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    Apartment washing without a hose

    Being in an apartment for the time being has made for some interesting challenges but that hasn't stopped me from keeping vehicles clean. On the plus side I do have a two car garage that I keep my vehicles in. Anyhow I wanted to share what has helped me get by for now. A little modified wash technique and you are good to go. Using distilled water makes the difference.

    I do have a floor squeegee that I use to push the water out the door.


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    Great tip. Mike.

    Btw. I remember your black E91. I wanted one a few years back but there just weren't that many in the used market in my area. Weren't you in Germany protecting our national interest.

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    Awesome work Mike! I wouldn't know where to begin without a hose.
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    Nice job! I have been in a condo garage for 10 years with all my cars, I have no power to the parking space nor do I have any water. My regimen is very simple; it goes to a touchless car wash first where I choose just the rinse cycle, then I bring it home and do a Gary Dean rinseless wash with car Pro Ech20, followed by a quick wipe down with Carpro elixir. The car always looks stunning.
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    Re: Apartment washing without a hose

    Quote Originally Posted by psnt1ol View Post
    Great tip. Mike.

    Btw. I remember your black E91. I wanted one a few years back but there just weren't that many in the used market in my area. Weren't you in Germany protecting our national interest.
    Thanks Peter.

    Great car. This one was special ordered in this combination.

    I was in Germany for a total of 7 years. Now Minot ND is where I call home. Doing the same thing now as I did when I was active duty. Only now a civilian.

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    Awesome work Mike! I wouldn't know where to begin without a hose.
    Thanks Chris! It takes a bit of an adjustment thats for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by glen e View Post
    Nice job! I have been in a condo garage for 10 years with all my cars, I have no power to the parking space nor do I have any water. My regimen is very simple; it goes to a touchless car wash first where I choose just the rinse cycle, then I bring it home and do a Gary Dean rinseless wash with car Pro Ech20, followed by a quick wipe down with Carpro elixir. The car always looks stunning.
    Apartment washing without a hose-b6a92a21-a11e-467f-a46b-be364642ac29-jpeg
    Thanks Glen. That sounds like a solid maintenance plan.

    Love that X2 M35i :dblthumb:

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    Re: Apartment washing without a hose

    I've been using an IK 1.5 for pre-wash foaming and the Worx hydroshot to rinse the car off, also for cleaning the tires/wheels/wells. I mean I have 3 five gallon buckets, 2 for the 2BM and the 3rd for rinse water for the foaming pre-wash and 2BM. I also have something called The Bucket Buddy that carries 2 of the five gallon buckets around. This is when I feel a 2BM is needed, usually a RW with 1 or 2 buckets is good enough but I always have the Worx to clean the tires/wheels/wells, I never do a half arse wash....ever!

    All you have to do is make the commitment to the tools and process. Also don't expect the Worx hydroshot to have the pressure of a power washer, its battery powered and there is a "new and improved" model, lucky you guysApartment washing without a hoseApartment washing without a hose

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    Re: Apartment washing without a hose

    I just use waterless - too much hassle to use a pressure washer of any description for me - I did try it. Currently experimenting with a coating to see whether it reduces the amount of swirling I get - I'm not expecting miracles.

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    Re: Apartment washing without a hose

    I am adding my .02. I detail full time from my garage in Wyoming. We did not get a chance to have a water source added to the garage. My solution for winter time is a GreenWorks cordless pressure washer. i got the one with a removable bucket that sits on top that holds about 3-4 gallons???? i upgraded the hose and wand with obsessed garage parts, and use my MTM foam cannon. I am overly impressed with the overall performance of the unit. A bit pricey at around $250 with battery, but a fantastic solution, if you need one.

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    Great video. I think this is a great alternative for those who can't find a touchless or pay-and-spray easily, or if the car would be filthy again by the time they got home. Something like this would be the only way I'd be comfortable doing a rinseless wash in the winter.

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