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I'm thinking of buying a pressure washer to wash my car with, I had been using the local hand car wash but lots of reports of cars getting paintwork damaged there has put me off.
Do any of you own a pressure washer? I'm wondering which to buy. Looking at the Kacher K2.
 

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I have a pressure washer but never use it on the car as it doesn't get all the grime off, and the GLA manual has plenty of warnings about damaging the sensors and seals. We hand-wash our car every time.
 

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roytheboy said:
I have a pressure washer but never use it on the car as it doesn't get all the grime off, and the GLA manual has plenty of warnings about damaging the sensors and seals. We hand-wash our car every time.
Is that possible you guys!!!! Where does it say in the manual? Do I have to wash my car by hand?
 

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You have to be careful with some pressure washers, they can damage tyres and trim but if you're not getting too close and keeping it on the same area for extended periods of time pressure washers are fine.
The K2 is a decent machine, lightweight and powerful enough.
 

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Is that possible you guys!!!! Where does it say in the manual?
From the GLA manual...
<h4 ="h4-title" style="margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 5px; color: rgb102, 102, 102; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-trans: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; : rgb255, 255, 255;">High-pressure cleaning equipment</h4><div ="chap" style="padding: 5px 0px; color: rgb102, 102, 102; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-trans: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; : rgb255, 255, 255;"><div ="section-mchap"><div ="message" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; border: 1px solid rgb153, 153, 153;"><div ="messageer" style="cursor: pointer; height: 24px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -: http://moba.i.daimler.com/baix/global//s/icons/hinweise/bg.png; -repeat: repeat-x;"><h4 ="messagewarn" style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 5px; color: rgb255, 255, 255; height: 14px; padding: 4px 0px 4px 18px; -: http://moba.i.daimler.com/baix/global//s/icons/hinweise/warnung_weiss.png; -: 0% 50%; -repeat: no-repeat;">Warning</h4><div ="es expandable" style="display: block;"><div ="warning" style="padding: 10px 10px 10px 40px; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid rgb153, 153, 153; : rgb255, 255, 255;">
<h4 style="margin: 1px 0px 5px; padding: 0px; text-trans: uppercase;">WARNING</h4><div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">The water jet of circular-jet nozzles (dirt grinders) can cause damage not visible from the outside to tyres or chassis components. Components damaged in this way can unexpectedly fail. There is a risk of an accident.<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">Do not use high-pressure cleaners with circular-jet nozzles to clean the vehicle. Have damaged tyres or chassis components replaced immediately.<div ="spacer-height-10"><div ="message" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; border: 1px solid rgb153, 153, 153;"><div ="messageer" style="cursor: pointer; height: 24px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -: http://moba.i.daimler.com/baix/global//s/icons/hinweise/bg.png; -repeat: repeat-x;"><h4 ="messagecaution" style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb255, 255, 255; height: 14px; padding: 4px 0px 4px 12px; -: http://moba.i.daimler.com/baix/global//s/icons/hinweise/achtung_weiss.png; -: 0% 50%; -repeat: no-repeat;">Note</h4><div ="es-caution expandable" style="display: block;"><div ="caution" style="padding: 10px 10px 10px 40px; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid rgb153, 153, 153; : rgb255, 255, 255;">
<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px; color: rgb102, 102, 102; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-trans: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">Always maintain a distance of at least 30cm between the vehicle and the high-pressure cleaner nozzle. Information about the correct distance is available from the equipment manufacturer.<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px; color: rgb102, 102, 102; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-trans: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">Move the high-pressure cleaner nozzle around when cleaning your vehicle.<div ="ul-element" style="color: rgb102, 102, 102; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-trans: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">Do not aim directly at any of the following:<ul ="inner-ul" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 20px;">[*]<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">tyres[*]<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">door gaps, roof gaps, joints etc.[*]<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">electrical components[*]<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">battery[*]<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">connectors[*]<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">lights[*]<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">seals[*]<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">trim elements[*]<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px;">ventilation slots[/list]<div ="p-text" style="margin: 5px 0px; line-height: 15px; color: rgb102, 102, 102; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-trans: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">Damaged seals or electrical components can lead to leaks or failures.
 

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Thank's roytheboy. I didn't notice it. Next time at least 30cm between the vehicle and the high-pressure cleaner nozzle and all the rest of course!!!!Edited by: alex61
 
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