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Decided to spray my car today (matt white)!

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'Porsche owners stumble across a Lotus and can't help a bukkake moment....'

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Have yet to try out my new lance, seeing this makes me want to go outside now and try it.

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Have yet to try out my new lance, seeing this makes me want to go outside now and try it.

 

 I blame you Kristof, car is now sparkly clean after a good old soaping with some foam, worked a treat but i think i need to work on my mixture/lance settings.

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 I blame you Kristof, car is now sparkly clean after a good old soaping with some foam, worked a treat but i think i need to work on my mixture/lance settings.

 

Got the foam kit just for the Lotus... she is completely detailed a few months back and want to preserve her "scratch free" as much as I can.  A nano coat was applied as well.

 

The foam I'm using is pH neutral:

 

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The lance:

 

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And the leaf blower to dry her without scratching  :D (I've added a silicon tube to the nozzle so I won't scratch her in the event I would touch the paint - thanks DixieV6 for that)

 

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At first, the lance wouldn't work well with my pressure washer as the nozzle inside was too narrow, making the PW cut out every other second due to excess internal pressure.  Carclean.nl sent me a bigger one and PRESTO, super foam!

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At first, the lance wouldn't work well with my pressure washer as the nozzle inside was too narrow, making the PW cut out every other second due to excess internal pressure.  Carclean.nl sent me a bigger one and PRESTO, super foam!

 

Interesting, mine did this when it was on max foam, I had to dial it towards the '-' to stop this.

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Interesting, mine did this when it was on max foam, I had to dial it towards the '-' to stop this.

 

Tony, to be more specific: the PW would work ok for like 30 seconds.  Then it would pauze for a second and go well for only 2 seconds, back to pauze, etc.

 

Carclean confirmed that it is a known issue: pressure builds up and the PW cuts out: that's why when ordering I needed to specify my type of pressure washer.  Shows that it didn't go well, because the nozzle that originaly came with the foam lance was good for up to 140 bar.  My PW only goes to 130 bar.  They have sent me a 160 bar version now and works super now.

 

The difference was almost invisible in diameter of the little hole in the nozzle (I would have used a 1.5mm drill or something if they wouldn't have send me a new one).

 

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Intersting, I bought my hose form http://www.directhoses.net/collections/foaming-equipment/products/snow-foam-lance

It says that it works up to 180bar and my PW is a nilfisk and only 110 bar so not sure what the issue is.

 

Thanks for the info, I might open up my lance and have a look.

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You should see my leaf blower I use to dry the car! :D

I love the idea of a leaf blower! Haha my neighbours already think im nuts with the snow foam, this will send them over the edge!

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Imran

Get her under one of these

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That'll flip the nosey neighbours out

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