Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Detailing Products > Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing'
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' Sponsored by Ultimate Finish. Suppliers of high quality detailing products including Swissvax, Gtechniq, Specialised Covers, Dodo Juice, R222, Bilt-Hamber, Meguiars, 3M, Aqua Gleam and more. Loyalty Scheme for returning customers. www.TheUltimateFinish.co.uk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
noddy r32
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,474
Thanks: 53
Thanked 460 Times in 425 Posts
Snow foaming

Do you rinse before snow foaming
noddy r32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 01:26 PM   #2
macca666
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
macca666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 2,372
Thanks: 1,792
Thanked 1,704 Times in 1,056 Posts
Garage
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
macca666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 01:28 PM   #3
LeeH
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
LeeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,707
Thanks: 193
Thanked 457 Times in 361 Posts
I give it a very quick blast to remove the loose dirt.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
LeeH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 01:30 PM   #4
\Rian
PC Perfectionist
 
\Rian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Taunton
Posts: 474
Thanks: 12
Thanked 152 Times in 123 Posts
Garage
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
\Rian is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 01:34 PM   #5
voon
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
voon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chocolate & Mountainpassland
Posts: 760
Thanks: 34
Thanked 251 Times in 216 Posts
Garage
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.
voon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 01:37 PM   #6
Exotica
Distinguished Detailer
 
Exotica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Earth inbetween Venus and Mars
Posts: 8,295
Thanks: 903
Thanked 1,234 Times in 719 Posts
Pro detailers I’ve seen rinse first then foam.
Exotica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 01:41 PM   #7
voon
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
voon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chocolate & Mountainpassland
Posts: 760
Thanks: 34
Thanked 251 Times in 216 Posts
Garage
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.
voon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 01:53 PM   #8
\Rian
PC Perfectionist
 
\Rian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Taunton
Posts: 474
Thanks: 12
Thanked 152 Times in 123 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by voon View Post
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)
\Rian is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 01:54 PM   #9
stonejedi
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
stonejedi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: EARTH
Posts: 3,299
Thanks: 3,957
Thanked 1,509 Times in 1,125 Posts
I Always rinse first,then snow foam.SJ.
stonejedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 02:33 PM   #10
\Rian
PC Perfectionist
 
\Rian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Taunton
Posts: 474
Thanks: 12
Thanked 152 Times in 123 Posts
Garage
A reason

Quote:
Originally Posted by stonejedi View Post
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
\Rian is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors