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Thread: has anyone here used a Rado pressure cleaning gun?

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    has anyone here used a Rado pressure cleaning gun?

    I was watching a dyno vid and got interrupted by possibly the first ad to ever interest me online. This is some kind of gun that the detailer can attach to a garage compressor, load with cleaning products or hot water or whatever, and then attack everything dirty, stained, or blemished inside or outside a given vehicle.

    Rado High Pressure Cleaning Tool

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    There's quite a few demo videos on Youtube that can be found with a short search, so I won't bother linking to any of them here.

    While many of the demos show the user cleaning with the gun, they don't show the user drying the surface afterwards. Wet surfaces can look clean and new a lot better than dry ones, especially those made of hard plastic. (Wet surfaces also reflect light a lot better, which is why auto manufacturers wet down roads before doing the ubiquitous "closed course, professional driver, don't hold your camera at this angle" commercials to market the latest econobox taking turns at almost 5 percent more than the posted speed.) So forget those videos and look at the ones where the user cleans fabric seats, carpets, headliners, and other soft surfaces. They also do some door sills and rocker areas and dry them off afterwards.

    This thing seems to work pretty well but I'd like to know if anyone has tried it here.

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    ... until you ask yourself where does the dirt go.

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    You still have to vacuum the cleaned surface to remove the soiled water/cleaning solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy4trains View Post
    You still have to vacuum the cleaned surface to remove the soiled water/cleaning solution.

    So then Rado, plus WetVac, equals clean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    So then Rado, plus WetVac, equals clean?
    I think it should be:

    Rado, plus WetVac, equals cleaner than without the Rado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy4trains View Post
    I think it should be:

    Rado, plus WetVac, equals cleaner than without the Rado.

    I think that maybe steam should be added to the equation at some point.

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    I personally don't like to use them for cleaning interior or painted surfaces. Just because it blows it around in an interior. What I do like them for is parts cleaning. Fill that reservoir up with some paint thinner/mineral spirits and blast away at old greasy parts. This makes a mess though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZEKTI View Post
    I personally don't like to use them for cleaning interior or painted surfaces. Just because it blows it around in an interior. What I do like them for is parts cleaning. Fill that reservoir up with some paint thinner/mineral spirits and blast away at old greasy parts. This makes a mess though.
    You could put the part in a clear bag with the gun and go at it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mless5 View Post
    ... until you ask yourself where does the dirt go.
    Driven, along with any associated odors, deeper into the material.
    Used with an extractor it could be a useful tool in tight spots.

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