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    Default Washing car with hot water.

    At work, I've managed to plumb in a garden hose tap to the hot water system. The temperature of the water is a constant 65 deg C.

    Can using a hose with such hot water on the car do any damage to the paintwork or anything else? Obviously not going to hose frozen windows off , it's really for those days when it's a bit warmer and seemed a good way of hosing off road grime.

    Any thoughts?

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    If you are using it for spraying the car down then you shouldn't have a problem mate.

    It won't damage the paint, in the sun dark cars paint can reach temperatures of nearly 75 deg C so i'm sure some hot water will be fine mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsco View Post
    If you are using it for spraying the car down then you shouldn't have a problem mate.

    It won't damage the paint, in the sun dark cars paint can reach temperatures of nearly 75 deg C so i'm sure some hot water will be fine mate
    Thanks mate. The hot water is really only for loosening up the accumulated grime on the lowers and the alloys. Thanks for the confidence booster.

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    I don't rinse with hot water but I do use hot water in the buckets.

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    Yep, well I know its not quite as hot, but use the hot tap to fill my buckets, never really had a problem.

    Nice idea by the way !

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    You shouldnt have any problems, I own a mobile car valeting company, we use diesel pressure washers which heat there own water to slightly higher temperatures than that.

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    spec from a heated pressure washer:

    Technical Data:
    Discharge capacity: 300-660 litres per hour
    Pressure: 30-100 Bar
    Temperature: 30-90 DegC
    Voltage: 230v 50Hz
    Connected Load: 3,0Kw

    should be fine.

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