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Recommend cleaning tools?

Post by Manc M135i » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:17 am

Morning all...

Would be good to hear anyone’s recommendations for a decent pressure washer. Looking at the Karcher K4 ‘full control’ seems to be an upgrade on my old one:

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4629250

Anyone used this? Is the ‘Full control’ feature just a gimmick or useful? Seems you have a digital display on the lance to select different pressures for car / patio etc.

Also looking for a decent cordless hand held vac for the car if anyone can recommend one?

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Re: Recommend cleaning tools?

Post by Pep675cc » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:43 am

They are decent. Also look on the karcher outlet site as you can get fully refurbed and tested machines with warranty cheaper.
If your going cordless vac male sure it has enough tools to get into tight spots and not scratch plastics.
Nilfisk are very good too.
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Post by ratedrkstevo » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:45 am

I switched from Karcher to Nilfisk recently and prefer the Nilfisk. It doesn’t look as flash as a Karcher but the internals are much better and the hose length is much longer. Doesn’t come with a snow foam lance but I bought the EZ Car Care lance with is awesome.




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Re: Recommend cleaning tools?

Post by Manc M135i » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:39 am

Thanks guys...

Liking the reviews on this, looks fairly decent?

https://www.dyson.co.uk/handhelds/dyson ... -2018.html

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Post by JohnsM135i » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:54 am

I have a petrol unit saves messing about with power cables, should give you more pressure too.


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Post by Happybiker » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:47 pm

I've just bought a K4 and used it for the 1st time yesterday to snow foam the car, works really well. Oh and it was cheaper than that at Halfords.

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Post by gregk286 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:07 pm

Another vote for Nilfisk here.
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Post by Pep675cc » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:22 pm

Manc M135i wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:39 am
Thanks guys...

Liking the reviews on this, looks fairly decent?

https://www.dyson.co.uk/handhelds/dyson ... -2018.html
We have one of these but find it to clumsy to use in the car amazing how the canister gets in the way. Ended up buying a karcher w2.
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Post by Fraggle » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:31 pm

Lidl are currently selling a petrol powered pressure washer, 180 bar & 500 ltr/min for £180 and looks a decent piece of kit. If I didnt have a Karcher K6.5 I would get one. Water delivery (litres per hour) is more important than outright pressure.
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Post by Paul CS » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:54 pm

If you want to buy a pressure washer for life buy one of these https://cleantec.biz/kranzle-k-7-122-24 ... asher.html 10 year guarantee so under £50 per year. Plus it is a joy to use, very quiet and comes with with a brilliant 10m hose that does not coil up and get tangled in everything like the Karcher. That really used to wind me up!

I’ve had a few Karcher’s including the K4 (if you must buy one check out the Karcher outlet store) and got fed up of them dying in a year or two of regular use.

Oh, little tip with snow foam lances that slowly stop making foam - like when new. After use, remove the bottle and put the lance pipe in clean water and run for 30 seconds. This clean the wire gauze in the nozzle that would otherwise get gunked up with the snow foam detergent. More here: https://youtu.be/kHjPDwWKVl0

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Re: Recommend cleaning tools?

Post by robsaboy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:06 pm

Kranzle k10 has higher flow rate for same £ - k7 better if want to use water tank / generator though. Kranzle :)
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Post by SimonB5 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:18 pm

As said, if you can afford the initial outlay - go for a Kranzle. Drop the oil on it after 50 hours use, refill and they are pretty much bulletproof. I've been running a K7 for three years so far. Easy to add quick release connectors to so you don't have to mess around with the standard M22 threaded ones. Will also happily run from a tank / water butt.

Mine links up to two 100ltr water butts connected in series. Filter on the water butt outlet, then another on the Kranzle - the saving on water has probably paid for the Kranzle by now :mrgreen:

Alternatively, for a little less than a K7..

https://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index ... asher.html

Speak to Mark at Autobrite Direct. Mention Si from iShine Car Care sent you his way, he may sort you a deal on one of those..
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Post by Hoosier Daddy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:25 pm

For routine washes a normal K3 or K4 unit will be more than sufficient. Maintenance washes are more important for the quality of the products used rather than the washer itself. A decent foam cannon attachment will be the next thing to add to the equipment list.

I've never found hand helds powerful enough. So I'm investing in a small HEPA filter vacuum cleaner. Still easy maintenance and no fuss.

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