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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pressure washers

With all the talk about spring and cleaning trucks, I see CT has a clearance sale on pressure washers. So I went in to take a look and this is what I came home with, 2900psi 6.5hp gas pressure washer, It should take the paint.... I mean the dirt off the truck.



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Nice. 2900psi ain't much, I started doing high pressure waterblasting years ago with 10 000psi and then moved up to 36 000psi



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Nice looking rig Kieth. I bought the S2000 model around seven years ago, and still works great.

2000 psi is more than sufficient for regular around the house jobs, whether it's blasting off the truck or using it to prep my deck before I sealed it.

You should have more than enough to strip off the paint. lol
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Oh yeah. That'll be more than adequate to wash a vehicle, and then some.

You probably already know, but do not EVER be tempted to use the 0° nozzle on anything you don't intend to drill a hole in.

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Nice. 2900psi ain't much, I started doing high pressure waterblasting years ago with 10 000psi and then moved up to 36 000psi
It's far from being a big boys toy like you's run, but it's a step up from the 1500psi electric one I had.



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Nice looking rig Kieth. I bought the S2000 model around seven years ago, and still works great.

2000 psi is more than sufficient for regular around the house jobs, whether it's blasting off the truck or using it to prep my deck before I sealed it.

You should have more than enough to strip off the paint. lol
Good to hear, Cathy said it will be the last one I get for a long time. lol
I'm sure I will find lots of uses for it, stripping deck, cleaning driveway, grass edger, etc.



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Oh yeah. That'll be more than adequate to wash a vehicle, and then some.

You probably already know, but do not EVER be tempted to use the 0° nozzle on anything you don't intend to drill a hole in.
Can it be used to shoot bird out of the tree before they shit on my nice clean truck. lol

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i had a this simonize from CT that kept crapping out on me. the biggest pos i have ever seen.




now i have a karcher system with a honda engine from costco.



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i had a this simonize from CT that kept crapping out on me. the biggest pos i have ever seen.




now i have a karcher system with a honda engine from costco.
Whats funny is my parents have an electric Karcher one like that simonize and it keeps crapping out. i think it's finally went for shit last summer..
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Safe to say electric power washers are about as good as electric superchargers.
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So do you's use a pressure washer detergent to wash trucks, or still use wash mitt with your favorite soap and bucket of water, using the pressure washer to rinse ?

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I use the pressure washer to rinse off all the crap before breaking out the wash mitt....sort of a pre-wash, with or without detergent, doesn't really matter.

Much like the coin-operated car wash, the pressure washer is good for getting the crap off, especially when you hit the wheels with brake dust spray and then the pressure washer.

That being said, no matter how good the pressure washer, there's no substitute for the wash mitt and bucket of soapy water to get the road grime off your paint.

Machines are great, but nothing beats a good hand job.
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