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u/lanmansa · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

First off, congrats on the new car and congrats on taking pride in keeping your vehicles looking nice!

This is a good start I think. I use a lot of the same products. Your wash method seems good. As others have said, you may consider doing the wash using the "Gary Dean Method" as it's called. Just do a search on YouTube for it. Basically, you use several microfiber towels to wash with ONR instead of a wash mitt. This keeps your wash bucket from getting contaminated at all. In fact, I only use one bucket with this method. Very easy, especially in the winter time. For a traditional wash with a hose I still obviously recommend using two buckets and grit guards.

You may not even have to presoak the car depending on how dirty it is. If it is just a light layer of dust, you can get by without presoaking. If it is heavily soiled, caked on road salt, dirt, grime, then yes definitely spray it off first to remove as much contamination as possible.

As for sealant, I always recommend going with a synthetic sealant and not a wax. 845 is very good, but I actually use the Meguiar's M21 on my cars. It lasts about 6 months on my daily drivers. I've heard great things about Jescar Powerlock, but haven't used it so I can't vouch for it personally. My bottle of M21 has lasted over a year so far and I use it regularly on two cars.

The trick is to apply sealant and wax very thin. Just 2 or 3 pea sized drops on an applicator pad and gently rub onto the surface to make a slight uniform haze on the paint. Wait 10-15 minutes, use your fingertip to swipe off a tiny portion and if it comes off cleanly without streaking, then you know its time to remove, if not wait another 5 minutes. Buff off with a microfiber and that's it. Less is more.

As for APC, I use Simple Green all the time. I use it around the house, to clean the garage, my carpets, everything. It's pretty versatile and gentle. I dilute it 10:1 for vehicle interiors. It doesn't need to be very strong unless your vehicle is totally filthy. You can use it to clean tires and rims as well, just dilute it about 3:1 (3 parts water to 1 part concentrate). Personally, for exterior parts of my car I switched to LA's Totally Awesome from the dollar store since it's so ridiculously cheap and I can burn through tons of product and not cry about spending too much. But again, a gallon of Simple Green diluted will go a LOOOONG way. For the engine bay, you might want to use it 1:1 or even straight. It's pretty gentle stuff, so depending on how bad the engine bay is, you might just want to go all out on it. Just make sure you have a ready source of water because you will definitely want to rinse the APC off.

Since you said you don't have access to water, I'd suggest getting a pump sprayer. I use that during the winter in my garage to presoak my car before doing an ONR wash. You can also use it to rinse off APC on your tires/rims, and under the hood. These Smith sprayers are fantastic. Just use the high volume fan nozzle to rinse things off. Not as fast as a hose obviously, but it's portable.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have questions.

u/thirtynation · 7 pointsr/Coachella

Copied and pasted from my reply in a related thread a few weeks ago about camping showers. This is a bit more involved than most people probably use, but it doubles as a both a camping shower and a misting setup for your canopy to provide cooling all weekend.


>We buy gallon jugs and a flat of water bottles for drinking, but our "utility" water comes from the water fill stations, or melted ice, depending on the use.

>Our shower is different than most camping showers you'll see people bring. We use a pump action garden sprayer like this one connected to a misting hose like this one that is clipped around our EZ-Up for general cooling purposes. When someone wants to shower, they disconnect the pump tank from misting hose and take it in to a small camping shower enclosure like this one to take a quick wash with the sprayer. The enclosure is lightweight and pops up so it's very quick to throw out and fold down as needed. It's a great combination system to get clean without the wait/walk, and also to keep your campsite refreshingly cool with the misting hose. Neighbors are generally impressed by the mist.

>More commonly, you will see people use bag showers like this one hung within something like this. Take down and set up as needed, or leave it up all weekend if you find yourself with a corner spot. Enclosures that are stable enough to hold the water bag can be expensive, though, so that's why I think our system is a little better and more versatile.

u/hcshock · 1 pointr/bonnaroo

I bought a solar shower like this for my first year. I never used it. All the girls in my camp would use up all the water before I got a chance. I don't really like it anyway. It's fucking heavy when it's full and a bitch to carry, especially if you're far from water. I wouldn't recommend it.

I've seen some people hook up showers like mine in little tents like this, which is probably nice for privacy's sake, but if you're gonna spend all that money, you may as well just buy a shower pass and use the showers at Roo.

Someone at our camp bought a garden sprayer like this, which I thought was genius. It works great, you just need a buddy to spray you down.

In all honesty, I just use water jugs and pour them over my head in the mornings. Two gallons is exactly how much I need and it's simple and cheap. Plus, you never really want hot water anyway. It's so fucking hot out all the time that cold/room temperature water feels fucking great.

u/Barack__Odrama · 2 pointsr/lawncare

Using a pre-emergent isn't a must but it makes it easier on you through the growing season since you won't have to worry about weeds as much. Celcius can take care of any weeds you have now.

