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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Wozski, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Wozski
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    [Sep 25, 2010]
    Apologies for my inexperience, can you use snow foam with pressure washers that have the detergent hose outlet??
    Can you recommend any?
    cheers
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    [Sep 25, 2010]
    You can yes, no detergent will be released if the power wash is on it's maximum pressure!
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    [Sep 25, 2010]
    How do you use the snow foam then?
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    [Sep 25, 2010]
    To be honest, these aren't very useful. You're are much better buying a specific snow lance. For circa £45 they are very much worth it!

    To give you an idea from playing with a few in my time, the first two images are from what you have mentioned, or cheaper foam bottle attachments (note the lack of actual foam, rather soapy water). The last photo is from an I4Detailing lance found here; Snow Foam Lance - for use with your pressure washer - various fittings available

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    [Sep 25, 2010]
    I've been wondering about this, ours always looks like pic1!!!! Cheers James, will be following your link.
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    [Sep 26, 2010]
    No worries Sarah.
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    [Sep 26, 2010]
    Seconded, I had the first type and it was useless.

    Bought a proper snow foam lance from cleanyoucar and the snow foam is excellent, very effective wash for a non-contact wash.
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    [Sep 27, 2010]
    We do a foam lance kit which includes Meguiar's Hyper Wash: with a dilution ratio of 400:1 (water/product) it's the most concentrated we've found.

    PB Foam Lance Kit

    I worked out the price recently, including shipping, of Hyper Wash and found each litre of foam solution costs 0.025 pence per litre

    Compare that against some of the apparently cheaper foams and they don't appear so cheap.....
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    [Sep 27, 2010]
    Agree on the Megs Hyper Wash being a good buy, but hadn't quite worked out the costs! Love that you have John :happy:
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    [Sep 27, 2010]
    Well, it's one of those things! On A.N Other forum, a user suggested a different type of snow foam and also suggested Megs Hyper Wash was expensive. T'other foam has a dilution of 25:1 or 15:1. Basing on 25:1 its cost per litre is 0.247 ppl. (10x the cost of Hyper Wash). So the 'expensive' Megs Hyper Wash suddenly looks a lot more appealing!
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    [Sep 27, 2010]
    John, out of interest, have you noticed a distinct advantage between a lower pressure rated washer and a higher version? My snow foam, until recently, always came out well, but never shaving foam consitency. But since upgrading the old unit to a newer, more powerful version, the snow foam is distinctly thicker...

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    [Sep 27, 2010]
    yes, generally speaking, the higher the pressure the thicker the foam.

    pressure, as opposed to flow, is the key factor.
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