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Old 05-04-2017, 06:04 PM   #26
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:53 AM   #27
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Yeah I currently use the two bucket method as I don't have a power washer. I was wondering about the Hose attachment as the cost was less then buying a pressure washer and attachment. but I guess its one of those things you get what you pay for. Time to get a pressure washer!
You still do the two bucket method.

I am a 3 bucket method actually as I use a bucket for just wheels and tires.
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:20 PM   #28
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I bought the Subaru power washer from costco coupled with a foam gun it's awesome.
How did you attach your foam gun?
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:22 AM   #29
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How did you attach your foam gun?
Mounts on the end of the pressure washer wand, threads into where the tip goes.
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Old 05-06-2017, 05:16 PM   #30
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Mounts on the end of the pressure washer wand, threads into where the tip goes.
soooo much easier to add some quick connects - input should be 1/4"
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:24 AM   #31
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Just the different tips for lower pressure. I've bought some other tips with larger openings to drop the pressure more than what the provided tips allowed. Just got them from McMaster Carr
I have used the Subaru Powerstroke a couple times since buying one a week ago and I feel like the 40 degree tip is just fine to use on my car. Isn't just backing up a bit further essentially the same as increasing the tip size anyway?
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Old 05-07-2017, 11:25 PM   #32
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It seems as if the goal is gallons per minute, the Subaru pressure washer outputting 2.4 GPM along with the 3100 PSI for any other household projects seems like the way to go. Does it being a gas operated pressure washer bother anyone at all versus an electric? I understand that the output of an electric will never be as high as a gas powered, but I can definitely see it adding up -- $$$ (more water usage and buying gas).
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:55 AM   #33
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soooo much easier to add some quick connects - input should be 1/4"
Yeah I'm going to have to get some fittings as my Pinnacle foam gun has a regular water hose coupler so no direct connection to my Subaru pressure washer hose or wand.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:23 AM   #34
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I've got a Generac adjustable pressure power washer. The thing is great. I clean just about everything with it. House, car, patio, driveway
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:13 PM   #35
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soooo much easier to add some quick connects - input should be 1/4"


My Chinese imitation CG foam cannon has quick connects so it's easy to get it on and off the wand on my Subaru. Only problem is that the wand is a little long for me so it's kind of awkward having to hold the wand and bottle so it doesn't sway all over the place.
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:04 PM   #36
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Yeah I'm going to have to get some fittings as my Pinnacle foam gun has a regular water hose coupler so no direct connection to my Subaru pressure washer hose or wand.
Well be careful "Foam Guns" and "Foam Cannons" are two totally different things:

Foam Guns are designed specifically to be used with a standard garden hose:





While "Foam Cannons" are designed specifically for Pressure Washers:
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:10 PM   #37
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My Chinese imitation CG foam cannon has quick connects so it's easy to get it on and off the wand on my Subaru. Only problem is that the wand is a little long for me so it's kind of awkward having to hold the wand and bottle so it doesn't sway all over the place.
My Sun Joe PW has quick connects on the end of the wand - but it's a short wand so I found it to be fine - but I have heard of others that come with longer wands = not so good.

You can buy different length wands:
Kleen-Rite.com - Wands
Northern Tool - PW Lances
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:20 PM   #38
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Noob question here, but do you still need to wash the car with a bucket after using a PW?
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It seems as if the goal is gallons per minute, the Subaru pressure washer outputting 2.4 GPM along with the 3100 PSI for any other household projects seems like the way to go. Does it being a gas operated pressure washer bother anyone at all versus an electric? I understand that the output of an electric will never be as high as a gas powered, but I can definitely see it adding up -- $$$ (more water usage and buying gas).
I use electric purely based on noise. The thing about gas is that when you wash cars, there is plenty of time when you aren't pulling the trigger. With electric it is silent, but with gas, it still is loud. It gets annoying if you are washing multiple cars over a longer period of time. Also you have another part to worry about, as gas engines are finicky at times.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:45 PM   #40
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Noob question here, but do you still need to wash the car with a bucket after using a PW?
No. Spray the car off with the pressure washer, foam the car. , scrub the dirty areas with a wash mitt and spray off. Done.
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No. Spray the car off with the pressure washer, foam the car. , scrub the dirty areas with a wash mitt and spray off. Done.
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Noob question here, but do you still need to wash the car with a bucket after using a PW?
I would have to disagree with haberkorn and say to use at least one bucket with a grit guard to clean off the mitt after ever quarter of the car or so. There probably is some grit that you just happen to miss with the power washer and spreading that over your vehicle is not a good idea. Plus, I would treat the power washing as an aid and not the final step (less the mitt scrub down). It really depends how "deep" you want to go into detailing your vehicle.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:09 AM   #42
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Thank you for your replies.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:49 AM   #43
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Well be careful "Foam Guns" and "Foam Cannons" are two totally different things:

Foam Guns are designed specifically to be used with a standard garden hose:





While "Foam Cannons" are designed specifically for Pressure Washers:
Thanks for that - I obviously have the garden hose Foam Gun - guess I need to order a Cannon.
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After returning a gas generac because of how loud it was, and then going through a Ryobi electric that died after a season, and then a higher end AR Blue 390ss, I decided to say F it and buy one that should last me a very long time. I have a Kranzle 1122TST electric. I mate it to a mossmatic snub gun with built in swivel and use the MTM Hydro PF22 foam cannon. I use all stainless steel MTM quick disconnects so that I can set up and take down in under two minutes. This thing is a beast and has changed the game for me from a car washing perspective. Def not cheap, but with things like this you get what you pay for.

As for pressure, its all based on the tip. I use a 40 degree (usually white in color) tip for car washing. It is as safe as can be. Sometimes I use 25 (green) if i have a ton of bugs and grime. Washing cars and foaming the important number is gallons per minute, not PSI.
Very helpful! Thanks for this
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Old 05-09-2017, 03:43 PM   #45
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Thanks for that - I obviously have the garden hose Foam Gun - guess I need to order a Cannon.
I use this one - works great for low $$:
Amazon.com - MATCC Foam Cannon
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Old 05-09-2017, 03:55 PM   #46
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I use this one - works great for low $$:
Amazon.com - MATCC Foam Cannon
This and all the other cheapo MTM wannabees are crap and won't last. Duschin is another chinese knockoff.

MTMhydroparts.com

They actually just launched an entry level cannon for $29 that I may get just to use for strip washing. Just buy a good one and it will last. $30-40 more upfront is worth it to get the best available.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:15 AM   #47
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In case anyone was in the market for a pressure washer, this deal just popped up:

https://slickdeals.net/f/10166448-su...=2#commentsBox

I will most likely be taking advantage of this tomorrow since I have a coupon that will give me 3 months free for a trial membership of BJs. I would suggest checking your local coupon booklet for their frequent promotions.
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Got it tonight. I'll be purchasing one of the foam cannons someone suggested as well as an adapter and wash my car sometime next week. Total was about $138 in store, and that actually might be the price shipped if you're not a member. Reason I went with this one is the high GPM output, low cost for that GPM, electric (minor maintenance and upkeep cost), and variable pressure for things other the car.
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Got it tonight. I'll be purchasing one of the foam cannons someone suggested as well as an adapter and wash my car sometime next week. Total was about $138 in store, and that actually might be the price shipped if you're not a member. Reason I went with this one is the high GPM output, low cost for that GPM, electric (minor maintenance and upkeep cost), and variable pressure for things other the car.
start looking for longer hose

The 20' OEM one was just too short. I bought a 50' one, made it much easier to move around without dragging the whole thing with me.
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