Last Updated on June 11, 2023 by Stewart

A crucial component of any car detailing regimen is the access to a hose or pressure water.

There is somewhat of a snobby opinion among some detailers that a pressure water is the be all and end all. This is not the case. When it comes to detailing, a pressure washer will not automatically make the final finish infinitely better! A pressure washer does help in the cleaning process, however. There are a wide variety of pressure washers available at various price points.

A great alternative to a pressure washer is a high quality hose. Again, these are available at various price points. There are also various types of hoses that are available, including a normal garden hose and also expandable hoses.

To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of pressure washers, hoses and also attachments that will make your detailing experience a lot easier overall. We’ve also included the items that you should definitely stay away from.

In addition to that, it’s also important to point out that not everyone has access to a pressure washer. With that in mind, an alternative option is to use a foam sprayer in order to carry out a pre-wash. This is crucial when preserving a swirl and scratch free finish on the paint work.

A great example of a foam sprayer is the IK Foam Pro 2.

Of course, if you want to buy a pressure washer, there’s a lot to choose from. I’ve picked out two of my favourites and you can read about them here.

For those that are interested in carrying out a snow foam pre wash, we’ve collated a list of the best snow foam lances.

For those that prefer to use a hose with their car, I’ve made a list of my favourite hose spray guns and you can read more about them, here.

Similarly, if you’re in the market for a hose on a reel or cart, I’ve made my top picks. You can read more about them over here.