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Snowfoaming...

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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.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/foam-lance-various-fittings/prod_371.html

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/foam-pre-wash/valet-pro-ph-neutral-snow-foam-1-litre/prod_516.html

Is that it or do i need more?

Thanks!

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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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Do you mean a washer bottle like this - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Car-Valeting-Products-1-5-LITRES-PUMP-SPRAY-BOTTLE-/320596697876?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4aa50d6314#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 :)

Cheers!

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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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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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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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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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Gotcha :)

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

Thanks :)

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