What do I add to pressure washer?

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Arminius, Jan 21, 2023.

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  1. Arminius

    Arminius Active Member

    902
    Oct 30, 2019
    Seattle
    Bowrider 200 Select, 2003
    5.0L MPI, 260 hp w/Alpha 1 Drive
    At Brown Bear Car Wash, I pay for the premium service and get a clean and shiny car. Is there a Wash & Wax solution I could add to the pressure washer to get a similar result on the above water portion of the boat hull working in the driveway.? I see Lowes has "Sun Joe, Slick Products - Wash + Wax 64 oz | Pressure Washer Chemicals" for $45. Sounds unpretentious and functional. Maybe someone has a favorite.
     
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  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    If it's not shiny to being with it won't get shiny with a simple wash and wax product.

    I had my poor 98 290 cut and polished a few years ago to get rid of the ghost strip that was on the side from the PO removing the decal some time ago and the sides still look fantastic. They still clean up very well with a boat wash and wax product. the only area that needs another buffing/polishing is around the HVAC water exit.
     
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  3. Arminius

    Arminius Active Member

    902
    Oct 30, 2019
    Seattle
    Bowrider 200 Select, 2003
    5.0L MPI, 260 hp w/Alpha 1 Drive
    I'll try the Armor All product as that stuff always made the dash and tires glisten. Gain with pain may come with exercise but I'll pass on boat waxing and buffing.
     
  4. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    N.W. ‘Sconnie
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    These all have to be jokes, right?
     
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  5. Arminius

    Arminius Active Member

    902
    Oct 30, 2019
    Seattle
    Bowrider 200 Select, 2003
    5.0L MPI, 260 hp w/Alpha 1 Drive
    I think I will feed the pressure washer from the hot water heater.
     
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  6. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Most pressure washers are not designed to be run on hot water. Not a great idea if you plan to keep the pressure washer for more than a single use.
     
  7. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx 502 mag
    2005 Baja 242 islander 496
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    496 mag B1
    The water from a hot water heater won't bother it at all. I do it all the time now steam is a different story
     
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  8. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    I guess it depends on how hot hot is. Over 150* burns it up pretty quickly.
     
  9. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    This whole thread is a joke, like the others.
     
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  10. Bill Curtis

    Bill Curtis Well-Known Member

    533
    Mar 24, 2022
    Ahoskie, NC
    '95 220 Overnighter
    454 Mag Bravo3
    I have yet to figure if we are being punked here. Plywood over a bowrider, headlights on a boat, wondering why a wet cell battery is dead when water is almost gone.
     
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  11. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    Well it is pretty amazing that one person can be that far off on things. I guess it's possible, but why would someone go through that much trouble to do that? But then again, why would someone actually think putting Armor All in a pressure washer would make a boat shine ... He is posting pictures however ...
     
  12. Bill Curtis

    Bill Curtis Well-Known Member

    533
    Mar 24, 2022
    Ahoskie, NC
    '95 220 Overnighter
    454 Mag Bravo3
    Bored, too much free time, twisted sense of humor all come to mind.
     
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