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Hi Guys

Looking for a pressure washer, got a budget of about £300-400 tops.

What do people recommend for keeping a defender clean, not looking for fancy gadgets but not looking to strip the waxoyl off either, just something that is going to deal with stubborn chassis mud etc.

Thanks

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I looked at them, but the further you go up the money range they seem to comes with lots of extras and very little power increase, but then i'm not sure how much power you actually need in the first place :) is a 100bar and 300lt/per min ok or is more needed?

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Massive pressure isn't what you need unless you want to remove the paint

try and find a Steam cleaner they are a million miles away from cold pressure washers

you will have to look for secondhand/refurbished

I would save and wait rather than buy another cold washer.

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is a 100bar and 300lt/per min ok or is more needed?

300 litres a minute at 100 bar will take the panels off, never mind the paint :o I think you may have read the wrong line in the spec, either that or you were looking at a Heathrow fire monitor or something ;)

Most of the Karcher domestic ones are 100-120 bar and 10-15 litres per minute. I have a Karcher which has a spinning rotary head on, which is quite effective. Sounds a bit like a V-1 flying bomb too, which is cool :)

Don't bother with the really cheap sub £50 ones, you could pee harder and they don't seem to last. If possible get one that switches off automatically when you release the trigger, as the cheaper ones don't and will overheat if you leave the pump running for long.

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Whats wrong with 300lt a minute lol, yes I meant an hour. Thanks for the advice, seen that Karcher do a domestic/semi-pro range of steam cleaners around the £700 mark so might save up for one of those bad boys.

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Just a word of warning. Whatever you spend, make sure that the unit uses standard BSP fittings for the hose. I kmow most of the K-Archer lower price ones use a special type of hose fitting meaning you can only use their hoses with it and they are about £60 a pop and are very easily damaged. Get one with standard fittings and you can replace with hydraulic hose should you need a replacement and that will last forever.

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We have loads of jetters in work ranging from the one in the workshop for every day up to big Ultra High Pressure site machines for concrete demolition (38lts min @ 38000psi). Take the advice of getting a steam or hot wash. Beware of some of the B&Q machines they are specially made for the market and spares are difficult and they are designed for washing the car and patio occasionally. Go to one of the specialist suppliers or Farm machine suppliers and they have small reliable profesional machines for not that much more than your budget. The one in our worshop is an EDGE LYNX is used nearly every day and is 5 yrs old without any problems, I think it was about £950.00 new but you can get refurbs. Try to get at least 100lts min @90ºC.and as said previous make sure it has bsp fittings on the hoses and lance.

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