Car Wash-Step-by-Step Guide to Washing Your Car Using a Pressure Washer
So your car is a magnet to dust—so much so that it keeps embracing the dust with open arms every so often! Even if you park your car in the basement at night, the dust seems to find its way and lather up all over the car surface by the following morning! For this reason you swear by your car wash and pay homage to it every now and then and spend a lot of money in the process! Why you do this is, probably, because you haven’t heard of the wonders of using a pressure washer to clean your car quickly and as nicely as do the guys at your car wash.
Why go to a car wash when you can wash your car at home, all by yourself! Why spend money when you can simply buy a pressure washer online or at any local automotive-accessory store and clean your car in a matter of a few minutes? Here’s why you should shun your car wash and use your pressure washer to clean your car in these quick and easy steps:
- Rinsing the grit and grime
Before beginning the actual cleaning process, you must first clear your car surface of the layer of grit and grime that has deposited all over the car exterior. If your pressure washer is equipped with a variable jet spray, then you can adjust its nozzle to approximately 5-8 cm of width—narrow enough to perform primary rinsing of the car and wide enough, at the same time, not to cause the car body paint any damage.
- Applying the detergent
Set the nozzle of your pressure washer to its widest setting so that it is the least powerful. Fill the detergent tank of the pressure washer with a cleaning agent of your choice and coat the surface of your car with a layer of detergent. Allow it weave its magic on the stains present on the car body for a few minutes and wash it off before it dries out—dried detergent can leave blemishes on your car body which become too difficult to handle later on.
- Loosening the stubborn dirt
Use an attachable brush to loosen the trickiest of dirt and grease clinging to the body of your car. Also, try to avoid using the same brush to clean, both, the wheels of your car as well as its body; a pebble or two from the wheels can get stuck in the brush and scratch at your car body paint, doing more harm than good.
- Giving the final rinse
To give your car a final rinse, set the pressure washer to a slightly strong setting to wash off the paint area and the wheels. In order to rinse the windows and the windshield, use an even lighter pressure setting to avoid breakage of the fragile area. If your pressure washer is a basic one and does not have a speed or width toggle, you could simply stand a meter farther than you are when you are at it.
- Remembering what not to do
Remember that cleaning your car with the most pointed of the nozzles that came with your pressure washer could not just damage the car glass but also ruin the body paint. Always park your car on concrete ground before pressure washing it; parking the car on gravel can cause pebbles and stones to fly up, attacking the car body paint.
You can give pressure washers by Annovi Reverberi, Karcher and Bosch a try for getting a high-cleaning performance at reasonable prices.
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