You would have to purchase your own sprayer. Look on Amazon and see what options are available. I like this one because it's easiest to use.

u/Pinkman2012 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

My favorite scent by Chemical Guys is their Mr. Pink soap. Smells like bubblegum. Detailer's Pro line makes something called Xtreme Foam that smells like spearmint gum and is very great - but it's kind of pricey to me.

I use this foam gun and I'm very happy with it. The sprayer is extremely high quality and I find that it definitely helps in my wash process - plus it's fun to use! The canister detaches from the sprayer easily. It also makes no noise - I think pressure washers can be kind of noisy if that has any bearing on your decision. Anyway, if you do go another route and put another package together be sure to post it!

u/nehmia · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I'd get a fine grade nanoskin mitt or something similar for decon. Maybe a foam gun or foam lance and some soap. Might want to grab an APC for interior cleaning, although I think you can dilute ONR down as an APC... I really like Optimum APC though, very safe and effective.

I saw this today on slickdeals, choose subscribe & save to get it down to $13.35: 1-Gallon Chemical Guys Maxi-Suds II Super Suds Car Wash

u/redsoxfan95 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Im not a professional, but ive done my families cars and Ive figure out some things that help. Always stay hydrated, especially if your outside in the sun. Take frequent breaks to go inside cool off or sit in the shade. Also plan out doing the job in a period of a few days, not all in one. And something else I noticed was that like any other type of exercise or physical activity, your body will get used to it and it should start to ache a little less the more you do it. There are also little spary bottles you can buy and fill it with a product like iron x and it has a pump handle so it has a constant spary instead of having to constantly pull the trigger, its way easier on your hands, something like this.

u/Fuzzykittenz3039 · 2 pointsr/powerwashingporn

I am sorry, that was an incredibly vague response. First, I cover everything you don't want covered in water or dried spackle with plastic. then, I use a pump sprayer like you would use for round up

You fill it with just water and soak the ceiling with it. It absorbs the water pretty quickly. So you really can start scraping within 3-5 minutesyou may need to spray it a couple times and spray as you scrape. If you keep it moist, it comes off pretty easy unless it has a coating. Then you can use a scraper or they make these giant ceiling Sanders with vacuum attachments that makes clean up way easier.

u/dyslexicsuntied · 2 pointsr/bicycling

As a long time apartment dweller. Go buy a pesticide sprayer on Amazon. I used it for my bike and my motorcycle to great success. It's got a hand pump to pressurize and holds a few gallons. Perfect for a pre soak, wash with muc off, and a rinse.

u/Tools4Tyler · 1 pointr/Jeep

I would buy this

Chapin International G362 All Purpose Hose-End Sprayer, 1 Pack, Translucent White

And get some black dye like this

All-Purpose Liquid Dye

Dilute it with water, then put it in the spray bottle

I'd take the soft top off the Jeep and spray it with the dye.

I'd do a couple coats. I'd start off with the dye being super concentrated, then add making the mix more concentrated with every coat until I had the mixture I wanted.

Tape and plastic is your best friend to not dye the windows.

u/TheNomadicHermit · 3 pointsr/Autoflowers

$60 RO/DI

I prefer to have a devoted tap for RO, rather than hooking it up to a pre-existing faucet. For this installation method, I tap a cold water line with a saddle valve. The linked kit provides plenty of tubing to run to the installation site. I mounted the RO/DI inside my bathroom sink cabinet. This allows me to fill my sprayer in the bathtub, so I don't have to worry about it flooding if I lose track of it. Doesn't hurt to install a backflush (consider that picture a 'blueprint'). THIS kit has the two 'Y's and 2 ball valves you'd need. One ball valve to control flow into the RO/DI (effectively your ON/OFF switch); 2 'Y's and a ball valve to plumb a backflush in at your flow restrictor.

$81 for the RO/DI and associated plumbing to build a devoted fill station. A single light costs more than that. Your water bill will go up, but you don't have to break the bank to have RO/DI water on tap in your home. It's easy. It's cheap. It has a host of benefits. I don't see why more people don't do it.

I've got the 'ON/OFF' ball valve right above my bathroom sink. When I need to make water, I run my waste line down the bathtub drain, put the clean line into my sprayer, and open the ball valve. Nice and simple. No hassles.

Edit: If you don't already have them, you'll want a drill and ~1/2" drill bit to run holes in your wall/bathroom cabinet for your water lines. Maybe brings you over $100, if you don't already have those tools.

u/jebert32 · 1 pointr/batonrouge

Bifen XTS Bifenthrin Concentrate 1 Quart

You’ll also need a garden sprayer

Chapin 20002, 2 Gallon Lawn, Garden and Multi-Purpose Sprayer with Adjustable Nozzle, Translucent White

Also, it’s not a bad idea to get a respirator, this stuff is strong. I picked mine up from harbor freight but here is a link to a similar one.

