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In most cases
12%
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Question: Can pressure washing damage car paint?
Top Answer (76% of 78 votes): In some cases.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is completely safe to use a pressure washer to clean your car as long as the machine you are using is suitable and not excessively powerful, and that you ensure you do not hold the jet of water too close to the paintwork, or drive water into sensitive areas such as window seals or corroded bodywork.
Inviso Services
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is safe to use a pressure washer to clean your car as long as the machine you are using is suitable and not excessively powerful and that you ensure you do not hold the jet of water too close to the paintwork or drive water into sensitive areas such as window seals or corroded bodywork.
Prestige Power Washing, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Only using hard pressure
Professional Pressure Washing
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: It is normally safe to pressure wash a car, but you shouldn't stand too close, drive water into seals, or use too high of a PSI.
Wildcat Pressure Washing
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If there is a chip in the paint the pressurized water WILL make it bigger.
Elite Window Washing
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on the operator.
Jackson Services
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Sure, a pressure washer can blast away grime and dirt, but those opposed say it can also damage a vehicle if you don't know what you're doing. You might force water into areas it's not meant to go, rip off trim or peel paint if you happen to hit a flaw
Pro Clean
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Again - wrong spray tip and distance from the paint.
Brightway Window Cleaning & Powerwashing
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Yes if you use too much pressure it will strip the paint off.
Seymour Clearly
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: N/a
Hallelujah mobile detail & pressure washing
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on the psi used
Miami Pro Pressure Washer LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: if You Use The Wrong Tips Or Pressure
DDJ Mobile Pressure Washing and Car Washing, Detailing inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If the paint has air bubbles, chipped, or cracks then yes using pressure washer can and will damage it more. Just don't use the turbo, jet or I believe its the green one. But for one to know what he/she is doing can use the pw to wash the car.
A. ESCALANTE'S PRESSURE WASHIN
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: High pressure too close will damage and if the clear coat is cracking it can mess it up
Cutt-N-Crew
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Have to be careful and watch what your doing.
S. Williams Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Rare but holding the tip of a pressure gun too close can damage almost any surface.
Johnnyfin Paints
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Any car wash you go to uses a pressure washer.....but,most professional pressure washing machines can cause damage if used by inexperienced workers..putting the nozzle too close will peel paint off. I used a 3600psi/4gpm machine from Lowe's hardware to take the paint off my 1985 Chevy truck,I stripped the whole truck in 4 1/2 hours down to the primer!
Building Wash NC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Wrong pressure
Saul Reyes Contracting.
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If the pressure washer has too much pressure or if the operator washes too to the car.
High-End Mobile Detailing
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Always when washing autos use low pressure and watch not to rub water lines on cars
Garys deck
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: if rust is under it
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: depends on the pressure, the tip you are using and haw far away you are holding the wand.
Quality Pressure Washing of Houston
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Not designed for car paint
Temple Painting
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If your Paint is cracked or chipping it can get under the edge of the paint and cause more paint lose.
Howard's Pressure Cleaning
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Yes you would not use high pressure on car paint
H2O Environmental Alabama LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: With moderate pressure you can clean a car. But if you use too much pressure you will damage the paint.
Sunshine Business Group LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: if the pressure is high yes it can damage car paint.
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