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Old 6th September 2013, 12:37   #421
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At metro , if you buy any pressure washer (bosch ,Karcher ,black and decker ) of any model , there is a free Fairline tool kit -122 pieces worth 6000/- Rs .
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Does any one have used Autobrite Snow foam ?

http://www.detailedclean.in/washing-...er-fitting-126

The one listed above does not have any prices mentioned . Any other good foaming lances that can purchased here in Bangalore itself ? .Does keystone sell lances also ?
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There is no washer available to connect to 12 v supply and it is not safe considering trying it as well...you may get car vaccum cleaner that can run on 12 v socket... washers need more power rating.

if you need to get it done by someone else, a combo of smarwax car shampoo , bucket of water ,a few microfiber cloths should work...may be get a detailing job done once in 6 months or so
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I got my pressure washer through one of my friend in Germany for ~3500/-. Its from JSK Tools and I could use it for many other tasks also apart from car washing. Recently I used it for removing the algae marks from my house's compound walls \ gate, almost a 4hr continuous use (a tedious job if done manually) and cleaning bathrooms, balcony etc. The best part is that the parts are compatible with karcher parts, so repairing is not at all a problem. If anybody can get hold of it from Germany, blindly go ahead.
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Does any one have used Autobrite Snow foam ?

http://www.detailedclean.in/washing-...er-fitting-126

The one listed above does not have any prices mentioned . Any other good foaming lances that can purchased here in Bangalore itself ? .Does keystone sell lances also ?
That is available in hyd. Price is 8.5k. That is too much for a bottle with an eductor. Expensive price tag is because its used by professionals only. The seller didn't had any cheaper model. Saw similar item in eBay too. It was around 3k I guess. But they don't ship to India. I wanted to buy that, it good foam. Just like snow!
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Does any one have used Autobrite Snow foam ?

http://www.detailedclean.in/washing-...er-fitting-126

The one listed above does not have any prices mentioned . Any other good foaming lances that can purchased here in Bangalore itself ? .Does keystone sell lances also ?
Ive this. I imported from the UK earlier this year. You can find my posts in the superb car cleaning thread. I use it all the time.
The item in the pic is what I have. But what they are selling is the Karcher adapter. The black thingy at the back of the lance.

The diy alternative is karcher foaming nozzle. Which is also pretty good. Keystone sells these.

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Thanks, your answer seals the deal. Karcher it will be unless the store has no stock or bluffs me with an old one.
A new addition to the family has put me off from spending additional money on the Karcher. Moreover, the dealer didn't have stock for almost a month, or he didn't inform me that he had. In the meanwhile I was contemplating on an Aquatak 100+ for half the price.

But last day, I got to see my neighbor, who has a Blue Whale pressure washer, cleaning his car. The machine could not remove the layer of grime on the surface. All the big objects (dirt and sand) could be removed, but the last layer of dirt film was untouched.

Question: Is this the case with all pressure washers / cleaner shampoo combination? Do we have to manually wipe the dirt film off? He / I was thinking that we never had to use manual wiping unless for the last drying down.

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Question: Is this the case with all pressure washers / cleaner shampoo combination? Do we have to manually wipe the dirt film off? He / I was thinking that we never had to use manual wiping unless for the last drying down.
That depends on how close you are going to hold the lance close to the body panel too close and you risk damaging the paint, too far dirt stays.With tyres/alloys wheels you really need a brush without which you can't get it clean , even if you use a alloy cleaner you need a brush for a thorough job.Too close to the tyre can cause a sidewall damage too here.
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That depends on how close you are going to hold the lance close to the body panel too close and you risk damaging the paint, too far dirt stays.With tyres/alloys wheels you really need a brush without which you can't get it clean , even if you use a alloy cleaner you need a brush for a thorough job.Too close to the tyre can cause a sidewall damage too here.
I agree with the tire thing, but if too close is that bad then how about higher rated pressure washers?

How much far away do you guys hold your Karcher or Bosch for a clean wash? I guess the conditions in Kerala is a bit different than elsewhere, as such dirt (mixed with rain water) tends to stay on.
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I agree with the tire thing, but if too close is that bad then how about higher rated pressure washers?

How much far away do you guys hold your Karcher or Bosch for a clean wash?
Observe a distance of at least 30 cm when using the jet to clean painted sur- faces to avoid damaging paintwork.

You could try getting the shampoo attachment and using the correct dilution of shampoo. Foam the entire car to make removing the dirt a bit more easier. But Personal experience say you need to run over the surface with a microfiber mitt after you spray shampoo.
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In the meanwhile I was contemplating on an Aquatak 100+ for half the price.
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Mines a 3.500.
The Bosch dealer at Cochin was too eager to sell off the Skil even when I particularly asked for Aquatak 100+. He maintained that the 100+ of present batches are more prone to issues! Moreover, he is charging a cool 1.8k over the dealer at Trivandrum. The 100+ might need oil change after 180 hrs of usage.

Hence I finally went and got a Karcher instead of Bosch. But the Karcher dealer is getting stock of 3.500 instead of 3.550 lately. And have the price for these increased recently? Sans the detergent chamber, I had to pay 600/- over of what was quoted for the K3.550 a month back.

Have to get a 16A extension cord first thing. Then in the list is a foam nozzle.

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Have to get a 16A extension cord first thing. Then in the list is a foam nozzle.
Get the bigger foam nozzle not the 250ml one the bigger one has a adjustment for the amount of foam that comes out.
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Get the bigger foam nozzle not the 250ml one the bigger one has a adjustment for the amount of foam that comes out.
You mean the 0.6L one? Where can I source it online in India? I don't see it at any. And I guess I've to pay twice the price going by amazon.com site.
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You mean the 0.6L one? Where can I source it online in India? I don't see it at any. And I guess I've to pay twice the price going by amazon.com site.
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There is that seller sahilgoel on eBay India you could try contacting him, I remember seeing his listing but can't find it now. Just search karcher on eBay and see the seller names.

And Mr Nirmal from ultimate detailers
Price seemed same when I checked

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The machine could not remove the layer of grime on the surface.

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But Personal experience say you need to run over the surface with a microfiber mitt after you spray shampoo.
That has been my experience too with Euroclean storm. In summer, all the dry dust goes off easily. During monsoon, the moist dirt and oily grime requires to be wiped with cloth.
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