Breath Buddy Respirator Mask (Plus Safety Glasses) Reusable Professional Breathing Protection Against Dust, Pollen, Pesticides, and Organic Vapors - Perfect For Painters and DIY Projects

u/TophatMcMonocle · 1 pointr/homeowners

Some are poorly designed and don't last long, but I've had great luck with this one by Smith that's sold on Amazon.

u/Crazie_Ates · 2 pointsr/desmoines

For all of that through TrueGreen or A+ it's going to be very pricey...worked at both slave labor businesses years ago lol


Since it takes you 10-15 mins to mow, i would highly suggest this route...

Buy a spreader like THIS....not this specific one though lol...

50 Lbs bag of fertilizer

Weed sprayer like THIS plus Broadleaf weed killer safe for grass...


I know this sounds like a lot, but once you get everything bought, set up, and ready to will only add an extra 20-25 mins of yards work per month.

Fertilize once a month...spray weeds every 14 days or what's recommended in directions...and seed in the Fall or early Spring until bare spots fill in. And don't spray weed killer on new grass seed!!

u/FreeDaemon · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I recently got this Worx Hydroshot - I use this if my car is heavily soiled.

Pros: Very portable, I can now just get a pail of water and hose off my vehicle.

Cons: Not a pressure washer, more like a hard-hitting hose. Battery only lasts about 20 mins but that is more than enough to soak and remove heavy dirt.

To spray ONR, I use this Ohuhu Garden pump: I love it, one to two full pump is enough to cover our grand cherokee depending on how much I want to soak it. It also has dual nozzle option that covers a wider area.

u/philty22 · 1 pointr/lawncare

The sprayer looks like it doesn't have any booms, just a wand.... you'd probably want a sprayer like this Tow Behind Boom Sprayer

I just did a quick search for this Granular Pre Emergent that claims it covers 20,000 sq ft..

Reading the label, it looks like Dimension/dithiopyr does not prevent lavender or clover, so maybe spraying would be the better option for multiple products...

"Possible herbicide selections for pre-emergent clover control include isoxaben, napropamide, oxadiazon, oryzalin, pendimethalin and pronamide."

I'm not seeing anything for lavender control.

u/fostarica · 4 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Mr. Machine has good points.

Less of a chance to F something up.
And yes, you can get some foam without a HP washer. Use a foam gun, but the foam won't be as thick as using a HP machine with a foam attachment thingy. Search youtube :)

u/MjrGrangerDanger · 10 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Just give it a good soaking in Scotchgard first...

And you'll have enough to take care of the bridal party and probably the church too, LOL...

All for a mere $45 ish bucks.

Yes, I realize this says it's for carpets and upholstery. The aerosol spray states "fabric and upholstery", they seem to be the same or very similar with different marketing techniques... We use it on everything in my house. Carpets and upholstery (duh...) sheets and other linens except those for the kitchen or cleaning, clothing - especially my husband's shirts and my white silk skirts, fabric handbags and handbag interiors. I dilute in the tank of a high volume low pressure sprayer and just throw on a respirator, nitrile gloves with a cuff - either reusable or disposable-, and spray in my garage whenever I need something treated. It's fast, incredibly cheap and works very very well.

Edit: add gloves to PPE info

u/FRJR1992 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I had this problem as well. I generally use ONR as other users have suggested, provided that my car isn't too dirty.

You may also want to look into a pesticide sprayer (the kind that you pump by hand to pressurize). I have one that holds two US gallons and it is pretty helpful for cleaning/rinsing wheels, engine bays, and undercarriages. It's also useful for spraying diluted APC or waterless wash in different applications.

It's possible to wash the entire car by hand using the two-bucket method while using the sprayer to rinse, but you essentially have to go one panel at a time and you'll probably have to refill the sprayer at least once.


I'm going to take a guess and assume you're in the UK? If so, here's a link to a 5L example of the sprayer I mentioned.

u/LsDmT · 2 pointsr/microgrowery


Make sure you read up on mites and be completely sure you got rid of them all before you flower

Honestly I would toss all plants, bleach the fuck out of the room with a sprayer, then spray the pyrethium over EVERYTHING and then new plants water with SM-90 and do a pyrth spray once every 10 days for 30 days. After 30 days you should be ready to flip to 12/12 and watch CLOSELY for little white specs under the leafs.

