The snow foam stage of a wash is one of the most important. It’s the stage which rids your vehicle of any loose grit and dirt that might cause scratches and swirl marks. Treating your car or motorbike to a snow foam before any contact wash allows you to get the best results possible.
The snow foam works to create a thick clinging foam by pushing the flow of water through a mix of shampoo-based products. It’s this clinging foam that allows cleaning agents to work for longer, helping to dissolve and rid the vehicle of more dirt and grime than a quick jet wash would. Once rinsed, the paint is prepped in the best possible way ahead of the two-bucket wash stage, allowing much of the cleaning work to be done before having any real contact with the paint.
Made up of ultra-strong plastics, chemically-resistant high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and brass, it's safe to say it's been built to last. They come with a 1-Litre bottle attachment, complete with measurements on the side so you know how much snow foam you’re using, along with dip tube and filter. The handy injector offers adjustability to the flow of foam. Simply turn the top-mounted dial to get your preferred thickness. The thicker the foam is, the longer it'll stay on the vehicle.
**Only compatible with 1/4 inch quick connect**
To use, unscrew the plastic bottle attachment and pour in the snow foam. Measurements slightly vary on pressure washer flow rate and outside tap rate, so start off with between 100 and 200ml and go from there. Screw the bottle back in, without attaching to your washer, and lightly shake from side to side to mix the solution. Attach to your jet washer – make sure it’s fully locked in before using! Then simply fire it at the car, adjusting the injector dial to your desired thickness. Apply to vehicle from top to bottom, ensuring every surface is covered. Following use, remove the plastic bottle and run the water through the injector head to make sure the system is clear – NOT at the car, obviously. This flush out will help give longevity to the delicate internal wire mesh filter.
Purchasing a foam lance and a good snow foam is a priceless investment. It’ll save you time and money trying to get rid of the inevitable marring and fine scratches which are often caused due to not treating a vehicle to a snow foam in the first instance.
And to make that investment even more worthwhile; with every purchase of a snow foam cannon, you’ll get a free microfiber waher mitt
1. Setting up the West Coast Snow Foam Cannon: Once you’ve unboxed all your items, lay them out in front of you so you know what you have. Snow foam bottle, adjustable sprayer head, dip tube.
Tightly attach the dip tube to the bottom of the sprayer head – this will ensure that it properly feeds soap to the sprayer head – with such high pressure, you’ll soon know if it’s not on right. If there is no foam production, your dip tube is most likely not attached correctly.
Next step is to fit the dip tube – this is the tube that goes into your wash solution. Make sure to fill the bottle up to the 200ml mark with snow foam, then fill to the 1000ml mark (as indicated on the side of the bottle) with clean lukewarm water. Tip the bottle up and down a few times to get a good mix of the snow foam and water. Don’t shake it, this will cause it to foam. You just want to gently mix the ingredients, ready to pass through the snow foam cannon and onto your car. Attach the bottle to the whole thing, ensuring the dip tube is comfortably in the solution. You’ll then need to adjust the top to half way between closed and open. From there, you can adjust the level of foam that coats your car by twisting the forward nozzle.
So that’s your snow foam all set up, now all you have to do is point and shoot. As previously stated, you can adjust the forward nozzle to your desired foam level, depending whether you want a more watery foam or a complete snow over.
Once you’re all done with your detail, your snow foam lance will need cleaning before storage. If you don’t do this, the snow foam solution left in the bottle could mould up, causing it to be blocked. It’s best to clean it out after every use. There’s two ways you can do this. Dismantle the whole thing at the end and run plain, clean water through each component, or you can fill the bottle up after use (again, with clean water) and use your pressure washer to clean through the system. Once you’re sure there’s no snow foam solution left in it, leave each component to dry naturally.
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Car washes claim to leave you with a scratch-free car wash. However, the brushes and wraps are littered with dirt and other contaminants, which cause millions of micro-scratches to show.
The West Coast Foam Cannon prevents scratching by spraying an inch thick layer of soap. Yes, it gets very thick... This lifts all dirt and contaminants from within the paint that would cause severe damage.
Used by LA's most prominent detailers as well as everyday car lovers. We manufactured our cannon with anti-leak fittings that are guaranteed to last.
The average person spends about $480 on car washes per year. You can get our foam cannon and a gallon of soap for 1/10 of the price! Save your bank account...
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Adjustable nozzle for the best, most thick foam production. Turn the top knob right (-) to get the thickest mixture, adjust the nozzle to your desired thickness, and let it loose.
Manufactured with high-quality materials and fittings. (Stainless Steel and Brass)
Never worry about your foam cannon leaking, rusting, or breaking after only a few uses.
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