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As long as the panel is wetted with the solution at the correct panel concentration, it will do the prewash. If it's not foaming, you will need to do this on a cool, not sunny, not windy day, as the foam helps stop evaporation and the surface drying out. You might have to apply a bit more over than 5-10 mins to stop it drying out.
Thanks. I’ll follow that guidance on my next attempt.
 
Tbh I just put it in the bottle neat and let the pressure washer sort it out 🙂
 
I have the Bilt Hamber foam, and with a good lance towards the 3%+ region (guesstimated by turning the concentration up on the knob on the top of the lance, which allows more solution out of the bottle) I get good shaving foam from the bilt hamber and it can hang around on the ground for ages after pressure washing off.

I like the child's play fun of the shaving foam effect (why do it if you don't enjoy it), and so I'd recommend a better lance if you have no joy with the dilution testing results.
 
Detailing is far more than washing first wash, then use a clay bar, then machine polish then either a a wax or ceramic coat using a buffing machine, always wash the wheels first, then if you get splatter from washing the car it can easily be rinsed away, when doing the wheels use a wheel wooly to get into the barrel, use ‘fallout remover’ to get the nice bleeding purple of all the iron oxide from the brakes, rise thoroughly, then clay, polish and wax.

After that you can vac out the inside, use a detailing soft brush to get the vents and crumbs out of any hard to reach areas. If you have leather seats, you need some leather cleaner and conditioner, clean the car mats with upholstery cleaner.

If you want to go the whole hog remove all the exterior plastics, clean and use plastic restorer, get the car up on a lift jet wash and clean everything.

Dont forget the engine and engine bay.
I completely agree.....but its still just cleaning the car well....detailing is not a word I'd even heard of before a few years back.....I just don't like the way we import words and phrases used in the US ....and then everyone starts using it like its always been used. It does not even make sense to call the whole cleaning process detailing...to me that just implies the final details and finishing touches!
I'm not saying that my grammar is perfect (I live on the South Coast so clearly I can speak properly though!!)....and I make lots of spelling mistakes on forums that I don't in real life (mainly because I'm usually rushing, supposed to we working....or just don't read it back through before hitting "post"!.....and on other forums I get more than half an hour to correct it!!!).......but i do TRY to use the Kings English rather than Bidens!


Detailing ranks along side these little beauties!


1. When people ask for something, I often hear: “Can I get a . . .” It infuriates me. It’s not New York. It’s not the ’90s. You’re not in Central Perk with the rest of the Friends. Really.

2. The next time someone tells you something is the “least worst option,” tell them that their most best option is learning grammar.

3. The phrase I’ve watched seep into the language (especially with broadcasters) is “two-time” and “three-time.” Have the words double, triple, etc., been totally lost?

4. Using 24/7 rather than “24 hours, 7 days a week” or even just plain “all day, every day.”

5. The one I can’t stand is “deplane,” meaning to disembark an aircraft, used in the phrase “you will be able to deplane momentarily.”


6. “Touch base”—it makes me cringe no end.

7. Is “physicality” a real word?

8. Transportation. What’s wrong with transport?

9. Does nobody celebrate a birthday any more, must we all “turn” 12 or 21 or 40?

10. What kind of word is “gotten”? It makes me shudder.


11. “I’m good” for “I’m well.” That’ll do for a start.

12. “Bangs” for a fringe of the hair.

13. Takeout rather than takeaway!

14. “A half hour” instead of “half an hour.”

15. A “heads up.” For example, as in a business meeting—Let’s do a “heads up” on this issue. I have never been sure of the meaning.


16. To put a list into alphabetical order is to “alphabetize it”—horrid!

17. People that say “my bad” after a mistake. I don’t know how anything could be as annoying or lazy as that.

18. “Normalcy” instead of “normality” really irritates me.

19. Eaterie. To use a prevalent phrase, oh my gaad!

20. I’m a Brit living in New York. The one that always gets me is the American need to use the word bi-weekly when fortnightly would suffice just fine.

21. I hate “alternate” for “alternative.” I don’t like this as they are two distinct words, both have distinct meanings and it’s useful to have both. Using “alternate” for “alternative” deprives us of a word.

22. “Hike” a price. Does that mean people who do that are hikers? No, hikers are ramblers!

23. Going forward? If I do I shall collide with my keyboard.

24. The most annoying Americanism is “a million and a half” when it is clearly one and a half million! A million and a half is 1,000,000.5, where one and a half million is 1,500,000.

25. “Reach out to” when the correct word is “ask.” For example: “I will reach out to Kevin and let you know if that timing is convenient.” Reach out? Is Kevin stuck in quicksand? Is he teetering on the edge of a cliff? Can’t we just ask him?

