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Old 06-29-2018, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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windshield sprayers

Thinking about adding some sprayers on my roof to wash the mud off the windshield, could you guys post some pics of your set up to give me some ideas?

also what pumps are you guys using?
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Let me start with, I've never done it.

But if I did, I'd use a simple 12 volt chemical pump for a sprayer application. They can be found at most any farm store.
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Old 11-25-2018, 02:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Rv\marine pumps
industrial nozzels (think water truck,dustoff road sprayer)
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I really considered it a long time ago.. the problem is the pressure I think..

if the windshield wipers cant handle the clumps, etc... water streaming down wont make a difference..

save some time and effort and just carry a water container / like an igloo style.. and a few rags with it..

many people will ask to use your rags and water.. some will eventually copy you.. and its a lot cheaper then adding a water spraying kit..

Ive seen quite a few accidents from people with mud covered windows or windshield.. its a pretty messed up thing.. I almost hit a friend in a pit once..

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Yea try that in a sippy hole!
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Yea try that in a sippy hole!
I dont understand..

could you enlighten everyone?
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...fDs3H1Ke0YNUhi

this is a very old pic.. but it shows the kind of mud that you can NOT get off with a pressure sprayer at a car wash.. so, adding sprayers on the roof, spraying down.. will not remove the clumps..

I have hundreds of pics of that truck in the mud.. but the site hosting them, went down a week ago.. and Im willing to bet the sites wont come back..

edit: notice something missing in the pic?? lets see who notices 1st

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Old 12-21-2018, 07:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yea well....
Again a blacked out windshield is a problem that needs clearing up fast !!!
Like when you cannot just stop 3' from the edge of the parking lot!
Hah, I see the background, and the good 6" of grass growing there so yep nice field.

Try moving 3 miles from prepared road surfaces
still need to be moving AND navigate, now what good is your rag and bucket???

Yes I have greasy mud here, it still comes off.

Now the mall crawler you posted up is clean now right?!
So it ( quote the kind of mud that can not come off with a pressure sprayer at a car wash end quote )
My crew and my experience in mud spends longer in it than the extraction took the ford.

Yea haters and all that b.s.

I get greasy mud IS an issue, not arguing that, but rinsing the glass and NOT being worried about the glass nor paint is different!
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edit: notice something missing in the pic?? lets see who notices 1st
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I really considered it a long time ago.. the problem is the pressure I think..
so like I had drawn up plans,.. and considered seeing if I could take it market.. Im not gonna bother, cuz I dont have the finances for this sort of thing..

I think it needs to be protected by a medal frame.. like running metal tubes, above where even you want to spray..

in those tubes, I would go ahead and use lawn water hoses.. much fatter than you will need, but the flow rate will be better..

you'll probably want the water to be sprayed in short bursts.. for too many obvious reason..??

the main reason you want tubes is so the system you devise can be up and out a little bit... the other idea is using a prefabbed but strong sun visor.. either way you want the sprayers pointed down and back at you.. from above.. why?? well the sprayers that come with your vehicle are always getting clogged with a layer of mud.. you want to protect your sprayers, which will probably the 2nd most expensive part...

good compressors are prolly gonna be the most expensive part of your build

I just got an idea, and IM gonna make a seperate post about it...

edit: so anyways.. I always figured that if the water was held in a tank above the vehicle.. it wouldnt get in the way, and you wouldnt have to waste pressure bringing it up from the back of the vehicle..

I figured maybe 3-6 inches tall... (the tank) and for emergencies, just carry around half a dozen jugs of water..

also.. if you do build something strong.. you might as well mount lights on it.. personally Ive always been a KC fan..

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After your last 3 threads on wanting a spoon and blankie, this you post?

I bailed on the wall of text, so here 's my take away....


I thought it was useless to not just stop and rag off the glass???
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15 gallon sprayer in the back, two copper lines over the roof, its works just as well as you would expect.. I may crimp the ends to make more of a spray vs. deluge setup but so far it works fine...

That being said, I put a T in the line, with a shutoff valve so i can still use the sprayer wand.. It's been VERY handy...



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