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    Foaming Whats Best

    What is the most highly recommended foam cleaner fluid on the market. What's good and what's rubbish. Have been using Karcher Foaming in my Karcher K4 seems to work ok but it isn't cheap.
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    Demon foam isn't bad, leaves a slight wax layer.
    I bought 4 x 5L bottles of foam from eBay a while back for 27 quid. Different flavours - apple, pineapple, cherry and watermelon.
    The foam goes on nice and thick and sticks for the 5 minutes I usually leave it before jetting it off. Again, it leaves a slight wax layer.
    Both the above work as well as the karcher stuff that came with my K2.
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    This is the stuff I use happy with it.

    http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/s...-5-litres.aspx

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    For a start, do you actually have a proper snow foam attachment? I ask, as I bought the basic Karcher one and they are useless. Recently bought a proper one and can now make proper clingy foam, like they are supposed to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    This is the stuff I use happy with it.

    http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/s...-5-litres.aspx
    That's the stuff I usually use or sometimes I use a citrus pre wash as this does a better job of breaking down tar spots etc and also doesn't remove any wax.

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    For a start, do you actually have a proper snow foam attachment? I ask, as I bought the basic Karcher one and they are useless. Recently bought a proper one and can now make proper clingy foam, like they are supposed to do.
    Totally agree with this, you need a good one, generally around £35

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    I've got the little foam nozzle with a bottle under it that came as part of the karcher car kit. Works perfectly (if a little overzealous with the mix ratio)
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    I use VP Snow Foam with a squirt of Meguiars Hyper Wash (at the moment) through a snow foam lance. Get a really good foam out of it that takes a good 5-10 minutes to dwell.

    Be cautious, don't let the foam dry out on the car - especially in this weather. You'll be correcting the paint for weeks. (Not from experience - fortunately!)

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    I hope you lads are all recovering this foam when it's washed off the car & not letting it go in the drains, as recommended in most of MSDS that I've seen

    (that is my excuse for being a lazy £££££££ & going to a car wash)

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    I sometimes also use a citrus degreaser on the bottom half of the panels before using the snowfoam as this helps to break down some of the traffic film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    I hope you lads are all recovering this foam when it's washed off the car & not letting it go in the drains, as recommended in most of MSDS that I've seen

    (that is my excuse for being a lazy £££££££ & going to a car wash)
    Pfft!

    Jesus, what goes down the drain off my drive is like some sort of eco disaster.

    BP have nothing on me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Pfft!

    Jesus, what goes down the drain off my drive is like some sort of eco disaster.

    BP have nothing on me!
    oil is a natural product though, it's probably good for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    I hope you lads are all recovering this foam when it's washed off the car & not letting it go in the drains, as recommended in most of MSDS that I've seen

    (that is my excuse for being a lazy £££££££ & going to a car wash)
    That's the recommendation for the product straight from the bottle - not after a mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Rebel View Post
    That's the recommendation for the product straight from the bottle - not after a mix.
    BP should have said that

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    oil is a natural product though, it's probably good for you
    So's uranium.

    Sort of.

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    I been use these http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/ I personally think it's really good

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-R-P View Post
    I've got the little foam nozzle with a bottle under it that came as part of the karcher car kit. Works perfectly (if a little overzealous with the mix ratio)
    This one?
    http://www.cleanstore.co.uk/products...ogIaAktF8P8HAQ

    or this one (or a similar one)?
    http://www.cleanstore.co.uk/products...bHAaAlq18P8HAQ

    Mine is (was) the former, and they are dog££££. If you can get the foam from one of those to dwell for more than a few minutes, then it must be some seriously thick solution you are using. Also comes with the additional frustration that when finished, you can't 100% empty the bottle due to a lip inside the top (it's not a problem but it always irritated me).
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