26. I hate the fact I now have to order a “regular Americano.” What ever happened to a medium-sized coffee?

27. My worst horror is expiration, as in “expiration date.” Whatever happened to expiry?

28. I am increasingly hearing the phrase “that’ll learn you”—when the English (and more correct) version was always “that’ll teach you.” What a ridiculous phrase!

29. I really hate the phrase “Where’s it at?” This is not more efficient or informative than “Where is it?” It just sounds grotesque and is immensely irritating.

30. My pet hate is “winningest,” used in the context “Michael Schumacher is the winningest driver of all time.” I can feel the rage rising even using it here.

31. My brother now uses the term “season” for a TV series. Hideous.

32. Having an “issue” instead of a “problem.”

33. I hear more and more people pronouncing the letter Z as “zee.” Not happy about it!

34. To “medal” instead of to win a medal. Sets my teeth on edge with a vengeance.

35. “I got it for free” is a pet hate. You got it “free” not “for free.” You don’t get something cheap and say you got it “for cheap” do you?

36. “Turn that off already.” Oh dear.

37. “I could care less” instead of “I couldn’t care less” has to be the worst. Opposite meaning of what they’re trying to say.

38. Dare I even mention the ***** pack?
 
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My peeve is do you want a regular size what happened to small,medium and large 🙄
 
I completely agree.....but its still just cleaning the car well....detailing is not a word I'd even heard of before a few years back.....I just don't like the way we import words and phrases used in the US ....and then everyone starts using it like its always been used. It does not even make sense to call the whole cleaning process detailing...to me that just implies the final details and finishing touches!
I'm not saying that my grammar is perfect (I live on the South Coast so clearly I can speak properly though!!)....and I make lots of spelling mistakes on forums that I don't in real life (mainly because I'm usually rushing, supposed to we working....or just don't read it back through before hitting "post"!.....and on other forums I get more than half an hour to correct it!!!).......but i do TRY to use the Kings English rather than Bidens!


Detailing ranks along side these little beauties!


1. When people ask for something, I often hear: “Can I get a . . .” It infuriates me. It’s not New York. It’s not the ’90s. You’re not in Central Perk with the rest of the Friends. Really.

2. The next time someone tells you something is the “least worst option,” tell them that their most best option is learning grammar.

3. The phrase I’ve watched seep into the language (especially with broadcasters) is “two-time” and “three-time.” Have the words double, triple, etc., been totally lost?

4. Using 24/7 rather than “24 hours, 7 days a week” or even just plain “all day, every day.”

5. The one I can’t stand is “deplane,” meaning to disembark an aircraft, used in the phrase “you will be able to deplane momentarily.”


6. “Touch base”—it makes me cringe no end.

7. Is “physicality” a real word?

8. Transportation. What’s wrong with transport?

9. Does nobody celebrate a birthday any more, must we all “turn” 12 or 21 or 40?

10. What kind of word is “gotten”? It makes me shudder.


11. “I’m good” for “I’m well.” That’ll do for a start.

12. “Bangs” for a fringe of the hair.

13. Takeout rather than takeaway!

14. “A half hour” instead of “half an hour.”

15. A “heads up.” For example, as in a business meeting—Let’s do a “heads up” on this issue. I have never been sure of the meaning.


16. To put a list into alphabetical order is to “alphabetize it”—horrid!

17. People that say “my bad” after a mistake. I don’t know how anything could be as annoying or lazy as that.

18. “Normalcy” instead of “normality” really irritates me.

19. Eaterie. To use a prevalent phrase, oh my gaad!

20. I’m a Brit living in New York. The one that always gets me is the American need to use the word bi-weekly when fortnightly would suffice just fine.

21. I hate “alternate” for “alternative.” I don’t like this as they are two distinct words, both have distinct meanings and it’s useful to have both. Using “alternate” for “alternative” deprives us of a word.

22. “Hike” a price. Does that mean people who do that are hikers? No, hikers are ramblers!

23. Going forward? If I do I shall collide with my keyboard.

24. The most annoying Americanism is “a million and a half” when it is clearly one and a half million! A million and a half is 1,000,000.5, where one and a half million is 1,500,000.

25. “Reach out to” when the correct word is “ask.” For example: “I will reach out to Kevin and let you know if that timing is convenient.” Reach out? Is Kevin stuck in quicksand? Is he teetering on the edge of a cliff? Can’t we just ask him?

26. I hate the fact I now have to order a “regular Americano.” What ever happened to a medium-sized coffee?

27. My worst horror is expiration, as in “expiration date.” Whatever happened to expiry?

28. I am increasingly hearing the phrase “that’ll learn you”—when the English (and more correct) version was always “that’ll teach you.” What a ridiculous phrase!

