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Old 20-07-2017, 01:18 PM   #141
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I use foam most times. After watching Alfie Renadhy's videos on YouTube I plan changing my product. Apparently some foams are next to useless. He has an interesting take on product dilution too. Instead of 1 or two inches of product in the bottle (which always struck me as a cop-out), he dilutes with precision. I did email AutoFinesse asking about the absolute dilution ratio for their Avalanche foams. I never got a response. Not in their interest I suppose, if you use too much product they sell more.

Alfie Renadhy reveals four foam products that have good efficiency. The following are the notes I made while watching through the videos.

"Sams Active snow foam £16.99 for 5 litres use 150Ml-200ml per shot = 33 - 25 shots. Price per shot = £0.51 - £0.67 Not pH neutral. Recommended use for Winter washes 90%+ efficient
Sam's pH neutral 1 litre for £5.99 6.6 shots = £0.90 shot 60%-80% efficient
Autofinesse avalanche 1-2" 120-240ml per shot at lowest = 41 shots or 20 shots at 240ml. Price per shot £0.75 - £1.50 80 -90% effciient
Inspired automotive ('does not strip wax' claimed) 200-300 ml per shot = 25 - 66 shots at £25.50 delivered. Price per shot = £ 1.02 - £1.60 80-90% efficient"
I have watched quite a few of his videos. Most of it is rubbish using shampoo's as snow foams and he makes up the % for cleaning ability also. Some do show snow foam pre washes do indeed work though.
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Old 20-07-2017, 02:59 PM   #142
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I have watched quite a few of his videos. Most of it is rubbish using shampoo's as snow foams and he makes up the % for cleaning ability also.
Yes, I agree, shampoo as foam is a waste of time. And the percentage efficiency is, of course, subjective to him, but the evidence is before your own eyes; you can make your own conclusions. Without expensive testing equipment it is difficult to know how else to judge a foam. I think he make a very good stab at it; in fact the best I have found.

His general conclusion that some foams are rubbish products and others not, remains valid.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:12 PM   #143
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Hi to all from the Sunny Brisbane, Australia.

New member here.
I have watched a number of Alfie videos and while his % calls are a bit of a rubbish from the scientific point of view i do like his comments as he calls it as he sees it. I did however pick up from him a more precise way to measure the PIR ratio of the snow foam mixture. The old saying of an inch at the bottom of 1L bottle just never cut with me.

Anyhow, over the years i have developed my own way to wash my car. The first few steps are
1) PW the car to get any loose dirt out
2) Use AG Multiwash TFR diluted as per pump sprayer ration. And spray the whole car with it, since the car is already wet the dilution ration is super safe and does work quire good on any oily Traffic Film. It this is my main cleaning product.
3) Mix around 50ml of car shampoo (depends on the brand) to 500ml of warm/hot water in the foam lance. I then use this to foam the car while the TFR is on it. This way the "mostly useless car shampoo" is used to increase the dwell time of the main cleaning solution.
4) After 5-8 mins, PW the whole car. Removing both the TFR and car shampoo snow foam

There is another reason for my method, but that for another post.

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