If you see mites after buds have formed DO NOT use the pyrth - you can use the SM-
90 safely. But if you do everything right you shouldn't see mites once you bloom

u/Mike1767 · 2 pointsr/fatbike

I use something like this to give it a good spray down any time it's subjected to salt. It's not as good as actually cleaning it, but certainly better than nothing.

u/sticky-bit · 1 pointr/camping

marry a weed sprayer with a sink sprayer

Assemble the brand new never used weed sprayer, but instead of using the wand, splice in a sink sprayer.

Heat water on the stove to about 110 °F, pour it in the sprayer and pump it up. You will probably want a wash cloth for this and a draft free environment. Maybe a second bucket of warm water to wash with, leaving you most of the spray to rinse off with, but it's optional.

You need to take a navy shower with this rig, but it will get you clean.

If you use this in the cabin's shower stall you'll have to get some RV antifreeze to pour into the plumbing traps before you leave.

u/jontyllis · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

You can try the garlic spray, It's as organic as it gets.

You just have to get accustomed to the smell. Some people love the smell though.

Edit: Works great for mosquitoes in Arkansas. The person I know that does this makes a lot of it and uses this to spray it. You can just douse your shelter with it.

u/hyper50 · 1 pointr/Mustang

Nah, it's just a normal hose attachment. It's the Gilmour Foamaster II gun. It seemed like it was the highest rated for ones under $50 so figured I'd give it a shot. It does great, it definitely puts a nice layer of foam on the car. I am using Chemical Guys Mr. Pink wash. The foam gun is here:

u/senpairabbit · 1 pointr/lawncare

Thank you so much for you help. I am sending out a check for the local extension office for their soil report.

All of this is new to me. I usually just go to Lowes and by something that says crabgrass for a pre-emergent. Are these OK?

Dicamba 2,4 d
[Surfactant] (
Backpack sprayer

u/chowmein86 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

The Gilmour Foamaster II is probably what you're looking. I bought a Chinese knock off of Amazon (Canada) for a fraction of the cost of the Gilmour with great success! While you're not going to get the same level of foam as you would with a pressure washer foam cannon, this will do the job and provide you enough lubricity for your washing medium to glide across your paint!

Edit: - Chinese Knock Off version - Gilmour Foamaster II

u/samvegg · 2 pointsr/cyclocross

I use this one:

It works well, I usually will spray the bike, then apply a bike cleaning soap like the one white lightning makes, scrub the bike with a something like the pedros wash kit that they give away like candy, then rinse again.

u/scoobyluu · 1 pointr/Bedbugs

Thank you for the info!! I bought a handheld garden sprayer, and it’s like a manual pump

I didn’t know that combining crossfire and cimexa was bad; would it be okay if I sprayed crossfire along the edge of my walls? Or should I just spray my mattress, headboard, and other furniture in my room and then line the walls with cimexa

Thank you again for your help!

u/hillcountryfare · 1 pointr/homeowners

They are extremely helpful, and they sell the same stuff the pros use. Make sure you get a nice sprayer.

I use this one for quick spraying around the house:

u/KaneNine · 3 pointsr/lawncare

I bought these two items in 2016 and still have plenty of herbicide 2 years later, and the sprayer works great -
Herbicide w/ 2,4-D

1 gallon sprayer

Spot spray the rest of this season - aerate and overseed in the fall - lay pre-emergent before winter, and pre-emergent in April next year. Should help a ton with the weeds and fill your spots.

u/thatoneguywhogolfs · 2 pointsr/cats

I can only wonder if the dog is bringing this strays scent into the house, although it is speculation, it is a possibility.

This is the stuff I was talking about that I used in my backyard:

Hose attachment:

Liquid disinfectant:

Anytime I notice strays in the area and it affecting my two boys, I typically spray it on the perimeter on the walls and ground.

Good luck.

u/Bobarhino · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Look into it? LOOK INTO IT?!?! I've got my eye on you, A-A-ron. But seriously, as far as pump sprayers go, I'll grab the link to [the best pump sprayer on the market for the money](Smith Contractor 190216 2-Gallon Sprayer for Weed Killers, Herbicides, and Insecticides

I use them in my carpet cleaning biz. I'm sure they'll work great for staining a fence. Spray a bit, then back roll it and move on to the next few pickets.

u/OfficialHermanCain · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

You should easily be able to find a 2-quart hand pump sprayer: Amazon link to a $9 cheapie, but I wonder if it will foam properly. If not there are more expensive versions that specifically mention foam, like this $33 one from The Rag Company

u/RhinestoneTabby · 2 pointsr/trashy

Thanks, but that's what's already in the post. They would buy a soap in a bottle that sprays from the hose. It wasn't that big but a bottle would clean two dumpsters and the ground around it.

