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Old 14-09-2018, 11:56 AM   #21
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I’m not a fan of Snow foam to much hype, I just Spray G101 on before the wash and that works perfect nearly ran out will be using BH suffex HD next
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Old 14-09-2018, 03:54 PM   #22
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If you are not seeing the removal of any dirt, then you are definitely doing something wrong. A lot on here will agree that just spraying AF on will remove dirt before you rinse. just watch the foam as it fall from the car to the ground, it will be dirty.
If you can help me figure out what I'm doing wrong that would be very much appreciated, seeing as though I've got 5 litres of auto foam to use!

There was no foam falling from the car in my case as I applied using a pump sprayer. Rinse was then with a garden hose spray head.
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Old 14-09-2018, 04:09 PM   #23
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Hot water in the sprayer makes a difference too - much as hot water does when you're washing anything.

My standard approach is 4% conc in warm water (probably 40 - 50 C), applied with a £10 garden pump sprayer with the nozzle open a bit so there is a good spray rather than a fine mist. As soon as I have finished spraying round the car, I start to wash it off with cold power washer. If I leave it any longer it will dry off. A hose on jet would still do a reasonable job I think.

Once I accidentally filled up the sprayer with cold water rather than hot and the results were significantly less impressive. Nice & hot, that's the way to do it.
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Old 16-09-2018, 10:54 PM   #24
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So I gave the BHAF a try again today, this time through a pressure washer and lance setup. Got the dilutions right using Brians method. Car was cleaned on Monday, so not in dire need of a wash.

Results were brilliant, you could see the dirt in the foam on the floor. For a car that was only cleaned a week ago, I was quite surprised how much dirt came off the car. Wasn't expecting much in terms of foam after reading the reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised, it was much thick than I thought it would be.

Only downside was it seemed I used half a bottle of my snow foam (inc. wheels). I could have been a bit trigger happy but at the same time I was conscious how much product I was using. The car is an E class merc so not exactly a small car, so maybe this usage is normal.

I used 275ml of BHAF. Does this seem too much? The full 5L container would therefore get me 18 or so washes. About a pound a throw...

So after my complete lack of success with the pump sprayer and hose rinsing I can now finally see the benefits that everyone speaks of! I still can't figure out what went wrong last time, but in my book BHAF with an PW + lance works a treat.
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I mix it at 40ml of Auto foam to make a litre of solution in the pump sprayer. I also use warm water in it. It does appear to perform better out of the pump sprayer in my opinion, whether that is that due to having worked out the dilution or whether it's the warm water I'm not sure. I made 3 litres worth today and just went around our dry VW up until it ran out and so it didn't dry out as I went around a couple of times. You can get away with using much less than 3 litres of solution I'd imagine. It shifted a heck of a lot of dirt though when the pressure washer got at it and in terms of LSP mine only has Auto Finesse Aqua Coat on it.

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Old 17-09-2018, 07:57 AM   #26
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An interesting debate as I too used BH snow foam for the first time this weekend and initially I was disappointed with its performance. The foam did not appear very thick, compared to others like UF snow foam and it didn't stay on the car for very long at all. However, when I washed it off, I could see that it had in fact removed a lot of dirt. More so than my previous foam used to do. I applied it with a power washer and foam lance as always and PW to wash it off. I'll reserve judgement for a couple more washes but on this weekend's performance, I am impressed.
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I do everything you do, but use my P/W to rinse the car and actually I can stop at that point, I find it lifts everything so no need to continue with the 2BM if I am short of time
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I’ve gone back to using my snow foam lance as I was fed up of pumping the sprayer doing my Rangerover sport,I mix about 45% foam to 55% water in my litre bottle & I can do the sport 4x with a litre.

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Iíve gone back to using my snow foam lance as I was fed up of pumping the sprayer doing my Rangerover sport,I mix about 45% foam to 55% water in my litre bottle & I can do the sport 4x with a litre.

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Wow,,,, 40ml in a litre pump sprayer does my Mazda and her Astra,,,
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Iíve gone back to using my snow foam lance as I was fed up of pumping the sprayer doing my Rangerover sport,I mix about 45% foam to 55% water in my litre bottle & I can do the sport 4x with a litre.

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Itís the other way round in my bottle. 550ml of BHAF and 450ml of water.

I only get 2 washes out of my litre bottle.

You sure youíre getting 4 washes out of a litre bottle? Thatís only 250ml of mixed solution per wash. Thatís good going.
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