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Benefits of using a short gun vs a long one


As a detailer, you already know the importance of having a pressure washer for cleaning vehicles. However, you may have noticed that pressure washers come with different types of guns, which can be confusing for some people. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of using a short pressure washer gun versus using a long one.

First, let’s define what we mean by short and long pressure washer guns. A short pressure washer gun is typically between 10 to 20 inches long, while a long pressure washer gun can be up to 4 feet long.

The main benefit of using a short pressure washer gun is maneuverability. Short guns are easier to handle and allow you to move around the vehicle with greater ease. This is especially important when cleaning hard-to-reach areas such as wheels, undercarriages, and tight spaces. With a short gun, you can quickly adjust the angle of the spray and get into those nooks and crannies that a longer gun might not be able to reach.

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Another advantage of a short pressure washer gun is that it is less cumbersome. A shorter gun is lighter and easier to hold, reducing fatigue during long cleaning sessions. This makes it a great option for detailers who are not accustomed to using pressure washers or have physical limitations.

On the other hand, a long pressure washer gun can be useful for cleaning larger vehicles such as RVs, trucks, or buses. With a longer gun, you can clean a larger area without having to move around as much. Additionally, a long gun can be useful for cleaning high areas such as the roofs of vehicles or buildings.

However, it’s important to note that a longer gun may reduce the pressure of the water flow. As the water travels through a longer wand, it can lose pressure, resulting in a weaker stream that may not be as effective at cleaning.

In conclusion, both short and long pressure washer guns have their advantages and disadvantages. While a longer gun can be useful for certain situations, a short pressure washer gun is generally more maneuverable, less cumbersome, and can be more effective at cleaning hard-to-reach areas. As a detailer, it’s important to have both options available to you so you can choose the best gun for each job.


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