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Prewashing

Discussion in 'The Beauty Parlour' started by GazHyde, May 21, 2012.

  1. GazHyde

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    Considering I don't have a hose or pressure washer (not that you can use them anyway at the moment) whats my best options for a prewash.

    For the last couple of months I have been using a tip I picked up, which is to spray the car with a solution of car shampoo with a hand pumped pressure sprayer. This works really well and seems to help loosen the dirt (particularly the bird crap) before I go over with the wash mitt.

    Are there any specific prewash products that would be more effective used this way?
     
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    Thanks SA. The first one is a little to extreme, but I may be able to borrow an elephant from Cotswold Wildlife Park.

    Once again you have come up trumps! :(|)
     
  3. badman gee

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    Apprentice, the first one was rubbish, the second one ok.

    Your standards are slipping.

    i might need to step in and replace you :ymdevil:
     
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    without something to remove the worst of the dirt/grit without friction (ie hose / pressure washer) whatever you use will risk scratches.
     
  5. badman gee

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    try water its great :p
     
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    You could throw buckets of water over it to pre wash but its been proven this uses massively more water than a hose pipe :-?
     
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    but buckets arnt banned :-o
     
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    I use a 5litre watering can to rinse the car off, so I know I use 25litres to rinse the car. It's ridiculously wasteful as a pressure washer probably wouldn't use a tenth of that!
     
  9. Stick it under the shower, it has been scientifically proved that that uses much less water than putting it in the bath.
     
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