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#1 L666JER

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:45 PM

Hi,

 

Want to give snowfoam a try but need some advice.

I currently have a Karcher pressure washer, with a detergent tank at the bottom, complete with a standard mixer lance.

 

My questions are;

Can I use something like Auto Glym Pressure Wash? 

If not what should I use? 

Can I used the standard foam mixer on the Karcher or do I need a special attachment?

 

Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:52 PM

I have the Karcher , snow foamer , small one , this was worse than useless , so i brought the larger version with the adjuster , i use cherry snow foam.

i still need to try better snow foam , but , i have never had a decent result with either the karcher or the cherry snow foam , i have tried various methods of mixing with other products , adding hot water etc etc etc , so i'm assuming it's the Karcher lance thats not much good.

Best i can get out of it is Milky texture stays on for about 15 seconds before it runs off , like i have said i have tried other products in single attempts.

 

But i would say best bet is a decent snow foam lance.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:03 PM

Thanks,

 

I wont bother trying to use my Karcher one then, keep that for the patios.

 

Need to have a look at the different options.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:32 PM

iv just got the 1L foam lance - you'll see loads of them, the ones that need the karcher adaptors

using the tank on the washer is useless

 

I also use cherry foam and have built up to have it at nearly 100% pure and it still doesn't foam on that well!!

apparently the autoglym pressure washer is a great foam though!



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:32 PM

iv just got the 1L foam lance - you'll see loads of them, the ones that need the karcher adaptors

using the tank on the washer is useless

 

I also use cherry foam and have built up to have it at nearly 100% pure and it still doesn't foam on that well!!

apparently the autoglym pressure washer is a great foam though!

 

Until i try some different snow foam i don't know if its the karcher lance or the Cherry snow foam , i'm guessing it's the lance , as i have tried the adjust in every position on mine and still the same.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:09 PM

Been using the Autobrite foam lance with my Karcher PW for a couple of years now and can't recommend it enough. It has adjustable settings to produce a nice thick foam which clings really well.

Still available on a group buy through Detailing World:

 

http://www.detailing...ad.php?t=183611

 

I've only used it with their Super Snow Foam as I'm still working my way through the 5L bottle I got with it, a little goes a long way. The Magifoam is supposed to be even better.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:12 PM

Been using the Autobrite foam lance with my Karcher PW for a couple of years now and can't recommend it enough. It has adjustable settings to produce a nice thick foam which clings really well.

Still available on a group buy through Detailing World:

 

http://www.detailing...ad.php?t=183611

 

I've only used it with their Super Snow Foam as I'm still working my way through the 5L bottle I got with it, a little goes a long way. The Magifoam is supposed to be even better.

 

I think I've seen it before. Now I know it works I'll be considering this one.

Christmas maybe  ;)

Thanks



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:38 AM

the hd foam lance from autobrite is the nuts and a great deal, used with there Magifoam i get a cling time of about 15 minutes



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:57 PM

I don't mean to be stupid i have seen a lot of people go on about it and was wondering what it did . And was it worth investing in one

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

basically it is a pre wash to loosen up and remove dirt and crud from your car before washing but 

you can also wash you car like this as well in the summer i pressure wash the car off first then snowfoam and 

then pressure wash off and dry i do this twice a week in my opinion well worth it have a look on youtube to get a look at it in action



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:22 PM

As has been mentioned you need a dedicated snow foam lance and the Autobrite one is very good. What you have is very good for a prep wash with something like citrus power as a pre wash but it won't produce the thick foam you see in other threads.

Have a look at Autobrite Magifoam of Chemical Guys No Touch Foam to go with the HD Lance

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