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Re: Car cleaning and valeting discussion

Post by Rizmo » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:13 pm

Count me in , I've the K4 and use it on the car. I have the variable lance attachment.
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Re: Car cleaning and valeting discussion

Post by NeilS » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:47 pm

FirstFord1972 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:10 pm
I don't have an outside tap that works, so I use a cordless Worx Hydroshot. Ideal for wetting and rinsing the car and applying foam etc. as it is low(ish) power. A couple of 10 litre buckets is more than enough for a good wash.
I’d be keen to hear your thoughts on them, pressure and battery life etc. I looked at these a while back to use for smaller, quicker tasks (maintenance washes on not so dirty cars or just doing the wheels) where the pressure of the Karcher wasn’t necessary.

Karcher’s can be used on water butts, ponds, buckets etc with an accessory hose and filter but I’ve not tried it.

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Re: Car cleaning and valeting discussion

Post by alanp » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:01 pm

Another one here who cleans with a karcher k5, I use mine no probs on the car, mine has the adjustable wand that lights up as you adjust the pressure for different cleaning jobs, no2 is ok for the car, I also have a k4 as back up but haven’t used for about a year now, I have the hose that connects to the water butt but I’ve found it takes a while for the water to get to the m/c, not sure if it’s doing it any good as they’re water cooled ( afaik) , I’ve tried priming it but my delicate little fingers get cold in the winter, 😀

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Re: Car cleaning and valeting discussion

Post by paulcurtis » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:53 pm

Yes, another member of the K5 club here. I suppose when they get to K9 it will have to look like a dog. Maybe it will lick the car clean.
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Re: Car cleaning and valeting discussion

Post by Wdf76 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:14 pm

Neil, are you gonna try Autoglyms new ceramic spray?

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Re: Car cleaning and valeting discussion

Post by alanp » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:23 pm

paulcurtis wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:53 pm
Yes, another member of the K5 club here. I suppose when they get to K9 it will have to look like a dog. Maybe it will lick the car clean.
It might lift its leg and do it that way :D

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Re: Car cleaning and valeting discussion

Post by NeilS » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:52 pm

Wdf76 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:14 pm
Neil, are you gonna try Autoglyms new ceramic spray?
I was looking at it. Trying to do some research into whether there are any issues/restriction with application as a top up over a paste wax application (I’m using a ceramic infused wax at the minute).

Autoglym seem to be playing catch up in the ceramic market but it could be they’ve been working away to get the formula right to avoid issues that others have. That said, they don’t do a bad product, all of which are compatible with each other so I think it would be a safe bet.

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Re: Car cleaning and valeting discussion

Post by Wdf76 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:41 pm

Yeah I read that I will go on top of EGP if necessary, they liken it to rapid aqua wax on steroids...

I'm on that 🐢 wax ceramic spray at the moment and can't buy anymore.....😁😁

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Re: Car cleaning and valeting discussion

Post by NeilS » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:46 pm

The Graphene Flex range? I’ve heard good things about that.

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Re: Car cleaning and valeting discussion

Post by Wdf76 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:01 pm

NeilS wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:46 pm
The Graphene Flex range? I’ve heard good things about that.
No pal, the hybrid range. Good beading.

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