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Old 27-05-2018, 05:57 PM   #41
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Typical wilko, back it goes then thanks
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Old 27-05-2018, 08:02 PM   #42
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Old 27-05-2018, 08:28 PM   #43
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If anything it looks like its struggling to spray the product on as good as it did first of all
In order to produce foam, you need to introduce a lot of high pressure air to the mixing nozzle - which is what proper foam lances do - there are tiny pin holes in the brass body which use the high water pressure to suck air in from the outside and mix it with the water & product simultaneously to produce big volumes of foamy spray.

When garden pump sprayers are running out of liquid, they accidently suck some of the pressurised air through the pipe from the spray bottle, which is why you often get a foam effect for the last few seconds, just as it is running out of mix.

Dedicated pump foam sprayers are the same as an ordinary pump sprayer, except they have a secondary pickup tube to allow some of the pressurised air to enter the nozzle at the mixing point - this has the disadvantage of using all the air quickly, which is why you have to keep pumping and pumping with foam sprayers.

Personally, i think the fine mist produced by a garden sprayer seems to cling and dwell almost as long as proper foam on car paintwork ?
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Old 27-05-2018, 08:47 PM   #44
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I got a new Wilko hand pump sprayer but I think its defective. On the nozzle it has 2 small holes and just squirts water out of them, it doesnt mist or anything. Also I cant see how its supposed to be adjusted, help?
Should have a plastic / metal collar on the end - which you can adjust / twist to give a spray to mist
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Old 28-05-2018, 12:51 AM   #45
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In order to produce foam, you need to introduce a lot of high pressure air to the mixing nozzle - which is what proper foam lances do - there are tiny pin holes in the brass body which use the high water pressure to suck air in from the outside and mix it with the water & product simultaneously to produce big volumes of foamy spray.

When garden pump sprayers are running out of liquid, they accidently suck some of the pressurised air through the pipe from the spray bottle, which is why you often get a foam effect for the last few seconds, just as it is running out of mix.

Dedicated pump foam sprayers are the same as an ordinary pump sprayer, except they have a secondary pickup tube to allow some of the pressurised air to enter the nozzle at the mixing point - this has the disadvantage of using all the air quickly, which is why you have to keep pumping and pumping with foam sprayers.

Personally, i think the fine mist produced by a garden sprayer seems to cling and dwell almost as long as proper foam on car paintwork ?
Insightful. if that is the case perhaps a few pinholes in the tube would work best rather than one hole from a knife. Worst comes to worst just tape up the holes and use as normal? I'll try it on mine once I exchange it for a new one (or 2) at 3.50 each.
That said ive ordered Auto Foam which doesnt foam much anyway
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Worst comes to worst just tape up the holes and use as normal?
Or I was thinking put the holes as high up the pipe as you can and if it doen't work pull the pipe out and turn it round so the holes are at the bottom

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Or I was thinking put the holes as high up the pipe as you can and if it doen't work pull the pipe out and turn it round so the holes are at the bottom

If it works, theres a market to make money there. Make the modifications on a bunch of Wilko sprayers, sell it as a 'hand held pump action foam cannon', and sell it for just under the competitions price
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What size pump bottle are people using for this then?

2l or 5l?

I’ll be using on a Ford Focus. Would the 2l be big enough or will I need to mix twice to finish the car.

Looking to buy soon as unfortunately have no means of using a hose or pressure washer.

Thinking of picking up an 8l too for rinsing.

Was toying with the idea of two 2l pumps one with TFR and one with SF. Needless? As a complete noob appreciate any guidance.
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I find a 2 litre sprayer enough to do a Kia Sportage so I reckon a Focus is no problem.
Initially I bought a 5 litre one but never use it now as the 2 litre one is far more convenient.
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Cheers. Before I order then. Is there any real/noticeable benefit to using something like the Mesto version vs a normal sprayer from a b&q etc other than the price difference?
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