Pressure Washing Your Car
Pressure Washing Your Car
If you have both a car and a pressure washer, you will know just how convenient it is to clean your car using a pressure washer. If you have noticed, every car wash business uses pressure washers when cleaning their customer’s car. This alone can be enough proof of their effectiveness as well as their efficiency when it comes to cleaning cars. If you have a pressure washer unit, you will enjoy the advantage of its cleaning power as you will be able to clean your car in less time while doing less work. This is possible because a pressure washing unit is capable of generating enough force to propel water at great speeds which is enough to remove most dust, dirt, mud, and muck clinging on the surface of the car.
If you live somewhere in the north where they spray salt to melt the ice on icy roads, you will know just how helpful salt can be in clearing up the ice on the road to prevent cars from slipping. However, just as being helpful does not mean it does not have any consequences on its use. As we all know, salt can hasten the formation of rust and if your vehicle gets a spray of salt here and there from passing cars, then the possibility of rust formation in your car is inevitable. This makes it very important to clean your car regularly to prevent rust from building up in your car. In order to clean your car properly, you can either go to a car wash, or if you have a pressure washer, you can do this from the comforts of your home. Although washing your car personally may require a bit of your time and energy, the reward of doing hands-on cleaning however allows you to give your cleaning that more personal touch.
If you live on warmer climates and regions, you will without doubt be plagued with dust and sand. There are times the dust on your car can get too thick that you will be able to scribble your name using your fingers on it. The truth is regardless of where you live, washing your car is a must if you want to ensure that your car not only looks good, but also stays looking good.
When pressure washing your car, it is suggested that you have a good idea of how much pressure you unit can generate as too much pressure have the capacity to strip off paint. If your unit generates around 1200PSI to 2000PSI, this would be enough to not cause any concern. However, if you unit generates a much higher pressure, it is suggested to perform your washing from a distance of at least 10 feet first to lessen the force impacting the surface of your car. From that gap, start closing the distance until your desired cleaning effect is achieved. Remember this distance throughout your cleaning task. If possible, it is best to wash it first using a chemical injector to apply car detergent while using a 25° spray tip. This will allow you to soften and remove the dirt while applying car detergent at the same time. Make sure to start from the top going down so that no dirty water gets to the part that has already been cleaned. Once your done applying car detergent and removing the dirt from your car, start using the 40° spray tip to rinse your car from any detergents and residues. Once you are done rinsing, it is heavily suggested to dry your car.