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call it a small water jet cuter
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you never use a pressure washer on your truck. ever. i guess not ever ever if you wanted to repaint it that would be a good time to use it. otherwise get 2 buckets, a microfiber, and take care of your shiz
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you never use a pressure washer on your truck. ever. i guess not ever ever if you wanted to repaint it that would be a good time to use it. otherwise get 2 buckets, a microfiber, and take care of your shiz
I've used my 3800 PSI washer on my truck before, just don't get it within like 3 inches.

look for a lower pressure "wide" angle tip, that way if your at like 8-10 inches, its powerful, but not a stream of water. more like a mist.
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Yeah, mine came with 3 tips. A low pressure, a high pressure 0 degree tip, and a 25 degree fan tip.

I have cut my finger with high pressure air before, and almost ripped a hole in my finger.
Therefore I'm cautious of anything high pressure.

And Patrick, I can't believe the guy did that to his foot lol.
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A low PSI electric pressure washer works great on getting bugs and tar (and mud) off your truck
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My Dad has a Honda powered 3800 psi he washes houses with as a side business. With the zero degree tip you can write your name in the sidewalk. I've washed the trucks with it, but keep my distance. B&S engines are some of the best out there, sure not every one will last forever, but I have always had good luck with them...
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Yeah, mine came with 3 tips. A low pressure, a high pressure 0 degree tip, and a 25 degree fan tip.

I have cut my finger with high pressure air before, and almost ripped a hole in my finger.
Therefore I'm cautious of anything high pressure.

And Patrick, I can't believe the guy did that to his foot lol.
try the 25 degree fan trip at about 6-8 inches for the tough stuff, a bit farther for the rest of the truck.
i can believe the foot thing, we have a water jet C&C machine at work, cuts up to 1/8 steel with water.
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Electric ones are perfect for washing vehicles. We bought one (1800 psi) for just screwin round with and I use it on my Ranger when it gets excessively dirty and chamois it off. Looks good but you cant beat a good ol wash towel and soap.
I used my buddies diesel powered pressure washer to take paint off a boat... wow. You gotta brace yourself when pulling the trigger. It said 2000 but i doubt it was 2000 psi. High pressure + 300 degrees = carnage!!! I decided to shoot my boot for less than a second and it took the hide off it :)
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I have a2500 psi pressure washer on a trolley. Its electric and works fine.
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