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Hoseless Washing...

cuke2u Jul 17, 2018

  1. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    No I don't mean stockings, but as the northwest, and maybe other parts of the country, are facing hosepipe bans I wonder if any have any recommendations on how to get around this.

    I am also trying to wash my car less with a hose to preserve water stocks as well as we've not got one yet.
     
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  3. MattSedg

    MattSedg sportback roof rails enthusiast Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition

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    I will probably try out my optimum no rinse for the first time, when the ban kicks in start of august
     
  4. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    I have a no rinse wash as well but that doesn't help as I do not wish to use it over dust, dirt etc. dry, surely, even with a ceramic coat, you will end up with scratches...
     
  5. MattSedg

    MattSedg sportback roof rails enthusiast Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition

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    The onr creators claim it scratches less than traditional soap, as it encapsulates the dirt rather than emulsifying. I'd only ever use it on light dust
     
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  6. A4A4

    A4A4 Well-Known Member

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    How do the water company's find out that you have used your hose pipe during a ban?

    Or is it the neighbours who tell them, usually the ones who comment 'your washing your car again' etc..etc.Blah Blah.
     
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  7. Tashfeen

    Tashfeen S4 - the smile per mile machine! Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Supercharged Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    Tis one ^^^



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  8. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    yep
     
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  9. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    don't you just love those comments, like shall I pull my car round. One day I will say out loud...why don't you f*** off, get off your lazy ar5e and wash your own car :rage:
     
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  10. Staceyf

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    We have Williams waterless wash and wax it is quite good but I do wet any thing I see on it forest that might scratch eg a bird poo!
     
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  11. Tashfeen

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    I'll just add, "And mine too"


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  13. A4A4

    A4A4 Well-Known Member

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    "It's going to rain tomorrow"
     
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    "You'll wash the paint off"
    But yes it'll be a nosy neighbour, if they are serious about enforcement then maybe when they do meter readings then they will look for green grass and clean cars, but I would imagine you'd be more likely to get a cease and desist letter of some sort first.
    Alternatively if you have a nice boss or work for yourself I'm pretty sure commercial use is allowed, i.e. you have to keep the car clean for meetings and clean it at the yard.
     
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  15. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    No chance of it happening up here in Scotland ye can all come up here and ill wash em..... Charge ye though lol
     
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  17. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Site Sponsor Team Brill Red Gold Supporter Audi A3

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    Best thing to do in this situation is to call up a professional in to clean it for you as hosepipe ban’s don’t effect professional valeters & detailers


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  18. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Thats a thought, however that will be costly plus I probably would never use a mobile valeter as they will end up using my water supply. Kind of defeats the object of the exercise..
     
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  19. A4A4

    A4A4 Well-Known Member

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    I'll say
     
  20. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Site Sponsor Team Brill Red Gold Supporter Audi A3

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    I’ve only had less than a handful of issues with using people’s supplies in all the years I’ve been doing it


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  21. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Ah yes, the you'll wash the paint off one, another common comment.
     
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    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Looks like you are going to get even busier @FranA3 , you need to open a branch up North :racer:
     
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  23. pxr5

    pxr5 Active Member Team Mythos A7 Owner Group Black Edition quattro TDi S-line owners group

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    Bought some ONR the other week when the threat of a hosepipe ban was announced. That, or I may just ignore the ban which is pathetic anyway.
     
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    heres a link to the United Utilities legal guff about the hosepipe ban in the North West:
    https://www.unitedutilities.com/globalassets/documents/tubfinalweb1.pdf
    if you look at the 'Discretionary Universal Exceptions' bit in the centre column, one of the exceptions is:
    "Cleaning a private motor vehicle using specific low water use apparatus such as pressure washers;"
    so i guess if you've got a Karcher/Nillfisk etc you wont be breaking any rules?!?

    We shall see :)
     
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  26. Andy F

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    @q5man
    Jet washed with deionised water last week .
    A bloke opposite came over to stick his ore in , his face was a picture
    when he so my karcher hose was in a 25 Ltr tube .
    LMCO . He washes his FX Jag with a bucket and spoung,
    Oh WHEELS FIRST same bucket.
    AndyF Team Navarra
     
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  27. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Haha, nice one
     
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    Pook Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Black Edition S3 Saloon

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    Ouch!
     
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  29. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Sounds the same as the valeters employed in the south at many main dealerships...
     

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