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Karcher K2.16 - any good for snow foaming

Hi All,

I would like to try snow foaming and Santa Claus has pointed me in the right direction by delivering a Karcher K2.16 pressure washer. Having no idea how to do this I have a couple of questions:

This pressure washer seems basic, no pressure control, is it OK for making snow foam?

Should I buy this or is it too basic?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Detergent-Foam...c#ht_500wt_956

I assume once I have the foamer and suitable snow foam then I just switch on and spray?

Any tips appreciated.

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I'm sure your pressure washer will be perfect for the job, I don't think many if any pressure washers have pressure controls.

As for the attachment you've linked to I can't say as I've never bothered with snow foam myself but I'm sure someone will be able to comment on it.

Also if you do a search you'll find a good few threads on the subject, here's one about Foam Lances https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/car-d...-question.html
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As it says on the other thread, you need a better foam gun than that ebay one. I have an autobrite HD lance, they're on special offer to Detailing World members atm 39.99, you won't regret it.

As for snowfoams, I use Autobritee SSF with APC (about 15mm (not ml) of each in the bottom of the bottle and top that up with water). This combo works better than BH snowfoam imo which is the other popular snowfoam on the market.
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Get one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HD-FOAM-LANCE_...item5ad57759bf

Works a treat. They also sell the snow foam in gallon containers, which lasts for ages
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Thanks for the replies. I'll get one of those HD lances.
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Thanks for the replies. I'll get one of those HD lances.

Hi mate, i and a few of the guys youve probs met at the NE D opendays have the NE Detailing Lance which they do for 50 inc a 1ltr bottle of Bilt Hamber Auto Foam or VP ph neutral Snow Foam and the connection for your Karscher.
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Cheers Phil. I'll have a ride up to NED and get sorted when the snow goes. I've got 2 motors to clean now so it's worth the investment.
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