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Old 18-01-2018, 05:49 PM   #81
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Thought I should add my thoughts after picking up a new foam for easy washing.

With two kids under 2yo and a works injury leaving me with a bulging disc in my back, I'm not likely to be able to do much car washing for a while! I've tried a couple different snow foams, last being some left over ValetPro Advanced Neutral Snow Foam, always left with a feeling of it being a half decent pre-wash, but nothing more than that.

I highly rate the Bilt Hamber shampoo so with some positive reviews I bought 5l of the auto-foam.

I had a very dirty Mazda5 that has been caked in mud for a couple of weeks. Followed the dilution rate from the OP, and ended up with just over 50% of foam to water. Used about 300ml of the 1l with about 1.5 passes of the car.

Car was wet as it was beginning to rain heavily.

WOW

I had no real expectation of it working as well as it did, in fact it worked so well, I won't be getting my two buckets out for a mitt wash for a long while!
BH do great products. Literally spent about 5 -8 mins cleaning my engine plastic skirt with Surfex HD, which had never been cleaned. Came out looking 100% better!

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Old 18-01-2018, 08:40 PM   #82
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Excellent review Brian. That's probably one of the most clear, useful and informative reviews I've seen. Thank you.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:08 PM   #83
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As max said I haven't had any issues leaving the mix in the bottle until the next wash.

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I’ve just calculated how much I need to get 4% pir and it’s 600ml of BH Autofoam. I did the calculations using the same method you described but seems a lot to me ?
Mines a snow foam lance 1L. I’ve used for a few years bought from one of the forum sponsor shops on here. Also using a Nilfisk c120 PW.

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Old 01-02-2018, 07:32 PM   #84
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I’ve just calculated how much I need to get 4% pir and it’s 600ml of BH Autofoam. I did the calculations using the same method you described but seems a lot to me ?
Mines a snow foam lance 1L. I’ve used for a few years bought from one of the forum sponsor shops on here. Also using a Nilfisk c120 PW.

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Sounds about right that

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Seams a lot of product to use then gonna cost me a fortune lol.

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Seams a lot of product to use then gonna cost me a fortune lol.

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Don't forget you hardly need any of this product Vs traditional snowfoams

Just enough to wet the car and work with short sharp bursts of the lance

I get 4 applications per 1l lance bottle which works out fine for me, but if you want to use less you can use it in a pump sprayer

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Not sure if I’m aloud to name car detailing suppliers on here but the BH Autofoam supplied by them gives you instructions to use 50:1 water/product 200ml of Autofoam then fill the litre bottle to the top ?
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It also states on the front of the BH auto foam container feed ratio upto 1:100
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I’ve just calculated how much I need to get 4% pir and it’s 600ml of BH Autofoam. I did the calculations using the same method you described but seems a lot to me ?
Mines a snow foam lance 1L. I’ve used for a few years bought from one of the forum sponsor shops on here. Also using a Nilfisk c120 PW.

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With my new set up I actually use 550ml to 450ml water in the bottle so your amount seems fairly accurate. What you need to remember is you don't need to use up the full bottle. Anything more than a thin coat of foam is a waste of product. Your simply wetting the car with foam and no more than that. 1 pass of each panel in a quick side ways movement on a fairly wide spread is all you need.

A 1ltr mix should coat 5 cars at least so in reality your only using 120ml per wash. I also replied back to your PM bud

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Thanks for your reply
I tried to use the same method as you did in your video and out of the 1L bottle I’ve got half left and that’s with a 1 series Bmw lol so I’ll try and work on a better technique.
Or I could try turning down the lance knob to slow down the output of the snowfoam ?
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