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Old 05-09-2019, 04:10 PM   #1
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which snow foam ?

hi ,im after a snow foam for under £20...........for 5 litres.

i was going buy this.....but the guy said ratio is 50/50

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Snow-Foam...4AAOSwu3dbyFjR

I have been using one from signature,that i use in a foam lance.......i put 1 inch of snow foam and rest is water, all in a 1 litre bottle........nice thick foam.....any other you guy's recommend that has a ratio as good as the signature one....??
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:20 PM   #2
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At that price point going to struggle to find anything other than bilt hamber auto foam. It's not thick but it cleans brilliantly.

Other options possibly autoglanz spritzer if you can find it during a sale and waxplanet 8 below.

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Probably have to stick with the signature one
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yea bilt hamber isn't a good "Instagram foam" with big thick shaving foam but its cleaning power is amazing. They have a little more confusing way of working out the dilution ratio with having to calculate how much water your pressure washer puts out but I think when you do it all correctly it doesn't need much to do the job.
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Valet Pro Advanced Foam,its brilliant,working very well and very importanly,not alkaline!,i wouldnt buy an alkaline foam.
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Valet Pro Advanced Foam,its brilliant,working very well and very importanly,not alkaline!,i wouldnt buy an alkaline foam.
Ph level isn't the full story. Contains salt and acid. Not saying it's bad, just that because it's ph balanced doesn't means it's safer than something that isn't.

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BH Autofoam is stunning for the price, you might put more in the bottle to start but can still be cheaper per wash than alternatives.

I've spent the last few days looking for new to try, loads I fancied but actually bought none, got a couple of litres of AF in the garage and it's just so damn good and found it difficult to justify the costs.

As a random example - I'd like to try Adams foam some time but it's 4-5 times the price and I wouldn't use 4-5 times less of it.
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That one in my link on first post seemed good, but a 50/50 ratio put me off
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I wouldn't be worried about ratios tbh. My AF is about a third of the washer bottle so maybe 30/70. That'll foam 3 cars easy.

If you think about it - firms telling you to but an inch in your lance, 100ml in your lance or whatever, none of them know how much water goes through *your* washer and *your* lance, it's a guideline at best. They have no clue what it hits the panel at. The scientist in me appreciates that BH tell you what it needs to be on the panel to clean effectively. One setup might need it 10% in the bottle, another might need it neat.
The ebay guy says 50/50 but if you only use 100ml of that mix for your car, it's pretty cheap, if your lance empties the bottle, not so cheap. Way too many variables.

For me, at £17 for 5L AF, that's not only cheaper than the ebay one, it could be using less.
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I wouldn't be worried about ratios tbh. My AF is about a third of the washer bottle so maybe 30/70. That'll foam 3 cars easy.

If you think about it - firms telling you to but an inch in your lance, 100ml in your lance or whatever, none of them know how much water goes through *your* washer and *your* lance, it's a guideline at best. They have no clue what it hits the panel at. The scientist in me appreciates that BH tell you what it needs to be on the panel to clean effectively. One setup might need it 10% in the bottle, another might need it neat.
The ebay guy says 50/50 but if you only use 100ml of that mix for your car, it's pretty cheap, if your lance empties the bottle, not so cheap. Way too many variables.

For me, at £17 for 5L AF, that's not only cheaper than the ebay one, it could be using less.

Nice one...... I think I'm going for it, I'll let you know how it works out..... Good point that, thanks again.
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