Raceglaze 7l water filter

Toonsoldier91

Registered User
goodmorning everyone

I’ve been looking into getting one of the raceglaze water filters to wash my car ( final rinse only )

I havnt got as much time on my hands to be drying etc

Are they as good as people make out ?? Can I really just finally rinse it and let it dry with no Water spots ??

Any input will be helpful as they aren’t the cheapest on the market and swmbo will flip when she finds out I’ve spend t 100+ on a water filter

Thanks
 

NevMan

Well known member
goodmorning everyone

I’ve been looking into getting one of the raceglaze water filters to wash my car ( final rinse only )

I havnt got as much time on my hands to be drying etc

Are they as good as people make out ?? Can I really just finally rinse it and let it dry with no Water spots ??

Any input will be helpful as they aren’t the cheapest on the market and swmbo will flip when she finds out I’ve spend t 100+ on a water filter

Thanks

Mate, yes and yes. You can leave to dry with no spots and yes Mrs will
Flip out
 

NevMan

Well known member
But I would also invest in a ppm gauge from amazon. Only about a tenner, then check ppm is still zero every now and again. My raceglaze needed resin replaced after about 40-60 final rinses.

My water hardness down here is about 230ppm, so the raceglaze is a revaluation for me. Other ma have gone with vyair, which appears very similar
 
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simonali

Guest
Raceglaze sounds like a naff brand name for a DI filter? Try daqua for the best prices. Seven litres won't be much cop in a hard water area and you'll be refilling it in no time. I have a 15 litre one.

https://daqua.co.uk/divessels.htm
 

Toonsoldier91

Registered User
My water up north is slightly hard ( Northumbria water ) I will get one ordered tonight then as it will come in handy as I can just leave it after a rinse and I will apply some bsd every 2-3 washes depending how the beading is.

I’ll order for delivery when she’s at work

Thanks guys
 

NevMan

Well known member
Raceglaze sounds like a naff brand name for a DI filter? Try daqua for the best prices. Seven litres won't be much cop in a hard water area and you'll be refilling it in no time. I have a 15 litre one.

https://daqua.co.uk/divessels.htm

Couldn’t give a flying **** what it is called, it works. I don’t read the name, just use the filter
 

NevMan

Well known member
Haha, so
You paid £140 because it has a better name?
 

S32B

Registered User
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simonali

Guest
Haha, so
You paid £140 because it has a better name?

Is that aimed at me, BMW Boy? The prices speak for themselves and going to Race Glaze means paying over the odds. Your attempts taking the peace are therefore idiotic.

Daqua filled 15 litre vessel - £135 inc delivery
Race Glaze 14 litre filled vessel - £193 inc delivery

Daqua 25 litres of resin - £88
Race Glaze 25 litres of resin - £153
 

NevMan

Well known member
Is that aimed at me, BMW Boy? The prices speak for themselves and going to Race Glaze means paying over the odds. Your attempts taking the peace are therefore idiotic.

Daqua filled 15 litre vessel - £135 inc delivery
Race Glaze 14 litre filled vessel - £193 inc delivery

Daqua 25 litres of resin - £88
Race Glaze 25 litres of resin - £153

Calm down mate, my one cost £93, and do t buy raceglaze resin, got 25L for £62

BMW boy....LMAO.

If you read my original reply to this OP, I suggested others had bought the Vyair, which is even cheaper and does the job.

So who is the **** now?
 

RAF_S7

Well-Known Member
Gold Supporter
I purchased the Vyair one. I’m using the 11Lt version - £96 including resin and delivery, with the Hozelock type fittings, direct from them.

If you have to move it around, just bear in mind that a full 11Lt vessel, with resin, is pretty heavy.
 

josul

Registered User
@Toonsoldier91 I am in the Northumbria water area too, water reads at 150ppm. Bought the 11L Vyair as I was wanting to skip drying due to lack of time like yourself.

As above, cost 96 notes all in. One of the best bits of kit I have for cleaning the car. Couldn't be without it along with my wheel woolies!
 

josul

Registered User
This:

 

cuke2u

Registered User
Unfortunately shortcuts to Amazon products don't seem to work...
 

OCDaveS4

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
+1 for Vyair 11litre. Super quick delivery, seems to work fine and I'm in Essex where the water (& Audi drivers) are well-hard !! Ha Ha !

Anyway, I've been jetwashing, then snowfoam, then wash all with tap water, with a final rise using the Vyair with good results. Must get one of those PPM checkers though.
 

OCDaveS4

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
Ok, so I got one of those testers off Amazon and my tap (drinking) water is 480ppm (well-hard, as we say in Essex!). Oddly (??) the water from a tap linked to the water softener gives a reading of 500ppm.

The ultra-cheap mineral water I tried rinsing with a month or so back (yes, I know, but it seemed worth a try - doh) measures 470ppm.

The output from the Vyair (and this is after 10 full car rinses (yep, I've really been getting into detailed for beginners!) is just 5ppm.... RESULT !
 

NevMan

Well known member
Ok, so I got one of those testers off Amazon and my tap (drinking) water is 480ppm (well-hard, as we say in Essex!). Oddly (??) the water from a tap linked to the water softener gives a reading of 500ppm.

The ultra-cheap mineral water I tried rinsing with a month or so back (yes, I know, but it seemed worth a try - doh) measures 470ppm.

The output from the Vyair (and this is after 10 full car rinses (yep, I've really been getting into detailed for beginners!) is just 5ppm.... RESULT !

