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Graham88
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18th Dec 08 at 04:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What does it do

Flicking YouTube videos and there was one of it, seen pictures on Detailing World etc but don't actually get what it does. Is it only any use if you're going to go the rest of the way with cleaning, wax polish etc?
Daniel_Corsa
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18th Dec 08 at 07:40   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Leave the foam to dwell on the car and the heavy suds pull the dirt off the car.

After 5 - 10 mins sitting in snow foam rinse the car and the majority of dirt will be removed!

Works really well on cars that get waxed often or recently before foaming


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gavin18787
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18th Dec 08 at 08:15   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I assume it would be a good idea on cars like mine at the moment where they are very dirty and if you wiped it you would risk scratching it etc


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DaveyLC
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18th Dec 08 at 08:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pointless detailing noncense IMHO.
mwg
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quote:
Originally posted by Daniel_Corsa
Leave the foam to dwell on the car and the heavy suds pull the dirt off the car.

After 5 - 10 mins sitting in snow foam rinse the car and the majority of dirt will be removed!

Works really well on cars that get waxed often or recently before foaming


What do you use Dan? I've only tried CG Maxi Suds II that I had lying around so far and didn't make a right lot of difference! Some of the stuff people use on detailingworld seems to make the car almost spotless just from snow foaming alone I want the same effect

[Edited on 18-12-2008 by Matty G]
Ben G
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18th Dec 08 at 12:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah it's only really needed on cars that drive up and down motorways/shitty country roads every day and get gritty/salty dirt on their paintwork.

some people just like the fact it looks ''cool''
jungle
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18th Dec 08 at 12:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

snowfoam's ace would'nt use anything else now tbh take it right back and get's rid of a bloody lot leave's the bodywork ripe for a claying after it and a mad polishing session


Ojc
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18th Dec 08 at 13:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by gavin18787
I assume it would be a good idea on cars like mine at the moment where they are very dirty and if you wiped it you would risk scratching it etc


Exactly that
MarkM
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18th Dec 08 at 13:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ojc
quote:
Originally posted by gavin18787
I assume it would be a good idea on cars like mine at the moment where they are very dirty and if you wiped it you would risk scratching it etc


Exactly that


Wouldnt a quick blast with the jet wash not remove most of it anyway?

Ojc
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18th Dec 08 at 13:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not as effectively, it really works well. Check out detailing word for demonstrations.
DaveyLC
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18th Dec 08 at 13:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by MarkM


Wouldnt a quick blast with the jet wash not remove most of it anyway?




Dont be silly ofcourse it doesnt, water is free!
Joe
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18th Dec 08 at 13:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Snow foaming is only cool if you take pictures of your car covered in them, fact.
RossyB
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18th Dec 08 at 13:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How much it cost?
Rich H
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18th Dec 08 at 13:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Various prices, various products etc etc etc

I did use Elite Car Care stuff but didn't like it much. Trying out BiltHamber Autofoam for next years product line up and bloody hell it's good!

Literally just got in from foaming my van which was washed 2 days ago and is wearing 3 coats of collinite. It's spotless again now

10 minutes work, didn't even dry it lol. Does the job of making my van look presentable on a daily basis!

Also works well as removes a fair amount off a dirty car before a wash mitt etc goes anywhere near it, so reduces risk of inducing any more paint defects.
sand-eel
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18th Dec 08 at 13:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do you use it with your power hose and dip the pipe in the bottle like normal wash/wash stuff?
Ojc
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18th Dec 08 at 13:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by sand-eel
do you use it with your power hose and dip the pipe in the bottle like normal wash/wash stuff?


Correct.
Rich H
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18th Dec 08 at 13:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by sand-eel
do you use it with your power hose and dip the pipe in the bottle like normal wash/wash stuff?


I use a snow foam lance connected to my Pressure Washer personally
jungle
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18th Dec 08 at 14:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i also use a foam lance connected to my pressure washer make's for high foamingness

sand-eel
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^^^ wash/wash was supposed to be wash/wax BTW

Whats this lance yous speak of, is it just another hose thing?
Bullet Proof SRi
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Very cool to look at and helps lift grime off the car before washing it with your mitt.

Some people think you can foam the car, rinse and its all clean, but it wont get rid of all the grime, you will still have to give it the good old wash treatment after.

I think the onlu foam that come close to removing all the dirt is bilt hamber foam, very good cleaning power but works out expensive.
Jenko_Sport
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18th Dec 08 at 14:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Always wanted to get try it on mine. May have to go out and get a pressure washer i think.
Graham88
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18th Dec 08 at 15:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I might get some as there is so much dirt on my car I'm pretty sure it'll just scratch if I use a sponge, thanks

Any recommended ones? I have a pressure washer, I'll give it a go on that. I presume it comes with the nozzle bit you need
Rich H
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18th Dec 08 at 15:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by sand-eel
^^^ wash/wash was supposed to be wash/wax BTW

Whats this lance yous speak of, is it just another hose thing?


Lance

Foam I personally use

Bullet proof SRi - define expensive?!
Graham88
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18th Dec 08 at 15:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

49 Suppose you only got to buy it once though
Rich H
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18th Dec 08 at 16:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Graham88
49 Suppose you only got to buy it once though


Well when you use this pressure washer you kind of don't mind paying 50 for something that you use on a daily basis which is useful

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