Pressure washer or DA polisher?
I have an unusual opportunity to spend a couple of hundred £s on the car & it's a choice between either a pressure washer or a DA polishing kit.
I usually use a normal garden hose with the Gilmour Foamaster foam gun from PB as a pre-wash, then a lambswool mit & 2 bucket method to wash the car. I've been considering buying a pressure washer for some time to get a better initial clean, but haven't had the free cash available to get one. Will it make a significant benefit? I always remove any loose dirt with the foam gun & hose before starting the wash and religiously wash from roof panels downwards to minimise the chances of swirling. I tend to wash the car about once every other week (limited time due to young family). Twice a year the car is clayed, hand-polised and waxed, with additional layers of wax applied when the weather & time allows (approx every other month).
I know that I'll probably get less use out of a DA polisher, however whilst my paintwork (all original) is in good condition it does have some light swirling (the car is now 9 yrs old). I want to be able to return it to an un-blemished finish that is only possible with a machine polisher. It will be my first machine polisher, hence why I am thinking of going the DA route.
My preference is to spend the cash on the polisher, because I will see a greater improvement in the car from that compared to a pressure-washer, which will only help to prevent further damage being inflicted when washing the car in a very dirty state (like it is now after all the snow etc!). I was thinking of getting the DA polishing kit from Polished Bliss, but I can no longer see it on their website - is it still available?
Thoughts & suggestions?