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Old 07-02-2018, 04:28 PM   #11
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Foam not needed

Foam is not an indicator of lubricity or cleaning power its more or less a byproduct of the active substances. Ive seen turtle wax shampoos foam up lovely but I wouldent was my car with it,

Bilt hamber auto wash has low foam and is one of the best in terms of cleaning power.
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:53 PM   #12
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autoglym ultra high definition shampoo foams up like crazy with good suds to pannel transfer
adams is also good too, put a bit on your wash media in the bucket to turbo boost it
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:48 PM   #13
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Foam is not an indicator of lubricity or cleaning power its more or less a byproduct of the active substances. Ive seen turtle wax shampoos foam up lovely but I wouldent was my car with it,

Bilt hamber auto wash has low foam and is one of the best in terms of cleaning power.
I know, but I do like seeing some suds on the car, I guess it makes me feel like theres plenty of soap on the car, washing away the dirt, and suds are always nice to see, reminds me of being a young lad, Sunday night bath before school, with a bottle of Vosene

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Dodo Juice Born to be mild and basics of bling foam up nicely. Also the New Autoglym shampoo foams up.
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Foam is not an indicator of lubricity or cleaning power its more or less a byproduct of the active substances. Ive seen turtle wax shampoos foam up lovely but I wouldent was my car with it,

Bilt hamber auto wash has low foam and is one of the best in terms of cleaning power.
This is exactly what I was going to say, I use Koch Chemie, this does not foam massively but is excellent at cleaning, as is Gtechniq wash.
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I know, but I do like seeing some suds on the car, I guess it makes me feel like theres plenty of soap on the car, washing away the dirt, and suds are always nice to see, reminds me of being a young lad, Sunday night bath before school, with a bottle of Vosene

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Each to their own.

Most foam is created by the sodium lauryl sulfate SLS and this is also a great degrees-er, but not so good for keeping the LSP on your car, hence the reason most cheep car was solutions are not as kind to your LSP because of the higher concentration of SLS

So be careful when looking for loads of Suds,not all shampoos that contain SLS will strip your LSP as the lower foaming ones will ultimately be safer to your paint as they will contain less SLS in general

Britemax clean max is sls free and very slippery great cleaning and wont affect your LSP , gives good suds to .

This is a general observation and does not relate to all car wash solutions!
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Each to their own.

Most foam is created by the sodium lauryl sulfate SLS and this is also a great degrees-er, but not so good for keeping the LSP on your car, hence the reason most cheep car was solutions are not as kind to your LSP because of the higher concentration of SLS

So be careful when looking for loads of Suds,not all shampoos that contain SLS will strip your LSP as the lower foaming ones will ultimately be safer to your paint as they will contain less SLS in general

Britemax clean max is sls free and very slippery great cleaning and wont affect your LSP , gives good suds to .

This is a general observation and does not relate to all car wash solutions!
Cleanmax will effect your LSP as it contains gloss enhancers/polymers. Are you maybe thinking if pure max?

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ive been using Auto finesse 'LATHER' which has been great!


Also Alien Magic's 'BLING' is rather good...... not too badly priced either.
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So I have picked up some Chemical Guys Citrus Wash and Gloss, seems to have more suds, but they drifted off 3/4 of the way through.

I used 1oz measured to 4.5L of water, warm water, then used the hose to bring up the suds even more.

I live in East Anglia, so a hard water area, will this cause any problems?

Seems odd, starts off well then 1/2 into the car the suds are very low, I know the shampoo is doing it’s job, lubricanting the panel and all.

The Chemical Guys does last longer, felt nice and slippy on the panel, I think I shall start trying other shampoos over the next few wintery months.

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Adams shampoo... glossworks... sonax red summer!

All great, all sudsy as hell and all clean your car!
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