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#1 MikeLangwine

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:28 PM

Hey guys does anybody use snow foam to wash their car? If you do what do you think of it?

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#2 Marcr1

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:35 PM

I use AutoBrite's Magifoam and would really recommend it. It's fun to use and has great results. It's nice and thick and clings to the car for a very long time.

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The car foamed:

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The results - You can also wash the car after but I didn't feel the need to :D

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Ps Ignore the tyres I did put some tyre gel on them

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:50 PM

I use AutoBrite's Magifoam and would really recommend it. It's fun to use and has great results. It's nice and thick and clings to the car for a very long time.

What you need:

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The car foamed:

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The results - You can also wash the car after but I didn't feel the need to :D

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Ps Ignore the tyres I did put some tyre gel on them



That looks so easy that even I could do it!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:52 PM

It is super easy! You fit that bottle known as a lance to a pressure washer and spray. Go away, have a drink or something for 15 mins. Come back and wash off the foam with the pressure washer. Dry the car and you're done!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:18 PM

It is super easy! You fit that bottle known as a lance to a pressure washer and spray away. Go away, have a drink or something for 15 mins. Come back and wash off the foam with the pressure washer. Dry the car and you're done!


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:42 PM

Bilt Hamber does it for me. Along with the lance from elite car care.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:47 PM

Hi Marcr1,
What is the cost of the snow foam you use,5 ltr by the looks.
So if I am correct you don't have to agitate the foam after 15 mins with a wash mitt to remove any surface dirt?

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

It's quite expensive at first as you have to take the hit and buy the lance, which is the bulk of the cost. Which is 45. A lot I thought! Then the 5 litres of magifoam cost 15. It came as part as a bundle so I paid 60.

I guess over time it makes for a good deal as you'll only ever need one lance.

Also it's as simple as spray on and spray off, you put about 2 inches in the lance and fill the rest with warm water. If you're car is particularly dirty you can also add a small amount of car shampoo for extra strength.

There is no contact needed with the car to snow foam as its known as a pre wash stage ie you foam it then clean it as the foam removes the contamination and when you sponge/mitt wash it there is no dirt to swirl the paint - if that makes sense?

I just usually snow foam on its own though. The weather isn't great to fully wash a car and it's especially good for quick washes in the winter :D

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

Looks good, but you could never beat 3 hot bikini clad girls washing your car with lots of foamy car shampoo!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:18 AM

Looks good, but you could never beat 3 hot bikini clad girls washing your car with lots of foamy car shampoo!


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:33 AM

So if I am correct you don't have to agitate the foam after 15 mins with a wash mitt to remove any surface dirt?

Its a prewash so the idea is you foam the car, let it dwell 5 minutes then rinse off. You can the wash the car as normal with 2 buckets (one for soap and one for rinsing) and wash mitts. Foaming first removes the worst of the muck and reduces the chances of scratching the paint when using the mitts. Its also really handy in the winter for just giving the car a quick wash to remove the worst of the salt and grime. Just be sure to avoid foams which strip wax.

Looks good, but you could never beat 3 hot bikini clad girls washing your car with lots of foamy car shampoo!

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Credit: AutobriteDirect who also do foaming lances and foames: http://www.autobrite...foam-combo.html

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:02 AM

I agree with above... I also do the 2 bucket wash... I've never had snowfoam completely clean the car... Maybe I leave mine too long between washes lol!!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

As above - I don't use snow foam as a standalone wash. I would also suggest that that foam Marcr1 is slightly too thin - that shown in the next picture above is more like it.

This has caused some debate before - but in my opinion the suds of snow foam should be so thick and heavy that the action of them rolling off the car takes the dirt off the car. If you want a prewash to just loosen dirt, buy a prewash, that's not what snow foam is designed for.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

Yeah I'd agree - that was the first time i'd used the foam a few months ago. I've since got the hang of it and changing the nozzle for consistency etc.

Just use the picture for effect :P

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

Also that's not the sexiest of cars - Toyota corolla verso isn't it? Ruined what was a good pic :D

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