Edit: it looked a lot like this: Chapin International G362 All Purpose Hose-End Sprayer, 1 Pack Translucent White

u/elusive_change · 5 pointsr/CrappyDesign

I know which subreddit I'm on, but [hose-end sprayers] ( are perfect for this kind of thing.

u/pvtbclark · 1 pointr/FocusST

This is the one I use. It hasn't done me wrong yet. Good for quick washes or washing before a good detail. I just use straight car soap into it and you can adjust the mixture.

Gilmour Foamaster II Cleaning Gun Sprayer

u/treefarmercharlie · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I use ONE OF THESE. It's a little more work, because you have to pump it up, but it makes reaching all the plants so much easier. I also remove the tip so it flows more like a faucet than a sprayer.

u/owensjs · 10 pointsr/bicycling

2 Gallon pump sprayer, some brushes, and your choice of sprays/lubes. Very good solution for apartment life.

u/Deep_Space_Explorer · 2 pointsr/HVAC

Foamaster. Slightly smaller version of the NuCalgon coil gun. Half the price. Originally bought it to wash my car before I saw the NuCalgon version in RE Michel one day. Works pretty good! There's cheaper versions on Amazon. Adjustable dilution for different lighter or heavier soil buildup.

u/Jgraeff22 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Seriously worth it best sprayers I’ve used! Will last unlike the cheap ones

u/gu_doc · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

This is what I use: Gilmour sprayer

You don't get a super thick layer of foam like the pressure washer ones do, but it's a very easy and convenient way to put soapy water on your car.

example: foamed up

u/Skyrider50 · 2 pointsr/AxeThrowing

Spray bottles and sprayers like this

It doesn’t actually do anything until it’s been soaking for a while, so always spray your targets at least 15 minutes before! And seriously soak it, you’ll save more wood the more you spray it

u/ThreeBeersIn · 1 pointr/TheBrewery

We are happy with this cheapo one. We quat foam lots of things with it including the floor, canning line, etc. And sometimes we acid foam vessels we want to shine up.

u/LearnerPermit · 10 pointsr/AutoDetailing

By sprayers do you mean something like

Viton seals work well against corrosive chemicals that tend to eat seals and gaskets. If you're a hobbyist, don't store chemicals in your sprayer for a long time. Transfer extra product to a cheap bottle that you've labeled. Flush the sprayer with clean water, let it drain out and dry. In the past we've used the champion one for several years with out issue. Now we've switched to a on-demand system for more high volume usage.

This is an unpopular opinion here, but generally don't by equipment from fancy hobby car wash suppliers, they're generally over priced rebranded stuff. It's not like there's a factory in China that makes brushes/towels/etc. just for youtube car washer celebs.

u/anstormning · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Hello! I bought a new car a little over a month ago and I wanted to do some basic cleaning with it, stuff that can be done maybe a couple times a month, since I never personally did that with my previous car.

Anyways, I live in SoCal so I'm trying to keep water usage to a minimum. This is my current "to-purchase" list that I'd like to buy soon;


iK Sprayer

Iron X

TRC Creature Edgeless 10pack

Mother's Tire Brush

ABN Wheel Woolies

Stoner's Reach Tool

Already have: Stoner's Invisible Glass, Costco multipack MF towels.

Will I still want to get a clay bar + wax for after washing, or is just washing every so often enough?

u/ComradDakota · 9 pointsr/ElectricForest

I posted this the other day but a Reddit user suggested I paint it black to have it absorb more heat so I figured I'd post up the finished product. If anyone is interested here's the materials I used, just cut the rubber hose attached to a new clean insecticide sprayer, attach adapter, put on your hose and boom, camp shower with fairly decent water pressure.

u/Chronic_AllTheThings · 0 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Gun or cannon?

I have this one. Works great.

u/Freonr2 · 1 pointr/bonnaroo

This is a good idea. Only bummer is the tanks are hard plastic so they do not collapse down and take up a lot of room in the car.

Something like this I assume is what you have:

edit: fixed link

u/Chachmaster3000 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

With a little warm water and soap, these are decent as well

However the shower works too!

u/lysergicfuneral · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I have one like this.

Just use it as a presoak as you do the wheels, for instance. Then rinse and commence with the normal 2 bucket method. Any chance to minimize rubbing dirt around with a mitt is worth it.

u/_Blitzer · 5 pointsr/Dallas

We've had a few in our lawn - applied these (organic / non-toxic) recently, and they seemed to have done the trick:

Many local garden shops carry them as well, but I ended up mail ordering, b/c i couldn't find anyone that had them in stock.

The recommended sprayer is around $10 on amazon:

Just please don't go to home depot and buy some Bayer/Monsanto sprayable pesticide - it'll kill everything, even butterflies and pollinators, worms, other good bugs.

u/slicknyc · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

Chapin makes a good one and has built in pump. Chapin International 20541 Chapin 1-Gallon Sprayer with Foaming and Adjustable Cone Nozzles, Translucent

u/BuzntFrog · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Grab one of these sprayers off amazon.

and a gallon of the goods

A splash of the goods and fill the rest up with water and away you go.

