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Can You Use A 3000 PSI Pressure Washer To Wash A Car?

Author: E. Silva (aka Mr. Awesome - The Niche Specialty Expert)

Can You Use A 3000 Psi Pressure Washer To Wash A Car?

Your car’s paint can only handle so much in terms of pressure and force, from the water that hits it. Did you know that? If you go above 1900 psi, you’re looking at paint damage and other annoying little annoyances like that. As a matter of fact, if you would like to have a general rule of thumb to go off of, stick with this —- 1200 to 1900 psi ( and I talk about this on other pages here, too, so please explore them to your heart’s content when you can, my friend … I do write a whole lot on this topic, he he he he heh ) .

Most auto – detailers and other body – work experts would agree with this statement that I have just made to you. As a matter of fact, do look this fact up for yourself when you have a minute ( so you can see for yourself that I am not just blindly pulling rabbits out of my hat or “coming up with random answers to give you”, he he he he he heh ) . Far from it, I have done my research on this, and just about anyone will include that 3000 psi is way too much to apply on a car. Even 2,000 ( just above that max 1900 psi I stated ) is over – doing it, if you ask me ( or any other expert, like i said, he he he he heh ) .

In addition to this 1200 – 1900 psi range, you also want to keep in mind the kind of nozzle you buy. Yes, each kind is different, and you want to have something in the way of a 25 – 45 – degree nozzle. Yup, keep it right in this 25 to 45 degree range and you should not have any problems, my friend. This helps keep the spot pressure nice and low ( which, when you apply on a car, is just perfect —- take my word for it ) . In addition to that, having a nozzle in this degree – range also helps to properly ensure that the water applied spreads more evenly across the overall body of the car, in turn. This is, of course, something that you should not take for granted ( especially if you would like to have the end – result of a car that is evenly washed on all sides and angles … and has no areas with lingering or unremoved residue … or some spots on the paint shining more brightly than others, he he he he he heh … you do want everything to look nice and unified … or even, do you not? Of course ya do … ) .

Also keep your nozzle tip at a good distance away from the car. Don’t spray “point blank”. Keep this in mind…