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  1. #61

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    Seems like there are a ton of hand wash guys on here. Like Maybe a disproportionate amount.

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  2. #62

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    i know i think that all the people that would hand wash their cars, that they all care for their car. The people that go through the car wash, i dont think they care much about their vehicle. Because most drive through car washes endup scratching you paint if you ask me.
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  3. #63

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    I don't have time anymore ... or a place to do hand washing. I use either a brushed car wash or a brushless.

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  4. #64

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    How do you guys pressure wash underneath your truck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AR Maker View Post
    How do you guys pressure wash underneath your truck?
    Lean down and try to get it under there the best you can. Most pressure washers spray a nice wide fan on general pressure so it gets it off pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AR Maker View Post
    How do you guys pressure wash underneath your truck?
    I have a home pressure washer that has the soap pick up tube, and various tips to use and a pressure regulator, there are areas you dont want to use high pressure on, so regulate down, simple green soap for me on the underside. Mine is undercoated so its not like alot of effort is required. hey you just get down to the underside level and get busy. You will get wet. I confess, in the winter, I will use the touchless wash, for 10 bucks just to knock off the salt/sand after a snow or ice event.
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    I use the touchless wash when it is too cold out for me to hand wash (below15 degrees). Then I will still towel dry it. As far as washing underneath goes. I hit it with the power washer at the quarter car wash. But, if it is pretty nasty under there from dirt roads or from offroad, I will set up my oscillating sprinkler underneath in the driveway and let it go for a few hours. Then I go move it, let it go for a few more hours. That gets it pretty clean.

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    I wash it them by had and then hose them off with the pressure washer
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurbanMan View Post
    I wash it them by had and then hose them off with the pressure washer
    When I hand wash I will usually hit it with the pressure washer , soap it up, and then rinse using the "sheeting" method I learned in a Mequiars video. Take the hose with no nozzle on it, and rinse with low pressure from the top down. The water runs off in sheets and leaves very little drying work. It works great on a well waxed vehicle. I can dry my truck with 2 towels if I do this. If I hit it with pressure, it beads up and I use 5 towels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    When I hand wash I will usually hit it with the pressure washer , soap it up, and then rinse using the "sheeting" method I learned in a Mequiars video. Take the hose with no nozzle on it, and rinse with low pressure from the top down. The water runs off in sheets and leaves very little drying work. It works great on a well waxed vehicle.
    lol I don't have anything worth waxing. I sheet rinse them after using the pressure washer, but that's about it.
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