I have a ton of cracks and I spray every couple months. I kind of like doing it too.

u/vincent_fister · 3 pointsr/hulaween

Kind of depends on if it's hot or not (Antibalas last year was real toasty), but if you bring one of these filled with water for your group and people around you that want it, it's always a hit.

u/funkymugs · 2 pointsr/gardening

You are looking for a "hose end sprayer" I believe.

No experience with this model, but it sounds like the kind of thing to are looking for:
Chapin G362 Professional All Purpose Hose End Sprayer with Metering Dial For Fertilizer, Herbicides and Garden Pesticides

u/kalavinka · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I go out to the side walk or the back or the garage of the apartment, if it's a complex, with a bucket of soapy water, a sponge, a toothbrush, and a small insecticide sprayer, like this.

u/PantriesSniffer · 4 pointsr/3DScanning

Mix roughly 60% baby powder to 40% isopropyl alcohol in a big spray bottle. The alcohol will evaporate leaving the baby powder coating.
Wash off with water after scanning.
Otherwise you can use an off the shelf spray like this.

u/emteereddit · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I wet it down using a garden sprayer like This and a 6" drywall knife

u/DeadFable · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I have posted this setup else where and I think it's a better deal with the same results.Soap Foam Gun Wash Mitt Drying for about $60. It's what I started out with and I still use gold class every now and again and the foam gun for my Motorcycles.

u/15_bonneville_t100 · 2 pointsr/ft86

I have quite a process now for this car.

I use the 2 bucket method with the following:

  1. Put Grit Guard in one bucket, fill that with just water
  2. Put soap / water in other bucket (mixture ratio depends on what kind of soap you have)
  3. Rinse the car off with the hose
  4. Use the Cleaning Sprayer to get the first layer of dirt off
  5. Rinse the car off
  6. Take the wash mitt, dunk in water bucket and scrub on the grit guard, then ring out
  7. Dunk wash mitt in soap bucket, lather it up
  8. Wash one panel of the car in one direction with the wash mitt
  9. Hose down that panel of the car
  10. Repeat steps 6-9 for each panel of the car
  11. Once car is washed, use the cleaning sprayer all over the car one last time
  12. Rinse entire car
  13. Take microfiber cloth and carefully dry each panel with a different cloth (sometimes 2), going in one direction

    Extra stuff:

  • I also use a generic glass cleaner and take a microfiber cloth and do each window as well

    At first this took me almost 2 hours to wash my car, but after doing it every other week I'm now down to only an hour. It's extreme but it's detailed and allows me to also check if there are any rock chips, which I can then cover with some touch up paint.

u/con420247 · 1 pointr/vandwellers

I've thought about this for sometime because i want to build out a van so i can do ski touring, and theirs not always a shower available. Anyways, I've thought maybe a 5 gallon pot with a thermometer, being heated on a burner might work. I don't think it would take long to heat up considering that it only needs to be heated to 39C / 102F or so. You could at this point poor that into a pump sprayer, or use a portable shower head and put the pump right into the pot. As to how to do it in the van, i've thought maybe if you sat on a small bench in a portable plastic tub, or built your own wooden tub to your own dimensions. Then just either pour out the water, or pour into a greywater jug. If you built your own tub, you could even install a little drain into it with a rubber stopper.

u/VietyTran · 6 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Gilmour Cleaning Sprayer Foamaster II Multi-ratio Spray Gun 1609706073

It’s on sale right now for the next 4 hours via Amazon. Great for washes and doesn’t require a pressure washer.

u/-ZS-Carpenter · 1 pointr/DIY

use a sprayer like this. You don't need a huge amount of water.

u/anuhn · 3 pointsr/GolfGTI

I thought about getting this before I even had a pressure washer. Gets the job done, but definitely not as good

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Get yourself some of this shit and one of these bastards and make them suffer. The stuff works like a charm, for everything.

u/L300T · 2 pointsr/lawncare

It can be a handheld sprayer. But, the cheapest sprayers will just have the solution come out in a cone shape, and you won't get even coverage. Just make sure It comes with multiple spraying tips. Specifically you want to use a fan tip to get even coverage.

This it's what I use and it's only $35, so it's still cheap.

