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Optimum No Rinse Wash and Shine contains exclusive blend of high lubricating polymers that bond to paint while releasing dirt and grime for a safe, brilliant finishOptimum No Rinse Wash and Shine allows car washing virtually anywhere, anytimeGet a brilliant shine using only one or two gallons of waterOptimum No Rinse Wash and Shine is preferred by professional car detailers and enthusiasts for faster, cleaner resultsSafe for any vehicle surface on cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, ORVs, fiberglass or wood boats and airplanes
Like everyone's saying, they're a bad idea because they don't provide adequate lubrication and don't have the softness and physical structure that microfiber has to prevent scratches. It'll more than likely scratch the hell out of your paint.
A little more detail (heh) for how to do apartment washes:
Buy a gallon or two gallon pump sprayer and some Optimum No Rinse (ONR).
EDIT: Use the sprayer to replace the hose, or else grab a Big Red Sponge(not generic sponges) and perform the BRS wash, or the Gary Dean method(substituting ONR for the products he uses). Thanks to /u/defected for pointing it out.
I think it’s a pretty affordable way to maintain your car. I use the Optimum ONR - No Rinse Wash
And some basic supplies
I can provide a full list of anyone interested.
Tons of videos online to help you along.
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Link for anyone looking. Can confirm this stuff is awesome. I like that it allows me to wash my car in the garage out of the sun. It can also be mixed stronger to make a quick detailer.
I haven't tried it but have been considering it. Basically it means in the winter you can wash your car safely ensconced in your garage with no hose. You mix it up, wet some towels or wash mitt, scrub the car and then just dry it with microfiber towels. Also useful for apartment dwellers with no hose access. You would probably only want to use it on a dusty / slightly dirty car though.
Yeah man, just get this soap:
I have that for my car.. Get a bucket (or two buckets if you want to use the two-bucket system), a microfiber mitt and a towel, and go to town out on the sidewalk. Soap is biodegradable if any run off happens.
I got the gallon bottle of soap, and it's lasted me for over 2 years and I'm only about a third of the way through it. All it takes is a cap full for every gallon or two.
You can wash it yourself using one 2 gallon bucket with 2 ounces of optimum no rinse and shine and some microfiber towels. Much cheaper, easy to do in a parking lot and environmentally friendly.
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Mult-gift set of a grit guard, large waffle-weave micofiber towel, and 1) some 2) good 3) soap
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OK, you have a ton of questions in there, let's try to sort it out.
First off, you need to assess the paint, and not just assume you need to do all the steps you mentioned (and some you didn't mention). If the car is new, you probably won't need to clay it, as the paint is probably 'clean'. Here is how you figure out if it is clean. After it is washed, i.e. all of the loose, surface dirt is gone, simply gently rub the paint, especially on a horizontal surface like the hood. You can do this while it is wet. How does it feel? Clean paint feels soft and smooth and makes no noise when you rub it. Dirty paint feels rough, hard and makes a 'swishing' sound when you rub it. If you hear anything, it needs to be clayed. Most clays are very similar, so there is very little difference in any of them. They all do the same job about the same. Also, as to your twice a year question, it all depends on the condition of your paint. I wash my car often, so stuff doesn't get embedded in it, so I don't need to clay my car (its been over a year).
You see, paint is like skin. It has pores, and when it gets dirty and is not washed, contaminants (dirt, fallout, metallic flakes, etc) clog the pores and it loses its shine and that's when it needs to be clayed. The clay removes those embedded contaminants.
As for the wash: any good car wash soap will do. It's not rocket science. As long as it says car wash, you're good. ONR is a good alternative once you have protected the paint and it needs a very light wash, or it doesn't have much dirt or grime on it, but you want it cleaned. It is a whole process to clean your car via ONR, but get some, its good stuff. It is also good for interiors, windows, lube for claying your paint, etc. It is concentrated, so you can dilute it how you want.
Wax vs. sealant. Yes, this is confusing. To simplify: sealant is just man made wax. Wax is good stuff, but since it is a natural product (secreted by Brazilian Palm trees), it doesn't last very long (two months is great for wax to still be effective). Sealant simply does the same thing as wax, but can give you up to 8-9 months of UV protection, water beading, etc.
