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Hello all,

Going to start using a pressure washer as part of the cleaning regime. Does anyone know where/if you can by Snow Foam in the Edinburgh area or recommend a tried and tested alternative?

I'd also be greatful for any advice from other users of pressure washers.

Many thanks

Gaz
 

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go for it, theres loads of people who will say dont use one but i dont see why not tbh, as long as u dont put it within centimetres of the paintwork youll be fine.

As for snow foam - its great fun to use and ive done it a couple of times and it does seem good stuff. The neighbours will think ur nutty tho as foam goes everywhere!

 

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[quote name='Glenster' date='15 Nov 2009, 05:03 PM' post='613523']
go for it, theres loads of people who will say dont use one but i dont see why not tbh, as long as u dont put it within centimetres of the paintwork youll be fine.

As for snow foam - its great fun to use and ive done it a couple of times and it does seem good stuff. The neighbours will think ur nutty tho as foam goes everywhere!


Totally agree (keep you distance and you'll be fine). Have you tried any of the spray wax products that can be used with pressure washers?

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QUOTE(gjlatz @ 15 Nov 2009, 05:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Totally agree (keep you distance and you'll be fine). Have you tried any of the spray wax products that can be used with pressure washers?

Gaz

snow foam does have some sort ingrediant i think that makes a shine, as when u fill up the bottle if u get it on ur hands its really slippy, and when u wash it off u can see the water bead off.

as for bottle spray wax if thats what u mean id stay clear as it goes everywhere i personally think its awful. For a proper wax shine id go for a paste type wax like Autoglym High Definition Wax or there are some other alternatives but i havent used them.
 

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You need an attachment, try these guys, thye may do one to fit your machine.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-...s/prod_371.html

For the record, I do not think it makes much of a different unless your car is really dirty, but I stil use it as it is fun


I have used the valet pro and bilt hammer snow liquid, I like the Valet pro but not the built hammer (it does not foam so well)
 

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I use snow foam on mine cos im lazy and dont have to do anything bar watch i have also discovered that i can use the spray wax i have too. Cant remember what its called got it from some place in Carlisle that supplies Lloyds BMW etc quite difficult to avoid the windows but still makes a great job (when i can be bothered doing it in first place)
Oh ordered my snow foam and attachment from cleanyourcar.com
 

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i can get 25 Litres of autosmart snow foam which is pretty good for £35 but you need your own 25 litre drum to put it in so i can give the drum back if not the price is a good bit more to keep the drum i have a few here.
 

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I treated myself to the gun and foam from Autorbrite and used if for the first time a few days ago when the snow and ice stopped long enought not to turn the car into an icecube.

Was fun but a bit disapointed as the car was still pretty grimey after a good coat and left to soak. Will try again and see if it helps leaving it for even longer. Was spraid on pretty thick, left whilst I covered another two cars, sprayed on again to finish the bottle and then a few minutes whilst I swapped attachments and untangled the stupid curly hose I was using.

When I realised it was still leaving a load of grime on it I started wiping it off with a microfibre mit but that defeated the purpose of the snow foam in the first place. (and was scared I would scratch the paintwork as was only rinsing the mit under the power hose)
 

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QUOTE(AlanK @ 3 Jan 2010, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I treated myself to the gun and foam from Autorbrite and used if for the first time a few days ago when the snow and ice stopped long enought not to turn the car into an icecube.

Was fun but a bit disapointed as the car was still pretty grimey after a good coat and left to soak. Will try again and see if it helps leaving it for even longer. Was spraid on pretty thick, left whilst I covered another two cars, sprayed on again to finish the bottle and then a few minutes whilst I swapped attachments and untangled the stupid curly hose I was using.

When I realised it was still leaving a load of grime on it I started wiping it off with a microfibre mit but that defeated the purpose of the snow foam in the first place. (and was scared I would scratch the paintwork as was only rinsing the mit under the power hose)

i was also under the impression before i used it that it removes all the dirt and saves actually hand washing, but after using it a few times now i think it only breaks it down to help with washing, its still good fun tho!
 

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is that on with a pressure washer?

the only way to remove all the muck is to use a strong caustic foam but that wil strip all the paints protection you really need to foam the car. Then leave it for bout 10 mins and let it soak in and drag most muck off. Pressure wash it off and finally use a 2 bucket method to wash the car with a MF mitt.
 

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I got a snow lance just before christmas and i've only had a couple of chances to give it a go with not much success. I got CG maxi suds II based on the images on snow in action but mine comes out like a think leather of soapy water, any ideas? which is the best snow foaming stuff to use? btw i've got a semi desent pressure washer (540lr/hr output) so its not that.
 

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I have a karcher pressure washer that has the built in hose to put soap throught the lance would that work if i bought snow foam and put the hose in the bottle would it work that way or would i have to buy the lance??
 

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QUOTE(rosscopeco13 @ 14 Jan 2010, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have a karcher pressure washer that has the built in hose to put soap throught the lance would that work if i bought snow foam and put the hose in the bottle would it work that way or would i have to buy the lance??

I think (but dont know) that you would just end up with soapy water rather than a lather as it has no way to mix in air (which is what the lance does)
 
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