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Detergent for Pressure washing vans

With all the carwash places closed, had a go with the pressure washer for the first time. Used some Karcher "universal" detegent to spray on first as I  imagined that might be the best to use particulalry as it was so pricey. Disappointed with the results as it wouldn't shift a lot of the greasy oily marks and had to go over with a green scourer and washing up liquid.   Can anyone recommend something better to use than the Karcher detergent.   The pressure washer I use is not a cheap nasty one.... cost over £500 some time back but I'm only using cold water............... perhaps warm water might help but a bit awkward to set up.   

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  • PRO

    Try Snowfoam especially if you have bottle adapter for the lance using on low pressure setting to lightly rinse vehicle off first and then apply. Leave as per instructions and road dirt / soiling / brake dust etc justs 'lifts off'.

    Saves constantly have to use high pressure.

    If you struggle to find it, try CarPlan's 'snow foam' from Screwfix - good option.

  • PRO

    As per Gary I use snow foam, but if really dirty I use TFR (traffic film remover) and that really does shift the grime with no effort, spray on leave and rinse off.

    • use G101 diluted, spray on, agitate with soft brush and hey look at the difference when you rinse it off but dont forget to use a wash and wax afterwards as it will remove the old wax etc,

      I use it on all my vans and ride on mowers etc, Brilliant stuff and used by loads of mower repair places

  • thanks.............. I've give the Snowfoam a test next and see if the van comes up better. 

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