If time really is money, then a garden pump sprayer deserves your attention. And once again I find myself going outside of my own industry for innovative ways to become more profitable!
I find it forever amusing as I witness the confused and perplexed expressions on both my customers faces, along with any nearby onlookers as I use some of the very uncommon tools as a detailing professional. I have had many a customer inquire as to what I could possibly use one of these traditional manual pump sprayers for if I am there to detail there car.
Likely this would be the time where most people would go into some sales pitch as to why you need to spend more money, not less money.
If you click on that link above, you will have noticed how inexpensive (cheap) this specific garden pump sprayer really is. I could easily steer you towards getting a more expensive stainless steel pump sprayer and I am sure I could come up with a rather compelling argument with intent to separate you from more of your money.
But here I am offering up my chemical pump sprayer review on a very inexpensive sprayer; to which I can respond with a single word:
When I first decided to try a garden variety pump sprayer for the dispensing of chemicals, it was all in the name of efficiency and utility. There are certain tasks of detailing that require the need to dispense large amounts of liquid chemicals that would tire your hand out if using a traditional hand-held sprayer. And based on the volume of the chemical needing to be sprayed, your hand could begin to really "feel the burn"!!
And I was tired of "feeling the burn"!
In the attempt to forever become more and more efficient, which in turn leads to profitability, I am forever looking for certain detailing hacks to accomplish this. The garden pump sprayer I have chosen here is based on experience, and what I always consider the winning balance. You might refer to this as the cost/benefit analysis in your own world.
So the question naturally becomes: "Why this particular garden pump sprayer Darren?"
No Sprayer Lasts Forever:
Darren's Tips of Use:
As a professional or a driveway detailer, I personally think everyone would benefit from having one of these sprayers on hand. Once you see how convenient they are in dispensing large amounts of product/chemical versus a traditional hand held trigger sprayer, it is hard to go back. These are the major areas I use the garden sprayer from above:
Car Wash Shampoo:
Cleaning wheels is one of the dirtiest jobs of detailing and an area in which I go through large amounts of wheel cleaner. For this reason I have used one of these garden pump prayers for a very long time. I have found that on these pump sprayers that if I unscrew the knob located on the trigger itself, it exposes a metal spring that is there to push back the handle everytime you depress it. After awhile this will become corroded and stop working. So I apply some heavy duty grease to the spring and it prevents corrosion for a very long time.
You can also spray WD-40 on the nozzle tip to extend the life of this part of the sprayer.
While not specifically intended for use in the world of auto detailing, this plastic sprayer pump has many uses to help make you more efficient in your detailing efforts, but also relieve a little more the agony that is a natural part of a labor intensive job/hobby!
P.S. If you are considering one of the small, hand held sprayers as they appear to be the more "winning balance" over this bigger garden pump sprayer... just know that I too have tried those but find that for the amount of liquids I go through, the small hand held versions will not allow for enough air to be pumped into them to pressurize the container. Therefore I have found I am having to continuously pump them up to keep them pressurized. This is not the case with this bigger one.