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Flash Car Wash System £5.99

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9y, 6m agoFound 9 years, 6 months ago
Was In my local poundstretcher today.
They are selling the flash car wash system for £5.99 !
The water filter cartridges are selling for £0.99p!!!
Normal price in Halfords etc is about £16 and £4.99 for the cartridges,
think I got about 15 cartridges today .
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#1
If your lucky some Woolworths stores have these at £5, normal still stuck somewhere in there stock room.
Might need to ask someone in store.

Chris
#2
Great deal. Voted hot!!!
#3
Going there tomorrow far that!!

It's on their website under the 'offers' section too :)

voted hot!
#4
I have seen the soap and water filters at 99p store in west ealing today.
suspended#5
the flash car thing is rubbish and i seemed to use nearly the whole thing to clean my astra.
#6
worldwide3rider
the flash car thing is rubbish and i seemed to use nearly the whole thing to clean my astra.


Well, you would buy a vauxhall. Jeremy Clarkson's favourite make....not!!! Only joking.

They do seem a bit gimmiky. I'll stick to the car wash. I can get a job done just as well for under a fiver...and I don't get my hands wet!
#7
It takes a bit of practice , I think its great , you can stick
any shampoo in it and the good thing about it is the fact you are not
washing your car with dirty water from a bucket,
The downside was the water filter cartridges that are about £5 and only
last about ten washes...............get a load of the poundstretcher 99p ones !
happy days :-D
#8
springbrucesteen
It takes a bit of practice , I think its great , you can stick
any shampoo in it and the good thing about it is the fact you are not
washing your car with dirty water from a bucket,
The downside was the water filter cartridges that are about £5 and only
last about ten washes...............get a load of the poundstretcher 99p ones !
happy days :-D


Fair play...I still can't be bothered to get my hands wet though!!! Perhaps I can buy one for the missus...;-)
#9
These have been £5.99 at INSTORE for about the past 4 to 5 months.

Bought one..but to be honest i dont use it......too fiddly and too much like hard work.

They are OK for washing a nearly clean car....but if its really dirty then forget it....as all you are doing is spraying on foam and then sponging it around..which, will cause you swirls...the rinse is good as it means you dont have to chamois...but to me, it was a lot of quick rushing around for the sake of it.

Is it 'easier' than a bucket and washmit?...NO
Is it 'quicker'....ever so slightly YES
Are the results better?....NO...Its too easy to miss bits in the frantic rush to sponge off the foam before it trickles off.


IMHO they are a 'fad' and probably the reason they are being reduced everywhere now.


Just my 2 peneth.
#10
springbrucesteen
the good thing about it is the fact you are not
washing your car with dirty water from a bucket,
:-D


Bad advice and simply not true.

With the flash system you are in effect smearing the dirt around the paintwork after youve sprayed the foam and this WILL cause swirls in the paintwork. With a bucket you are rinsing the dirt off every time you put your sponge/washmitt in the bucket.

The FLASH system is NOT good if you have very good paintwork and want to keep it swirl free.

If you just want a clean-(ish) car then they are at best OK.
banned#11
You are correct!

I too paid around £20 from halfords (just to try it really)

Its absolutely CRAP. Worthless.

Seriously, if they were being given away free, I'd still not be interested. They are attrocious useless things, and a bucket and sponge/car wash is MASSIVELY more effective.

(Do you sense I don't like these things?)
#12
for the regular price on the device plus refill why not just go to the car wash for £2.00? (tesco's)

id still say its a hot deal though because its less than half price.
#13
CrackerJack
£3.00 for a bucket, 5 sponges and a carton of washnwax from pound shop.

Far more effective than the Flash Wash which I wasted £20 on a few years back.


Nothing is better than good old old fashion way! :thumbsup:
#14
I don't think the thing is too bad. The shampoo is definitely good at getting rid of grease and crap when used neat. However the refills are rather expensive.
#15
Just get a Pressure Washer, job sorted and its fun :p
#16
jocksteeluk
for the regular price on the device plus refill why not just go to the car wash for £2.00? (tesco's)

id still say its a hot deal though because its less than half price.




