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    • waqasahmed
    • By waqasahmed 8th Oct 17, 1:00 PM
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    Best pressure washer for car?
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    • 8th Oct 17, 1:00 PM
    Best pressure washer for car? 8th Oct 17 at 1:00 PM
    My understanding is that you still need a hosepipe right? Well, we do have one of those, and currently we're using car shampoo, warm water, and sponges

    Ideally, I'd like to use something fairly light, just for the car. I understand that you can get those ones that do your garden, windows etc.. and whilst they're nice, week in, week out, it's needed for the car, so it'd be nice if it was pretty...light, as it would make washing the car a lot easier than it is now

    We do only have a little terraced house.

    Does any one have any recommendations on what to buy, and also what accessories/shampoos to buy too?
    Last edited by waqasahmed; 08-10-2017 at 1:03 PM.
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    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 8th Oct 17, 1:15 PM
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    I have s Nilfisk which does a good job. Get a decent snow foam bottle to use with it.
    • waqasahmed
    • By waqasahmed 8th Oct 17, 4:53 PM
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    I have s Nilfisk which does a good job. Get a decent snow foam bottle to use with it.
    Originally posted by TheCyclingProgrammer
    So this should be fine?

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6069131

    Or this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nilfisk-C110-7-5-Pressure-Washer/dp/B01MTZWJWA/ref=dp_ob_title_hi?th=1

    WHich appears to be the same thing?

    It comes with a "lance" Or would I need to buy this?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Snow-Foam-Lance-Nilfisk-Compaitble/dp/B00DS5UCY8/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=15074778 85&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Nilfisk+detergent+snow

    I'm guessing I can use this for snow foam? I'd rather use something as cheap as possible but GOOD too

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/CarPlan-CDW201-Demon-Foam/dp/B00JLDH6VI/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1507477925&sr= 1-2&keywords=Snow+foam

    Right now, we stick to T-Cut as the supermarket ones seem so..watery
    • gingernut352000
    • By gingernut352000 8th Oct 17, 6:34 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 6:34 PM
    Agree nilfisk screwfix sell them but buy the best one you can for your budget and a snow foam lance see detailing world for recommendations
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 8th Oct 17, 7:05 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:05 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:05 PM
    C110 or C120 would be fine for your needs.

    Snowfoam - proper HD lance is required, like the Amazon one linked. Some websites give you a litre of snowfoam to go with it.
    • waqasahmed
    • By waqasahmed 8th Oct 17, 7:16 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:16 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:16 PM
    I guess I can get the snow foam from here

    https://www.hygienesuppliesdirect.com/products/prod232302-4x5-litres-pro-kleen-orange-snow
    • waqasahmed
    • By waqasahmed 8th Oct 17, 7:18 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:18 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:18 PM
    C110 or C120 would be fine for your needs.

    Snowfoam - proper HD lance is required, like the Amazon one linked. Some websites give you a litre of snowfoam to go with it.
    Originally posted by d0nkeyk0ng
    Yeah, I've seen that you get about 1 litre, but it seems like HSDOnline sell pro-kleen foam SUPER cheap when you buy 20l of it!

    https://www.hygienesuppliesdirect.com/search/search.php?query=Pro-kleen&page=6&sort_mode=3
    Last edited by waqasahmed; 08-10-2017 at 7:58 PM.
    • waqasahmed
    • By waqasahmed 8th Oct 17, 7:58 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:58 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:58 PM
    According to Detailing world

    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=359287

    I should go for this:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nilfisk-Alto-Kew-HD-Snow-Foam-Lance-Adapater-Solid-Brass-Shipped-from-UK-/161660076008?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item25a3b0 ffe8
    • waqasahmed
    • By waqasahmed 8th Oct 17, 8:07 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 8:07 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 8:07 PM
    So...

    I take it, I should buy the following:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nilfisk-C110-7-5-Pressure-Washer/dp/B01MTZWJWA/ref=dp_ob_title_hi?th=1

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nilfisk-Alto-Kew-HD-Snow-Foam-Lance-Adapater-Solid-Brass-Shipped-from-UK-/161660076008?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item25a3b0 ffe8

    One of these:

    https://www.hygienesuppliesdirect.com/search/search.php?query=4+x+5+litres+snow+foam

    I'll ask which one "smells" best from them. I've a feeling it'll be strawberry milkshake
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 8th Oct 17, 9:45 PM
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    I think the Nilfisk I have is the C110.

    I got my snow foam lance and liquid (and other car washing kit) from:

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/foam-pre-wash/snow-foam-lance-various-fittings/prod_371.html
    • waqasahmed
    • By waqasahmed 8th Oct 17, 10:05 PM
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    Thanks. I'll look to buy the lance from there but I think I'll buy the snow foam elsewhere purely because you get a massive discount when you buy 20l of it
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