When I wash the cars with a 2.5 gal 2500 psi pressure washer using
turtle wash soap, I get spots when it dries. I can't tell if the spots
are dirt or soap residue, but I don't remember this being a problem
before I started using the turtle wax wash about 2 yrs ago. Anybody
recommend something to improve the situation?
I suspect that is might be related to hard water. I use a power washer
at the local "quarter" car wash and it does a great job without a
chamois. I do use a chamois, but I often see streaks where I have used
it. I can get the chamois to do the job after some real elbow grease,
but I need to hit the windows with Windex to really get them clean. It
would seem I should be able to get the problem fixed, but is there a
"portable" soft water system or something I can use in line with the
power washer. I don't need a soft water system for anything else.
I don't think that is quite what I was looking for, Jo Ann. What I
would really like to see is a filter that I can put on the faucet at
the side of the house so that I have clear water for doing the house
windows and the cars. I cleaned the windows of the house yesterday and
it was more of the same. Since I have some professional squeeges, I
was able to work around the problem for the most part. It would sure
be nice to be able to provide soft water for about 60 gallons of water
at any one time for the car and redirect the water to go around the
filter when I did not need it. The windows could have probably been
improved if I just bought some water and filled my bucket with that.
Since the water consists of dissolved minerals, I can't see that a
normal filter would work unless someone knows something I don't.
I believe that you're facing a losing battle this way. This
is a resin ion exchange cartridge, I believe, like used in a
water softener. It will still leave spots- just of sodium
instead of the minerals in the water. What I did, years ago
when I was young and energetic, was to first wash my windows
or auto with a pressure washer. While still wet, I used a
Hudson Sprayer to squirt them with distilled water, and then
did the squeegee bit. Distilled water is the ONLY way I
knew to virtually eliminate spots. If you can locate the
condensate drain of your A/C or install a rain barrel, you
will have a free source of distilled water.
I just found a system like I am looking for at
Your post, Jo Ann, led me to it. Unfortunately, it is nearly $200. I
would like to see something for around $30 to $50 if I could.
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