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D.I. Rinse Pro

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Ted Y

I wanted to give some information to the group about a great new product I picked up called the D.I. Rinse Pro 100. It is a de-ionizing water tank. It basically takes out all the dissolved minerals and solids in our lovely Phoenix tap water and gives out pure water. Why is this important? If the water has no minerals in it, it dries with no spots. There are several D.I. water systems for sale. One other popular system is called CR Spotless. That system produces only about 400 gallons of clean water before the resin needs to be recharged or replaced. It also limits you to about 2 gallons per minute maximum due to the small filter size. This means you have to rinse using a fan setting or low flow setting, not a full jet.

 

The D.I. Rinse Pro 100 produces about 4000 gallons (10x the capacity) and lets you flow up to 10 gallons per minute (5x more flow). That's about how much you get from an open hose bib at full blast. Another key feature of the D.I. Rinse Pro is the bypass valve. You can hook up your hose and wash you car using buckets, foam cannon, pressure washer, or whatever. Then, simply flip the two valves and the water then flows through the filter resin producing the clean, pure, mineral-free water to rinse off the car. This way, you only use about 10 gallons to rinse spot free per wash.

 

At this point, you could just let the car dry. No towelling or touching! If you got all the dirt off, your car could dry spot free. However, I prefer to blow off the car with my turbo air dryer to prevent dust in the air from getting on the water drops and get any dirty water out of the cracks and emblems you can't always clean behind.

 

Photo time: 

1. My tap water has a total dissolved solids (TDS) reading of 484 parts per million (ppm). This is what comes out of the garage hose bib and is used to wash the car. If this water dries on the car, I will get spots. You know how hard it is in the summer heat to dry your car quickly after a wash.

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2. The black hose is from the tap. The red hose is the output. The valves are set to "bypass" the filter for the soap wash phase.

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3. The valves set to "bypass" the filter resin.

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4. When it's time for the final spot free rinse, set the valves to go through the filter resin.

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5. The water coming out of the filter is down to 1 ppm of TDS. An incredible improvement!

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6. Here is the car after the final rinse with D.I. water before I blow dry it.

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7. Even after blow drying the car and trying to get all the water out of the mirrors and cracks, there's always some drips, right? This is water that dripped out from the right side mirror. 

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8. If you didn't catch that and wipe it off, it would dry with spots. I let this air dry over a 20 minute period. No spots! The entire car was dried without touching. Only blown air and D.I. water evaporation. Very little chance of any swirls with a good wash method. 

 

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I do not sell these units, or make any money from them. This is just a product I wanted to share. 

 

https://dirinse.com/

 

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az57chevy

Any idea what a home water softener removes?  mice to see the readout of how few solids are flowing through the filter when in use!

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Ted Y
17 hours ago, az57chevy said:

Any idea what a home water softener removes?  mice to see the readout of how few solids are flowing through the filter when in use!

From what I understand, the home water softener removes hardness (calcium and a few others) and replaces it with potassium ions. It does not really reduce the total dissolved solids significantly enough to be spot free.

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JohnU

I've used a CR Spotless for a number of years for the final rinse. 

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