Chassis and Under Body Cleaning

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  1. brucemillar

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    Does anybody have any suggestions to clean properly under the car?

    I have a Karcher and wondered if there is some kind of flexible attachment?

    What do other people do (apart from just not bother).
     
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    Yes there is that one but there is another that is a truly flex head arrangement, short length too so easily managed.

    Best thing is a hoist, raincoat and a broom....:):)
     
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    Well, ideally I want something that you can get up under the arches to clean the wing, arch lips. So, the more adjustable the better. From what I see these things are very expensive?
     
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    Karcher is your friend Bruce, they also have an adjustable unidirectional short nozzle that is not quite as flexible as the multi directional unit - a lot cheaper too...
    Get alongside your local and see if they can't dig it out for you - drop me a line if they aren't helpful.
     
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    Do you have a link to this thing? I am seeing so many that all look to do what I don't want them to do. I am easily confused.
     
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    Or crikey Bruce you've made me get out of me chair while I'm deep in Rory Gallger & cider territory! But because it's you....

    180 degree adjustable and fan width adjustable too. Any problems getting one locally let me know.
     

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    Awful bl00dy thing Bruce, took me a while to get the pic up because the pot belly needed some fuel too, but now you have it the local should be able to find one for you. IIRC I had to prize it out of their hands here as it came as an accessory to a big kit, but me being me didn't leave much blood at all.
     

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    BINGO. That is what I need. I have emailed Karcher direct and will await their reply. Thanks for all your help here.

    Sorry about interrupting your Rory enjoyment. Dear Papa Lou Martin was a family friend. We miss him but smile every time we think of him.
     
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    Karcher has the following attachment specifically designed to was the car from underneath..

    https://www.kaercher.com/my/accessory/underbody-cleaner-26425610.html

    However I personally jack the car on stands as high as possible, remove the wheels and clean it with a normal pressure washer, utilizing some de-greaser. For underneath of the arches, once the wheels are removed, you can easyly scrub them with a brush.
     
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    This is exactly what I want/need. Sadly, despite sending these pics to Karcher, they are unable or unwilling to help. They just keep asking me what the part Number is?

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    Bruce if you go to Littlewoods catalogue online and look in DIY equipment, you should find a Karcher vario nozzle at £29.00

    This may be what you are looking for.
     
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    Haribo Fantastics! :):) Now that's funny, I'll just stick to me Cider I think.

    That one is a prime contender for the "Songs that are better live" thread.....
     
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    Thank you all for the help. I ordered one direct from Karcher. Let's see how it goes. If no good on the chassis? It will make for an exciting bidet.

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    AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My nice new Karcher Vario Nozzle arived yesterday. Today I rushed out, all excited. to give it a test run.

    FAIL..

    I have a Karcher Pressure Washer and Karcher Nozzle. But the lance that the nozzle plugs into is NOT Karcher and is NOT a Karcher fitting. FFS. How difficult can this be?

    So at some point I have ended up with a Non-Karcher gun. This is just a completely different fitting to the Karcher stuff. So now I have to go buy a Karcher Gun & Hose.
     

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