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Snow Foaming On A Very Limited Budget

Bought these from Wilko’s today for a total of £4.50 and used them to prewash the car at a mix ratio of approximately 1:6.

What a difference!!

The car was almost clean after one application and rinse and made it much easier to wash ‘properly’.

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I use a similar technique with one of those hoselock portable car wash pump things Works brilliantly Good find, Ros
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What is that? Is it a garden type spray thing (sorry I don't know wilko's)
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I use similar ones for the lower 6 inches of the car and alloys. APC mixed with hot water 1:10. Leave it for 10 mins then start washing as normal.

Only cost a few quid too and has pressure relief valve.
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Bought these from Wilko’s today for a total of £4.50 and used them to prewash the car at a mix ratio of approximately 1:6.

What a difference!!

The car was almost clean after one application and rinse and mad it mush easier to wash ‘properly’.
....great minds think alike , I thought it was my secret car washing trick !

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Any particular reason for the choice of shampoo? Or any car wash would work? And what sort of concentration did you use? Pretty high to get all the foam?
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How foamy are you getting it with that?
Do we have a foamy scale he can use to give a meaningful answer?

Approximately one and a half rabid dogs worth.
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Approximately one and a half rabid dogs worth.
I try to get it to two rabid dogs and 1 rabid fox if its really dirty
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These pressure sprayers do not foam. They are merely meant to pre treat the worst areas, ie bodywork behind the wheels, lower part of fron bumper and wheels.

This helps to loosen the dirt before going at it with your choice of mitt.
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Isn't that exactly what foam does?
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What is that? Is it a garden type spray thing?
Yes it is.

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Great minds think alike I thought it was my secret car washing trick!
Not any more it isn't!

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How foamy are you getting it with that?
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Any particular reason for the choice of shampoo? Or any car wash would work? And what sort of concentration did you use? Pretty high to get all the foam?
I chose that shampoo cos it was cheap. £2 to be precise. I'm only going to spray it on and rinse it off. I used a mix of approximately1 part shampoo to 6 parts water.

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Guys, have a look at one of these for cheap foaming, they work pretty well - Super Spray - Just clip the hose and spray
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Larger capacity versions on ebay for £5.99!
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Roswell washes own car shocker.
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I have 3 of these sprayers from Wilkos. I use 1 for Bilberry safe wheel cleaner, 1 for a prewash of Valet Pro Orange Pre Wash to loosen the cack on the lower section as you guys are doing and one for my ONR Pre Wash. Great devices and miles cheaper than Hozelocks version! For the record if your using APC to pre rinse your car you are aware that its goodbye wax most likely yeh?
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I bought the one from ebay and it came with a 1 litre and a 750 cc bottle so can use 2 different products...!
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I bought the one from ebay and it came with a 1 litre and a 750 cc bottle so can use 2 different products...!
Me too :thumbs up:
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Are they any good?
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Are they any good?
The snow foaming part is good ( see my photo in the top left!) but when you are using it as a spray it's better to take it off and use your own hose spray, as that part was a bit weak.
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The snow foaming part is good (see my photo in the top left!)
Be'ave yourself! That's actual snow.
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You would not believe how grateful I am for your assistance.
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Maybe this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GARDEN-PRESSUR...#ht_500wt_1151
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