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Old 22-11-2017, 03:09 PM   #51
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About 5 year shelf life
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Old 22-11-2017, 06:27 PM   #52
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Yeah, it's not something you would worry about, i know i'm sharing my 5 gallon with my Brother, but we'll be through it in a couple if years at most.
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Old 25-11-2017, 01:32 PM   #53
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Based on the dilution it's hitting the panel, did you run the same dilution when using you're preferred snow foam?

Maybe I'll be generic method of an inch in the bottom of the bottle is far to diluted as well
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Yellow Dave I didn't use the BH directions for the other foams as it's not how they instruct you to use it. I thought the most fair way to do the test is to use it as directed by each company plus I suspect if I used 510ml in the lance of the other brands foam it would come out like shaving foam.
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Old 30-11-2017, 03:30 PM   #55
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I have a Kranzle K10...I always use BH Autofoam.....560ml water to 440ml of product gives me the 4% PIR.....
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Your review alone has converted me Cant wait to try it. Thanks for the great review.
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Old 30-11-2017, 06:00 PM   #57
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I’ve been using it now this last couple of weeks through my valet pro foam blaster adding 400mls to 8 litres of water, this is enough to do my car twice, and it makes so much more of a difference compared to how I used to just put an inch in the bottom of a foam lance. As a comparison I used it at the weekend putting approx 450ml in my foam lance bottle and using it via my k5 pw, yes it was much quicker this way and it covered the car in more of a thicker foam. The difference being after giving the car a complete layer covering, there was just enough left to give the wife’s Aygo a thin covering. Cleaning was just as good aswell, getting rid of most the road grime it had collected over the last 500 miles since previous wash.

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After watching the video in the first post, that is how I done the wife’s Aygo, and was ample. I recon if I was to do my RRS that way it would use much less! It’s getting out the habit of wanting to see thick covering of foam clinging all over the car.

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I’ve been using it now this last couple of weeks through my valet pro foam blaster adding 400mls to 8 litres of water, this is enough to do my car twice, and it makes so much more of a difference compared to how I used to just put an inch in the bottom of a foam lance. As a comparison I used it at the weekend putting approx 450ml in my foam lance bottle and using it via my k5 pw, yes it was much quicker this way and it covered the car in more of a thicker foam. The difference being after giving the car a complete layer covering, there was just enough left to give the wife’s Aygo a thin covering. Cleaning was just as good aswell, getting rid of most the road grime it had collected over the last 500 miles since previous wash.

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After watching the video in the first post, that is how I done the wife’s Aygo, and was ample. I recon if I was to do my RRS that way it would use much less! It’s getting out the habit of wanting to see thick covering of foam clinging all over the car.
That is exactly it DLG

When I first questioned the economy of auto-foam, that was the problem I had to deal with. I spoke to Pete at BH and he told me you only need to 'wet' the car with auto-foam for it to work. His explanation was it's only a very thin layer touching the paintwork, if you fire lots on, it is still only the thin layer touching the paint, the rest of the foam applied is doing nothing and just waste of product.

A single pass with the lance set to a reasonably wide spread is all that is required
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Nice review Brian ! I have just run out of Koch Chemie green star but think I'm going to pick up a 5L of this.

Think as you say running it through pump sprayer is the way to go thats what I have been doing with the green star but I find you need quite a strong dilution with green star for it to be effective so looking forward to trying out the Auto Foam !
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Nice review Brian ! I have just run out of Koch Chemie green star but think I'm going to pick up a 5L of this.

Think as you say running it through pump sprayer is the way to go thats what I have been doing with the green star but I find you need quite a strong dilution with green star for it to be effective so looking forward to trying out the Auto Foam !


What dilution do you use Green Star at? I use it 1:20 and it cleans better than foam would, even on a very dirty car. For me GS is the best.
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