Apologies to 4WD ..... But I find the DI vessels no hassle plus I use to clean all my windows and conservatory plus the other 2 cars that we own. Once you have the vessel the resin refills are very much cheaper and last me approx 12 months .. so a few pics of the evoque after the final rinse its works for me ...
Kaspa - no worries. Times are hard currently....short fuses are expected in this climate.
My interest comes from my brother who is obsessed with detailing and constantly drones on about water purity and certain chemicals...blah blah.
It helps too, if one has a leaning towards OCD
I will update this post later as my TDS water meter has arrived so will be conducting some experiments ... TDS = total dissolved solids and we measure this in a PPM value, for example 0 ppm is pure water with no impurities
Also make sure you have the correct resin as my 1st purchased I made a mistake and ordered the wrong stuff
MB-151 resin is specially formulated for hard water areas. Regular resin (MB-115) would become a lot less effective very quickly, as the contaminants in the water would wear it out a lot faster. MB-151 meanwhile is designed to function correctly even with the worst possible water qualities. It can also be used in areas with good or average water qualities without fault. So ordered 115 but should have gone for 151 .. so I wash 3 cars and our house windows normally lasts be 12 months
So I do a initial wash down with normal water .. then I fill the bucket ( 2 bucket method) with di water and then wash then rinse with di water .. some people I know use the DI vessel for the whole process and not use mains water at all .. please fire some more questions if needed
so more info ... I started cleaning my car today with a bucket of 0 ppm water ... while washing and using the same bucket the PPM was 50 ppm as contaminants (TDS) are now in the water .. this is why car detailers use the 2 bucket method and window cleaners just complete a fresh rinse with continuous treated water
DI Resin Vessel 11L For Window Cleaning 0817 & Hozelock Fittings Filled MB-151. 11.0 litre capacity. Vessel must not be exposed to temperatures below -29oC (-20oF). Vessel approved for water filtration use only.