As for layering protection on, it's not really worth it, IMO. Is it worth it to wear two condoms? Not really. Just use the best stuff you have (best as in easiest to lay on, take off and looks good, and lasts a long time) which is personal preference. To continue, if you are going to layer, you want to put the longest lasting product on first. it would't make sense to put on a spray wax that will last a couple weeks, then sealant on top of it. The sealant is bonding with the spray wax, not the paint itself, so it will come right off. How often? As often as you want to. When it doesn't seem like you have the protection, cover it back up. Should you strip old stuff off? Only if you want to, but most products enjoy layering on top of itself (i.e. a couple of applications of the same stuff a few months apart).
Do you need a pressure washer/foam cannon, etc? Not necessary, (again this is just my opinion, but I do this for a living) but if you want to spring for it, a pressure washer makes cleaning easier. I think foam cannons are a waste of time and money. They're fun and look cool, but don't do much that a good, proper pressure washing couldn't do. To answer your last question, No, you still need to do a contact wash. A protected car should only require a light wash with suds and MF towel or mitt or whatever. If you just rinse, foam and rinse, you'll be disappointed, because it will still have dirt on it.
I'm happy to share more of my opinions, on processes, products or whatever. Answering questions is what this sub is for!
I've never heard of ONR, is this the kind of thing you use?
Would you recommend it? Thanks!
Check out Optimum No Rinse. As long as you don't have caked on dirt it'll really serve you well with keeping the exterior clean.
Optimum No Rinse
Ditch the Shamois and get a microfiber drying towel, like a waffle weave texture. Huge difference.
For hard water, try adding a cap full of Optimum No Rinse Wash and Shine to your bucket of soap. If helps soften the water. https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-NR2010Q-Rinse-Wash-Shine/dp/B00D8DR0AO/
When you dry, add a single spray of a quick detailer or instant wax to each panel, and use that as a drying aid. Helps a lot.
I'd also recommend to dry as much as you can first with an air compressor or leaf blower, just remove as much water as possible first before you get it with a towel.
Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine - https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00D8DR0AO/
And here is a how to video - https://youtu.be/Pwki2c21pBw
I don't recommend a car wash at all, but do not use a car wash that touches the car. I summarized so just ask if you want more details.
Been going back and forth on the coating. I did watch some youtube before started and did the two bucket method. From my research it looks like if you just wax it every 3-4 months it should have near the same protection as ceramic. I do have the stuff to diy cermaic coating saved in my Amazon cart though. Was thinking about giving it a go.
Used this wash and wax from Amazon.
Optimum No Rinse is highly recommended. Use 4 capfuls in about 4 gallons of water in a 5 gallon bucket, wash mitt, and drying towels. Takes about 15-30 minutes to do an average sized car.
I use the two bucket method and Optimum No-Rinse(ONR). It does a fantastic job, doesn't scratch, doesn't pull the wax off.
Of course, if your car is really gritty make sure to go and power-wash it at Lynn's first. Just go in, and do a quick and dirty there for $5 and then finish up at home with ONR and take your time.
Make sure you have a grit guard installed in your rinse bucket and use a good quality wash mitt and plenty of microfiber towels.
I have found that Optimum works really well. Also, the last coat works really, really well for me.
I am a fan of Optimum no rinse wash and use their tire shine and spray wax.
No rinse wash
Rinseless washing with ONR has almost cut my washing time in half, and the Nanoskin Wash Mitt has saved me tons of time claying.
For drying, I use something like a waffle weave towel and some spray wax (I use Optimum Spray Wax).
You could try something like ONRW&W which combines rinseless washing with wax, giving you 1 less step.
For washing the non-greasy parts, I use a diluted solution of Optimum No Rinse (aka ONR, link here) and it works well. I use a waffle-weave microfiber and a bucket of water along with a spray bottle of ONR.
For windows, microfiber cloth plus Plexus or Clear View acrylic cleaner. Agree with what's stated below about don't drop your microfiber.
