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What do I buy for my foam cannon?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by joem1cha3l, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Jul 17, 2018 at 5:17 PM
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    joem1cha3l

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    Ok fellas. I bought my pressure washer from lowes on sale and my foam cannon off of Amazon. Im just about ready to start trying this out....

    What soap do I buy for the best results? I dont know much about this stuff
     
  2. Jul 17, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    Chemical Guys and Adams Polishes are fewer. I’ve been using Adams, but tempted to buy CG to try.
    I also use Adams Car Shampoo prior to the foam soap.
     
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    I've had great luck with the Chemical Guys soaps I've used. I bought one of their foam cannons and used the citrus wash and gloss in it with awesome results!
     
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    I used meguiars ultimate first with surprising amount of foam. Using Mr. Pink from chemical guys now. Works well. Researching a spotless DI cartridge for future washes.
     
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  5. Jul 17, 2018 at 11:25 PM
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    I also modded a second pressure washer spray gun to shorten up where the cannon attaches. Much easier to use 8F27F52D-AFB9-41CE-807F-5CA40D2DCC7C.jpg
     
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    Chemical guys is good stuff. A little on the expensive side. Especially if you wash the truck as much as I do. I use a similar pressure washer and a foam cannon from Amazon. Wash my truck and wife's Highlander every Sunday. I've had good results with Mothers in the cannon. upload_2018-7-18_0-11-35.jpg
     
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  7. Jul 18, 2018 at 1:44 AM
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    Chemical Guys Honeydew Snow foam or Meguiars Hyperwash are my top two favorites.

    When you fill your canister, use warm water with your soap mix.
     
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  8. Jul 18, 2018 at 4:22 AM
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    Another vote for CG Honeydew Snow foam and warm water. Listen to @SouthBoundSteve . He’s learned a lot from me.
     
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    What ratio do you all use for soap/water in the canister?
     
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    I need to buy a foam cannon. Please let us know how you like it.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2018 at 4:53 AM
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    I plan to use Mr Pink from chemical guys. I think I saw 1-1 mix for the foam canon container.... seems excessive. Be sure and put water in and add soap second or you’ll get suds in your container...

    Correction: mix ratio suggested by chemical guys for Mr Pink is 16:1 water:soap for their Torq cannon. I'm sure nozzle and psi strongly influence the mix that works best.
     
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  13. Jul 18, 2018 at 5:07 AM
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    Another technique if you add soap first is to simply submerge the bottle in your rinse bucket. It will fill it up without suds. I prefer going to my sink as I use warm water to fill up the bottle...seems to dissolve the soap better.
     
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    Chemical Guys Honeydew, Mastersons Snow Foam or McKees Extreme Foam will give you excellent results. Meguiars Gold Class also foams well, but it dissipates quickly. Try and remember that it's not necessarily about having tons of 'shaving cream' consistency foam on your vehicle...think about why you're using soap in the first place. It needs to have good cleaning power, and sufficient lubricity to mitigate the damage to your paint while washing.

    I've settled on a 7:1 water to soap ratio....tried 10:1...too runny for me...5:1 too expensive. Is your power washer gas or electric?
     
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    Alright I'm buying a foam cannon today... Haha
     
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    Tundras.com makes another sale LOL
     
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    Yup...
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    Darn you. Just bought a foam cannon after reading about them on here for the last few months.
     
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    It's been on my list for a while too, finally pulled the trigger.. hopefully it's all it's cracked up to be..
     
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    U have a link for that?
     
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    I pieced it together, it’s an MTM hydro spray gun and I just bought the fittings that fit my foam cannon and pressure washer
     
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    3/4 to 2 ounces of soap. Keep in mind that there are factors that can change the level of foaminess.

    Hard water, filter in the cannon head being dirty...
     
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    Now that's a tip I wasn't aware of.....thanks and War Eagle!
     
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    WDE!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Git ya some , Och!
     
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    Got her today. Went with a short nozzle too.
    IMG_20180731_114447.jpg
     
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