Who you gonna call ---- PORTABLE POWER WASHER.,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
How to review a portable Ghostbusters kit sorry powerwasher :)
1st off it arrived well in advance of the estimate delivery date so thats to be commended, and the price seemed reasonable so nothing to qwibble about there.
But and you sensed a BUT coming, the washing brush was of a poor quality as the bristles were badly cut (uneven like a toddler had trimmed it) with frayed ends.
You got a lance and nozzle for the end of it and a wee bag of rubber seal and pump washers for replacements if needed, and a very small piece of paper for instructions.
The instructions are anything but clear as instantly when it came to open the pump to fill it, it tells you to remove the handle but could i get the handle off?
You would not want to use a little power as the handle is made from plastic and i would expect it to snap if even a little bit of pressure applied.
So off to the streetwize website for help, and they show a video how to use it and guess what, opening the pump was skipped over but it clearly shows you the demonstrator closing the pump by inserting the handle again.
Still none the wiser i rung their helpline/contact number and asked for assistance and currently 3 hours later and counting waiting for a reply even though they claimed somebody would ring back asap.
Bored waiting i ignored the instruction guide and video and went straight to the cup bit on the top (which remains on in the video on the website while being filled) and noticed it had threads showing so taking a risk i twisted it like a bottle cap (was worried it might be sealed due to being a pressure bottle) but it started to come off pretty easily.........and ta-da we have entry to fill the bottle.
I eagerly filled it up and added car wax shampoo and popped downstairs to try it out on the car (live in a flat hence the need for the pump washer).
Used the recommended max 25 pumps and started it off with the brush attachment........after removing all the frayed ends that were falling off the bristles.
It seems to be going well and had no problems, it seemed to be scrubbing with soapy water and dirt was coming off my white car.
But come to rinsing time with a brand new non soapy refill and the recommended 25 pumps with the lance and the spray nozzle attached, the stream of pressure was quite lacking and very quickly it would just drop in power that its more like a rain drizzle than any sort of added oomph.
I had to repump on several occasions and even added a few extra until it was beginning to become a tad harder to pump / valve on bottle hissed.
But even that pressure ran to a drizzle after 40-60 seconds, ok it was reasonable to rinse of soapy suds but to remove the mud the video shows on the website i have my doubts.....unless somebody is pumping and keeping the pressure continuously going it will never remove that sort of mess.
End of the day it is better than lumbering buckets of water from an upstairs flat to the car and it will wash pretty well and rinses off quite reasonably but power washer not a chance and to be honest i wasn't expecting it to be but the video claims it removes thick mud with ease............yeap with somebody off camera pumping away LOL.