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Deionizing system

Postby adam86107 [OP] » Mar 05 2021, 1:50pm

Anyone have experience with something like this to rinse in order to avoid water spots:

https://www.amazon.com/CR-Spotless-Deio ... B0056HDCUM
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Re: Deionizing system

Postby roorancher » Mar 05 2021, 2:08pm

Kidding right?
Unless I'm reading the description incorrectly, it says it will provide up to 150 gallons of spot free water. That's $1.67 a gallon.
I have whole house water filters because I have thankless water heaters and I replace the media about once a year.....so no problem. Furthermore....you can just wipe the truck dry.
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Re: Deionizing system

Postby GOAT721 » Mar 05 2021, 2:26pm

$64 buck for a cartrige refill that can get between 75 and 1000 gallons depending on water quality. still not cheap though

I wonder how much pressure drop it causes

id just buy an electric leaf blower and blow dry it
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Re: Deionizing system

Postby FoxProDenali » Mar 05 2021, 2:33pm

I do not, but if you buy one and send it to me, I'm happy to do a complete review. :)

I have pretty hard water (275-300 ppm TDS) and no, blasting it dry with a leaf blower won't solve the issue unless you have like a 9H ceramic top coat on the paint and water sheets off.

I have a cheap home water distiller ($30) and a 1 gallon battery powered garden sprayer ($50) that I use in the summer to rinse my truck. Why go to "this level?" Because the only way you can get hard water spots off is with an acid or with a DA polisher. I don't need to polish every flippin time I wash the thing. :oops:
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Re: Deionizing system

Postby adam86107 [OP] » Mar 05 2021, 3:32pm

Our water is very hard too. If tried the leaf blower and fowl drying and neither one work very well. If I towel dry the water dries before I make it all the way around the truck. I'd like to have a spot free rinse that's quick and easy.
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Re: Deionizing system

Postby Bradley21sanders » Mar 05 2021, 3:57pm

They seem to be a pretty reputable company. Being that you have pretty hard water you'll have to change the resin more often.
You can just use this for the rinse only at the end and it will probably last you a 6-8 months for two vehicles though.

I see most get the DIW-20 I guess because its cooler to have dual tanks and mount on the garage wall
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Re: Deionizing system

Postby GBSierraSLE » Mar 05 2021, 3:58pm

We have very hard water, too. I plumbed my slop sink in the garage so it uses water that has gone thru the water softener (vs using the supply to the outside faucets which do not go thru the softener). I use the sink as my water source to wash cars and windows, etc. It still leaves some minior spots but not nearly as bad as water directly from the outside hose.
I use Chemical Guys wooly mammoth towels and a Ryobi 18v blower to dry.
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Re: Deionizing system

Postby roorancher » Mar 05 2021, 5:19pm

This is what I use on my tankless water heater systems in my guest cabins. I change the filter media every 12-18 months.
You could plumb it in-line to the faucet you use to wash the truck, and not worry about dragging something else out every time you wanted to wash it. There's also one a little larger.

https://www.e-tankless.com/tankless-filter-4.php
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Re: Deionizing system

Postby jake2250 » Mar 05 2021, 5:54pm

I have found that washing my truck in the rain is spot free!
We have rain coming in a few days here, going to be a warm rain. I soap it up and rinse with the hose then let the rain rinse the hose water off.
Only rain spots left over that are easily wiped when it dries.
Works for me!

But in reality I have used one of these and it works good https://www.amazon.com/WaterSentinel-SF-20W-Deionized-Extension-Motorcycle/dp/B087TK58P8/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=spot+free+car+wash&qid=1614963355&sr=8-7 Also, I wash in the evening as the sun sets and I use a leaf blower to dry the majority of it!
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Re: Deionizing system

Postby CT2500HD » Mar 05 2021, 6:00pm

You can just use a cheap $20 carbon filter inline with your hose. It will limit pressure, but if using a pressure washer they don't need much input pressure anyway.

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