Id rather have a dirty car than take my beloved motor through a car wash:? ...Those things inflict horrendous swirls onto your paintwork like you wouldnt believe!!....you'll be spending the next Sunday polishing them out!!
#17
I found this system to be very good.
The filter system for the end rinse was great. No drying or "White" spots.
Only thing I did find was that you needed to Wax the car once every month.
#18
I used mine for my company car and found it to be very good. I'm not so bothered about the paintwork swirls or whatever coz the cars is not mine, just a great way to keep the crap off!
The hosepipe ban last year did stop me using it tho!
I will probably get some refills coz this is a great price
#19
Just to add my two pennorth worth, I have had one of the Flash car wash systems for several years now having paid £20 when it first came out. To be honest I was half expecting it to be rubbish but I was wrong. I really like it and use it every week on mine and my wifes car.

I think it depends on how you use the thing really. I wet the whole car with the plain water, then do a section at a time wetting it with the shampoo and removing the dirt with a wool wash mitt and then rinse that section clean again using the plain water.

I repeat this process all over the car usually doing the top, then the front, then the left and then right sides and finishing at the back.

I then rinse the whole thing with the de-ionised water and come back out 15 minutes to a clean, dry car with no water spots. Result.
#20
spenspuma
Bad advice and simply not true.





With the flash system you are in effect smearing the dirt around the paintwork after youve sprayed the foam and this WILL cause swirls in the paintwork. With a bucket you are rinsing the dirt off every time you put your sponge/washmitt in the bucket.

The FLASH system is NOT good if you have very good paintwork and want to keep it swirl free.

If you just want a clean-(ish) car then they are at best OK.


Really bad advice.



Like I said the device takes a bit of practice,
anybody who likes to keep there car swirl free will know a bucket and sponge is only taking the dirt that has to be in the dirty water in the bucket and spreading it about your car (probably with a huge jumbo sponge )
Use the flash device like a constant stream of CLEAN soapy water , wash mitt on one hand flash gun in the other.
Personally I give the car a good blast on the "just water" setting , this gets rid of some of the dirt before you start washing.
next do the roof ,a good soak on the "shampoo" setting , then keep the shampoo going while you wash the roof with a good quality wash mitt.
repeat over whole car , do the wheels with a sponge.
leave the car for a couple of mins then starting from the top go over the whole car on the filtered water setting this will dry to a spot free finish so you dont need to hand dry your car.
there you go , a complete guide on how to wash a car .
bucket and sponge indeed :p
I have been using this for years and find it so easy to use now and yes my car is swirl free.
#21
whats to stop u from having a bucket of water and dipping the flash unit in there now and again to clean in?
#22
twe
whats to stop u from having a bucket of water and dipping the flash unit in there now and again to clean in?


:?
#23
Why wash your car? It rains every other day.....Doh!
Save yourself a packet and leave it dirty that way no-one wants to nick it or even park next to it. Dirty cars get heads turning {thats for the boy racers}. Just remember all those £2-£3 car washes add up to a fortune over the years.
#24
springbrucesteen
Really bad advice.



Like I said the device takes a bit of practice,
anybody who likes to keep there car swirl free will know a bucket and sponge is only taking the dirt that has to be in the dirty water in the bucket and spreading it about your car (probably with a huge jumbo sponge )
Use the flash device like a constant stream of CLEAN soapy water , wash mitt on one hand flash gun in the other.
Personally I give the car a good blast on the "just water" setting , this gets rid of some of the dirt before you start washing.
next do the roof ,a good soak on the "shampoo" setting , then keep the shampoo going while you wash the roof with a good quality wash mitt.
repeat over whole car , do the wheels with a sponge.
leave the car for a couple of mins then starting from the top go over the whole car on the filtered water setting this will dry to a spot free finish so you dont need to hand dry your car.
there you go , a complete guide on how to wash a car .
bucket and sponge indeed :p
I have been using this for years and find it so easy to use now and yes my car is swirl free.



I am extremely fussy about marring and swirls on my paintwork and prefer using buckets and a mitt to wash my car. This is the same technique that the pros use. We're talking about people who charge thousands....yes THOUSANDS to valet a car, I think that they know a thing or two about washing cars. If buckets and mitts is good enough for them.....


(if you don't belive that some people charge £1000's for valeting, then google the site where a company valets £1,000,000 super cars)
#25
tonikeys
I am extremely fussy about marring and swirls on my paintwork and prefer using buckets and a mitt to wash my car. This is the same technique that the pros use. We're talking about people who charge thousands....yes THOUSANDS to valet a car, I think that they know a thing or two about washing cars. If buckets and mitts is good enough for them.....


