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#1 Cortexx

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:31 PM

Hey All,

Ive been thinking about snowfoaming my car as part of its wash, my question is do you guys think this is a good idea?

And also do i just need the following products to start? (I always have a Karcher power washer)

http://www.cleanyour...s/prod_371.html

http://www.cleanyour...e/prod_516.html

Is that it or do i need more?

Thanks!

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#2 Gazjs

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 08:17 PM

Thats all you need yes, remember to select the correct fitting though!
I don't own a snow foam lance, cant see it being worth 50+ and have heard lots of people who see no difference in using it. I think its just a gimmick to make washing the car fun :lol: If it was cheaper i would have one ... but not at that price. My suction pipe on my washer does the job to pull through some bubbly shampoo as a pre wash :)

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:36 PM

Do you mean a washer bottle like this - http://cgi.ebay.co.u...4#ht_500wt_1156

Would that basically to the same thing but it would take more time to cover the whole car? If so then that might be the best option for me :)

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:38 PM

Also would this work for snowfoaming http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165569

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:59 PM

The Halfords foam lance is rubbish with snow foam - if you're going to do it then use the proper kit from CYC or similar.

Before I lost the use of an outside tap - I was a big fan of snowfoam. It makes the wash process much simpler and further reduces the risk of damage to the paint that good wash technique introduces.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:11 PM

Hi Dan, Took your advice and today buy a proper foam lace nozzle + bottle and 1 litre of snow foam solution. It was around the 50 mark which is expensive, but at the same time I love my car, and want to look after the paint as much as possible, especially now that the winter is coming, wont be long before the horrible grit arrives :(

Ive never snowfoam'd before... so do you have any tips for a novice like me?

Do i just go straight ahead and snowfoam the car as a pre wash, or so i powerwash it like normal first and then snowfoam it?

Cheers!

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:19 PM

I've never used one before but I do believe you spray straight on and let it do its stuff for a bit and then rinse off. You may need to have a few experiments with different mix ratios as well to find which gives the best clinging effect. Im sure Dan will help you out with the ins and out :)

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:26 AM

The key thing with snow foam is to NOT rinse the car before hand. You want the foam to cling and then take dirt with it as it drops off - if the paint is already wet it won't cling and so will be less effective.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:17 PM

Gotcha :)

Now I just wish DHL would hurry up and delivery the !Removed! thing!

Thanks :)


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