high pressure washers

Submitted: Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
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I am considering buying a high pressure washer (K'archer or similar) for cleaning the underside of my GU Patrol after a run. I am interested in feedback regarding brands, water pressure, etc.. I want something that will shift wet mud but not take the paint off. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Reply By: Ray - Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
Rob I use one for cleaning my patrol they work very well BUT try not to point the nozzel at any oil seals , axel ,gearbox ,diff ,wheel bearings ect.The rubber seals are made to keep the oil in and high pressure water going the other way gets in real easy.Ray
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Reply By: plexus - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
I have a K'archer 630 and can't do without it. Paint won't come off under pressure unless it's flaky to begin with, and if that's the case, it's time for a repaint anyway. It's amazing just how gluey and stringy wet sand can be: the blaster takes it off with a minimum amount of effort. We have hardly any water mains pressure here but the 630 has no trouble in maintaining a constant high-pressure work flow.
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Reply By: Bob - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
Rob, I don't know if you live a Car Lovers station. I have used these with great success. Costs about eight bucks to retrieve a badly mudded vehicle. The big adavantage is that they recycle the water.
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Follow Up By: Mark - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
Bob,
I think they should change their name to Money Lovers, as the one near me keeps lowering the amount of time you get for your dollor everytime I go. You got 3 minutes for a dollor when they started now its 1 minute and you barely have time to get the lance out of the holder before its gone off. I still use them to blast the initial mud off but do the rest at home now at my own pace.
Cheers
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Reply By: Rob - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
Thank you all for the feedback. I would prefer to invest in
a HP washer rather than use the local car wash because I regularly
get home from a run after 7.00pm and I like to ensure that
all the mud is of the Patrol before I knock off for the day.
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Follow Up By: Bob - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00
Round here they are open all night.
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Reply By: Melissa - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Rob, We've owned a Kinzo HP Cleaner (Model 31L95) for a couple of years now. Bought it from our local Marlow's at a very competitive price, much cheaper than the equivalent Karcher. Anyway, it's a fairly compact unit that delivers water pressure between 75 and 120 bar. Comes standard with the usual array of attachments including pistol grip handle, HP nozzle, lance etc. We're very happy with it. Great for cleaning the car underbody and general use around the house. The HP nozzle can be adjusted to alter water pressure to suit the application. Melissa.
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Reply By: Legend - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
I've had a Karcher for some years now (can't remember model) and it gets plenty of use from the mates as well as myself. I would recommend adding a water filter on the inlet no matter what type you decide upon.
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Reply By: dave - Saturday, Oct 26, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 26, 2002 at 00:00
I've had a karcher for a couple of years, bought it after a particularly muddy trip to "Big Boys", and i have found many other uses for it. Now i'm looking for a decent set of ramps so that i can get RIGHT under the truck and clean it out properly.

Dave
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00
Rob, Have a small Karcher 200 that cost $199, and has been working for a couple of years. Has 2 lances, plus detergent tube. Very portable, and light on water. use CT-18 truck wash to get things really clean. Have a bigger washer in the workshop, with adjustable pressure, but it uses plenty of power, and is pretty heavy. Also needs good water supply. It cost $2000, and can lift paint!
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Reply By: djr - Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00
Rob, previously owned a small karcher but when the pump died I bought an arlec brand with 1750 psi pressure. Have found it far superior to the karcher so far and much cheaper.
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Reply By: Rob Waller - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2002 at 01:00
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