Looks great! I've been using [Optimum No Rinse] (https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-NR2010Q-Rinse-Wash-Shine/dp/B00D8DR0AO/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1526843835&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=onr) and am very happy with it. Saw it on this [Like Tesla] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ANVHPOL-rI) video.
I totally get what you mean. For bird poop removal I use ONR diluted to 2oz to a gallon in a spray bottle. Or just do a regular wash and when the mf towel touches the poop I put it in the dirty towel bucket and grab a new one.
For claying I use ONR diluted the same as before and what ever clay I have on hand most of the time it is the meguiars you can buy at the auto store.
For regular soap I use Adam's car shampoo (the blue one) I love this stuff in a bucket or foamer it works amazing for both.
Interior I mostly use onr in what ever dilution I have the most of at that time.
For cleaning glass I use the method Larry for AmmoNYC uses. Invisible glass works wonders for me but if it does not work for you don't be afraid to try other products. fine tuning your process will be trial and error of new products.
If you don't have a bottle of ONR already I would pick one up I use it every time I detail vehicle. You can find it on amazon here
But the biggest tip I can give anyone that is starting out is to drink water during detailing.
Hope this helps.
Optimum no rinse - https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-NR2010Q-Rinse-Wash-Shine/dp/B00D8DR0AO
It doesn't take much at all to scratch a car. I'll leave it to others more experienced in paint correction to address your scratches, but in the future, know that even in the city you have safe self-wash options. Enter Optimum No Rinse Wash (often abbreviated as ONR on these threads).
Get yourself two five gallon buckets at Home Depot. Buy ONR, some microfibers, and a grit guard or two. Google Optimum No Rinse Wash and watch some two bucket method videos. You can fill the buckets in your apartment and head out and clean the car in a parking spot. You will soon get over your neighbors looking at you like you're nuts cleaning the car without a hose in a lot, because you'll always have the cleanest car around.
Start with that and stick around here and you'll find a lot more tips from people in your same situation.
Optimum (NR2010Q) No Rinse Wash & Shine - 32 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D8DR0AO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_yeCszbABCFF5T
Chemical Guys Microfiber Applicators
Griots Garage Microfiber Speed Shine Cloth
Royal Auto Shop & Car wash towels 36 pack
Gummi Pflege Stift
Shurhold Buff Magic Compounding Pad 2 pack
Yacoto Microfiber Chenille Wash Mitt 2 pack
303 Fabric Guard
Invisible Glass 32 Oz - 6 pack
Griots Garage Microfiber and Foam Pad Cleaner
Chemical Guys Foam Cannon and Honeydew cleaner
Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine 32 oz
Mothers Clay Bar Kit
Sonax Wheel Cleaner Full Effect 169 oz
Griots Garage Microfiber Drying Towel
303 Stain Guard
303 Speed Detailer
Detailer's Choice Leather Chamois
Natural Boar Hair Detail Brush Pack
303 Spray Wax
MATCC 5Pcs White Flannelette Polishing Wheel Cone-Shaped Wheel Grinding Head
Chemical Guys Premium Microfiber Applicators
I love Larry's videos from AMMO NYC & DRIVE Clean and have always followed his recommendations for detailing/washing.
Here you go!
My parents' neighbor has been watching as I borrow Mom and Dad's hose and he recently asked if I could take on his car and I was happy to oblige! Overall, the exterior was in okay shape - couple bugs, a few spots of tree sap and bird poo, as well as just a good amount of dirt and mud tucked in some spaces. I gave the car a two bucket wash,
clay, Iron X treatment,Iron X, clay and topped it off with a sealant. Thanks for pointing out that I listed my procedure out of order, /u/Deadfable! Here's the deets:
0000 Steel Wool from Home Depot (used with QD for the exhaust tips)
Overall a fun job! Got rewarded with a hearty lunch of sausage and peppers on Italian bread. Happy detailer!!
This a a copy reply to a post from yesterday with pretty much the same question. This should help. YouTube the "Garry Dean Wash method" and do it that way.
