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Old 02-04-2018, 11:01 PM   #21
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I've been using it since Xmas 80ml to 2 litres with a pump sprayer. Allowing to dwell and it's even dried out a bit on a sunny day and no staining. Pressure washed off. Is it certain manufacturers affected? Mine is a BMW and no issues.
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Old 03-04-2018, 12:34 AM   #22
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Bilt Hamber Auto Foam via Pump Sprayer staining plastics

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Same here. I have used BH Autofoam through a snow foam gun at 4% PIR with no issue at all.

Recently tried it at 4% dilution through a sprayer as i read a lot of good reviews.



Plastci trim stained as per OP above.

I had to clean with Surfex HD and dress with CarPro Perl to have it look ok.



There was no dressing on the trim previously.



What confuses me is that in theory i applied the same product with the same dilution with very different results to the trim.



auto-foam contains nothing that will stain... the 4-5% PIR will remove either surface dressings, or other deposits left by wash / wax type shampoos etc. Further OEM rubber and plastics often have a release agent left in the upper layer, if auto-foam runs in irregular rivulets it would "appear" to stain when really it's cleaning... hence the use of Surfex , or a further auto-foam hit after would make the surface uniform.


That makes sense. I ll have another go with sprayer and see.
Dont get me wrong though. Autofoam is still by far the best snowfoam.

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Old 05-04-2018, 04:26 PM   #23
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I use BHAF at 4% through a pump sprayer and it's never left that kind of staining on the rear door handles of my Civic.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:07 AM   #24
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Auto foam used today at 4% on my abarth. No staining whatsoever.

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Old 06-04-2018, 09:27 AM   #25
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Have used the sprayer and snow foam lance with the foam regularly on a few cars and no staining. It’s on the car for 10 minutes at most.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:58 PM   #26
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Below is a photo of my car door showing staining after rain. This is the first time it has ever happened. Previously I have used Magifoam and Avalanche as pre-clean foam washes. This last time was my first use of Bilt-Hamber. Everything else in my wash detail was the same.
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:20 PM   #27
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Below is a photo of my car door showing staining after rain. This is the first time it has ever happened. Previously I have used Magifoam and Avalanche as pre-clean foam washes. This last time was my first use of Bilt-Hamber. Everything else in my wash detail was the same.
Hi Croques,

That doesnt look like staining to me. That looks like dirty water has ran down your car and dried like that.

A wash should see that gone.

Did it rain straight after you had washed it? If it did the only thing I can think is that it pulled dirt from perhaps the seals or a dirt trap somewhere.
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:48 PM   #28
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Hi Croques,

That doesnt look like staining to me. That looks like dirty water has ran down your car and dried like that.

A wash should see that gone.

Did it rain straight after you had washed it? If it did the only thing I can think is that it pulled dirt from perhaps the seals or a dirt trap somewhere.
You're likely right in that a wash will do it. But it appears to me to be the plastics, on the mirror stalk, shedding colour particles like tyres do on cleaning. So no, not 'staining'.

No other areas of the car has this colour run-off. Except the near-side door! And coming after my first use of Bilt-Hamber and never seeing anything like this, on this car before, I just wondered if B-H was dissolving stuff it shouldn't.
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You're likely right in that a wash will do it. But it appears to me to be the plastics, on the mirror stalk, shedding colour particles like tyres do on cleaning. So no, not 'staining'.

No other areas of the car has this colour run-off. Except the near-side door! And coming after my first use of Bilt-Hamber and never seeing anything like this, on this car before, I just wondered if B-H was dissolving stuff it shouldn't.
That is simply dirt deposits from water running down the panel from behind the wing mirror cover.

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Old 09-04-2018, 03:08 PM   #30
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As above, it's simply the dirt behind the wing mirrors. In fact it just goes to show how well BH AF works when it comes to loosening dirt deposits.

The curse of owning a white car I'm afraid.

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