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Old 05-21-2010, 01:00 AM
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Pretty sure you can't get the soap to go through the pressure washer. BUT you can get a foam cannon/foam lance that attaches to the end. Granted, this doesn't eliminate the need to hand wash it, but it does help loosen the dirt a bit and reduce the chances of marring/swirling. I use a foam gun with my regular hose, and my usual process is foam it down at a more concentrated solution, let it soak for a few minutes, spray it off, and then foam it down at a lower solution and go to town with the two bucket wash method.

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-Helps minimize the chance of marring/swirling
-It's a ton of fun and very cool
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-Cost ($50-$100)
-Use a bit more car shampoo than usual
Almost every pressure washer, even the cheap electric ones have low pressure injection nozzles on the side of the pump. You can also purchase high pressure injectors which install on the pump inlet which work with standard high pressure nozzles.
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Right, but wouldn't putting the shampoo through it cause major foaming action, which would basically clog everything up and most likely break it? I don't know, since I don't own one, I've just been participating on some detailing forums for the past couple of years, and no one there does it that way. That just leads me to believe that it isn't possible or that it's bad for some reason, but like I said, I've never tried nor do I own one, so....
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It doesn't foam until it exits the nozzle when there is a pressure change. Heat is more of a problem for most pressure washer pumps. I don't use it either because low pressure soap is useless.
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