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    OK - first off for general car cleaning and the like the K3 series is as far as I would personally go. The K4, K5 and upwards will do the job marginally quicker, but Hey - we enjoy cleaning the BMW, right?

    Here's the cautionary bit. If you buy a machine with a dirt blaster - that's the lance that looks like it has a walnut whip on the end LEAVE IT IN THE SHED. You do not and will never need this accessory for the car. A high pressure lance is all you need - that and a brush of course.

    I would never get closer than 18 inches (450mm) to my car with a HP lance - give special caution to parking sensors and also to tyre valves, these are the most sensitive areas on your car. Also be careful cleaning under wheel arches - don't be tempted to poke the lance under the arch and wave it about. The paint inside wheel arches is NOT the same as exterior / bodywork paint.

    I hope this answers your questions so far Guys.
     
     

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    yeah I knackered my PDC sensors at the jet wash
     
     

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    I took the jet too close to a chipped area and it peeled the lacquer away. After that day i stayed well away from jet washers despite having access to a karcher which costs over 400.
     
     

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    Unfortunately some of us have learned the hard way.
    • For a laugh (yeah right) I put my finger over the end of the HP nozzle - took about three weeks for the skin to grow back.
    • Once, when I was demonstrating a sand blaster accessory on QVC I managed to strip the suede off the toe of my Caterpillar boots.

    Never too old to learn!!!
     
     

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    Sand blaster attachment??? Tell me more - I have a Karcher 3 something and a half rendered house with paint stained red brick up to the first floor...

    Apparently sandblasting is the only thing which will shift it.

    2008 335d M Sport Coupe
     
     

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    The sand blaster attachment connects to the trigger gun, just like any other accessory.

    The is a shorter hose with a hardened end that you "bury" in a bucket of silica sand. The sand is drawn through the hose (via the international gift of the venturi effect), mixes with water and out through the lance complete with special nozzle. Hey Presto - wet sand blasting.
     
     

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    Cheers mate - I'll have to have a look

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    Don't pay more than fifty chops!!!!
     
     

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