My sister just picked up a Sun Joe 3001 pressure washer for household chores. I figured I could borrow it to wash my Jeep, but I rarely wash the car myself and I’ve never used a pressure washer on my car before. Any tips or tricks would be appreciated.
I am. It's the SPX6001C-XR. No outlet or hose connection needed are the advantages. And you can still hook up to a hose if you want to. Disadvantage is only 1160 PSI max. That may be safer for the car but I don't know what psi is safe. Technically if you use the wrong tip attachment you can damage anything. I'm hoping it's sufficient for siding and deck work.
I got a sun joe SPX 4000 i think, and yes works great. I picked up a foam cannon from amazon, some good soap, and then a 50' extention. It nice that you can leave the unit hooked up close to the hose, and then just use the longer extention all around ur car.
I used the Sun Joe today. Decided to wash the wife’s car as a test run. Everything worked great!
Just a couple of observations though...
-The Sun Joe gun/wand is a little on the longer side. It can be hard to to maneuver in tight spots, especially with the foam cannon attached.
-The wand would be better with a slight bend in it.
I placed an Amazon order for a stubby gun. The stubby has an M22x14 inlet, but I don’t think it wI’ll be a problem. I have an extra male M22x14 quick release for the gun that should mate up to the female quick release already on my hose. They are both 3/8” fittings.
Another update... the Amazon stubby gun/foam cannon that came equipped with the M22x14 fitting worked fine if used WITH the QUICK RELEASE adapter. Otherwise, you’ll need an M22x15 adapter for it to fit to your Sun Joe hose