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    Am thinking about buying a pressure washer from halfords, just wondered.... Is pressure washing bad for your paint in the long term or will it do it no harm ?

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    i use a pressure washer on my bm and its fine just dont have to much pressure and get to close also excessive heat will do damage but i got a karcher cold water washer 60 quid from argos does the job a treat and its got a detergent bottle too its all gd

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/7500022.htm

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    Just don't use a brush like at a garage!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwozzie View Post
    i use a pressure washer on my bm and its fine just dont have to much pressure and get to close also excessive heat will do damage but i got a karcher cold water washer 60 quid from argos does the job a treat and its got a detergent bottle too its all gd

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/7500022.htm

    Well now i know what the girlfriend can buy me for my birthday in a few weeks time

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    Be careful around stone chips etc. The high pressure water can lift the paint!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    My borther used to have an old Seat Ibiza Salsa years ago. I used a pressure washer to wash his and promptly removed all the sticker logo's that Seat had put on the car.

    Great

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    Quote Originally Posted by denzo View Post
    My borther used to have an old Seat Ibiza Salsa years ago. I used a pressure washer to wash his and promptly removed all the sticker logo's that Seat had put on the car.

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    oops

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    left mine on fine jet by accident and it took the starsilver off my vec front bumper a few weeks ago
    So be carefull out there......

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    hmm a bucket and sponge is sounded more and more like the best option...

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    Nah, pressure washers are fine. As above, just dont go too close with them. You can use the high pressure setting, just stand back a bit from the car.

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