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    Hello everybody. I'm in need of a new hose pipe as mine has a million holes in it causing the pressure to drop significantly. I am debating whether to get a jet wash or a hose pipe? A lot of people say jet washes are ba for the car, is this correct? If I was to get a pressure washer, what power should I get? I dont want it to be too powerful. Thanks for the help!

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    Keep it polished and sealed and you will just need a hose pipe Haz . I use the pressure washer on rare occasions like snow foaming and washing the road salt off around the arches and underneath the car. Get the cheapest Karcher for your needs .
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Keep it polished and sealed and you will just need a hose pipe Haz . I use the pressure washer on rare occasions like snow foaming and washing the road salt off around the arches and underneath the car. Get the cheapest Karcher for your needs .
    Thank you for the help! So you suggest a Karcher over a hose pipe? Is it possible you could give me a link to the Karcher at Halfords that I should go for?

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    Used to use a hose after I had washed it down with a sponge and a good car wash.
    Use a watering can now though to rinse since we went on a water meter....

    Have got a jet wash but cannot be bothered to assemble it plug it in etc,
    would have near finished the job by hand by the time I farted about with it.

    Also not keen on the parking sensors brakes etc with a jet wash.

    Would use a hose with a soft spray on a salted up motor.

    Always leather off gives you a chance to see any chips minor scuffs that need attention.

    Always drive to dry the brake discs after washing.
     

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    Can you adjust the pressure on one of these?

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...Id_165689#dtab

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    Don't know about Halfords one (you will find it difficult to get attachments for it), but I would personally go for this...LINK. Like I said, occasional use only.
     

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    So you're saying its not good to use this frequently...just on the odd occasion? I want to buy something where I can use it every 2 weeks without having the risk of damaging the paintwork...is it best to go for a hose pipe then?

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    Deffo...and borrow a pressure washer after the winter period for salt removal. Seen loads of corrosion under the arches and other crevasses before, where the power of the hose pipe is not enough.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Deffo...and borrow a pressure washer after the winter period for salt removal. Seen loads of corrosion under the arches and other crevasses before, where the power of the hose pipe is not enough.
    Right hose pipe it is! Which one should I get this:

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165486

    or this?

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165486

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    I've got this Haz...LINK. Much better than those you linked
     

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