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Old 07-10-2018, 07:11 PM   #1
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Most Aggressive Snow Foam for Winter

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I have an old 'beater' car I'm going to use for commuting over Winter. My cleaning regime is just going to be Snow foaming and jet washing the salt/crap off the car. I don't intend to do any regular contact washing, preserving my mits and nice detailing kit from exposure to Winter grime.

Mostly I'm interested in the underside/arches etc to avoid corrosion as the main reason for washing. The car paintwork doesn't have any protection I need to preserve so I'm looking for the most aggressive/degreaser cleaner Snow foam available, rather than the gentle/'safe' types that I would use in the Summer to preserve a protected car.

Any recommendations?
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:29 PM   #2
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Powermaxed TFR
Start at 25:1 and go up in strength from there

Or Koch Chemie GSF - gentle snow foam and Koch Chemie GS - green star

Start with 25ml of each in a 1L snow foam bottle and then increase the GS until you get the cleaning level you want. If you want more foam, add GSF to the mix.


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+1 for Powermaxed tfr, though I've stopped using it as it's not nice to chrome badges.
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Thanks for the info on Power Maxed TFR. Did a search and it seems to be some serious cleaner, especially when you boost the ratio.

I see they also produce a Snow foam product but it doesn't seem to be the same stronger cleaner stuff. The good thing about snowfoam is it takes 30 seconds to cover the car. The TFR needs to be used in a spray bottle so will probably take 5-10 minutes to coat the car. Not a major issue.

I will give it a go. Cheers!
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The Power Maxed Blizzard snow foam produces thick clingy foam and is a decent strong cleaner in its own right, but can be seriously boosted by mixing some of the PM TFR into it, if you really need to.

I bought 5L of the Blizzard snow foam when it first came out and its a good product - my only objection is that its a little bit on the pricey side.

As others have said, the TFR is terrific.

As far as time taken to cover the car, i use a 5L garden pump sprayer to apply TFR etc and it only takes a minute to walk round the car and coat it evenly. The 1L hand sprayers are a complete faff, IMO.

If you use warm water to dilute the TFR,it cleans better too.
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Is the above mentioned safe on waxes ? Would you need to re-wax every time?


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Thanks for the info on Power Maxed TFR. Did a search and it seems to be some serious cleaner, especially when you boost the ratio.

I see they also produce a Snow foam product but it doesn't seem to be the same stronger cleaner stuff. The good thing about snowfoam is it takes 30 seconds to cover the car. The TFR needs to be used in a spray bottle so will probably take 5-10 minutes to coat the car. Not a major issue.

I will give it a go. Cheers!
I use a Spear and Jackson 5L pump sprayer - it's sitting, ready to go - can go around the car in 3 mins. I dilute 200-250ml of TFR in 5L of water.

I know you wanted Foam - so perhaps try the Koch Chemie 'twins' - you can then adjust the ratio of foam + cleaning agent to suit yourself.

If you have any foam already, you can boost it with Koch Chemie GS if the cleaning power isn't there.

I've found the Power Maxed TFR is an extremely good wheel/arch cleaner, but as has been said, it's pretty strong stuff, and eventually dulls chrome/plastic chrome and badges. I don't use it on my BMW shadow line trim (black plastic/chrome) for this reason.

Good luck

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Is the above mentioned safe on waxes ? Would you need to re-wax every time?

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Too many variables for an honest answer - any chemical on waxes will reduce it's life. Re-wax every time, probably not, but you'll be waxing more often than not, if you're using chemicals on your paint.
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AutoSmart TFR, or any of the ultramousse range, not that you would want to be applying on a regular basis, that initial clean ability great.

It you use a PW plus the who decon concept it will not get any cleaner, this is still about protecting the paint surface.

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