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I've been looking at some, and was wondering what people do with regard to working on and washing their cars with communal parking and no outside taps... 

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I have a flat for work. 
 

I wash my car when I’m at my house home. Otherwise I’d be running a hose out the window, down 3 floors and across the front garden!

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1 hour ago, coldel said:

Lots of exercise and two buckets ;)

I thought that would probably be the way...

 

53 minutes ago, SuperStu said:

Otherwise I’d be running a hose out the window, down 3 floors and across the front garden!

For me, it'd only be two floors. That's fine right :lol:

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1 hour ago, davey_83 said:

I'd find a local BP that has a buy time jet wash & bring £2 and a bucket of suds.

Interesting thought - looks like there are actually a few around here :D

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I used to go to my local Morrisons for buy time jet wash, just don't use the 'super soft brush' :scare: 

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Car shampoo of choice 

Pre wash spray bottle

Wheel cleaner

Bucket

Wheel brush

Wash mitts

£2 (£1 to jet off at the start, £1 to jet wash off at the end)

Pull it round the corner to dry off or steady drive home.

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+1 on a Worx Hydroshot

Been using mine for 2 years

 

Apply prewash....

 

Jet rinse is not as powerful as proper jetwash but will suffice

 

 

Then 2bm wash and another jetrinse.

You'd need 3 buckets.

One shampoo

One rinse bucket

One for the jetrinse and applying the prewash.

Maybe a forth bucket for rinse water if yours are small.

 

One battery charge will cope with all that but I got a spare just in case

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There is an upgraded one to the one in the video which is more powerful now available.

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Hardest bit is carrying all your gear / tools down to the carpark, then having to run back inside if you forgot anything. When I was at university, I often used to strip my old classic mini down in the car park and rebuild it.

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Are you sure there's no outside tap somewhere?  My first place was a flat and they had an outside tap hidden in a landscaped area for the maintenance/"gardeners" to water the plants etc.  Have a poke around the undergrowth, won't look dodgy at all ;) 

 

I made up a system using a 12v leisure pump and big metal jerry can for washing my mountain bikes before I stuck them on my roof after I'd been out on them.

Granted it's not as elegant as a Worx portable pressure washer, but it does the job. Couple of jerry cans so you're not doing loads of trips and you're sorted.
12V pump and sprayer

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8 hours ago, skate2create said:

Are you sure there's no outside tap somewhere?

Suppose there might be - not exactly a thing you can hunt for when you're viewing... Maybe at a second view? :lol:

 

I think it'll work, though. Just lots of exercise, and the occasional trip to a BP.

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