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Old 29-04-2018, 05:46 PM   #1
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How much do you use your pressure washer vs. hose

I use the pressure washer for the foam lance, and I have an under-body attachment, sometimes do the wheels, but otherwise use the normal hose.
Any comments, what does the pressure washer do b st?
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Old 29-04-2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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I always use the pressure washer when cleaning the car, driving past farms and building sites everyday leave the car covered in muck in no time.

Only thing I don't like using it on is diamond cut wheels in which case I just use the hose.
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Old 29-04-2018, 05:55 PM   #3
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Dosed over with Green Star as a prewash, I pressure wash off and it’s a plain hose from then on.


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Old 29-04-2018, 08:46 PM   #4
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I personally only use the hose for filling buckets, Pw for everything else Inc pre rinsing, snowfoam, washing off etc

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Old 29-04-2018, 08:56 PM   #5
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I use the PW during the pre-wash stage to rinse off and also when cleaning my wheels, after this I revert to the hose which I'll use "open-ended" to sheet off during the final rinse.
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Old 29-04-2018, 09:31 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 29-04-2018, 09:43 PM   #7
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Filling the buckets at the beginning and an open hose to "dry" at the end, then to give the buckets a rinse before stowing. Everything else with a PW.
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Varies, can be PW for everything from start to finish or just hose pipe - depends on what I’m doing really...
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Old 29-04-2018, 09:55 PM   #9
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On my own car generally a hose is sufficient for a pre rinse as I wash my car daily so in most cases I'm removing light dust. Anything more than dust will get a snowfoam and rinse via PW.

Other people's cars I always use the pressure washer as I'll be deeper cleaning especially on wheels.
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Hose for filling buckets, and for sheeting off water prior to drying. Pressure washer for everything else (applying snowfoam, rinsing off snowfoam shampoo TFR etc).
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