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Useless Pressure Washer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by securespark, 17 Sep 2020.

  1. securespark

    securespark

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    Now, I know the principle of pressure washers. It's in the name really.

    But I washed the car with it yesterday and it took paint off the tailgate handle.

    I followed the instructions and the nozzle was no nearer than about half a metre. The instructions recommend no closer than 0.3m.

    The paint was not fresh. In fact the car has 100% factory paint.

    I'm pizzed off, but I'm sure the manufacturers wouldn't care.
     
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  3. Brigadier

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    Wrong tool for the job. You would have been better served with just the hosepipe.
    Or sling a bucket or two of clean water over it.
     
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    The paint would probably have been damaged/corroded by the edge of the handle.

    Pressure washer won't lift paint on a main panel, away from possible damage points.
     
  5. EddieM

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    When I used to wash my cars many years ago, on a Sunday of course. I always used a pressure washer with no ill effects. I think you got unlucky there. These days I find the rain doesn't hit the car too hard to damage it.
     
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    :)
     
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