Cleaning an ATV with a pressure washer is a great way to keep it looking and running great. This quick and easy guide will show you how to do it.
Prepare For Pressure Washing
Pressure cleaning is a process that uses high-pressure water to clean surfaces. When done properly, pressure washing can remove significant amounts of dirt, dust, and residue from surfaces. Although pressure cleaning is a common household task, it can be difficult to perform correctly. To ensure a successful pressure washing experience, follow these tips:
- Pre-clean the area to be cleaned. This will help reduce the amount of dirt and residue that will be removed by the pressure washer. Clean dry surfaces with a cloth before beginning the pressure washing process.
- Use the proper detergent and water concentration. Detergents formulated for use with pressure washers are designed to dissolve oils and create streams of soap bubbles that attack dirt and grime. Choose a detergent with a PH level below 7 and make sure to use enough water to fully dilute the product.
- Start the power washer at LOW or REMOTE SPEED and adjust the pressure as needed. High pressured water can damage fabric surfaces and should not be used on any surface that is not cleanable with standard household cleaners. Always wear protective clothing while using a power washer; gloves, leg protectors, hats, etc.
What PSI Should I Use To Clean My ATV
The maximum permissible pressure for a pressure washer is typically 100 psi. However, the vapor pressure of many cleaning chemicals is much higher than 100 psi; in fact, many chemical vapors have a vapor pressure of over 1,000 psi. Therefore, use the highest pressure setting your machine can handle to clean your vehicle.