Explains why water softeners don’t reduce PPM:

Water Softeners change dissolved hardness into dissolved sodium bicarbonate which removes limescale. However, if you boil off the resultant water you will have a residue at the end of the process - which will be left on your car if you use softened water to wash it and let it dry in the sun.

Our filter totally removes all dissolved solids and there will be nothing left on your car after sun drying. They are different process designed to do different things.
 

DW81

Registered User
I’m a race glaze user to. Also Essex based so can vouch for how hard the water is in my neck of the woods. Tester showed 395ppm. This helps enormously.
When it comes to changing the resin buy it from one of those sites that sell industrial/ commercial window cleaning products to this industry. Much cheaper
 

NevMan

Well known member
I’m a race glaze user to. Also Essex based so can vouch for how hard the water is in my neck of the woods. Tester showed 395ppm. This helps enormously.
When it comes to changing the resin buy it from one of those sites that sell industrial/ commercial window cleaning products to this industry. Much cheaper

Agree, I got a 25L bag of resin for £63 sometime back, but have only refilled my raceglaze once in the year I have had (255ppm tap water)
 

Toonsoldier91

Registered User
Used it today ( still dried my car as I wanted to apply some bsd so can’t comment on waterspots yet

My tap water was 149ppm. So should last a while

Where do people store there’s during winter ( long way to go I know )
 

NevMan

Well known member
Used it today ( still dried my car as I wanted to apply some bsd so can’t comment on waterspots yet

My tap water was 149ppm. So should last a while

Where do people store there’s during winter ( long way to go I know )

Keep mine in shed in its cardboard box, but use at times through winter...snowfoam/prewash, rinse and final rinse
 

josul

Registered User
Not had mine that long so I have not put any thought into this. It will live in the garage along side the Karcher to hand as the quick winter washes resulting in water spots was one of the main reasons I bought it. If you have any concerns then you could empty it or buy an insulation jacket for water tanks as this would do the job.
 

NevMan

Well known member
Not had mine that long so I have not put any thought into this. It will live in the garage along side the Karcher to hand as the quick winter washes resulting in water spots was one of the main reasons I bought it. If you have any concerns then you could empty it or buy an insulation jacket for water tanks as this would do the job.

Same here, next to karcher in shed, and used for winter washes. Made from fibreglass so cant imagine a big chance of splitting...I am sure someone will suggest otherwise.

Or...buy it a garden pot fleece for winter
 

josul

Registered User
Same here, next to karcher in shed, and used for winter washes. Made from fibreglass so cant imagine a big chance of splitting...I am sure someone will suggest otherwise.

Or...buy it a garden pot fleece for winter
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The pump on a power washer can crack open if water is left inside of it and freezes causing water expantion so it might be worth protecting it.

Hmm ok... I'm off to google "bulldog winter jacket" - thats about the size of a 11L vessel right...
 

NevMan

Well known member
You boys got too much loot . Me , I bought a £12 Gtechniq drying towel and run round the car like a nutter.

Sent from my Nokia 8 using Tapatalk

Umm.....

1. New set of alloys
2. ECU tune.
3. Flash DA, 2 stage polishes and pads

Need I continue scotty?

Who has the loot
 

NevMan

Well known member

NevMan

Well known member
I'd like to think the DI vessel comes into it's own in winter. Rinse and get back in the warm. Maybe this year is the year for me. :D

They are brilliant for that scotty, but I just find for every wash as a final rinse, the water runs off so much better and surface clear of particles, so easier to dry, and equally can just leave to dry in the sun. Once you have tried one you will wonder how you did without it, but like a good DA
 

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
Wouldn’t be without mine. Been a god-send the last few months. Bought a TDS meter this week - useful to keep an eye on how well the resin in the DI vessel is holding up, and was curious to see how hard my tap water actually was. I knew my tap water was hard, but @ nearly 450ppm, I’m surprised it doesn’t just ooze out the hose in dollops, lol.

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The map below shows what the water hardness level in ppm is in your area. Anything over 200 ppm is considered hard/very hard.

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@X3man - I’ve been a bit gung-ho with mine since I bought it back in March, and 3 months later I need to replace the resin (not helped by the water in my area no doubt) - seem to recall you saying you managed to pick up 25l for about £65? Could you share a link to where you got it from please pal? Best I can find for the decent Unger stuff is £75ish at Wintec...
 

scotty76

Registered User
Can I ask if anyone has had to roll their cylinders? Don't laugh. I remember reading some people do this to keep them efficient as it stops tracks forming in them.
 

NevMan

Well known member
Wouldn’t be without mine. Been a god-send the last few months. Bought a TDS meter this week - useful to keep an eye on how well the resin in the DI vessel is holding up, and was curious to see how hard my tap water actually was. I knew my tap water was hard, but @ nearly 450ppm, I’m surprised it doesn’t just ooze out the hose in dollops, lol.

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The map below shows what the water hardness level in ppm is in your area. Anything over 200 ppm is considered hard/very hard.

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@X3man - I’ve been a bit gung-ho with mine since I bought it back in March, and 3 months later I need to replace the resin (not helped by the water in my area no doubt) - seem to recall you saying you managed to pick up 25l for about £65? Could you share a link to where you got it from please pal? Best I can find for the decent Unger stuff is £75ish at Wintec...

Wow, that is VERY hard!!!

This is where I got mine from, but price does fluctute, so best keeping an eye for a decent price/offer:

https://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/unger-resin-25l-bag.html
 

NevMan

Well known member
Can I ask if anyone has had to roll their cylinders? Don't laugh. I remember reading some people do this to keep them efficient as it stops tracks forming in them.
Hmm, no scotty, never rolled it :grinning:
 
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