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Old 18th September 2013, 23:01   #451
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Can you tell me at what time of the video did you observe the grime? I couldn't find any.
Sorry thoma, I don't have access to high speed net right now. So can't play the video again for the exact time.

I think if you see the left door carefully, you can see a very light orangish layer of dirt sticking on. I feel it is similar to the one on your car after using Karcher.

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Old 24th September 2013, 13:41   #452
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Planning to buy a pressure washer under 10k for Home and car/ bike use. Guys please suggest me some models. Bosch, Karcher, Eureka forbes , Black and Decker ?
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^^ All are good brands, depends on what kind of deals you are getting and availability of service. I have a B&D model and very happy with it.

Now with regards to the usefulness in washing car, i would rate them at 9/10. 1) I use very little water compared to using the garden hose. 2) Save about 50% time since the effort during shampooing, wheel well cleaning etc is reduced alot. Effort is also lot lesser, can manage to wash 3 of my cars instead of just 1. 3) Easier on the paint since very little stubborn residue is left while shampooing.

If you like to keep your vehicles clean and do it yourself, it makes sense.

Only difficulty i face is with regards to connecting and disconnecting the unit, which is a pain at my place coz i don't have a safe option to store the unit outside.
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Got the Karcher foam lance attachment from sahilgoel_19, ebay.in. Made in Ungarn. Liked his dealings, he sent me a reminder once the product came in stock. The foam is a bit more than in this post. There is a wire mesh just before the opening of the nozzle that makes all the difference, I guess. May be the detergent too adds to the effect. I'm still on the ArmorAll Wash n Wax. And the effectiveness of the wash remains more or less the same.

So the final verdict will be out after I lay my hands on the Megs NXT wash. But I don't have much hope left. Feel so sad, especially as a BHpian, in recommending a pressure washer to my neighbor after reading the glorification of these machines in this thread.
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Feel so sad, especially as a BHpian, in recommending a pressure washer to my neighbor after reading the glorification of these machines in this thread.
I tried telling you to maybe sell it instead of spending money on it further with the danger of getting even more disappointed after spending even more money on it. Am sure changing the shampoo won't help either because your expectations are too high.
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Even the pro range of pressure washers will not remove all the dust from your car. So if you expect it to magically remove all dust accumulated by spraying water at a high pressure your expectations are wrong and you shouldn't be buying it.

What it does however is reduce the effort required in cleaning you dirty car and chances of adding swirls. Karcher is reported to be more durable than competitors and hence they're expensive.
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because your expectations are too high.
I've already mentioned this; my expectation is no less no more. A touch-less wash. Why else do you call it a machine and spend good money and draw a lot of power yet do all the manual labor?

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What it does however is reduce the effort required in cleaning you dirty car and chances of adding swirls.
Chances of swirl are still not negotiated if one need to touch the car. Okay, I agree with scratches from sand particles.

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Karcher is a delight to use compared to others. They even guarantee the maximum noise in dB, the machine is supposed to make!
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I've already mentioned this; my expectation is no less no more. A touch-less wash. Why else do you call it a machine and spend good money and draw a lot of power yet do all the manual labor?

Chances of swirl are still not negotiated if one need to touch the car. Okay, I agree with scratches from sand particles.
There is no such pressure washer,usage of which will result in a touch less wash. Will be glad to pick up one if there is.

A machine doesn't necessarily eliminate all manual labour. In this thread itself many have already mentioned they need to use a mitt even with their pressure washer. Im not too sure if you read those before deciding to buy one.

Swirls will reduce significantly if you use a pressure washer before using a mitt. Period.

If you want absolute touch less wash I'm afraid you may have to go for a glass or diamond coating !

Don't know if you were sarcastic with that last bit, if so ha ha

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There is no such pressure washer,usage of which will result in a touch less wash.

A machine doesn't necessarily eliminate all manual labour.

Don't know if you were sarcastic with that last bit, if so ha ha
A quick search returned this post.

What I'm not impressed is only about the efficiency of a pressure washer in reducing manual labor, not replacing all labor. The real purpose of a machine is to reduce a good chunk of the manual labor. The major chunk of manual labor in case of washing a car comes to agitating the dirt, to make the car clean. If this part alone is not replaced by the machine, how can I term it an efficient one? Imagine how you are going to demo this product at a customer's place and the film of dirt still remaining on the car.

Not at all sarcastic about Karcher. See this post. I'm actually impressed with the ease of use with a Karcher and the noise levels. With my neighbor's BlueWhale brand, I had a tough time in removing and fixing the lances. It even cut my fingers once. And how many of them guarantee the noise levels?
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What I'm not impressed is only about the efficiency of a pressure washer in reducing manual labor, not replacing all labor. The real purpose of a machine is to reduce a good chunk of the manual labor. The major chunk of manual labor in case of washing a car comes to agitating the dirt, to make the car clean. If this part alone is not replaced by the machine, how can I term it an efficient one? Imagine how you are going to demo this product at a customer's place and the film of dirt still remaining on the car.
I've been using pressure washer for close to a year now, and it certainly has reduced the effort required in cleaning my car and saved water. Previously i'd use a hose and even after spraying water it would hardly remove any dust especially the kind that accumulates when driving through rains. The pressure washer removes close to 50% of it without the shampoo but i'm afraid that's all they're capable of, even the HD series machines in Karcher range (pressure of 200bar v/s 120 on our machines) don't remove all the dust.

It also helps if you use a high quality wax/sealant on your car. With such products the dirt no longer "sticks" to the surface, even if it does its far easier to remove than on a non-waxed car. My car has been coated with a polymer sealant and right from bird poop to water spots everything is far easier to clean than on my fathers non-waxed, 6 year old car.

I suggest you consider using a sealant, you will definitely appreciate the beading and anti-static abilities

I'm glad you find the Karcher build quality better than others
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Also I doubt if the .6L foam nozzle is available in India. Anyone here who bought it locally ?
Got mine at Metro Delhi,

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Got mine at Metro Delhi,
are you sure its 0.6L and not 0.3L ? The dealer told me its not imported at all.
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are you sure its 0.6L and not 0.3L ? The dealer told me its not imported at all.
Someone else here said the same thing that it's not available in India but here it is, but no longer on sale

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The dealer told me its not imported at all.
Maybe it is not available here and this eBay seller may have imported it himself. You could contact him.suggest you get the .6 instead of the .3
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Maybe it is not available here and this eBay seller may have imported it himself. You could contact him.suggest you get the .6 instead of the .3
Is the .3 not good at all ? I contacted the distributor who told me they don't import
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