After my previous post about snow foaming & foam lances, etc, I said I'd try to post up some pics of my efforts.
Just to be clear, I'm NO car detailer. Job, 3 kids, dog, blah blah blah.
So I'm not going in for "concours" level quality.
I wanted a quick & gentle way to keep my bella looking good before my next commute on the M25.
I bought some BH anto-foam & an Autobrite foam lance to use on my Karcher. Chemguy was a great help in explaining what was what to a newbie like me.
So, how did it go?
Well, 1st I cleaned the wheels, using AG wheel wash.
Here's how it looked before I started. Not really dirty, just about a week or so of road/rain stains.
Then, I gently rinsed the car, & then with about 1" of snow foam mixed with 1ltr of warm water in the lance, I got foaming!
It didn't foam quite as much as I thought it would. It didn't look like shaving foam, like some of the youtube clips I've seen.
I let the foam stay on for about 4 or 5 mins, but it was fairly sunny & it seemed to be drying pretty quickly. So, a gentle jet-wash rinse & repeat, again leaving it on for 4 or 5 minutes max.
Rinsed it off & then whilst wet I applied a quick wipe over with AG Aqua wax using the supplied MF towel.
Pretty quick & very easy.
Here you go...........................................
Yep, pretty happy with that. Even on a sunny day with a dark coloured car, I think the results are pretty good. I wanted to see if it really worked, so I purposely didn't hand wash the car at all, just to see if the snow foam really does lift away the dirt as advertised.
I think if I really gave the car a good few hours work, adding in a hand wash & proper waxing the results would really look superb.
So yes, it seems to do what it claims. A clean car for very little time/effort & not using a wash-mitt or sponge etc should help keep the paint in better nick for the long term.
As I said, I'm not trying to compete or show off my detailing skills here. I'm a real newbie to all this lark. I just want to find something to keep my GT looking as it should without spending hours & hours on it.
Having said that, whats all this "claying" malarky about?