Smith Contractor 190216 2-Gallon Sprayer for Weed Killers, Herbicides, and Insecticides

u/Lovemarks · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Yes it is, you're adding more lubrication to your paint to minimize the chances of scratching the paint when washing. Check this one out I have this and I like it and it's 20 bucks cheaper. You should shop around on other sites, Auto geek has lots products and all but they're not always the cheapest. Oh and buy at least two grit guards for your two bucket washing.

u/PizzaAnytime · 1 pointr/lawncare

I was using the Gilmour Foammaster to wash my car but upgraded to a pressure washer. Since then I’ve been using the Gilmour for lawn/weed chemicals and works great for me.

Gilmour Cleaning Sprayer Foamaster II Multi-ratio Spray Gun 1609706073

u/paulburk426 · 2 pointsr/lawncare

I do about 4k sq ft multiple times a year for fert/iron/herbicides/pre-ems..

I got a battery powered backpack sprayer for fathers day and it changed my life. I used to use a pump action one before and I was hurting for sure by the end of it..

A little expensive but worth it..

u/Dain42 · 2 pointsr/techsupportgore

I asked, and this is what we have. There's apparently a guide included about what dilutions to use for various pests and applications. He thinks he uses the second lowest concentration (second highest dilution).

You'd also need a sprayer. We have one of the hand pump sprayers. He thinks this is the one. He sometimes also uses a paintbrush for application around windows.

u/Statuethisisme · 2 pointsr/bikewrench

So, rather than rinse, wipe it down with a sponge (car wash type works well), when you do wash rinse with very low pressure (I use a garden sprayer).

Obviously you can't do much about riding in wet weather (not riding isn't a good alternative in my books), but make sure the bike doesn't sit wet afterwards.

u/Ravetronics · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

I had this question for another grower. They said they used a 2 gallon Chapin Sprayer

u/benryves · 1 pointr/bicycling

I've been using Muc-Off water-soluble degreaser on my bike and found that whilst brushing/scrubbing with a cloth does a reasonable job I got significantly more gunk out of the drivetrain by spraying it out with water.

I don't have a hose so use a pressure sprayer.

u/TyrantLeo · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Or, pick up a foam gun if you don't have a foam cannon & power washer.

Foam down the car, rinse it, and then dry as usual with a proper microfiber towel and drying aid of your choice.

u/GotYou1337 · 9 pointsr/bicycling

Get one of these!

u/rswinkler · 1 pointr/bikedc

Get an inexpensive runner carpet to park the wet/salty bike on. Use a hand pump garden sprayer out in the alley on the weekend.

u/zenautodetailing · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

A Gilmour Foamaster II Cleaning Sprayer could work, but you won't get as much suds/foam.

u/Weaselboy · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I'm using this one from Amazon, but off the shelf sprayer will work.

u/mxjeremy · 3 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Garden sprayer and a milk crate?

u/redditmakesyoudumb · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

That's what I do, even with access to a hose, because it's too cold to use the hose about half the year. Get some Optimum no-rinse, and a garden sprayer and use in conjunction with a two-bucket wash or just one bucket and ton of microfiber towels. There's no foam, but it has the same effect.

u/Chimuel · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

You need a pressure washer for that one. I used to use this when I didn't have a pressure washer.

u/nearlyclever · 1 pointr/bicycling

$15 can solve the problem somewhat more elegantly.....

I use one to hose the salt off in the winter when then hose is shut down for the season.

u/PKViking · 5 pointsr/AutoDetailing

iK MULTI 1.5 PUMP SPRAYER | 35 oz | Professional Auto Detailing; Multi-Purpose Pressure Spray

u/platonicpotato · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Here's an example:

This one has an overpressure release at 60 psi, though that's tank pressure and not what's coming out of the nozzle.

For light cleaning I just use a sprayer bottle, the kind that go for a couple of bucks at the hardware store.

u/Unabomber007 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Another version uses:

  1. Badass sprayer:
  2. Talstar P or Talstar Professional or any brand with 7.9% Bifenthrin as active ingredient.

    Smells like hot death. Spray at 1ounce/gallon. Do not spray on anything you'd eat. Spray on all the things to include bushes, plants, and the house. 100% death to all the things.
u/Anton-LaVey · 2 pointsr/GolfGTI

Oh, maybe I misspoke. I have this that hooks to a garden hose, I didn’t realize there were pressure washer versions.

u/mightyprometheus · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I have been washing my truck with the 2 bucket method. I just watched a junkman video on his 2 bucket method, and he recommends using a foam cannon to loosen and remove most of the dirt and grime. Do the foam cannons really make a difference? I found this one online.

Another question - Can someone critique my overall process for paint correction? I have a griots garage DA, have 2 orange pads and 2 white pads, meg's ultimate compound and meg's 205 polish, as well as menzerna sealant.

I plan on washing the car w/ 2 bucket method (I use chemical guy's Mr. Pink), claying the car using Mr. Pink soap + water, then rinsing the car and dry with a waffle weave towel.

