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Old 05-12-2017, 02:00 PM   #1
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Thought I would try a no contact wash. Quater fill foam lance bottle, top with warm water,Spray car ( had 3/4 of it left usually its all gone) so left it couple min Sprayed again. Put wash buckets away, sprayed again. Jet wash off . this is what I GOT. Over kill. With foam I know, but not been washed for 3 week's M/way & daily drive through roadworks. I'm very impressed. Thanks for a great product fellas

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Old 05-12-2017, 02:28 PM   #2
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I would have thought that dilution was a little low.

400-500ml/l seems to be average to get the 4% dilution on the vehicle. (Washer dependent obviously)




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I would have thought that dilution was a little low.

400-500ml/l seems to be average to get the 4% dilution on the vehicle. (Washer dependent obviously)




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Just a first time try. So I'm impressed, but as I say I went round the car 4 times. That could be the reason. You don't get a thick. Snow foam.its thinner than say Auto finess. But very pleased

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Old 05-12-2017, 03:01 PM   #4
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Get yourself a pressure sprayer.

Put 80ml autofoam and 2L of warm water in it. Spray onto car, leave for 10mins,if it dries mist some water onto the panels.

You will not be disappointed with its cleaning ability when used this way
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:32 PM   #5
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AutoFoam is great in a foam lance bottle hooked up to the pressure washer.

1.5" - 2" of AutoWash in a 500ml lance will give a good mix.

Results are superb, better than anything I've ever used, but at strong dilutions it can strip you wax/sealant to a certain extent.

Great on the underside of the car in winter though
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Please don't give generic measurements for people using autofoam - the amount needed varies massively depending on the pressure washer used as well as the foam lance on top of the lance's setting.

It's best to use the DW autofoam review thread for the quick and easy method to set your own amount for your own equipment.
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Please don't give generic measurements for people using autofoam - the amount needed varies massively depending on the pressure washer used as well as the foam lance on top of the lance's setting.

It's best to use the DW autofoam review thread for the quick and easy method to set your own amount for your own equipment.
In fairness, two of us here have given the OP some measurements for using different methods of application without having to search somewhere else sifting through piles of posts that really aren't relevant to him.

These suggestions are in HIS thread.

1/4 fill that he used first time and having loads left would mean its too strong, but running too much water through, hence use less AutoFoam and a stronger dilution with the dial on the lance.
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Ugh, alright, you called me out, here is the thread, it's very recent and was actually only below this one.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=400542
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In fairness, two of us here have given the OP some measurements for using different methods of application without having to search somewhere else sifting through piles of posts that really aren't relevant to him.

These suggestions are in HIS thread.

1/4 fill that he used first time and having loads left would mean its too strong, but running too much water through, hence use less AutoFoam and a stronger dilution with the dial on the lance.
Have to disagree with your thought process there. Very few people on here would use 1l for a car I generally tend to get 3 to 4 cars out my foam lance meaning each use I'm only using 1/4 or 1/3 a bottle per wash. That doesn't mean my mixture is wrong and if you read Brian's recent review on here following dilution rates to the letter he only used 1/5 of his bottle.....

I think madmaxx is making the point that if manufacturers offer instructions then why not follow them rather than guess?

There's posts on here which aren't difficult to find so I don't see why the OP would have to sift through piles of posts which arent relevant

EDIT: I obviously type too slow madmaxx posted above whilst I was replying
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Please don't give generic measurements for people using autofoam - the amount needed varies massively depending on the pressure washer used as well as the foam lance on top of the lance's setting.

It's best to use the DW autofoam review thread for the quick and easy method to set your own amount for your own equipment.

Before jumping in, perhaps it’s best to read his post properly.

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Get yourself a pressure sprayer.

Put 80ml autofoam and 2L of warm water in it.
Spray onto car, leave for 10mins,if it dries mist some water onto the panels.

You will not be disappointed with its cleaning ability when used this way
No mention of pw’s or lance through puts. And 80ml to 2 litres in a pump sprayer is bang on
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