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Old 11-09-2003, 08:16 AM
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Power Wash It first!

My projects have been sitting, maybe out in the field or next to the garage and need to be cleaned up before I go at them with a wrench. I bought a low buck pressure washer, it dosn't use Hot Water? This thing really helps clean the grime/grease off the engine and weeds and DIRT/CRUD off the body. I bought the car wash attachment which also lets me use degreaser at two different pressure settings, up to 1600psi. DO NOT TRY AND RINSE YOUR HAND OFF WITH YOUR PRESSURE WASHER, it stings like hell! I didn't try this, its in the instructions with the pressure washer????? Mine will take blistering paint off and pin striping and rip up OLD dried out window rubber, watch where you aim this thing when its on the Hight Setting. Cleans heavy rust off the frame and crud off the rear end and the front suspension and really cleans up and engine bay!!! Remember, Don't try and rinse your hands off with it!! It will sting your hand/fingers?? no brainier, right?


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Old 11-09-2003, 09:02 AM
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My neighbor cut his index finger almost to the bone from having it against the tip and pulling the trigger. It wasn't a clean cut either, it looked as if he'd whacked it with a hammer and busted it open.
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Old 11-09-2003, 09:28 AM
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As an apprentice I was shown pictures of limbs that had been pressure washed or cleaned with compressed air, sorta stays with you.
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Old 11-09-2003, 09:46 AM
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Prior to my wife and I meeting she was pressure washing her old house and while she was painting it she had paint on her leg and decided to use the pressure washer to rinse it off. OOPS. She took the top layer of skin right off with 2500 psi luckily she did not get air or water under the skin for that can and will kill you. Very dangerous stuff!

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not get air or water under the skin for that can and will kill you. Very dangerous stuff! .....Thats wierd how that works, we are like 70+% water and a little water under the skin will hurt us. hmm
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Old 11-09-2003, 12:47 PM
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Not just a little, under pressure water or air will blow you open.
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Reading this thread gives me goosebumps thinking about it. I've done the same thing at the carwash though. Cut my hand up like a bad burn.

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I used a gas powered hot steam high pressure one to strip the clear coat off of a car that went south on me.........joe
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This is why I will NEVER own a water saw.. U know.. Those saws that cut through metal with just a stream of highly presurized water... Curiousity would get the best of me and I'd probably end up sawing off a finger. Afterall who knew water could be so dangerous? As for a pressure washer, we have one.. But i've never tried shooting it at myself. Kinda glad I found this post before I did. lol
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They use water jets to trim headliner's and door pads plus many more parts in the auto industry. Very clean cut.
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WOW!!!!!
I've been looking at pressure washers for some time now, and I know that if I didn't read this post prior to buying one, I would be just another person telling about my hand being cut up. I remember the first time I got a hold of a compressed air. The first thing I did was put it against my finger to see my skin have a visable dent...lol. Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:19 PM
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Pressure washer died?

My son was using it to clean his 64 Buick special that sat in the back yard all summer and put the nozzle down on the pull start cover and pulled the starter rope to fire up the washer, water all over the pickup coil and the washer died and never started again, I'm going to the lawnmower shop and get a new coil and see if I can buy a windup starter so no one has to pull start the washer again.



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