Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Any downsides to using a pressure washer on a car? In particular the Edge 2020 ST.

Been watching a few videos online about cleaning cars. A few people seem to use a pressure washer. Hence, my question. I keep thinking it might damage the car, no?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pressure washers are fine.  It's the idiot holding the nozzle too close that can be a problem.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A pressure washer (unless it's a gas powered 3,000+ psi unit) will not harm your paint finish. On the other hand most automatic car wash systems are hard on the paint.

Here's a good start if you want to learn the basics: How-To wash Your Car

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pressure washer is not “required” but most people use them now cause Foam looks cool. I’ve been foaming my cars for what seems like a decade but these last 6 months, I’ve pulled the pressure washer out less and less, unless its a clients car. If getting a pressure washer just for washing a car. I’d stick to electric. And stay away from the 0degree tip. 

ACFF9DD2-2612-49E6-A170-250C79FECDD2.jpeg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gas pressure washers are fine, just remember to use a 40° tip on the car. I've used a 25° tip on wheels without problems. 

 

This is what I have used for car and engine bay: WORX WG625

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P8JZDXC/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_G1T7R0M3CFDMNSR97R65?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

Can use distilled or solf water for rinsing (huge difference when drying - no streaks). Also has former and soft brush for washing. Works great. Easy to hook up (just snap in a battery) drop the line in a bucket of soap to wash or soft water to rinse. No hose or extension cords.

 

Edited by enigma-2
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, enigma-2 said:

This is what I have used for car and engine bay: WORX WG625

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P8JZDXC/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_FM3FNCGEKMHSH5QJRYKX?psc=1

 

What a great find! Never knew something like this existed. How's the battery life? Maybe I'll get this for my brother for Christmas and I can finally get my pressure washer back!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Battery life is fairly good (Lithium) around 15 minutes. Check out comments on Amazon first, its pressure doesn't come close to an electric or gas washer. Good for engine bay, convenient. But pressure is much lower.

 

I've also used it to spray down my garden tractor. Being battery, just slap in the battery, grab a bucket of water (use soft water from house), spray with cleaner and brush, then spray off. Like I said, convenient. 

 

Here's the video where I found it

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the pressure washer. I will check out the reviews. I definitely love the idea of not having to haul out the full size pressure washer for small jobs!

Thanks once again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just for fun ... people in the detailing world will probably laugh at it, lol.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, WWWPerfA_ZN0W said:

just for fun ... people in the detailing world will probably laugh at it, lol.

 

 

Well, not all. The guy in the video (where I got the idea) is a professional detailer. (Dallas Paint Correction and Detailing.) I follow this guy, great tips.

 

He uses it for spraying down the engine compartment as it doesn't use high pressure (which could drive water into the wrong places) and thst you can use distilled or soft water instead if hose water.

Edited by enigma-2
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×