(if you don't belive that some people charge £1000's for valeting, then google the site where a company valets £1,000,000 super cars)


Indeed they do. Check out this OTT car cleaning firm (the video is good)

:thumbsup:

http://www.johnchow.com/index.php/worlds-most-expensive-car-wash/
#26
Good deal, but I share the opinion of many on here. I've had one of these for a while now and it really isn't great. Save yourself a few quid and use a bucket and sponge - invest your fiver in a bottle of wax ;-)
#27
if your cars dirty take it to your local £5 car washers then do it with flash the next time you wash it your starter for ten!
#28
Just bought one for £5.99 and a few refills of the autodry for £1 each.

The shampooing isn't worth the money at all, however the rinsing andautodry feature certainly are :D

I think in the future, i'm going to stick to my normal cleaning routine (bucket and wash mitt) and then rinse and autodry using the flash - saves drying it, and i'd have the hose out anyway.

I'd say its well worth the fiver.

Gonna use it for the house windows too i reckon!
#29
springbrucesteen
Really bad advice.




anybody who likes to keep there car swirl free will know a bucket and sponge is only taking the dirt that has to be in the dirty water in the bucket and spreading it about your car .



:roll:

Us 'Pros' use the two bucket method and a grit guard in the buckets.

I havent used a 'sponge' for about 10 years!!

The Flash system, if used how you suggest will use a boat load of soap....

The problem with the Flash system is that you are never ever rinsing the dirt and grit out of the sponge/mitt.....that is unless you rinse the mitt every time you wipe the surface of the car which will mean the process is no quicker.


Each to their own on this one.....but i do not know of ONE serious detailing enthusiast that uses the Flash System.

Its for sunday morning quick cleaners...NOT for serious enthusiasts so please, dont anybody embarrass themselves by telling everyone that the Flash system is the best thing sinced slice bread and that using a wash mitt and bucket is for fools....:whistling:
#30
spenspuma
Id rather have a dirty car than take my beloved motor through a car wash:? ...Those things inflict horrendous swirls onto your paintwork like you wouldnt believe!!....you'll be spending the next Sunday polishing them out!!


What he said, I would never take my pride and joy to a car wash :| , Wash Mitt and two buckets here.
#31
The flash device can be used WITH the 2 bucket method.

Those that are going on about the pros are missing off a step that the pros have - they take thier water through water softeners. This is the part of the flash system thats worth your money.

Once you have washed the car using the 2 bucket method, using the flash device just on rince will mean you are using softened water thus reducing the chance of any water marks on the car.
#32
spenspuma
:roll:

Us 'Pros' use the two bucket method and a grit guard in the buckets.

I havent used a 'sponge' for about 10 years!!

The Flash system, if used how you suggest will use a boat load of soap....

The problem with the Flash system is that you are never ever rinsing the dirt and grit out of the sponge/mitt.....that is unless you rinse the mitt every time you wipe the surface of the car which will mean the process is no quicker.


Each to their own on this one.....but i do not know of ONE serious detailing enthusiast that uses the Flash System.


Its for sunday morning quick cleaners...NOT for serious enthusiasts so please, dont anybody embarrass themselves by telling everyone that the Flash system is the best thing sinced slice bread and that using a wash mitt and bucket is for fools....:whistling:


:roll:

Lets get this straight once and for all
You get your two buckets with your grit guard etc
you dip your mitt in , get it nice and soapy then start washing the car,
how much do you actually wash before you decide the mitt needs another
dip in the bucket , you could be causing swirl marks because you didnt get your wash mitt in that old fashioned soapy bucket enough.
Fill the Flash car wash up with a good quality car shampoo and you can easily
wash your whole car with the spray on the car and rinse your wash mitt as well , Its really not hard to wash with one hand and spray a lovely constant stream of soapy water at the same time.
I'm sure even serious detailers could manage it.
come on , move with the times, throw those buckets away :p
#33
The best thing I find about using the flash washer is the filter cartridges purifying the water. There should be little/no grit on the car by the time a mitt gets near it due to pressure washing it first.
#34
One happy bunny here. Great find, thanks for this. Just stocked up from my local in Borehamwood. Saved a fortune.
#35
can these still be bought?

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