Power washing a car part 3

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Power washing a car part 3

We’ve covered the basics of cleaning a car with a power washer in part one of this blog, we’ve looked at useful features to search for in part two of the blog so we wanted to look at areas to avoid in part three.

Care should be taken when you power wash a car, consider these areas and you should be fine.

Tip number one

Test the pressure first

Before you start to clean the car test the pressure from the washer first. You could do this by pointing the wand away from the vehicle or by blasting the ground nearby.

Verify how powerful the spray is before it comes into contact with the paintwork.

Tip number two

Take care with nozzle attachments

Before you use a power washer on a car check to see the different types of nozzle attachments that come with the vehicle.

Avoid using pointy attachments that can’t be adjusted, the jet of water could be too powerful and cause damage to your paintwork.

Tip number three

Be careful with rust or flaking paintwork

Try to avoid blasting paintwork where rust blisters are present and definitely steer clear of paint chips or flaking paintwork.

Hit a paint chip and you might strip more of the paintwork away, clean around these areas where possible just be to on the safe side.

Tip number four

Think about where you are washing the car

Power wash a car on a gravel surface and there’s nothing to stop stones from flying up and hitting the paintwork, or hitting you instead.

Where possible, clean the car on a solid surface where there’s no danger of debris causing problems.

Tip number five   

Check windows are closed

Go around the vehicle and make sure doors and windows are shut before you attempt to clean the car.

Leave a window open and you could drench the interior by mistake. Do that and not only will it take ages to dry, the interior might smell damp afterwards.

Hope this three part blog about car cleaning has been useful. Check out the deals at Triace if you are looking for a quality pressure washer for your car.


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