Best way to pre-wash and wash car without access to hosepipe or jet wash?

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Best way to pre-wash and wash car without access to hosepipe or jet wash?

Post by GlousZimmer » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:38 pm

As the question suggests, I've got no areas close enough to my house to reach a hosepipe or a jet wash out to the car. What's the best way to tackle this to ensure that I can keep the car wet and rinsed?

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Re: Best way to pre-wash and wash car without access to hosepipe or jet wash?

Post by Twenny » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:11 pm

Not tried this but Mark Hurley found this -

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Could be decent if it lasts long enough to rinse, wash and rinse again.
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Re: Best way to pre-wash and wash car without access to hosepipe or jet wash?

Post by Rarebit » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:03 pm

I'm in the same situation and just use a couple of pressure bottle sprayers, the type you spray weeds with..If my car is really dirty I drive to the garage and pressure wash it off 1st
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Post by GlousZimmer » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:29 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, on the cheaper side I suppose I could use a watering can as well, although I’ll be running back and forwards!

At the moment I’ve got a third bucket and it’s a bit of a pain going in and out between each section of cleaning.

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Post by mtechtone » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:24 pm

Would a water butt out the front of the house be of any use?

I’ve no outside tap, terraced house, but do have a driveway at least... water butt solved my problem.

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Post by GlousZimmer » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:26 pm

mtechtone wrote:Would a water butt out the front of the house be of any use?

I’ve no outside tap, terraced house, but do have a driveway at least... water butt solved my problem.
I’ve not got a driveway unfortunately.. also in a terraced house with a car port area. Looking around online I think I’m going to get a pump sprayer as suggested above. At least with that I could fill it with shampoo etc and get an even spread.

Just need to find a decent one, lots on amazon have awful reviews!

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Post by Nathtearle » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:00 pm

Appreciate I'm a bit late to the party here, but have you seen these? I live in a flat with residential parking so no outside tap and no way of using a water butt unfortunately. FastCar recently reviewed and said it's amazing for what it is and it's reasonably priced too! Around £120 on Amazon. They say the only thing you'll really need is a slightly bigger battery for prolonged use.

https://www.worx.com/en_GB/20v-max-li-i ... eaner.html - Product

https://www.fastcar.co.uk/products/worx ... st-review/ - FastCar review

Might be worth looking into? I'm going to get one to try it when I start a new job with more money in the next 4 weeks :spotman:

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Re: Best way to pre-wash and wash car without access to hosepipe or jet wash?

Post by GlousZimmer » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:58 pm

Nathtearle wrote:Appreciate I'm a bit late to the party here, but have you seen these? I live in a flat with residential parking so no outside tap and no way of using a water butt unfortunately. FastCar recently reviewed and said it's amazing for what it is and it's reasonably priced too! Around £120 on Amazon. They say the only thing you'll really need is a slightly bigger battery for prolonged use.

https://www.worx.com/en_GB/20v-max-li-i ... eaner.html - Product

https://www.fastcar.co.uk/products/worx ... st-review/ - FastCar review

Might be worth looking into? I'm going to get one to try it when I start a new job with more money in the next 4 weeks :spotman:

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Looks good that. I’m a cheapo though so I’ve decided on a long hosepipe with a gun attachment at the end. At least with that I won’t be spewing water constantly when I don’t need it and having to run in and out to turn the tap on and off.


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