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Old 05-01-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
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Snow foaming

Do you rinse before snow foaming
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:26 PM   #2
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No. In my mind it would dilute the snowfoam but could be completely wrong

A poll would've been good with this Noddy to see results
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I give it a very quick blast to remove the loose dirt.


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I agree it would dilute, but I know some people who insist on a water rinse first to remove lose particles, especial in summer months as they believe it cools the paint and stops foam/wash solution evaporating as quick as well.

A poll would be a great idea as I would like to see more opinions myself
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Not required, if the car is not completely packed in mud. Snow foam isn't supposed to stay on your car forever, it has to flow down slowly and will take a lot of crap with it already.
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Pro detailers I’ve seen rinse first then foam.
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You'll find other pros saying the opposite, since rinsing too hard could propel rock chips or whatever across the paint. A bit of a taste things in the end.
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You'll find other pros saying the opposite, since rinsing too hard could propel rock chips or whatever across the paint. A bit of a taste things in the end.
I would agree its more personal preference that a right or wrong type question.

I guess it will also depend on how dirty the car is to start with as well.

But as with anything in the wrong hands can be damaging so if you do rinse with just water first be careful not to blast dirt up close in one position etc (common sense really)
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I Always rinse first,then snow foam.SJ.
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I Always rinse first,then snow foam.SJ.
Do you mind if I ask what your reasoning behind this is? Love hearing different opinions on methods
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