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Old 10-07-2015, 02:20 PM   #1
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Red face Bilt Hamber ouch

as above guys any advice??

ive just cleaned my car with Bilt Hamber snowfoam and i knew it would clean it but i didnt realise it would strip it to almost bare paint lol
should i go for a polish then wax or what?

having a black car its a nightmare as some of you must know.
really wanted to freshen up the car as im going to move her on soon.
got another quick question what sort of snowfoam is a good cleaner but not so aggressive
as in taking wax/ polish off.

on a side note got 10 ltrs of bilt hamer which im not gona use now up for grabs in surrey london lol



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Old 10-07-2015, 02:38 PM   #2
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Either your lsp was shocking or you're using it wayyyyy too strong
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:39 PM   #3
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I use Bilt Hamber auto-foam all the time and I've never had any issues with it being too strong. How are you diluting it? I always use it at 5% strength.
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:40 PM   #4
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Just remember to use it neat in the lances bottle, don't dilute it. Adjust the lance so the foam looks good for you. Auto-Foam is wax safe up to 8% dilution, anything over that will strip the wax faster. And for heavy dirt or salt, I recommend going as near as that 8% as you can. For summertime and light dirt, 4% is enough.

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Dilute as required to obtain a PIR (panel impact ratio) of between 1:100 and 5:100.
But then also on their website they write
Applied at a typical PIR (Panel Impact Ratio) of 4%...

So it looks like it will do a good job from 1% up to 4%.

How strong were you using it at?

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on a side note got 10 ltrs of bilt hamer which im not gona use now up for grabs in surrey london lol
But you used some... lol

How much do you want for 9.XXlitres?

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Old 10-07-2015, 02:41 PM   #5
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Dilute as required to obtain a PIR (panel impact ratio) of between 1:100 and 5:100.
But then also on their website they write
Applied at a typical PIR (Panel Impact Ratio) of 4%...

So it looks like it will do a good job from 1% up to 4%.

How strong were you using it at?

I use it at 8% in winter with no obvious effect on lsp so very strong is my guess
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:13 PM   #6
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to be honest ive not polished or waxed my car in the last say 7 months could be slightly longer?
also i would say about a quater maybe slightly less of a 1ltr bottle diluted with hot water.

never used it before this is my first time.

guess thats my problem


glad i tried it on my car first as my old man was waiting to try it on his spanking new audi a1!
when he looked at my car he soon wondered off into his garage, and decided he was too busy all of a suden to wash his car lol

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Old 10-07-2015, 03:44 PM   #7
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If you have not waxed for 7 months I would doubt there was much if any protection on the car. Also sounds like you used quite a bit of product there.

I would spend some time washing, polishing and waxing again and then use the product as directed and you should find it very effective and LSP friendly.
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:51 PM   #8
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Its pretty hot here today. If you let the foam dry on the car, especially being black, that could be your problem.
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by the time i started it was blazing hot out but i thought i would give it a try anyways,
will give it a polish and maybe a wax if it cools off later see if i can bring some life back into it.
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:26 PM   #10
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Yo Yo Yo Yo Icecube, put some picture up of your problem
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