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Old 29-04-2018, 09:07 PM   #11
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Mainly the pressure washer. I'm just sensible around any seals and since I don't have a convertible then I don't need to worry about a hood so there's no problems.
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:20 PM   #12
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Mostly the hose for me too, either with trigger sprayer or open ended. I'll use the PW to rinse off the Bilt Hamber auto foam but even that is applied via a garden sprayer and not the foam lance.
Me too! but I only use the pw in the winter months when the car can get really filthy after just a few days and then it's to rinse off the auto foam that's been applied via a garden sprayer.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:17 PM   #13
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Me too! but I only use the pw in the winter months when the car can get really filthy after just a few days and then it's to rinse off the auto foam that's been applied via a garden sprayer.
I actually think I use the hose more than the PW on winter, just because I end up rinsing the car down every day after I get home from work. Can't justify pulling out the PW every day so I just use the hose to keep the worst of that white salty crud off until the weekend. BHAF through pump sprayer works a treat for that.

I suppose a lot of that though is helped by the fact that my local water supply is awesome. My outdoor tap is 50ppm, has a dynamic pressure of 2.5bar, down from 4 bar static and dumps out 21 litres of water per minute, which makes short work of even medium-ish dirt with just the hose.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:29 PM   #14
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Me? Rarely, because I have to bring this 40 KG beast outside everytime, through an appartment, an elevator, walk complicated ways to get to the power outet etc .. it's annoying. if I had my own garage and house, far more often.
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Our water reservoir is several hundred metres above us so the water pressure through the hose on full chat resembles a PW anyway! But I use the PW for the foam and gunge moving bits and then revert to open hose for the rinse stage.

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Old 04-05-2018, 07:56 AM   #16
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I use the pressure washer for everything including filling buckets with it turned off and without the lance attached. I have a detailing storage unit in my garden so it's not much hassle for me to get it out with everything else.
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