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

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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: if the paint on the car is fading,rusting,or peeling
Stick's Pressure Washing
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Too much pressure well actually remove it
buffalopressurwashing
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: A trained tech should be able to evaluate before approaching
Hood Technologies Fire Safety I nc
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: Never
Explanation: We wash / detail your motor vehicle by hand, then use a gentle pressure washer to rinse your vehicle. No high pressure sprayer is used. We want your vehicle to look better, not worse!
Derricos mobile car wash and detail
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If you get too close or paint is already chipping off
Roop's Lawn Services, LLC
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I have blasted my truck and it still has paint on it
Mr.shinywash.com
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: yes, if the paint has a loose clear coat or a damaged area from an accident ..it will peel it right off.
Dan's Pressure Washing and Sealing
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: I wouldn't recommend putting a high pressure hose right up to a cars surface. There are companies who use pressure washers on a lower pressure setting and clean cars and this is fine to do.
5 Star Property Maintenance & Pressure Washing, LLC
ProMatcher
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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