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Old 09-09-2018, 08:01 PM   #1
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Foam Pump Sprayer

At the moment I am using the 2bm, but am looking to add a foam pump sprayer to my arsenal. I'm looking for something that I can spray on and then work with my noodle mitt. Should I just use the same shampoo as I use in my buckets (DJ BTBM), or should I use something else in the pump sprayer for addition lubrication or dirt encapsulation?
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Good question, here we use traditional snowfoam which was developed to lift the surface dirt. Some use shampoo in an effort to duplicate the results, having tried both aspects I plus professionals use snowfoam.

I am presuming Snowfoan is that specific product, sufficants of any shampoo will foam, it is the cleaning ability we look for.

The less touching the better, I would rinse snowfoam off with a pressure washer, rubbing surface dust even with a lubricated mitt is not recommend.

I use a Mesto Foamer, that pumped air when used correctly can produce a thick workable foam.

It is the product that cleans the car, so that varying thickness is always debated.

Good luck.

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Mt first question is:

What's the reason you want to "...add a foam pump sprayer..." - What is it that you're hoping to achieve?

If it's a "touchless" removal of a very good % of muck before going on to shampoo then IMHO the simplest and a seriously effective way is Bilt Hamber Autofoam in a "normal" garden sprayer at 4% concentration.

Do not let it dry and wash off with a pressure washer.

It's not as "wow" as covering the car with frothy snow foam but it's very, very good at shifting muck.

Loads of threads about it.

https://www.shopnshine.co.uk/bilt-hamber-auto-foam-5l

https://www.diy.com/departments/hoze...1887720_BQ.prd.

Apologies if I've missed the point.

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I am on USA site where the use of shampoo as a Snowfoan is equated as the same process.

All manner of products put in snowfoam bottles which were never intended to be used in such manner.

You could use APC of TFR it may be ok to detail brush the seams I would rather rinse it off when dwelled.

The more layers within any strategy may help, BH @4% is a good shout many times it us finding what works for you in your circumstances.

Spray on the Iron out are popular or tar product on the lower sections.

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I have swapped from a foam lance on the PW to a 2 litre pump garden bottle. I use Bilthammer Autofoam and use as a prewash, so spray then pressure rinse and in fairness on many occasions I don't need to wash the car at all! it is that good.
I then do normally a 2bm wash 2bm wheels and rinse after. It's a good low fuss wash regime and my regular practice now.
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Mt first question is:

What's the reason you want to "...add a foam pump sprayer..." - What is it that you're hoping to achieve?

If it's a "touchless" removal of a very good % of muck before going on to shampoo then IMHO the simplest and a seriously effective way is Bilt Hamber Autofoam in a "normal" garden sprayer at 4% concentration.

Do not let it dry and wash off with a pressure washer.

It's not as "wow" as covering the car with frothy snow foam but it's very, very good at shifting muck.

Loads of threads about it.

https://www.shopnshine.co.uk/bilt-hamber-auto-foam-5l

https://www.diy.com/departments/hoze...1887720_BQ.prd.

Apologies if I've missed the point.

Good Luck.

Andy.
Hi Andy, I don't have a pressure washer, nor really the money to buy one, or the space to keep it, that was one of the reasons why I'm interested in a foam pump sprayer. The other is the hope that I can use one in such a way, and with such a product, as to give me a better and safer wash that 2bm alone.

I hope that makes sense.
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Hi Andy, I don't have a pressure washer, nor really the money to buy one, or the space to keep it, that was one of the reasons why I'm interested in a foam pump sprayer. The other is the hope that I can use one in such a way, and with such a product, as to give me a better and safer wash that 2bm alone.

I hope that makes sense.
Thanks.

Do you have access to a hosepipe? If so, use that with a "jet" setting on something like this: https://www.diy.com/departments/hoze...1539615_BQ.prd.

Not as good as a pressure washer but still touchless and a safer starting point than going straight in with wash mitt & (good choice) 2BM.

All the best.

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