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Old 14-01-2017, 09:14 PM   #151
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I never realised how complex this was going to be.

I bought a Karcher lance about a year ago as it was going cheap at Halfords, but it didn't do great, and I read reviews after saying the same so assumed it was a bit naff. Probably more me to be honest.

Last week decided to try another and bought the Clean your car one as it had good reviews, but tried various ratios of foam to water and different settings on the lance and always seems really runny and barely holds to the car for any time at all.

It'll probably end up smashed up on the floor like my last pressure washer that messed with me lol
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Old 14-01-2017, 09:29 PM   #152
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I never realised how complex this was going to be.

I bought a Karcher lance about a year ago as it was going cheap at Halfords, but it didn't do great, and I read reviews after saying the same so assumed it was a bit naff. Probably more me to be honest.

Last week decided to try another and bought the Clean your car one as it had good reviews, but tried various ratios of foam to water and different settings on the lance and always seems really runny and barely holds to the car for any time at all.

It'll probably end up smashed up on the floor like my last pressure washer that messed with me lol
Which foam are you using? And what are you using as a pressure washer?

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Old 05-03-2017, 09:04 PM   #153
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Great info thanks!
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:31 PM   #154
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I recently got a new Nilfisk PW and the total flow through to bottle empty is 12 ltres and I now realise that to get the correct 4% ratio for Bilt Hamber doesn't require any complicated maths or much working out.

In my case it's just 4% of 12 lires or 40ml per ltr. which equals 480ml in the bottle and then fill with water.

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Old 07-06-2017, 07:18 PM   #155
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nice guide. thanks
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Old 13-06-2017, 01:44 PM   #156
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Do not buy the Karcher foam gun attachment. It is sh1t. I did and regretted it ever since. I would send you the damned thing for free if someone really wanted it. Their foam product is probably OK but the attachment is beyond pants.

A quick note for those of you using BH autofoam like I do- you won't get a thick foam or mousse like avalanche etc from this product no matter what you do, believe me I have tried, I don't think even using the stuff neat will give you the mousse effect. It isn't that kind of product. Instead just marvel at the vast amounts of crud it can remove and watch it accumulate on the floor as it works.

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Old 08-02-2018, 12:14 PM   #157
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After upgrading to the Karcher K7 I have had to recalculate mine

12.2 litres into bucket including the 1 ltr from lance.

equates to 488ml of product

512ml water top up.

Will be using it on daughters car when she gets back from uni tomorrow, so will see if it works as per usual.
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Old 13-02-2018, 12:00 PM   #158
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From the Ministry of Resurrected Threads

News Flash:

OFQUAL have just announced a new compulsory qualification for all intending professional car detailers.

OFQUAL spokesman, Gordon Dinsdale, (DSO & Bar), said on the steps of Whitehall:-

"It is commonly known that car detailers are the pits at maths. A full understanding of basic arithmetic is vitally important to the future prosperity of this county, especially now as we move to the unknown of post-Brexit and all those clever East-Europeans will be leaving us. Therefore, with effect from April 1 2019 all car detailers will need to pass a basic test in arithmetic and display the qualification at their place of work. Stuff like ratios, proportions, calculation of area and, of course, basic arithmetic addition for accurate pricing will be thoroughly tested."

He added: "It's become quite apparent that car detailers are becoming brain dead and we need to take action now to stop the rot. Therefore, I have instructed all Local Authorities to prepare courses of Arithmetic instruction suitable for detailers. The cost of the course is currently unknown but should be less that £1000 all in. These courses will start April 1st this year and detailers are encouraged to sign up soon".


Cor, 'struth! Whatever next?

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Old 19-02-2018, 08:42 AM   #159
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Do April 1st jokes work in February?
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:11 PM   #160
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interesting read!
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