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Old 08-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #29
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Fxdave. I would start with the white (40 deg) tip. Normal color for mode non commercial washers. If you do it remember: wash away from seals and caulk, never perpendicular to the surface always glancing and on aluminum siding never wash up.
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No! But that is just my opinion. People do what they want to do and sometimes pay a higher price in the end. but the other people do the same thing and nothing ever goes wrong.

I'm working on getting someone to wash the exterior walls and caps. I have found the best solution for washing the roof, and there is only one way for "our" roof to be washed.

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:54 PM   #31
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Been using a pressure washer for over 25 years on car, truck and RV. I don't understand what all the fear is about. Common sense and lower pressure tips will work just fine.
Do you use it to clean your radiator?
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NO. That I do not. I clean coils for refrigeration at work and if you hit it with pressurized water at the wrong angle it will bend the fins. Then in the case of refrigeration you are up there with a fin comb straightening the fins. Which never is totally right, functional, but I would not want it on a vehicle.
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OH NOOOO!!! Hand wash only.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:52 AM   #34
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Do you use it to clean your radiator?
I do on the chassis radiator and and ac but not on the house ac units. Those are very thin and I believe are aluminum. I tried it once and had to use a fin comb to fix my mess.
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No! But that is just my opinion. People do what they want to do and sometimes pay a higher price in the end. but the other people do the same thing and nothing ever goes wrong.

I'm working on getting someone to wash the exterior walls and caps. I have found the best solution for washing the roof, and there is only one way for "our" roof to be washed.

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i agree Wayne washing is the DW job ( clothes, dishes, and MH)
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What's wrong with washing the old fashion way, soap, water and a long handle brush. Using a pressure washer is find, if that's what you like. But, it doesn't clean the surface the way I like it.
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What's wrong with washing the old fashion way, soap, water and a long handle brush. Using a pressure washer is find, if that's what you like. But, it doesn't clean the surface the way I like it.
I don't believe that anyone is saying there is anything wrong soap and a brush. I use both; apply soap and water with pressure washer, scrubb with a brush and rinse it all off with the pressure washer.
Now if I can only get DW to do it for me it would be much easier but she gets scared just looking up there.
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I still look at the side of the 5er after washing, and if the weather is not to hot after cleaning with the brush sigh and get out the rag and sponge to finish cleaning. I have 3 different brushes and there are days when that is not good enough.
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