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Offline Rollingrock

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chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« on: March 23, 2009, 02:29:19 PM »
Anyone else having issues with chemical heads and wheel brightner?

Either I got a bad bach of spray heads or this stuff is too powerful even 8:1 for the chemical resistant heads.

I get to do 3 wheels then the head won't spray...grab another one, same thing. 

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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 02:50:39 PM »
I rarely have a problem with a chem resistant spray head... the heads I always have problem with are the dang foaming heads.
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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009, 03:03:35 PM »
The foaming heads are junk.  I just picked up some WB.  I haven't even tried it out yet.  It seems like there are new chem resistant heads though.  The one I used to get from aDS were all plastic including the inner part of the nozzle.  The new ones look like this now...

that brass part is new, the trigger is longer and theres a metal rivet you can see in the picture as well that wasn't on the old ones.
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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 03:21:44 PM »
Oooo, fancy. I may need to get some. I broke my HD head a month or so ago and have been using some random one I had in my tool box.

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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009, 03:25:00 PM »
While I understand that brass is a bit more resilient (and spark-free), I'd think that the metal will break down fairly quickly with a product like Westley's or similar...   I'd be very interested hearing what you have to say about it once you have it in hand...

BTW, what is 'WB'... I'm missing an acronym there.
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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009, 03:31:10 PM »
Wheel Brightener.  A lot of the time I will try to type things out atleast once in my post before I use an acronym but when I typed it out the first time I spelled it horribly wrong and decided it was much easier to just type WB. 
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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 03:50:58 PM »
I went through a chemical head using WB. I read somewhere that it was suggested to run regular water through it after using it, I started doing this and so far so good. Seems WB was eating the seals inside of something.

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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 03:56:40 PM »
Yup, same problems with wheel brightener. I've gone to pulling and flushing (with water) my heads from that particular product and keeping them off the bottle until I need them. Unfortunately, the combination of a harsh product and Chinese quality is hurting this one.

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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009, 04:00:41 PM »
i did see the new heads at ADS, going to pick up some to test it out.

The "grey" ones are not working, but they work fine with APC+...go figure

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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009, 04:16:44 PM »
I have some of the new heads.  I just haven't tried them out with wheel brightener yet.
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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2009, 09:36:04 PM »
Not to jack the thread but does anybody use the High Volume spray heads for anything?  I was thinking of using it for just water to help rinse door jams and such where I don't want to use a hose because of splatter.
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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2009, 09:55:43 PM »
I have a high volume sprayer that I used to use for Hyperdressing. I switched back to the regular sprayer because it put to much product out and I was wasting a lot. It should work for door jambs it does put out a pretty good amount of liquid.

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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2009, 06:20:38 AM »
Not to jack the thread but does anybody use the High Volume spray heads for anything?  I was thinking of using it for just water to help rinse door jams and such where I don't want to use a hose because of splatter.

I use a little 2 gallon garden sprayer for door jambs and the little bit of under the hood stuff I allow myself to get into.

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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2009, 07:10:19 AM »
My preferred methodology on door jambs is to drink heavily EARLY in the detail so that I have my own 'personal' sprayer.   :red:
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Re: chemical heads bad after using wheel brightner???
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2009, 08:13:14 AM »
My preferred methodology on door jambs is to drink heavily EARLY in the detail so that I have my own 'personal' sprayer.   :red:

Oh man... That reminds me of something...

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