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Re: Power Washing [Re: buster] #5243701 10/18/19 07:42 PM
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I use mine for the wheels and the wheel wells, or after heavy rains, in winter for the salt.

Re: Power Washing [Re: DriveHard] #5243707 10/18/19 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by DriveHard
They work great! Stay away from emblems and names, as they can take them off (this is actually how I usually take mine off on purpose!)


Got that right LOL

I blew off the SE emblem on my car from that... Super glue to the rescue.

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Re: Power Washing [Re: buster] #5243746 10/18/19 08:44 PM
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1800-1850psi is all you need. The electric cheapie from harbor freight works well. Also use a foam cannon. Makes a huge difference in removing the dirt before washing with a soft mitt.

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Re: Power Washing [Re: buster] #5245657 10/21/19 06:42 AM
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I use a 1,600psi Ryobi and most typically a 20 degree tip. It's perfect in my experience. It has good cleaning power and you can get up to a couple inches away from the clearcoat without worry of damage. I also use a MTM Hydro foam canon with it which I fill with a dilution of Meguiar's D111.

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Re: Power Washing [Re: buster] #5249629 10/25/19 07:54 AM
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I've used my Home Depot 3200psi PW for years on vehicles with NO issues whatsoever. You use the 40* fan nozzle and keep the tip far from the surface, its all about common sense...

I first use the soap nozzle and foam up the surface really well and then blast it all off. Works miracles for heavy brake dust on wheels etc.

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