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Old 18-03-2017, 02:09 PM   #1
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Good pump sprayer / hand sprayer?

So the hand pump sprayer I bought started p155ing out liquid from the base and any hand trigger pump spray bottles I've used in the past take ages to spray a fine mist onto the panel if they haven't been sprayed in a few mins i.e they take a while to build pressure.

Any recommendations for either types?

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Old 18-03-2017, 02:14 PM   #2
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So the hand pump sprayer I bought started p155ing out liquid from the base and any hand trigger pump spray bottles I've used in the past take ages to spray a fine mist onto the panel if they haven't been sprayed in a few mins i.e they take a while to build pressure.

Any recommendations for either types?

Many thanks.
Hozelock pal, a dream to use and no deterioration after 2 yrs usage.

£20ish but well worth the outlay. The lance is great for under sills/arches and for reaching across the roof etc...

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Old 18-03-2017, 02:36 PM   #3
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Based on the disappointment many seem to experience with the cheaper models, I would suggest the Hozelock also, or one of these.



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Old 18-03-2017, 03:03 PM   #4
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I'd recommend Hozelock also

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Another recommendation for Hozelock here too.
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Old 18-03-2017, 04:46 PM   #6
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I was considering the Solo myself but went for Hozelock in the end as it was cheaper. Previous to this I've been through about 3 "cheap" sprayers that either didn't last or didn't work at all from the off.
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Old 19-03-2017, 02:06 AM   #7
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If you get Hozelock make sure you get the 'Plus' version, the 5 litre model is about £30ish but far superior to the standard model. I have a 5 litre Wilkinson sprayer that cost me all of 7 quid and is still going strong after 2 years use, although I do only use it for water on jobs like engine bays and door shuts where rinsing with a hose or pw would be impractical or too messy.

I use a cheapo 2L spray for tfr but as I only use it over the dirty winter months I'll probably just replace it next year even though it is washed out after every use and appears to be doing fine. I've also just bought a pair of 1.5L sprayers from B & Q for £12, so I could have a red one for acid based wheel cleaner and a green one for the normal stuff. Not expecting the seals to last for too long with the stronger chems so will just see how they get on.
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If you get Hozelock make sure you get the 'Plus' version, the 5 litre model is about £30ish but far superior to the standard model. I have a 5 litre Wilkinson sprayer that cost me all of 7 quid and is still going strong after 2 years use, although I do only use it for water on jobs like engine bays and door shuts where rinsing with a hose or pw would be impractical or too messy.

I use a cheapo 2L spray for tfr but as I only use it over the dirty winter months I'll probably just replace it next year even though it is washed out after every use and appears to be doing fine. I've also just bought a pair of 1.5L sprayers from B & Q for £12, so I could have a red one for acid based wheel cleaner and a green one for the normal stuff. Not expecting the seals to last for too long with the stronger chems so will just see how they get on.
In what ways is the plus model "far superior to the standard"?

I've got the 5L standard and it does all that I need it to do, I certainly don't think the extras on the plus model are worth the extra £10.
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The Hozelock Plus models are identical to the standard ones in operation, but feature the base / foot plate to assist stability when pumping, and also have the measuring container / side filling hole so that you can add (weedkiller!) without having to remove the main pump.

Other than that, they are identical to the standard models.

The relevant advantage of Hozelock brand for car detailing, is the "last drop" feature which features the domed base and central pick-up pipe, thus ensuring that it uses the very last drip of mixture before running dry. This also makes it much, much easier to clean them out with clean water after use.

Also, as well as being of strong construction, you can easily buy spare parts and annual service kits of o-rings and washers for any Hozelock model, if it develops problems.

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