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Finally bought a foam lance

Post by Joe » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:59 pm

Finally got one last week, I now just need the foam. So what do people use and where do you get it from? I looked in halfords and only saw this...

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I presume it's rubbish so didn't buy it.
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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by superram » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:29 pm

I've only ever used Valet Pro PH Neutral Snow Foam in mine, it works for me so I've not looked any further. Clings well and does as good of a job as snow foam will to remove loose nasties.
I've also got some VP citrus pre wash which I either use on its own through it or add a bit to the snow foam mix to add a bit more cleaning power.
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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by Jiggaman » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:41 pm

I usually use valet pro ph neutral also as it performs well and is good vfm.

I tried Auto Finesse avalanche which was really disappointing, barely any foam and just fell of the car in seconds.

I'm now on Bilt Hamber auto foam which is OK but again not much foam but decent cleaning power.

Will probably go back to VP ph neutral
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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by Joe » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:36 pm

Just ordered some. Cheers guys.

What concentrate do you use?
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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by barneyrubble » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:39 pm

normally a couple of inches in the bottom topped up with warm water
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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by Twenny » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:55 pm

Bilt Hamber Auto foam isn't amazing but I am using about 3 inches in the bottom with warm water to dilute. More liquid = thicker foam lol

Got VP citrus pre wash also but it really does depend on what sealant/wax you have already.

Decent sealant = foam will work well

Rubbish protection = dirt doesn't shift even with both foams used one after the other.


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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by Joe » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:04 pm

Cool I'll give it a go. Owning a black car now I'm paranoid about swirling! Getting all new gear and buckets ect. Then want to get a good few layers of polish on it. I've never waxed and polished so need to invest in a good wax too.
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Finally bought a foam lance

Post by Twenny » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:41 pm

Poor bouys natty wax or auto glym hd wax are very good plus poor bouys black hole is the best thing for covering swirls without using a polisher. I'm on my second bottle of black hole and it's brilliant.

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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by scrounger » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:58 am

Black hole is good but remember it's a glaze full of fillers. Always better to polish out the swirls rather than try and hide them.
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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by Woody95 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:13 am

I use Auto finesse Avalanche and I think it's great, the cleaning power is one of the best I've used its just a shame it's not the thickest foam out there. However I use a TFR pre wash before snowfoam so I normally just use snowfoam to satisfy my immaturity and OCD :D

PB black hole is great for hiding swirls if you're not experienced enough to machine polish the swirls out, plus with it being black and a daily driver it will just end up swirled again so if you're not looking for a show car I'd just use a glaze like black hole Image

Also Autoglym HD wax and PB natty waxes are good but there's a lot better out there imo

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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by barneyrubble » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:29 am

scrounger wrote:Black hole is good but remember it's a glaze full of fillers. Always better to polish out the swirls rather than try and hide them.
But even better to polish out the swirls first, then use black hole, then wax on top.....
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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by Woody95 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:42 am

And how's the OP going to do that when they've never even waxed or polished before...? So it'd be better to learn how to glaze and fill them whilst researching how to polish the swirls out and saving for a machine polisher.

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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by barneyrubble » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:46 am

Woody95 wrote:And how's the OP going to do that when they've never even waxed or polished before...? So it'd be better to learn how to glaze and fill them whilst researching how to polish the swirls out and saving for a machine polisher.
Exactly - you've just said how they're going to do it..... Research it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

My point was even after a polish it still gives a much deeper black - it doesnt need to be used just to fill swirls
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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by Joe » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:51 am

Woody95 wrote:And how's the OP going to do that when they've never even waxed or polished before...? So it'd be better to learn how to glaze and fill them whilst researching how to polish the swirls out and saving for a machine polisher.
I've polished many times.
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Re: Finally bought a foam lance

Post by Woody95 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:51 am

Yeah but you can't exactly learn overnight how to polish swirl marks out, it takes quite a lot of practice and how do you know the OP can afford to buy all the gear? I know I couldn't when I'd spent all my money on the car. So it'd be better to fill them for now whilst trying to learn how to polish them out so the car will still look great even though to swirls are still there...

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