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    Snow Foam Virgin

    Right, so i got my foam lance today from Auto Rae Chem - Absolutely brill service - recommend to anyone looking for cleaning stuff!

    Anyway, I got it all connected up and gave it a quick go.

    (apologies for the pics - iphone camera isn't great)

    First attempt with the nozzle:



    I wasn't overly happy with the thickness of the foam so I had a bit of a play with the settings and came up with this:



    This was a bit thicker, but I still wasn't overly happy with the consistency. Was running out of foam in the bottle so didn't bother filling it up

    This is a top view, showing the thickness:



    Anyway I can get the thickness up? or is it just a matter of fiddling with the valve screw?

    Went on to give it a bit of a full mitt wash and here's how it turned out:



    Excuse the poo ibiza that turned up, it's my housemates!

    I went over it with my new towels to give it a dry and it looks spanking!

    Now GazTD and Bertone Ben are going to crucify me for this but I used some pants car polish before and even though I buffed it all out at the time, its come back really streaky. I spent ages going round the car trying to remove it - I can see why they recommend the more expensive stuff it's obviously well worth it.

    I now need to find some cash and decide which products I should be getting!

    Comments welcome, in fact encouraged!!

    Thanks.

    Steve.
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    i found a easyer way of getting those streaky marks out is. use some quick detailer i found that works good.

    plus normally the reason why you get streaky marks is due to fall out so next time before waxing ect give it a clay bar then you will have a nice mirror surface panel to apply to.

    as for the foam try adding a little bit more in next time then filling the rest up with hot water, its really tryle and error.

    but enough of me woffling on. nice job, nice and shiney
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    I put about an inch and a bit in, and filled it with the hottest water that could come out the tap.

    Thanks for the tips!
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    As above, use hot water in the foam bottle, with around a inch or so of snow foam. Close the valve on the top almost completely, and that will give a nice thick foam.

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    Oops too slow lol.

    What polish was it you used?

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    It was some simoniz stuff i think. I can't remember, but it worked for a while, then sort of came out with baby blue streaks on most of the panels...
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    Did it dry out in the sun? I used some Dodo Juice Lime Prime today, and it was a nightmare in direct sunlight. The panels were hot, and the polished just instantly dried. Left streaks and really bad marring.

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    No, I did it in the shade, I was having problems but moved it round the corner. It's taken me ages tonight to try and rub them out!!

    I'll be using proper stuff in future!
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    Here I am looking for some info to remove the INSP message on my trip computer and I come across this thread! Now I see why you wanted me to come over tomorrow - you seem to have done a good job though mate.

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    It is honestly the best fun in the world.

    Get your car serviced, that'll help!!
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    The streaks will probably come out with claying. If not, then it will be hologramming and it will need to be machined with something like 3M Ultrafina.

    Dave: When using paint cleaners mate, you need tobuff it off straight away otherwise they become complete barstewards. Zymol HD Cleanse is a prime example, it dries so quick it takes a few uses to get used to it.
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