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Old 02-06-2017, 08:20 AM   #1
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I've come across some videos on YouTube that show people using what looks like a pressure washer with steam. They look like professional grade. Do they make any at the consumer grade level?
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I've come across some videos on YouTube that show people using what looks like a pressure washer with steam. They look like professional grade. Do they make any at the consumer grade level?
Depends on what you call consumer grade (price point)?

http://autogeek.commerce-search.net/...=steam&x=0&y=0

If anyone would have one worth owning as a consumer, it would be these guys. I would consider $500 to $1K consumer grade given that most pro systems are north of $4 or $5K. There's only so cheap you can go or should go.

If they were to offer one too cheap then you get the average Joe doing stuff they shouldn't and just jacking up their paint and trying to come after the manufacturer for ruining their paint.
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A Dupray can be expensive, but what is the age, make & model of the vehicle you're looking to steam clean? Personally it's a pain-staking process and I would only use is for rare occasions such as a barn-find original paint 50/60 year old car... On an old classic or older vehicle, you wouldn't want to use running water for two reasons.

1.) Corrosion Prevention
2.) Seals and rubber and door jambs may be deteriorated.

I personally would rather do a No Rinse Wash prior to any surface prep.

But again, I ask what is the goal you're trying to achieve and for what vehicle?
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