In essence, a foam gun is any device that attaches to a standard hose pipe and mixes a shampoo-based product with the flow of water to produce thick, clinging foam. The idea behind applying thick, clinging foam to the car in advance of normal washing is simple and the benefits are obvious. If you apply a generous coating of suds to dirty surfaces and allow them to cling in situ for many minutes at a time, the cleaning agents have 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 ready for a two bucket wash by hand. Clearly, the major benefit here is that the bulk of dirt removal is done before a wash mitt is placed on the car, which greatly reduces the risk of inflicting marring and fine scratches during the hand-washing process. Many enthusiasts also use a foam gun in place of a bucket of suds during the hand-washing process as they move around the car with the wash mitt. This technique involves spraying foam directly into the path of the wash mitt, thus ensuring maximum lubrication as the mitt glides over underlying surfaces, and is highly recommended.
Our PB Foam Gun offers excellent performance at a reasonable price point and is built to last. The main connector is constructed from solid brass, giving it excellent long-lasting performance and durability. The pistol grip, foaming tip, injector head and hoselock connector are all made of heavy-duty polypropylene, while the bottle itself is made from chemically-resistant high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The multi-ratio injector offers six settings to adjust the dilution rate from 300:1 to 10:1 (flow from hose:flow from reservoir) and built-in filters ensure any sediment in the water supply is removed before it reaches your car. An anti-siphon valve protects the water supply by preventing soapy water from siphoning back into the hose (when the water supply is turned off, you may notice a slight discharge of water at the base of the handle - this is normal and indicates that the anti-siphon valve is functioning properly).
Assemble according to the supplied instructions, making sure that the hoselock connector is nipped up tightly enough to form a leak-free seal, but not so tight as to damage the plastic thread. To use, unscrew the bottle and pour in a suitably diluted snow foam solution (we provide recommended dilution ratios for all of the snow foams we sell; see the Specification section on the relevant product pages for details). Then refit the bottle and shake the unit gently to mix the solution before finally attaching it to the pistol grip. Finally, aim the gun at the car and squeeze the trigger, adjusting the top dial on the injector head lid until you achieve the desired foam thickness. If your water pressure is extremely low or your tap water is extremely hard then relatively few suds may be produced, even on the highest foam setting. In such situations, a more concentrated mixture of the snow foam usually fixes the issue; try doubling it first.
|Construction:||Solid brass connector, heavy-duty polypropylene coverings & high-density polyethylene bottle|
|Maximum water temperature:||60°C|
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