Spring is upon us and there is no better time for spring cleaning. Nowhere is this truer than in the garage and garden. Whether it’s road grime under your wheel arches, a mower hastily put away last Autumn, or children’s playthings left out all winter, there’s always something in need of a good wash.

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Even high-quality washers do a disappointing job without the right shampoo: it makes a significant difference to the quality of wash and shine as well as the hole left in your pocket.

Why use a pressure washer?

Winter grime contains a lot of grit, and dragging grit across any surface is not a good idea. Mop and bucket are also slow and hard work.

However, even a pressurised jet can have problems; too little pressure won’t shift everything and too much can damage some surfaces. Pressure washer shampoos are designed to cling to the surface giving them time to gently loosen the dirt and leave behind a shine. A pressure guide is here https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-clean-your-car-with-a-pressure-washer-by-patrick-haas/.

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Briggs and Stratton car shampoo wax

Briggs and Stratton parts set an industry standard for excellence, and their UltraCare cleaning products are no different. They are a firm favourite for both home users and professionals. They are suitable for vehicles, garden furniture and motor mowers, as well as for agricultural and construction equipment.

The shampoo is not only effective but noticeably quick drying. This helps it create an excellent streak free shine, so normally no additional buffing or polishing is needed. Briggs and Stratton parts and cleaning products are available from https://diyengineparts.com/Brand/1/briggs-and-stratton.

Angelwax Fast Foam

This product has a reputation for shifting all kinds of grime others leave behind, however it comes at a price – this isn’t usually the cheapest product on the market. Another disadvantage is that it is optimised for delivery through a “snow foam” lance, although it is still a good product when delivered through hand pumped or other low-pressure washers.

To get full advantage from this shampoo you may need to leave it on to soak a bit longer before rinsing off.

Bilt-Hamber Surfex HD

For great cleaning at an affordable price, this is well worth a try. Surfex is a biodegradable all-purpose cleaner. It foams well and clings as a good vehicle detergent should. The shine left behind is one of the best.