Thinking of buying a shampoo foamer.

Cleaning and detailing your Astra.
Post Reply
Gkf9
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:11 pm

Thinking of buying a shampoo foamer.

Post by Gkf9 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:49 pm

I'm thinking of buying a shampoo foamer to use with my power washer.
Do I need a special type of shampoo to put in it?
I've got tons of differnt car shampoos in my garage.

Some wash and wax types etc, can these be used in it at all?

TIA.
Astra K 1.6 SRI CDTI Nav (136) Diesel/ Summit White.


User avatar
ScotsDude
Posts: 75
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:38 pm
Astra Model: SRI 1.6 CDTI 175bhp
Astra Options: Nav
Astra Colour: Flipchip Silver
Location: Falkirk

Re: Thinking of buying a shampoo foamer.

Post by ScotsDude » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:18 am

I use a foam lance with my Karcher and use both proper snow foam and also used up some old shampoo that i had.I was surprised but the shampoo worked pretty well with the foam lance.
My car is well waxed and i rinse it down then foam once,rinse off and foam again and use a mitt if needed to clean stubborn dirt off.


Gkf9
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:11 pm

Re: Thinking of buying a shampoo foamer.

Post by Gkf9 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:47 am

Can you recommend any good snow foam lancers?

Don't want to pay over the odds, but then again don't want to go to cheap and have a bad experience.

Which one do you use?

Was thinking this one.

Pro-Kleen Snow Foam Lance / Gun Kit with 1L Cherry Snow Foam For Use With Karcher K Series Pressure Washers (K2 / K3 / K4 / K5 / K6 / K7) 1L Capacity High Quality Manufacturing with Italian Components Fully Adjustable Chemical Dial & Variable Spray Nozzle Easy To Use Instruction Manual Provided Powerful, Heavy Duty, Foamer / Sprayer for Car Washing / Cleaning (1 Litre Pack) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01K1VK6RY/ ... TAbPW6NEDY

So the idea Is
1. Rinse power wash off most of the dirt/debris.
2. Foam wash leave on 5 mins ish.
3. Get the wash mitt out and work in the soap if it's stubborn dirt.
4.Rinse off.

Thanks

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

Astra K 1.6 SRI CDTI Nav (136) Diesel/ Summit White.


danh23
Posts: 473
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Astra Model: Sri cdti
Astra Colour: Metallic mineral black

Re: Thinking of buying a shampoo foamer.

Post by danh23 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:05 am

I use snow foam lance from autobrite direct which comes with magifoam for £34 you can use other stuff in it aswell here's the link to it

https://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index ... 500ml.html
1.6 CDTI Astra SRI metallic mineral black (110hp)


Gkf9
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:11 pm

Re: Thinking of buying a shampoo foamer.

Post by Gkf9 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:28 pm

danh23 wrote:I use snow foam lance from autobrite direct which comes with magifoam for £34 you can use other stuff in it aswell here's the link to it

https://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index ... 500ml.html
Thanks

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

Astra K 1.6 SRI CDTI Nav (136) Diesel/ Summit White.


User avatar
ScotsDude
Posts: 75
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:38 pm
Astra Model: SRI 1.6 CDTI 175bhp
Astra Options: Nav
Astra Colour: Flipchip Silver
Location: Falkirk

Re: Thinking of buying a shampoo foamer.

Post by ScotsDude » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:44 pm

This is the one i got and use with my K4 Karcher,works great.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1


Post Reply

Return to “Cleaning and Detailing”