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Old 05-01-2018, 02:52 PM   #11
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I only see sense in that if there's a ton of caked mud on the car, when you drove through dirt roads AWD style or similar after rain etc. I.e. when a simple rinse will already dissolve a ton of caked earth without wasting snowfoam on it. but then only as a very gentle shower and not any strong waterbeam.

On a normal car with simple traffic film etc, gentle rinsing before snowfoaming should have close to no effect at all apart from wasting water.
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When you wash your face you don’t just soap up your hands and scrub your face when it’s dry?You wet your face first then apply the soap,I always soak first to remove larger particles of dirt and then let the snow foam do the rest...I never work with anything dry wet is best.SJ.
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Rinse then SF.

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When you wash your face you don’t just soap up your hands and scrub your face when it’s dry?You wet your face first then apply the soap,I always soak first to remove larger particles of dirt and then let the snow foam do the rest...I never work with anything dry wet is best.SJ.
That analogy makes no sense, though, because a) car paint isn't a sensitive itching thing like skin and b) if your snow foam is as thick and absolutly not gliding like shaving foam, then you're doing soemthing wrong :P Snowfoam has to be wet enough to, well, be wet and also to slide down slowly to actually get the crap off the car. Foam that doesn't move and sticks up there is not helping the way it should.
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That analogy makes no sense, though, because a) car paint isn't a sensitive itching thing like skin and b) if your snow foam is as thick and absolutly not gliding like shaving foam, then you're doing soemthing wrong :P Snowfoam has to be wet enough to, well, be wet and also to slide down slowly to actually get the crap off the car. Foam that doesn't move and sticks up there is not helping the way it should.
I would agree, a decent foam should move the dirt down, some show foams like Magifoam with be so thick they don't move and the cleaning power is less than favorable compared to something like AF avalanche that has a nice foam and good cleaning
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That analogy makes no sense, though, because a) car paint isn't a sensitive itching thing like skin and b) if your snow foam is as thick and absolutly not gliding like shaving foam, then you're doing soemthing wrong :P Snowfoam has to be wet enough to, well, be wet and also to slide down slowly to actually get the crap off the car. Foam that doesn't move and sticks up there is not helping the way it should.
Mate everyone has their way and reasons for doing things....I am more then happy with the way that I am doing my car cleaning for myself and others for the last 20 years or so....Do any style that you are happy with I understood my own analogy if you did not your taking things a tad to seriously.SJ.
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I always rinse the car first to remove the loose dirt so the snow foam can work on the more stubborn stuff
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Sure .. I'm just always being specific in my reasonings. No that's a lie. mostly I think. Otherwise everybody can do what they like .. if someone prefers a rain dance ritual, go for it I don't have to agree on that, though. I udnerstand we're in a discussion forum ... for static info I'd check a wiki *g*
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Sure .. I'm just always being specific in my reasonings. No that's a lie. mostly I think. Otherwise everybody can do what they like .. if someone prefers a rain dance ritual, go for it I don't have to agree on that, though. I udnerstand we're in a discussion forum ... for static info I'd check a wiki *g*
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I usually snow foam onto a dry car, but after reading the Power maxed TFR thread I saw a few people using a TFR, rinse, then snow foam approach so I'm going to give that a try.
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