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v-twin
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PostSubject: Snowfoam   Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:32 pm

A friend pre-washes his car with snowfoam and swares buy it. Does anyone use snowfoam on their bike? I am finding it a bit of a pain to get in all the little gaps etc so I thought it would be worth a shot. The preasure washer does not go near my bike and never will, so I was going to get one of these to spray it on with, what are your thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:48 pm

Muc Off! 
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:06 pm

simbo wrote:
Muc Off! 
Tried it, waste of money, it might as well be pink coloured water (actually I think that's exactly what it is). It did absolutely nothing!!
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:29 pm

Hi v twin.... A while ago when I got a new to me car, I bought one of those applicators and a gallon of snowfoam concentrate. It was good fun and a bit of a novelty spraying it on, but even after careful adjusting of the valve, it never produced the uber thick clingy foam like some of these hand wash places get. 

Having said that it was pretty nifty for getting in the bikes nooks and crannies. Think it cost about £45 for the applicator (seem to remember it being called a gunson gun). Pity your so far away.... You could have had a go with mine before parting with your cash.

Tbh, mine is now gathering dust and most time I just use soap and water ... Using  a long handled car wash brush for less precious areas like wheels, exhausts, engine casings.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:31 pm

Cancel that.... GILMORE gun...
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:04 am

I no nothing of that but I use ProClean, it's better than anything I have bought before. ( - LINK - )

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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:32 am

I have always used Muc-off, I think it is an excellent product.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:25 am

Strange that this MUC-OFF stuff is loved or loathed and give different results.  
It did not perform better than warm water.
Was not as good as Fairy Liquid.


In the old days we used to use stuff called GUNK.  Applied with a big old paintbrush and it dissolved oil and grease did not discolour paintwork, But as it's not sold now I assume it is an environmental hazard.  Nothing has ever come close in terms of leaving me with a clean bike.
These days I use liquid detergent for pressure washers and a pump up pressure sprayer that gardeners use as I do not have a hose connection.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:38 am

oldtom wrote:
Strange that this MUC-OFF stuff is loved or loathed and give different results.  


It is very odd how people get different results from Muc-off I have always got good results from using it, a bonus with it is that it can be used all over the bike, including brakes. Different strokes for different folks.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:01 pm

oldtom wrote:
Strange that this MUC-OFF stuff is loved or loathed and give different results.  
It did not perform better than warm water.
Was not as good as Fairy Liquid.


In the old days we used to use stuff called GUNK.  Applied with a big old paintbrush and it dissolved oil and grease did not discolour paintwork, But as it's not sold now I assume it is an environmental hazard.  Nothing has ever come close in terms of leaving me with a clean bike.
These days I use liquid detergent for pressure washers and a pump up pressure sprayer that gardeners use as I do not have a hose connection.
Its still available, I get it from Halfords, fantastic stuff:

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/engine-cleaner-degreaser/gunk-engine-degreaser-1-litre

I emailed a company who sell car detailing stuff and asked which was the best, normal pre-wash or snowfoam and this is what he said:

Hi Andrew

Thank you for your interest in our products,  either product can be used with the Compression Sprayer

Most trade valeters use the Snow Foam as a pre-wash and apply it using a pump sprayer, although not producing as much foam as a foam lance, it is just as effective. Dilution rates are 1:10 up to 1:20
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:23 pm

Well done v-twin. 
I searched my local Halfrauds and they had none. I asked a youff in there and he said he'd never heard of it. Now I'm wondering if he worked there or was just some lad in a black t-shirt. Hmmmm
I'll get my butler to clean my glasses and go for another look.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:37 pm

oldtom wrote:
Was not as good as Fairy Liquid.

Don't use washing up liquid on you're bike, It's got salt in it 
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:12 pm

Just ordered some ValetPRO pH Neutral Snow Foam. Will see how it goes when it arrives.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowfoam   Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:09 pm

Let us now what you think of the valetpro, I have tried loads of stuff inc muc off which I don't rate and the only product that works well is ..................
platinum fairy which I know isn't great for your paint work in the long run
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