Snow foam didn’t quite work out(UPDATED)

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Snow foam didn’t quite work out(UPDATED)

Post by catsandtrees » Thu May 06, 2021 7:37 pm

Hi, so my Nilfisk jet wash came with a small foamer bottle. I bought autoglym polar blast foam, mixed 100 ml per 500 as instructed and this was the result

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it went straight on then straight off!

I tried 200ml instead and the result was the same.

This is the bottle.

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I’m wondering if I need a better bottle/nozzle?

All I did prior to the foam was a rinse with the garden hose not the jet wash.

What do you think guys?

Thanks
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Re: Snow foam didn’t quite work out

Post by GusA » Thu May 06, 2021 7:47 pm

I bought a Karcher washer that came with a snowfoam adaptor and got a very similar result to you.

I bought a proper one from cleanyourcar and it’s much more robust and adjustable, does a great job.

https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/snow-foa ... s-fittings
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Re: Snow foam didn’t quite work out

Post by bob_mcn » Thu May 06, 2021 10:56 pm

I use the fluid neat in my Karcher, and dial it up or down on the adjuster to get it right , different brands have different thicknesses. Watering it down gave me the same run off as in the picture.
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Re: Snow foam didn’t quite work out

Post by Jaguandy » Thu May 06, 2021 11:28 pm

They often have offers and recommendations for snow foam bottles on detailing world. Apparently you shouldn't make foam too thick so it sits there for ages, it should slide down the car taking grit etc with it. I'm not so sure it does much at all, but everything helps.
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Re: Snow foam didn’t quite work out

Post by Ots1 » Fri May 07, 2021 12:47 am

It's the adapter. It's rubbish, it's really for detergents etc but change it for a proper dispenser and all will be well !

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Re: Snow foam didn’t quite work out

Post by Dan_Veluwe » Fri May 07, 2021 12:48 am

I go to my local carwash, put in € 1,- and spray the whole car with foam..
Let is soak for 5 minutes, put in € 0,50 , clean the car with demi water... .. done !

- dont pay € xxx on jetwashers, don't pay for foam, don't dump surfactants in the environment..

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Re: Snow foam didn’t quite work out

Post by Philskill » Fri May 07, 2021 11:24 am

You can definitely get a better bottle for foam than that, but also not all foams are like a white sheet over the car.

I usually find just jet-washing with water as effective especially as ceramic coated, rarely use foam except in the deepest winter sometimes.
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Re: Snow foam didn’t quite work out

Post by Fez » Fri May 07, 2021 9:32 pm

Evening to get snow foam to work you have to calculate the flow of water through your pressure wash, they are all different. Then work out the flow rate with the snow foam bottle connected and adjust to get the correct dilution of snow foam to water. An bingo you have a car covered in foam.
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Re: Snow foam didn’t quite work out

Post by Backfire » Sat May 08, 2021 11:49 am

I have a Karcher foam attachment, which is a fairly cheap bit of kit. Using Karcher's own snow foam, I got plenty of foam but not brilliant cleaning power. I've since moved to using Bilt Hamber snow foam, very little foam but impressive cleaning power.
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Re: Snow foam didn’t quite work out

Post by Fez » Sat May 08, 2021 12:53 pm

Hi Backfire, I have same set up and use bilt hamber. I get loads of snow foam, follow the instructions bilt hamber send out then small tweets until you get of snow foam..
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