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Looks pretty cool. Wonder how much it costs?

I'd be deathly afraid to clean auto paint like he did though with a microfiber.
 

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Looks pretty cool. Wonder how much it costs?

I'd be deathly afraid to clean auto paint like he did though with a microfiber.
I agree, I would not use just steam. You need to rinse off the fine gritty grains of dust, mud and sand first.
 

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Looks cool. The way those vapor steamers are used on a floor I thought he was going to use it that way on the paint. But he was using it on an angle with a gun, not a direct shot and nor was he keeping it on one spot for long. So I think user error could come into play here. He comes from an auto detail background, so I think he knows if it scratches paint or not. Pretty safe used the correct way.

I thought he was going to spray Jay at one point. lol.
 

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Jay looked totally bored.

I didn't mean the steamer would scratch the paint. The microfiber on the other hand scares the bejesus out of me. They hang on to the most minute particles that can potentially cause abrasions. I never wash my car with one for that reason.

That steamer seemed to have a lot of pressure so I'm curious why he didn't use it like a hose to just wash the dirt off. If he had some kind of wide mouth nozzle to create more of a fanned out spray I bet he could 'hose' that car off in no time.
 

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Jay looked totally bored.

I didn't mean the steamer would scratch the paint. The microfiber on the other hand scares the bejesus out of me. They hang on to the most minute particles that can potentially cause abrasions. I never wash my car with one for that reason.

That steamer seemed to have a lot of pressure so I'm curious why he didn't use it like a hose to just wash the dirt off. If he had some kind of wide mouth nozzle to create more of a fanned out spray I bet he could 'hose' that car off in no time.
Jay always looks like that with a lot of his videos. He's funny that way. I think he gets bored with the entire filming process. It's not organic. I am sure there are takes and retakes etc. which to me sounds extremely boring.

I agree the microfiber would or could potentially scratch surfaces. But I think their main selling point on that machine is the environmental aspect. Less water usage and chemicals as well. California is drought country.
 

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Jay always looks like that with a lot of his videos. He's funny that way. I think he gets bored with the entire filming process. It's not organic. I am sure there are takes and retakes etc. which to me sounds extremely boring.

I agree the microfiber would or could potentially scratch surfaces. But I think their main selling point on that machine is the environmental aspect. Less water usage and chemicals as well. California is drought country.
He's got a big brain too so he's probably like, "Hey kid I seen this all before, pickup the pace."

I've never seen his garage before, is that a painting behind them that looks like a train station?

No doubt the angle was water conservation. I still think if it could produce a wide spray it it wouldn't use much more if any water. Plus he's got that thing blasting away as I remember while he's wiping with the microfiber. So if he got rid of the micro fiber step I think he could save more water there too.
 

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I think he was using tap water so the TDS could be high and would leave spots. The microfiber cloth helps to prevent spots by drying and wiping away the soil.

Jay has the garage of garages. He must have so many toys in there. Truly a man cave. lol.
 
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It has been several years since anyone has been on this thread, but I assure you that there is nothing better for cleaning "Clean" cars then the Optima Steamer(R)

If you are in Southern California and want to try it for yourself just shoot me a message and I will bring one out for you to try!
 

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I'd like to try one out.
 

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It has been several years since anyone has been on this thread, but I assure you that there is nothing better for cleaning "Clean" cars then the Optima Steamer(R)

If you are in Southern California and want to try it for yourself just shoot me a message and I will bring one out for you to try!
why would I clean something clean.
lets talk about cleaning the things that need cleaning and see how your steamer will do.