Look into towels from The rag Company the [Eagle Edgeless] (https://www.amazon.com/RAG-COMPANY-Professional-Microfiber-Detailing/dp/B00GXRG64I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1465578999&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=rag+company) , [platinum pluffle] (https://www.amazon.com/RAG-COMPANY-Professional-Microfiber-Detailing/dp/B01691FHKQ/ref=pd_sim_263_1?ie=UTF8&amp;dpID=51ZnYnkDerL&amp;dpSrc=sims&amp;preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&amp;refRID=T72HWKSGJSNY28KCRR5N) and the [creature edgless] (https://www.amazon.com/RAG-COMPANY-Professional-Dual-Pile-Microfiber/dp/B01CW21D9U/ref=pd_sim_263_23?ie=UTF8&amp;dpID=61mdEodibyL&amp;dpSrc=sims&amp;preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&amp;refRID=4930TCHKYCSNPB5QDMAF) are my favorite. They are just better quality then CG towels and are perfect for using the "Garry Dean" wash method which is good for apartment dwellers.
EDIT: Also look into [WolfGang Uber] (https://www.amazon.com/Wolfgang-WG-3700-Uber-Rinse-less/dp/B017KSJ5ZK/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1465579171&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=wolfgang+uber) rinseless wash. Its more costlier but WELL WORTH it to me. I just got a gallon of it from their website. I use it for my business on some customers vehicles and they notice when I do. Its by far my favorite rinseless out there that I have used. I have tried numerous different ones. [ONRWW] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GG9FB8U/ref=sr_ph_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1465708329&amp;sr=sr-1&amp;keywords=optimum+no+rinse+wash+%26+wax) is good, don't get me wrong but I've had it streak and [ONR] (https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-NR2010Q-Rinse-Wash-Shine/dp/B00D8DR0AO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1465708329&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=optimum+no+rinse+wash+%26+wax) stains my wash media. I've never had a single issue with WG Uber and it smells like cherry candy. I feel like drinking the bottle every time I use it which makes it great to work with.
What I used:
Mothers Microfiber Performance Drying Towel.
AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, (Pack of 24).
Chemical Guys MIC_701_01 - Glass and Window Waffle Weave Towel.
Stoner 92164 Invisible Glass for Window, Windshield and Mirror Cleaner.
Rain-X 800002243 Glass Treatment.
Griot's Garage 10268 Micro Fiber Wash Mitt.
Optimum (NR2010Q) No Rinse Wash &amp; Shine.
Eagle One 665854 All Wheel and Tire Cleaner.
Mothers Wheel Brush.
Mothers 10324 Reflections Tire Care.
Chemical Guys ACC_300_2 - Durafoam Contoured Large Tire Dressing Applicator Pad.
Meguiar's G14422 Ultimate Quik Detailer.
303 Products 30350 Aerospace Protectant.
Black &amp; Decker CHV1510 Dustbuster 15.6-Volt Cordless Cyclonic Hand Vacuum.
(I live in an apartment complex... otherwise I'd probably get a shop vac).
Two 5 gallon buckets.
2 of The Grit Guard Inserts.
Like ultragib said, the green stuff has wax in it. You're looking for the blue stuff if you want to wax as a separate step.
Interesting, so I guess I will save the bays for actual dirt and grime then.
So I will need a bucket, some ONR wash (Is this diluted with water?), a drying aid, and a drying towel. What exactly is a drying aid, is that like a product?
Will these works?
NO.1 Wash mitts
NO.1 Drying Towels
Also, you said you do a quick 10 minute wipe down, is that the process you use? Or do you have another touch up product or something?
Thank you by the way!
I am also hose-less and garage-less, so I've been using this rinseless wash, good microfiber cloths (about 5 to do the whole car), and a large chemical guys microfiber towel to dry. If the car is pretty dirty you're going to want to spray it off at a car wash to prevent swirling of the paint. I've been using 303 to finish off the interior and black magic to clean the tires/wheels when i go to spray the car off at the car wash.
I've been using optimum no rinse, no hose needed and no water spots.
