Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Detailing Products > Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber Sponsored by Detailed Clean : www.DetailedClean.co.uk – | Bilt Hamber | Dodo Juice | Nanolex | Sonus | Wolfs Chemicals + More | Loyalty Scheme Discounts |

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 14-02-2018, 07:45 PM   #1
snapsnap
Washmitt Meister
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 232
Thanks: 35
Thanked 31 Times in 21 Posts
'Budget' pressure washer with anti-twist hose

Do the pressure washer afficionados out there know what is the first model in the Karcher and Nilfisk ranges (and any other if these are any) that feature the anti twist hoses?

I am sick of my curly hose but finding it difficult to justify spending £40-£50 on a hose for what was a £120 machine when new that is now 3-4 years old (and will not break!) Is a Nilfisk btw.
snapsnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2018, 09:09 PM   #2
neilmcl
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,011
Thanks: 201
Thanked 336 Times in 260 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by snapsnap View Post
Do the pressure washer afficionados out there know what is the first model in the Karcher and Nilfisk ranges (and any other if these are any) that feature the anti twist hoses?

I am sick of my curly hose but finding it difficult to justify spending £40-£50 on a hose for what was a £120 machine when new that is now 3-4 years old (and will not break!) Is a Nilfisk btw.
It'll be a lot cheaper than buying a new machine though.
neilmcl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2018, 09:15 PM   #3
Forsh
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Forsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Wigan
Posts: 1,220
Thanks: 128
Thanked 644 Times in 499 Posts
Garage
I understand your issue when you dont spend big on the washer then why spend big on the hose?

...But... a quality hose, with care, will last longer than the cheep pressure washers and can be swapped from machine to machine with years of kink free enjoyment!

Forsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2018, 09:16 PM   #4
steelghost
Detailing at Double Speed
 
steelghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Stockport
Posts: 5,245
Thanks: 1,914
Thanked 2,611 Times in 1,962 Posts
Garage
Upgrade the hose and the gun together, with adapters to connect it to your current machine. Then if it dies, you just need a different adapter (and maybe some new nozzles).
steelghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2018, 09:25 PM   #5
JoeyJoeJo
Orbital Oracle
 
JoeyJoeJo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 678
Thanks: 657
Thanked 440 Times in 274 Posts
I recently got a K4, quite a large rrp, still a very kinky hose.
Even if you spend a couple of hundred, you'll still be disappointed with the hose imho.
JoeyJoeJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2018, 09:37 PM   #6
snapsnap
Washmitt Meister
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 232
Thanks: 35
Thanked 31 Times in 21 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelghost View Post
Upgrade the hose and the gun together, with adapters to connect it to your current machine. Then if it dies, you just need a different adapter (and maybe some new nozzles).
This is pretty much what I have been thinking, albeit re-use of existing gun

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeyJoeJo View Post
I recently got a K4, quite a large rrp, still a very kinky hose.
Even if you spend a couple of hundred, you'll still be disappointed with the hose imho.
Interesting.

Good input everyone - thanks.
snapsnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-02-2018, 12:28 AM   #7
Mcpx
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 939
Thanks: 75
Thanked 418 Times in 319 Posts
My £40 qwashers hose is on its third machine. Think of it as an investment. To get a Suoerflex hose on a Nilfisk machine you are looking at E140+ models, so upwards of £280ish, even then it’s only a 8 or 9mtr hose.
Mcpx is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mcpx For This Useful Post:
snapsnap (15-02-2018)
Old 15-02-2018, 09:50 AM   #8
percymon
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 816
Thanks: 86
Thanked 361 Times in 303 Posts
Garage
Just a word of warning - whilst a better hose will undoubtedly resolve any kinking issues, you may need a swivel at the gun end to stop twisting during use, especially if you intend to leave the PW in one position and go all around the car. A better hose also has a downside in that its a lot stiffer to wind/coil ready for storage - it can be like fighting a snake if you don't have enough room to lay the hose out in a straight line prior to recoiling. Of course you can install a HP hose reel but then you are at £100 for a 10m hose, link hose and wall mounted reel.
percymon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-02-2018, 10:29 AM   #9
\Rian
Washmitt Meister
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Taunton
Posts: 153
Thanks: 3
Thanked 51 Times in 34 Posts
Garage
Nilfisk E140 3.9

My Nilfisk E140 3.9 has an "anti Kink hose" it is much better than most that come with pressure washers, it still kinks a bit but not much to grumble about. I do plan on upgrading soon tho. So even the Nilfisk "anti Kink hose" is not that great, like everyone else on hearsays, get the upgraded hose and look to get a new pressure washer when yours dies, you will be able to keep the hose
\Rian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-02-2018, 02:09 PM   #10
pxr5
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
pxr5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Blackpool
Posts: 1,023
Thanks: 236
Thanked 344 Times in 247 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mcpx View Post
My £40 qwashers hose is on its third machine. Think of it as an investment. To get a Suoerflex hose on a Nilfisk machine you are looking at E140+ models, so upwards of £280ish, even then it’s only a 8 or 9mtr hose.
Mcpx, I've got a qwashers hose on a 2012 C110 Nilfisk. I've tried to assess which new Nilfisks will still take my hose and despite some answers here and in my own research I can't find a ********** answer. Could you tell me which ones you've used with your hose please. A new PW absolutely has to work with the hose.
pxr5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors