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Old 30-12-2017, 01:53 PM   #1
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Bilt Humber Snow foam - diluation

Played with the pressure washer today.

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Bilt Humber snow foam in snow lance - used 300ml - filled the rest up to 1 litre.

I have an Autobrite snow foam lance and Nifisk C130.

I turned the knob on the top of the lance down to the bottom - and then back up one turn.

It gave me a snowy solution but the dirt on the car did not seem to be shifted in much of a way when I pressure wash rinsed.

Does anyone have any advice - I used half of the lance solution on one car - does this seem to be too much? Do I need to open the lance even further?
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Old 30-12-2017, 02:05 PM   #2
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Have a read of this its a good review and explains about dilution rates.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=400543

You don't say how long you left it to dwell which may be part to blame? most people find the cleaning power of BH excellent however it doesn't produce a thick foam.
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You need to work out the ratio of your pressure washer setup, a quick search will show you how to do that. 4-5% at the panel is what you Autofoam

1%=70ml 430ml water 1:6
2%=140ml 360ml water 1:2.5
3%=210ml 290ml water 1:1.4
4%= 280ml 220ml water 1:0.8
5%= 350ml 150ml water 1:0.4

Are the ratios I use.


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Old 30-12-2017, 03:17 PM   #4
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The above was calculated for a c120, so a quick comparison with my figures puts you in the region of 2% at the panel, obviously this is a rough guess.


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Looks like I need to 'double' the solution then !
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You will probably need more in your bottle....how long did you leave it to dwell? do you apply snow foam to dry or wet vehicle?
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Old 30-12-2017, 03:24 PM   #7
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You will probably need more in your bottle....how long did you leave it to dwell? do you apply snow foam to dry or wet vehicle?
Allowed to dwell for 5 mins before I rinsed it off. I put on a dry car.
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Here is the CORRECT way to work out the 4-5% Panel impact ratio;
You need 4 -5% at the panel not in the detergent bottle. You need to fill you detergent bottle full of plain water. Turn the detergent feed on full then discharge the lance into a container - keep going until the detergent bottle is empty of water. Measure the total amount of water collected. Work out 5% of that - this is the amount of auto-foam you need to use in your bottle.
Hope this helps....Bilt Hamber Auto Foam is THE BEST pre-contact wash cleaner available bar none...I use it on every single one of my customers details.
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Played with the pressure washer today.

Setup

Bilt Humber snow foam in snow lance - used 300ml - filled the rest up to 1 litre.

I have an Autobrite snow foam lance and Nifisk C130.

I turned the knob on the top of the lance down to the bottom - and then back up one turn.

It gave me a snowy solution but the dirt on the car did not seem to be shifted in much of a way when I pressure wash rinsed.

Does anyone have any advice - I used half of the lance solution on one car - does this seem to be too much? Do I need to open the lance even further?
You need to turn your detergent feed on the bottle to MAXIMUM....
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Old 30-12-2017, 03:49 PM   #10
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You need to turn your detergent feed on the bottle to MAXIMUM....
Think that might be it!

On the setting that I had it 330ml of the bottle was used to fill a 10 litre bucket.

So you get rid of 1l it would fill 30 litres - 4% of tat would be 1.2 litres!
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