Fancy the idea of being able to foam your bug splattered front-end or grime laden lower-half with a snow foam or a multi-purpose cleaner without the aid of a dedicated foam gun or foam lance? Looking for the perfect pressure sprayer with which to apply wash stage sealants such as Nanolex WashCoat? If you nodded your head or muttered aye in response to either of these questions then the newly launched MESTO 1.5 L FOAMER Pressure Sprayer deserves your attention. This is because it is a pressure sprayer with a difference; by using a special nozzle assembly, it aerates diluted cleaning solutions and transforms them into thick, clinging foam. Thus, it is now possible to reap the benefits of using thick foam in all situations, whether you have access to a hose or not.
The idea behind the use of foam in detailing circles is a simple one, and the benefits are obvious. If you apply snow foams or multi-purpose cleaners to dirty surfaces and enable them to cling in situ for many minutes at a time, the cleaning agents have much longer to work and therefore dissolve and suspend a lot more dirt and grime. By the time the foam is eventually rinsed off, much of the dirt and grime is simply washed away, leaving relatively clean surfaces behind. Clearly, the major benefit here is that the bulk of dirt removal is done before any hand washing takes place, which greatly reduces the risk of inflicting surface marring and fine scratches during the wash process.
As a final point to note, it's all well and good trying to keep costs down by buying tools and accessories just good enough to do the job, but invariably spending a little more upfront on higher quality products pays dividends in the long run. This is exactly the case for MESTO pressure sprayers, which are designed and manufactured in Germany to the usual high standards we have come to expect of German-made products. Yes, they are a bit pricey, but they do reduce the rate of product consumption, they are built to last, they are fully repairable (and upgradable) and they are both comfortable and efficient to use. How does the old saying go? Buy once, buy right!
The MESTO 1.5 L FOAMER Pressure Sprayer features a clearly graduated, chemically resistant, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) tank, a foaming spray nozzle and a safety valve. Furthermore, it also features ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM) seals and a polypropylene (PP) pump, which makes it base resistant and thus ideal for use with alkaline (pH 7-14) snow foams such as Auto Finesse Avalanche and Gyeon Q²M Foam, and alkaline multi-purpose cleaners such as Auto Finesse Citrus Power and Bilt Hamber surfex-HD.
The MESTO 1.5 L FOAMER Pressure Sprayer is designed and manufactured in Germany, by a family-owned business with more than 90 years of experience in developing and producing high quality portable sprayers. As a result of their expertise, MESTO set the standard for innovation and performance in their sector. A range of spare parts and accessories make MESTO sprayers a versatile and economic proposition (particularly given that the availability of spare parts for each product is guaranteed for 20 years from the date of purchase).
Assemble according to the supplied instructions, making sure that all connectors are nipped up tightly enough to form a leak-free seal, but not so tight as to damage any plastic threads. To ready the sprayer for use, turn the pressure release valve on the side of the pump until any residual pressure is released. Then unscrew the pump and fill the tank with a suitably diluted snow foam solution up to the filling line (we provide recommended dilution ratios for all of the snow foams we sell; see the Specification section on the relevant product pages for details). Finally, screw the pump tightly on to the tank and pressurise the system (using no more than 50 pump strokes). To spray the solution, press the button atop the handle on the pump; releasing the button stops the spraying action immediately. After use, depressurise the system using the pressure release valve on the side of the pump; never leave the system pressurised while in storage, and never depressurise the system by unscrewing the pump from the tank. Finally, never blow through clogged nozzles or valves with your mouth; detailing chemicals rarely taste as good as they smell, and can cause serious harm if inhaled or ingested.
Notes on dilution:
Making up diluted solutions is relatively straightforward, but it is worth noting that confusion can arise from differences in the way that car care product manufacturers quote dilution ratios. Strictly speaking, dilution ratios should be quoted as the number of parts of original chemical in the total number of parts of diluted solution. Accordingly, a dilution ratio of 1:10 would be achieved by making up a solution containing one part neat chemical and nine parts water, i.e. ten parts in total (giving a dilution ratio of one in ten). However, it is far more common for manufacturers to quote dilution ratios in parts dilutant to parts original chemical. Accordingly, a dilution ratio of 10:1 would be achieved by making up a solution containing ten parts water and one part neat chemical, i.e. eleven parts in total (giving a dilution ratio of ten to one). Compared to the strict definition, this produces a slightly weaker solution, and for this reason we recommend that this latter interpretation is adopted whenever doubt about the ratio arises, as it is far safer to work with a solution that is too weak rather than one that is too strong.
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