Snow foam queries - NAthan smith
Hi all
Go to buy a snow foam kit to try in my car. What do I need to buy ? I have a pressure washer do I need a specific attachment? Also will a snow foam damage paintwork that has been touched up. I have a few stone chips and some paintwork in the bumper that has been touched up? Will it be too strong and damage these areas?
Thanks
Snow foam queries - sandy56

Yes you will need a specific attachment for your pressure washer, if you have big name one you should be able to get the adapter eg Karcher. If you buy the SNowfoam ( which is just car shampoo) from a reputable shop and buy a brand name then there shouldnt be any problems. DO follow the instructions otherwise it will not foam up as it should. Karcher snowfoam adapter kit is about £40.00

I found that with domestic kit the snow-foam does not work that well and you need the more powerful pressure washer and the correct snow-foam kit which is quite expensive.

I have gone back to bucket and car shampo and a hose/brush.

Snow foam queries - barney100

Snowfoam didn't last long for me, half a container left and it just stopped flowing. resorted to throwing it over the car.

Snow foam queries - primus 1

I have a karcher pressure washer and snow foam adapter, I use demon foam, but any snow foam will do, seems to work ok

Snow foam queries - glidermania
Hi all Go to buy a snow foam kit to try in my car. What do I need to buy ? I have a pressure washer do I need a specific attachment? Also will a snow foam damage paintwork that has been touched up. I have a few stone chips and some paintwork in the bumper that has been touched up? Will it be too strong and damage these areas? Thanks

You need a snow foam 'gun.' This is really a special lance with a bottle to hold the snow foam mix that fits your pressure washer. You need to buy a snowfoam 'gun' suitable for your pressure washer as these can be make specific. Again, visit a reputable car detailing web shop and search through the products to find the right one.

Snowfoam will NOT damage any paintwork even touch up paint. There are many makes of snowfoam out there. Some quite foamy and some not. Again, reading the product review helps.

The snowfoam isnt used poured neat into the bottle and usually mixed 25% snowfoam, 75% water. Some people advocate using warm water in the bottle mix but as the pressure washer is also pumping cold water through the mix, I dont see the point.

You can adjust the thickness of the foam onto the car via most quality snowfoam gun. The idea is to get the foam to stick to the car and remain on the paint work for a good 4 or 5 mins so it soften any dirt, dust etc and let it run off the paintwork. If it runs off quicker, the mix is likely too thin.

Oh, and the process is messy as the SF goes everywhere. If you have a shared driveway, you might also cover your neighbour's car.

 

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