Flash car cleaner thingy

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Quite a few years ago we bought one of those Flash car cleaner thingies where you have a filter in it that stops the limescale coming through and it worked really well.

We can still get new filters on eBay but now the 'O' ring on the actual thing itself has gone, I'm not very good at explaining myself I know, but I can't find anywhere that sells the actual unit.

I can't believe they have stopped making them when they seem to work so well. Does anyone know of any other way to wash your car without leaving all those awful water marks :(
 

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Just fit a new O ring what size is it
 
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Just fit a new O ring what size is it

Well Malcolm apparently it's a totally obscure size. OH reckons he carries 1000's of 'O' rings at work and none of them are the right size so he may have to get one made for it, seems a bit daft to me :confused:

We are fine washing the merc with the awful hard water down here as silver doesn't seem to show the water marks so much, but the healey is a different story :eek:
 

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Well Malcolm apparently it's a totally obscure size. OH reckons he carries 1000's of 'O' rings at work and none of them are the right size so he may have to get one made for it, seems a bit daft to me :confused:

We are fine washing the merc with the awful hard water down here as silver doesn't seem to show the water marks so much, but the healey is a different story :eek:

Just let me know the size when he comes home,,I have a few laying around
 

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Quite a few years ago we bought one of those Flash car cleaner thingies where you have a filter in it that stops the lime scale coming through and it worked really well.

We can still get new filters on eBay but now the 'O' ring on the actual thing itself has gone, I'm not very good at explaining myself I know, but I can't find anywhere that sells the actual unit.

I can't believe they have stopped making them when they seem to work so well. Does anyone know of any other way to wash your car without leaving all those awful water marks :(

Hi Lyn.

I too bought one of these. I am equally incredulous that they have stopped making them. I even contacted Procter and Gamble at quite a senior level to ask why, and did not get a persuasive answer.

I have long since run out of the washing fluid and the filter cartridges are "spent", but I still use it with a different sort of shampoo. It continues to work well, both for the gun, which minimizes the amount of water used in washing, and the aerosol spray which still has a non staining/streaking effect.

I have taken to a final wipe round with a shammy (chamois?), but the net effect remains very positive.
 

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Me thinks the clue was in the 'Brand' - Flash: 'here today gone tomorrow' or in some cases even quicker than that, there's an opener for you Alex;);):rolleyes:
 

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Me thinks the clue was in the 'Brand' - Flash: 'here today gone tomorrow' or in some cases even quicker than that, there's an opener for you Alex;);):rolleyes:

He doesnt need any encouragement Dosco !!!!!
 

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Hi Lyn.



I have taken to a final wipe round with a shammy .

Was that Shammy (Shami) Chakrabarti of Liberty if so I do so hope you wrung her out afterwards:rolleyes:;:lol:
 

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You could solve the problem by buying a water descaler/softner which prevents limescale fitted on your main water line just after the indoor stoptap.

Not only will this stop the limescale while washing your car but will give the whole house softer water protecting all household apliances eg boiler washing machine etc.

The electrostatic are the best option now with a simple installation no wire etc just plb into the pipework and he presto softer water.

Cost is about £15 and they last about 4 years effectively and can be purchased from any good plbs merchant or DIY shop or do a search on ebay and there are hundreds on there.

Hope this helps
 

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