 60's we turned on, tuned in and dropped out. Now we tune in, turn over and drop off. 8-)

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Re: Touchless Wheel cleaning

Post by kmacuk » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:13 pm

Cheshire Cat wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:29 pm
I have two cars to wash, my Macan and a VW Polo. Both cars are 'fettled' in the Spring i.e. paint prepared and cleaned and then polished and sealed so washing is easier. I use the filtered water for the final rinse and , of late, taken to filling a watering can with it as it seems to wash away the final soap residue better. I use Bilt Hamber car shampoo for that reason, it rinses off better and doesn't leave any residue like some other which are bulked up with salt. To answer your question, about a year before new resin is put in. I do know of some folk that have two bottles and connect them so the 'old' resin is in the first bottle and the new resin in the second. This may make it last longer. During the winter, I'll only wash them once every two-three weeks weather permitting. My next toy will be an air dryer. I currently use a leaf blower which is ok but takes an age.
Interesting. I do only a touchless wash in the winter and also use Bilt Hmaber wash - snow foam Gtechniq W4/W5 combo) bilt hamber wheel cleaner and Korrosol forfallout removal on the body work. Since I final rinse I no longer dry using a towel and just air dry
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