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Old 02-02-2018, 04:50 AM   #91
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Don't forget that the amount in the bottle is irrelevant because it's lance dependant.

4% is always 4%, so the amount your lance pulls from the bottle over time can vary, if you have a high amount calculated in the bottle, it means your lance pulls it slowly. You'll get more out of the bottle, as someone said, 4 cars per bottle.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:52 AM   #92
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Thanks for your reply
I tried to use the same method as you did in your video and out of the 1L bottle I’ve got half left and that’s with a 1 series Bmw lol so I’ll try and work on a better technique.
Or I could try turning down the lance knob to slow down the output of the snowfoam ?
If you turn down the lance knob you will be drawing less solution from the bottle but the same amount of water will be going through the lance, so you will end up with a weaker product hitting the panel.

The water from your pw does not go into the bottle, it flows over the top of the bottle and as it does so it "sucks" (venture effect) the solution from the bottle, which is then mixed with the water in the gauze. The knob just adjusts how much solution is allowed to flow out of the bottle, not the flow of water through the lance.

Hope that makes sense?
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:21 AM   #93
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Makes perfect sense thanks.

My snow foam lance is an old one made in Italy (still works perfect) with the fan spraying vertical so i just dismantled it to make the fan spray horizontal because before I was wasting foam with it being vertical.
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Very interesting indeed many thanks I might actually get somewhere with the Autofoam now!!
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A few points:

1) Did you test it at the 4% mark, or neat in the bottle?
2) It doesn't state PH neutral, it states non caustic, again, that would be at the 4% mark as it's how it hits the paint.
3)It states biodegradable, harmless & gentle to paint.
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Been using this in my pressure sprayer and find it more effective than using it through my foam lance.
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Been using this in my pressure sprayer and find it more effective than using it through my foam lance.
Was it hitting the panel at the same concentration?

Also do you use hot water in the pressure sprayer?

Concentration hitting the panel and temp will both affect cleaning ability.
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A few points:

1) Did you test it at the 4% mark, or neat in the bottle?
2) It doesn't state PH neutral, it states non caustic, again, that would be at the 4% mark as it's how it hits the paint.
3)It states biodegradable, harmless & gentle to paint.
It's taken me ages to get round to checking this - just tested on the machine in the lab and at 4% dilution PH is 11.5
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A few points:

1) Did you test it at the 4% mark, or neat in the bottle?
2) It doesn't state PH neutral, it states non caustic, again, that would be at the 4% mark as it's how it hits the paint.
3)It states biodegradable, harmless & gentle to paint.
It was tested at 4% yes. No it isn't PH neutral your correct but BH do state it's LSP safe at 4%. Anything above that will have a noticable effect on the LSP with repeated use. I found it between the 8-9 mark on the PH scale at 4% but will have to retest this with the digital meter for a more accurate reading.

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I wonder why there is a difference between what PH you got and what I got? Tap water here is pretty much bang on neutral and the machine I used is a calibrated unit in our work lab. I'll mix up another solution of 4% later in the week and test that. I'll also test it neat just for interest.
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