Optimum No Rinse
Have you ever tried rinse-less carwash? I live in an apartment complex without a car washing bay and it has saved my life. Super easy to use and all you need is a bucket of water and a good amount of microfiber towels!
Optimum (NR2010Q) No Rinse Wash & Shine - 32 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D8DR0AO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lvviDbJGHZREM
Optimum No Rinse(ONR) is a rinseless wash product that can, in certain situations, replace the standard 2 bucket method. It is diluted with water than worked over the car one section at a time with a microfiber cloths. Other uses include dilution for spray lubricant or quick detailer.
I have not used it personally but it is a very recommended product especially for those with difficult access to hose water.
Pick up some Optimum No Rinse. Most useful and versatile stuff ever. Quick detailer dilution ratio is 1:16.
Don't use just water.
You can pickup blue ONR https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-NR2010Q-Rinse-Wash-Shine/dp/B00D8DR0AO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510851008&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=optimum+no+rinse which you can use as clay lube, detailer, rinseless wash depending on the dilution with your distilled water.
Clay lube: ratio 1:64 or 2 oz/1 gallon
Those types of clay do the job and some people perfer it to traditional clay. I haven't heard of that brand, but i'm sure its the same stuff. I personally have little sponge from Nanoskin. https://www.amazon.com/Nanoskin-AS-019-AutoScrub-Grade-Sponge/dp/B00CUAWJ6G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510851254&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=nanoskin
I like this better than that "towel" since this has a nice grip.
Mist the spots with a 50:50 blend of distilled white vinegar and DISTILLED water.
Wipe with a clean dry MF towel.
If you have hard water from your taps, I’d recommend switching to a rinseless wash with Optimum No Rinse Wash and Shine.
If you’re only washing 1 vehicle, you just need 1 gallon of distilled water in a bucket and .5oz of ONR and either the Optimum Big Red Sponge, or a fair number of decent MF towels (google the Garry Dean method).
ONR is all I use to wash my VW, my wife’s 4Runner, and my Dad’s Lexus.
Rinseless is the way to go. Saves time, saves water, better for the environment.
r/autodetailing if you want to learn more (read the wikis before posting questions)
Your new best friend for garage washes in the winter.
Optimum (NR2010Q) No Rinse Wash & Shine - 32 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D8DR0AO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_vZ.1Ab3S50G2X
Yep, that's exactly it. Get a 32oz bottle of it and just dilute it at 1:16 with distilled water. You can use it to clean the wheel, as well as the other interior parts. It works great on the faux carbon fiber because other interior cleaners with UV protectants leave streaks that are hard to get off the shiny plastic. The ONR works great, you can use it to quickly wipe off the outside of your car too.
Because of the Prime Day deals I decided to pick up a few different products without knowing too much. I bought: Optimum No Rinse, Mothers Clay Bar System, Microfiber Clothes, Liquid Wax Paint Sealant, and Hybrid Wax.
My quick understanding is that the recommended process is: wash > clay > wash > wax. In terms of these products, does that mean:
ONR wash > Mothers Clay (should I use their lube or just the ONR water?) > ONR wash > Liquid Wax > Hybrid Wax
Just want to make sure I follow the right order so I can start to keep my car in good shape. How often should I clay? What about the sealant and the wax?
Hello! I bought a new car a little over a month ago and I wanted to do some basic cleaning with it, stuff that can be done maybe a couple times a month, since I never personally did that with my previous car.
Anyways, I live in SoCal so I'm trying to keep water usage to a minimum. This is my current "to-purchase" list that I'd like to buy soon;
TRC Creature Edgeless 10pack
Mother's Tire Brush
ABN Wheel Woolies
Stoner's Reach Tool
Already have: Stoner's Invisible Glass, Costco multipack MF towels.
Will I still want to get a clay bar + wax for after washing, or is just washing every so often enough?
Optimum No Rinse & Shine has worked wonders... all with 1 capful in 1 gallon of water. https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-NR2010Q-Rinse-Wash-Shine/dp/B00D8DR0AO
Last question, which one is better?
Or this one:
And would both work while using clay for decontamination?
