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Hey everyone I recently picked up a pressure washer for my house but I also want to use it to clean the cars. It is a 3000psi washer. Is this safe for use on the car paint? Also if it is good to use is there a foam cannon that would work best? Thanks.

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Well, I've been using 3,200psi for about 17 years in my detail shop. It's all about the tip you use and how careful you are. Can you do damage? Oh yes, in a hurry. But be careful, know your equipment and your boundaries. To this day, I have not once (knocks on wood), done any damage to a clients vehicle, boat, airplane, ATV, RV or trailer. I use a $44 ebay foam cannon, has all brass hardware and adjustable spray pattern with variable suction flow for better metering control- so far has been going strong for nearly 5 years.
 

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Well, I've been using 3,200psi for about 17 years in my detail shop. It's all about the tip you use and how careful you are. Can you do damage? Oh yes, in a hurry. But be careful, know your equipment and your boundaries. To this day, I have not once (knocks on wood), done any damage to a clients vehicle, boat, airplane, ATV, RV or trailer. I use a $44 ebay foam cannon, has all brass hardware and adjustable spray pattern with variable suction flow for better metering control- so far has been going strong for nearly 5 years.
What tip sizes would you typically use washing cars. What size would you say is no go with your 3200 psi machine?

Just got a 2800psi gas unit. Would you have any tips for how to test the boundaries without risking a car
 

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What tip sizes would you typically use washing cars. What size would you say is no go with your 3200 psi machine?

Just got a 2800psi gas unit. Would you have any tips for how to test the boundaries without risking a car
Tips might depend on the unit you purchased. I have used a 2800 unit for years. I wash the car and most things with the white tip that was included. Mine were color coded. From least (white) to most aggressive tip (red) For foam cannon, I bought one from chemical brothers years ago. Paid too much. I have buddies that bought amazon ones and have been using them about the same time with no issues. Most paid around 30 bucks for the ones they got
 
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