Then I plan to try to polish a section (white pad and polish) and wipe it down with isopropanol and a MF towel. Which dilution ratio should I use, 10% or 50% IPA/water? If I need a stronger cut, I will move onto compound (orange pad and ultimate compound), and once again wipe down with isopropanol and MF towel. Then follow up with polish again.

Then I want to apply a sealant, and I plan on using menzerna powerlock with a foam applicator (one of these guys) and apply a thin coat and let it settle overnight. Does this sound reasonable?

u/c_topherl · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

>Just rehydrate the panel with a dampened ONR microfiber right before you dry it


I currently don't do this.


I fill a pump sprayer with 1oz:1gal ONR/distilled water, spray a panel, let it sit for a second to bind with any dirt, wipe down with a microfiber. Not sure if that fully qualifies as "touching the paint" as I'm not actually "scrubbing" in any way, as you would with a sponge.

u/bigboij · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

posted this blurb before, been using it for several years now other than miller moths here and there in the spring there are never any bugs in my house

>look up talstar pro or talstar p, it is for the most part the same stuff the use.
It is safe for pets and kids once its dry (its only wet as long as water takes to dry)
Its easy to use you mix it and some water in a sprayer the hit around your house 2ft out and 2 ft up to make a "wall" of protection. hit around doors, windows, and pipes. I found that the bugs inside your home will die off fairly fast on their own for the most part. so you dont really have to spray inside unless you have a specific trouble spot. The Bugs in side your home will die off on their own, like spiders die off due to lack of new food. and any other bugs would only be around cause you are leaving food around for them to get at clean your house/check your food storage.
here is a video on it there are plenty more on youtube
the chem
(i bought the bigger bottle myself still way cheap)
a sprayer
a mask ( i use one just cause i dont want to breath it in while spraying it, since when i hit windows it is spraying overhead and there is more of a chance for the mist coming back on me )
and to keep you protected some eye protection, some rubber gloves for mixing and spraying and some long pants and long sleeve shirt.
Also for pest control you should make sure all shrubs and trees are trimmed away from touching your house as they can allow for paths beyond your "wall"

on your roaches you need to id to see if they are german roaches the small ones that scamper on the kitchen counter when you turn the light on) are resistant to insecticides. You will want to use a high quality roach bait like Invict , Maxforce Select, Maxforce Magnum, or Advion Roach Bait and kill out the population with the bait.

u/pgh_duddy · 1 pointr/GolfGTI

I was using THIS before I decided to get one for the pressure washer. It works pretty decent, but it's nowhere near as good as one that hooks to a pressure washer.

u/VITOCHAN · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

This thing has saved me. I fill it up, set a chair next to the tent, pump a few times, throw on some tunes and water away. Might take a bit longer, but I find it saves my back pain !

u/BOFslime · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

The Gilmour Foamaster II (same thing) is available on amazon for $39.99 Prime - For those that are just looking for the foam gun.

These however do not foam like a pressure washer lance, so some people will be disappointed if that's what they're looking for.

u/giftedburnout · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

3x3 Tent

260w QB

110w cob

3x 15 gallon smart part with living organic soil from u/buildasoil

Everything is copacetic so far. I can’t believe the difference spraying the water into the soil vs hand pouring the water makes. I knew people sprayed but I thought it was just extra money out the window. Picked up a 1 gal Chapin sprayer from Home Depot for $9 about 3 weeks ago and the life in the soil started going crazy. Suddenly I got roots growing under my mulch layer and mushrooms popping out randomly.

TLDR get a sprayer that shit works wonders.

u/rabidbob · 3 pointsr/DIY

Pick up one of these suckers.

Buy a large bag of table salt, put your biggest pot on the stove, bring it to the boil. Once boiling, start adding the salt bit at a time until the water won't hold any more salt. Let it cool (takes quite a while), then load it into the pressure sprayer; spray them weeks. On a hot day if you do it in the morning they'll be dead by sundown.

u/anewatrophy · 9 pointsr/AutoDetailing

If you are planning to detail for the long term, I'd suggest investing in some bulk / concentrated products rather than the consumer-grade & Ultimate Meguiar's line.

I've tried to break down the supplies I'd suggest. Of course, don't just throw out your existing supplies. Use them up and then get the concentrates / bulk.

Note: There's no need to get everything in this list. Just get what you need. There's also cheaper alternatives to several of the products, and probably cheaper sites than those in my links. Some of the products I use because I want to support the manufacturer and/or because I trust the manufacturer. Use what you like and use it often. :)


Dust, light bug gut, and light bird bomb removal / lube

u/joelerv · 3 pointsr/Volkswagen

Or something like this. (Gilmour Foamaster II Cleaning Sprayer
I also think pressure washers are a pain in the ass if you just quickly want to wash your car.