I'm in LA just say when
 

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We had the optima steamer but ended up selling it and wanted something better. We ended up purchasing a Lamborghini powered steamer called Fortador . Fortador is a steam machine company which the boiler system is made by Lamborghini's ac/heating division. It is diesel powered, has a touchscreen menu system, 16 bar, 200 degree, 2 chemical injection systems, option to have three techs , and comes with a vacuum set to do carpet or upholstery . You can set it to wet vapor steam or dry steam depending on your situation. We use it for clinics, indoor trampoline parks, gyms, kid play areas
 

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I only do auto detailing and just joined this forum to get a better understanding of the carpet cleaning side of detailing. But at one point I did consider this machine for my busines. The single wand version is around $8,000-$9,000. The dual wand is $10,000-$12,000.
They seem well built machines. But I don’t believe in using only steam to detail with. If that’s all you used it might be the machine for you. But for me it was too much money and way too big for my shop.
 

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We had the optima steamer but ended up selling it and wanted something better. We ended up purchasing a Lamborghini powered steamer called Fortador . Fortador is a steam machine company which the boiler system is made by Lamborghini's ac/heating division. It is diesel powered, has a touchscreen menu system, 16 bar, 200 degree, 2 chemical injection systems, option to have three techs , and comes with a vacuum set to do carpet or upholstery . You can set it to wet vapor steam or dry steam depending on your situation. We use it for clinics, indoor trampoline parks, gyms, kid play areas
How is this machine working out for you? We strongly considered this machine for our shop before going with another steamer. But I really liked this model from everything I read about it. I came very close to pulling the trigger on this one.
 
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We had the optima steamer but ended up selling it and wanted something better. We ended up purchasing a Lamborghini powered steamer called Fortador . Fortador is a steam machine company which the boiler system is made by Lamborghini's ac/heating division. It is diesel powered, has a touchscreen menu system, 16 bar, 200 degree, 2 chemical injection systems, option to have three techs , and comes with a vacuum set to do carpet or upholstery . You can set it to wet vapor steam or dry steam depending on your situation. We use it for clinics, indoor trampoline parks, gyms, kid play areas
How is this machine working out for you? We strongly considered this machine for our shop before going with another steamer. But I really liked this model from everything I read about it. I came very close to pulling the trigger on this one.
By far way better. I have the Fortador diesel model. Not the Fortador plus. The only difference that the plus is that they have wet vac but they want to charge 2k extra for it. I paid around 7. The one in the picture is the electric model. Do not get that one. You loose pressure. It comes with dual wand for two guys. Everyone who buys it normally is a detail shop but we use it for cleaning especially indoor trampoline parks. The hose that they provide is only 30. We changed the fittings and bought high temp pressure washer hose with American quick connects. The connections that they have are weird from Europe but we changed them to American. They state that if you get longer hose that you will loose pressure but we never did. It’s a beast. I will take videos next week. If you want to check it out. So far I am happy with it. By far the best steamer out there.
 

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I only do auto detailing and just joined this forum to get a better understanding of the carpet cleaning side of detailing. But at one point I did consider this machine for my busines. The single wand version is around $8,000-$9,000. The dual wand is $10,000-$12,000.
They seem well built machines. But I don’t believe in using only steam to detail with. If that’s all you used it might be the machine for you. But for me it was too much money and way too big for my shop.
I got the lowest version and it was only 7. But It is dual wand , the 9 k version is the plus with auto vac but you can hook up a small wet vac and use the steam from the hose . Not worth the extra 2k
 

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I only do auto detailing and just joined this forum to get a better understanding of the carpet cleaning side of detailing. But at one point I did consider this machine for my busines. The single wand version is around $8,000-$9,000. The dual wand is $10,000-$12,000.
They seem well built machines. But I don’t believe in using only steam to detail with. If that’s all you used it might be the machine for you. But for me it was too much money and way too big for my shop.
Yea I’ve noticed if the vehicle is very dirty with dirt , it is not as effective. You need water rinse and scrub first then use the steamer for extra finishing touches .
 

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Good to hear. The main reason we didn’t go with this one is because of its size. We ended up with a “Vapor Rino 145” it does very well for what we use it for. But I always wondered how the Lamborghini would turn out. I’m glad it does a good job for you.