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    Pressure washing / hard water

    I'm interested in getting set up with a pressure washer for my car, but I have hard water at home. As a result, I normally experience water spots when I wash the car. Is there some sort of solution I can use that will address the hard water issue and is safe for pressure washers?

    Pressure washer recommendations would also be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theNY2er View Post
    I'm interested in getting set up with a pressure washer for my car, but I have hard water at home. As a result, I normally experience water spots when I wash the car. Is there some sort of solution I can use that will address the hard water issue and is safe for pressure washers?

    Pressure washer recommendations would also be appreciated.
    You can get demineralizers (I think that's what they're called) you run a hose into and out of that "softens" the water before it goes into the pressure washer. I'm not sure how much they cost, but people have asked I use theirs when I detail their car and they seem to wash. Or just wash your car in the shade, keep it wet until your done and dry it with a shammy (or however that's spelled). Sorry I'm not really an expert on water quality but I hope I could help.

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    For post rinsing, you can try buckets of bottled water at those coin vending machines at only 25-30 cents per gallon, 5 gallons should be sufficient.

    I have one of those mineral testers, only $10 off Amazon. Vending machine bottled water tests around 20 ppm (part per million) while my faucet water is about 450 ppm.

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    I would not pressure wash the BMW it forces water in to many areas that don't need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jclausen View Post
    I would not pressure wash the BMW it forces water in to many areas that don't need it
    Not if you know what you are doing and how to properly use the pressure washer.

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