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Old 11-06-2019, 12:48 PM   #1
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Bilt Hamber Auto foam through what???

I use Bilt Hamber auto foam quite a lot and use it through a spear and jackson pump sprayer

Is there any benefit to using a foaming pump sprayer like an IK 1.5 litre one?

Would it last a bit longer on the panels?

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I doubt it - its not designed to be a thick foam, its more of a wetting out thin film that allows the surfactants to get to work straight away - surfactants in foam are useless if they never contact the dirt. Concentration remains the same - aim 4% at the point of contact.
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I use it through an IK9 and it allows for roughly 3-5 mins of dwell time. I think it performs that little bit better used through the IK9 with warm water compared to a pump sprayer.

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I use it through an IK9 and it allows for roughly 3-5 mins of dwell time. I think it performs that little bit better used through the IK9 with warm water compared to a pump sprayer.

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Brian - is that down to the water temperature or the IK9 ?
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I doubt it - its not designed to be a thick foam, its more of a wetting out thin film that allows the surfactants to get to work straight away - surfactants in foam are useless if they never contact the dirt. Concentration remains the same - aim 4% at the point of contact.
I know a thick foam doesn't equal cleaning power,was just thinking if it was a foam more than a spray then it will last a bit longer
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Here is my Bilt Hamber Auto Foam in action. It was applied via a snow foam lance using my Nilfisk Neptune 2 pressure washer at 60 deg C. I would say that using hot water makes an improvement in the performance of the product over cold water. As you can see it is far from a thick foaming product.....

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Brian - is that down to the water temperature or the IK9 ?
I would say the IK9 as when used through the pump sprayer it's also used with warm water. Only difference is the longer dwell time thanks to the foamer.

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