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    Hi folks, brought a Karcher PW yesterday, only the K2.38, didn't want anything that'll strip the panels off the car.

    I was wondering, can I pop the detergent tube from the washer into my normal
    car wash solution.

    I didn't want an extra bucket and have to manually apply the shampoo if i've got a washer to do it?

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    The ideal way to do this would be with a foam lance... like this which attaches to the karcher gun.

    I good one to go for through the tube would be hyper wash, its a great shampoo and the mix ratio is 400.1 which would be roughly what the tube would pick up. Either that or do a 1.1 mix of hyper and water in the detergent bottle.

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    Cheers Jonny.
    Soz, forgot to say I brought the Rotary wash brush to go with the PW.

    I thought ya could fill the head with soap but ya can't.

    I worded my original question wrong.

    If I put the detergent tube from the PW into my normal shampoo, will it mess up the PW, as Karcher say only use their soap product.

    Also will the ratio still be OK if I use normal car shampoo even though there's a min/max dial on the Rotary brush.

    Hope that makes sense.
     
     

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    haha... karcher would say that..

    I should be fine with any shampoo running through it. Mix ratio should be fine to foam up on the car.

    But.. for the love of god don;t use the rotary head on your paint! you lazy bugger!
    You will do so much damage to the paint over time.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny @ Pure Detail View Post
    You will do so much damage to the paint over time.
    Well, I bit the bullitt and used the shampoo.

    HaHa, maybe the brush would do damage over time (If the friggin thing actually rotated).

    VERY VERY dissapointed with splashing out (excuse the punn) £25.99.

    The name is VERY missleading. The head rotates, however it's at about 20-30 RPM and when it touches the car, it stops.

    Turn the dial to dispence the soap and it completely stops and not much soap comes out.

    Folks..... DO NOT BUY THE ROTARY WASH BRUSH

    I'll be getting onto Karcher about this, then going to get my hard earned cash back
     
     

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    p.s.

    Just looked at the car now it's dried and spotted distinctive brown patches (dirt)

    Knew I should've stuck to a bucket and sponge.

    So friggin peeeeeed off now. Was so looking forward to the PW
     
     

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    I personally would only use a PW for shifting the lose dirt,foaming the car up and rinsing off. Brushes are a big no no for me and the good old bucket and mit is the way to go. Dont mean to hijack ya thread mate but im getting a pw myself and like you said i dont want one with to much power that it will damage the paint.

    Have read that for car cleaning you need one with 110 - 120 bar only. Do you guys think this one will be good enuff,looks a bargin to me.

    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-9151.aspx
     
     

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    I got a karcher with the various lances, not sure if u got the one where you got a little tube coming out with the filter on the end? this is ideal as you can pop the tube in a bucket of shampoo or whatever for when you want to wash it, thats how i always do it but once the shampoo is on the car i then use the sponge and rinse of again with the PW. Works a treat. To be fair ive found the karcher multipurpose wash to be good, but yeah it is expensive.
     
     

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    Just been through the Karcher purchase myself. My 12 year old 140 bar Karcher called it a day. I bought a clearance from Screwfix, 120 bar K399. £95. Definately not as powerful, the 140 bar never damaged a thing in all the time I had it, but you could notice the difference. But then that was £300 all that time ago, the joys of not being married at that time meant I could indulge in such extravagance. lol.

    Get a foam lance, they are great and it is a real boy's toy.

    IMO, so many of the Karcher accessories are overpriced and ineffective. Upside is their spares service is top notch, just as well, as they do go wrong.
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    Never had mine go wrong once in the 5 years ive had it. And its still working great!
     
     

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