In essence, a foam gun is any device that attaches to a standard hose pipe and mixes a detergent-based product with the flow of water to produce thick clinging foam. The idea behind applying a blanket of foam to the car in advance of normal washing is simple and the benefits are obvious. If you apply a cleaning solution to dirty surfaces and enable it to cling in situ for several minutes, the cleaning agents have longer to work and therefore dissolve and suspend more dirt and grime. As a result, a lot more dirt and grime washes off during the subsequent pre-wash rinse, leaving relatively clean surfaces behind ready for a two bucket wash by hand. Clearly, the major benefit is that the bulk of the dirt and grime is removed before there is any contact with the car, which reduces the risk of inflicting marring during the hand-washing process. Although it's no match for a foam lance attached to a pressure washer, our Foam Gun is the next best choice.
|Adjustable Flow Rate||Yes|
|Adjustable Spray Pattern||No|
|Construction||Brass connector, polypropylene body and high-density polyethylene bottle|
|Maximum Water Temperature||60°C|
How To Use
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.