Pre-Wash without pressure washer

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Pre-Wash without pressure washer

Post by Monkeyjm22 » Sun May 13, 2018 12:10 pm

Recent joiner to the forum and soon to collect my M140. I have dabbled in detailing before and very much know my routine and the importance of a good pre wash etc.

However, I have a lack of pressure washer at the moment and due to a new house move I am not willing to purchase one until all moved in (have enough stuff to lug around!)

my question is, what alternatives are there?

I've heard BH Auto foam is great and can be used with a hand sprayer, but does anyone have any ideas of what is good?

or any alternatives?

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Re: Pre-Wash without pressure washer

Post by .Griff. » Sun May 13, 2018 12:19 pm

Others may not agree but a pressure washer is a must for me however I can appreciate why it's not feasible. Yet.

So what do you do instead?

You could use TFR in a pump sprayer instead.

You could use shampoo/snowfoam in a spray bottle with a foaming head.

You could use a "foam master" attachment on the end of a hosepipe.

You could even use a Worx Hydroshot.

But my question would be.. Then what? Let's imagine you get a nice covering of snow foam on the car. Merely hosing it back off again isn't exactly ideal without any pressure behind it to shift the dirt.

In all seriousness, if it was me, and I moved house less than a year ago so I know the struggle, I'd buy a pressure washer. What's one more box to move when you're probably moving dozens if not more anyway?
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Re: Pre-Wash without pressure washer

Post by marco_polo » Sun May 13, 2018 12:28 pm

I often use Valet Pro Citrus Pre Wash in a garden sprayer as I don't have a tap on the front of my house.
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Pre-Wash without pressure washer

Post by tyusaf » Sun May 13, 2018 4:20 pm

If you’re using a pre wash, you need some water pressure to get the pre wash off and the dirt will come with it. If not, like for example a watering can or hose, then you’ll find dirt still stuck to your car. More than if you used a pressure washer. (As griff said)

I don’t have any access to water, so have ended up using a Worx Hydroshot drawing water from a watering can. Perfect for wheels, adequate for paint.

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Re: Pre-Wash without pressure washer

Post by Monkeyjm22 » Mon May 14, 2018 4:45 pm

Thanks all for the responses. I realise there isn't much of a replacement for a pressure washer. I guess a decent citrus degreaser or TFR could be of help but never a reaplcement.

I think I'll just go ahead and snag one now! It'll make the time prior to moving much easier to wash the m140 :o

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Re: Pre-Wash without pressure washer

Post by mouse140i » Wed May 16, 2018 1:15 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 12:28 pm
I often use Valet Pro Citrus Pre Wash in a garden sprayer as I don't have a tap on the front of my house.
This.

And another one filled with Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner for the, err, wheels.

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Re: Pre-Wash without pressure washer

Post by Jiggaman » Wed May 16, 2018 1:19 pm

Surely prevention is the best way.

Get a good layer of protection on it from the start (wax or sealant) and it should make cleaning easier until you get your hands on a pressure washer.
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Re: Pre-Wash without pressure washer

Post by Monkeyjm22 » Wed May 16, 2018 2:48 pm

Jiggaman wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:19 pm
Surely prevention is the best way.

Get a good layer of protection on it from the start (wax or sealant) and it should make cleaning easier until you get your hands on a pressure washer.
True! vey true.

My issue is I'm yet to receive the car (2 weeks or so) and I need to give it a good wash and decontamination to be able to give it a good protection :lol: :lol:

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Re: Pre-Wash without pressure washer

Post by Blind Pugh » Wed May 16, 2018 3:53 pm

tyusaf wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:20 pm
If you’re using a pre wash, you need some water pressure to get the pre wash off and the dirt will come with it. If not, like for example a watering can or hose, then you’ll find dirt still stuck to your car. More than if you used a pressure washer. (As griff said)

I don’t have any access to water, so have ended up using a Worx Hydroshot drawing water from a watering can. Perfect for wheels, adequate for paint.
Where's/what best place/price for Worx Hydroshot ?

Looks like the answer for washing velux windows on side return and rear extension at the back of our house !!!
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