Am I on the right track? I am currently looking for all the products I need to completely detail my car. I know there is no way I could purchase all of these at once, so I am planning on purchasing the major ones first and adding the others over time. I have spent almost two weeks researching on everything I need to do. There is so much information and so many opinions that it is hard to find a definitive answer on what I need.
Paint soap addition:
Dual action polisher:
There are a bunch of other tools not listed here, but the ones listed above are the areas I am most concerned about.
> Other Concerns
I am still anxious about spraying water in my engine bay, so I decided to use a spray bottle with soap and water and a microfiber towel to wipe down the engine bay while it is still decently clean. Can I use diluted Meguiar's D143 or will I have to purchase Meguiar's D101 instead? Can the Optimum Tire Gel be used on the black plastics of the engine bay, as well as the other black trims of my car?
I want to protect my interior, in addition to cleaning it. I am very confused on what product I need to use to protect my dashboard from the sun. The same goes for the leather seats, where the creases are forming. I have been using a conditioner (although I am unsure of the exact name) to slow down the crease formation. Should I use the same product for both the dashboard and leather seats (with Lexol Conditioner on top of that)? I have heard of Leatherique Leather Rejuvenator/Prestine Clean, but I am unsure of when I should use that.
Just to confirm, ONR?
1 or 2 buckets, Lake Country sponge, Optimum No Rise & Shine, nice double mist sprayer, and like 10-15 micofibers and you'll be set.
buckets + sponge for monthly washes, sprayer + microfibers for touch ups every couple days.
This? Optimum (NR2010Q) No Rinse Wash & Shine - 32 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D8DR0AO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_svdDCbTFXBRKF
Optimum (NR2010Q) No Rinse Wash & Shine - 32 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D8DR0AO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_LzV7Cb04NMNGN
Buy a bottle of Optimum No Rinse (abbreviated ONR). you only need 1/2oz per gallon, so you are looking at 64 gallons of detail spray per 32oz bottle. Just take a brand new gallon of distilled water, put a capfull of ONR in it, then transfer some to a spray bottle and go to town.
you can spray a panel and wipe with a microfiber cloth to do a quick waterless wash or touch-up. And since ONR is a water softener, if you miss some when drying, it wont leave any spots.
ONR is pretty much a miracle product in the detailing industry and i wouldnt trust any detailer that doesnt have atleast a gallon of the stuff onhand at all times.
Optimum No Rinse
I'd go with this much more economical size:
I haven't used the chemical guys version, but ONR seems to be loved by detailer nerds the most out of any of the products.
I use a meguiar's microfiber wash mitt or the ONR sponge make ( https://smile.amazon.com/Optimum-22516-Big-Wash-Sponge/dp/B078DPCYFV )
One bucket method if car isn't that dirty. If really dirty, I'd use two. I do full washes about 60% of the time because my ceramic coating has degraded down to where a lot of dirt remains behind if I drive through rain and I like using my power washer. When I do that I use the same wash mitt or red sponge. The wash mitt is much easier to clean (laundry) than the big red sponge (hand wash usually), but the big red sponge is maybe a bit more mar preventative.
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Get some OPT and keep a spray bottle in your car with some micro fiber towels (Costco has cheap ones). Can use this stuff on basically anything in the car too; seats, paint, and dash
Have you looked into rinseless? I use this product:
I use about 2-3 gallons of water that I fill up at my bathtub and I can wash my entire car in less than an hour.
Optimum no rinse.
I used Optimum No Rinse during the winter time, because it allows for small parts of the car at a time, without requiring rinse.
But invest is a Waffle Weave Drying Towel, a couple bucket's from wal-mart (like $2.50 a bucket) and some Grit Guards for each bucket and your in business. You can use any soft wash mitt, and there are a lot of different brands and styles out there, and I also recommend a Detailer or Wax (I prefer quick detailer during winter-times so I can just spray and wipe and it keeps the snow and crap off for a good amount of time.)
I personally like Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Detailer. Just spray it on your clean spot, rub it in all over, then single wipe it off with the dry side of the terry cloth, and you get some bead action next time it rains!