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    Hi Mate,

    Yep that's the one I've been using. They're fine little units for occasional use.

    I have a higher specced 2kw K 5.700 currently on order to replace it only because I have a higher than average usage requirement for a pressure washer due to the detailing work I do.

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    Excellent, as long as it does a better job then the old flemington rose (hose).

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    Yeah pressure washers are great. Can't live without them now

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    Thanks again buddy...greatly appreciated as always!

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    A question about the high pressure cleaning. I was told that pressure cleaning would push the grit into the paint and leave fine scratches. Is there any truth in this?

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    Doesn't sound right to me mate. Pretty much every detailer on the face of the earth uses a pressure washer.



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    Hey Dan @Caffeine Fiend - Wouldn't happen to know of a reputable repairer for Karcher? Have stripped down my K2.360, but it requires more stripping down to get to where the water is pissing out of. I think at this point I would rather give it to someone to either plastic-weld, or replace the part that has split.

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    Hi Dave,

    This is a place that's not far from my work that I wandered into one day for a look around. They seem pretty decent though I haven't had any work done by them

    Karcher Sales, Parts & Service Melbourne - Aquatech Solutions - Home

    They do Karcher service work.

    You might find though with something like the K.2, unless it's a very simple fix, the repair cost may outweigh the cost of buying a replacement unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Fiend View Post
    Hi Dave,

    This is a place that's not far from my work that I wandered into one day for a look around. They seem pretty decent though I haven't had any work done by them

    Karcher Sales, Parts & Service Melbourne - Aquatech Solutions - Home

    They do Karcher service work.

    You might find though with something like the K.2, unless it's a very simple fix, the repair cost may outweigh the cost of buying a replacement unit.

    Thanks mate.

    Looks like I can get the replacement head for $80, in which case I will probably just replace it myself.

    However, they are an agent for BAR pressure cleaners, they actually seem to be a good unit, with either alloy or brass pumps, depending on the model.

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    BAR are good units. If and when my Karcher dies, I'll be looking at BAR as a potential replacement. Hopefully my Karcher doesn't die for a long time yet considering how much I paid for it lol

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    I have opticoat on my wheels.

    Can anyone recommend a particular product to clean brake dust without damaging the opticoat?

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    Unlike sealants and waxes, Opticoat loves heavy chemicals. A spray of all purpose cleaner on the wheels, dwell and light agitation is normally enough to do the job.



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    Thanks CF, didnt know Optiocoat could handle heavy chemicals. I was advised stuff like truck wash was too hash for Opticoat?

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    Not at all!

    The CSIRO tested Opticoat by sitting 100% hydrochloric acid on it for an hour. It made no effect to the coating.

    Chemically it will handle just about any cleaner you throw at it.

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    Hey guys,

    whats better to wash the car with, lambswool wash mitt or the microfiber wash mitt (with the worm bits)?

    i have a microfiber sponge now and doesn't get very soapy... looks like i'm just washing it with plain water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007MPS View Post
    Hey guys,

    whats better to wash the car with, lambswool wash mitt or the microfiber wash mitt (with the worm bits)?

    i have a microfiber sponge now and doesn't get very soapy... looks like i'm just washing it with plain water.
    I'm not a fan of lambswool. I've found they tend to shed everywhere after a while and also become a bit stinky if not left out to properly dry after use.

    My personal preference is a microfibre mitt
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    Thanks heaps Dan,

    So your suggestion is the noodle microfiber mitt, correct?

    If so, which one? is the Armor All one good?

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    ANy MF that works for you dude. I haven't tried the noodle mitts but I know people who have and like them

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    Sweet, thanks heaps.

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    I didnt know cleaning a car was so high tech to do it right. I just wet the whole car then use a big sponge on my whole car witht the same bucket of soapy water and of coarse do the mags last. Hose it off then dry it with a chamois. Then wax it. My friends used to think i was fussy doing it this way, but you guys are worse lol.

    But i am fussy and like to look after my cars,so maybe i can try the 2 bucket wash .

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