29. I really hate the phrase “Where’s it at?” This is not more efficient or informative than “Where is it?” It just sounds grotesque and is immensely irritating.

30. My pet hate is “winningest,” used in the context “Michael Schumacher is the winningest driver of all time.” I can feel the rage rising even using it here.

31. My brother now uses the term “season” for a TV series. Hideous.

32. Having an “issue” instead of a “problem.”

33. I hear more and more people pronouncing the letter Z as “zee.” Not happy about it!

34. To “medal” instead of to win a medal. Sets my teeth on edge with a vengeance.

35. “I got it for free” is a pet hate. You got it “free” not “for free.” You don’t get something cheap and say you got it “for cheap” do you?

36. “Turn that off already.” Oh dear.

37. “I could care less” instead of “I couldn’t care less” has to be the worst. Opposite meaning of what they’re trying to say.

38. Dare I even mention the ***** pack?
There are far too many to add to this list. Things like “Y’all have a nice day”, said to me when I’m on my own. Better than only a part of me having a nice day?

Re #26: I’m peeved enough at having to order an Americano, let alone specify the size. I just want a black coffee, I don’t even care if it’s in a cup or a mug.
 
I completely agree.....but its still just cleaning the car well....detailing is not a word I'd even heard of before a few years back.....I just don't like the way we import words and phrases used in the US ....and then everyone starts using it like its always been used. It does not even make sense to call the whole cleaning process detailing...to me that just implies the final details and finishing touches!
I'm not saying that my grammar is perfect (I live on the South Coast so clearly I can speak properly though!!)....and I make lots of spelling mistakes on forums that I don't in real life (mainly because I'm usually rushing, supposed to we working....or just don't read it back through before hitting "post"!.....and on other forums I get more than half an hour to correct it!!!).......but i do TRY to use the Kings English rather than Bidens!


Detailing ranks along side these little beauties!


1. When people ask for something, I often hear: “Can I get a . . .” It infuriates me. It’s not New York. It’s not the ’90s. You’re not in Central Perk with the rest of the Friends. Really.

2. The next time someone tells you something is the “least worst option,” tell them that their most best option is learning grammar.

3. The phrase I’ve watched seep into the language (especially with broadcasters) is “two-time” and “three-time.” Have the words double, triple, etc., been totally lost?

4. Using 24/7 rather than “24 hours, 7 days a week” or even just plain “all day, every day.”

5. The one I can’t stand is “deplane,” meaning to disembark an aircraft, used in the phrase “you will be able to deplane momentarily.”


6. “Touch base”—it makes me cringe no end.

7. Is “physicality” a real word?

8. Transportation. What’s wrong with transport?

9. Does nobody celebrate a birthday any more, must we all “turn” 12 or 21 or 40?

10. What kind of word is “gotten”? It makes me shudder.


11. “I’m good” for “I’m well.” That’ll do for a start.

12. “Bangs” for a fringe of the hair.

13. Takeout rather than takeaway!

14. “A half hour” instead of “half an hour.”

15. A “heads up.” For example, as in a business meeting—Let’s do a “heads up” on this issue. I have never been sure of the meaning.


16. To put a list into alphabetical order is to “alphabetize it”—horrid!

17. People that say “my bad” after a mistake. I don’t know how anything could be as annoying or lazy as that.

18. “Normalcy” instead of “normality” really irritates me.

19. Eaterie. To use a prevalent phrase, oh my gaad!

20. I’m a Brit living in New York. The one that always gets me is the American need to use the word bi-weekly when fortnightly would suffice just fine.

21. I hate “alternate” for “alternative.” I don’t like this as they are two distinct words, both have distinct meanings and it’s useful to have both. Using “alternate” for “alternative” deprives us of a word.

22. “Hike” a price. Does that mean people who do that are hikers? No, hikers are ramblers!

23. Going forward? If I do I shall collide with my keyboard.

24. The most annoying Americanism is “a million and a half” when it is clearly one and a half million! A million and a half is 1,000,000.5, where one and a half million is 1,500,000.

25. “Reach out to” when the correct word is “ask.” For example: “I will reach out to Kevin and let you know if that timing is convenient.” Reach out? Is Kevin stuck in quicksand? Is he teetering on the edge of a cliff? Can’t we just ask him?

26. I hate the fact I now have to order a “regular Americano.” What ever happened to a medium-sized coffee?

27. My worst horror is expiration, as in “expiration date.” Whatever happened to expiry?

28. I am increasingly hearing the phrase “that’ll learn you”—when the English (and more correct) version was always “that’ll teach you.” What a ridiculous phrase!

29. I really hate the phrase “Where’s it at?” This is not more efficient or informative than “Where is it?” It just sounds grotesque and is immensely irritating.

30. My pet hate is “winningest,” used in the context “Michael Schumacher is the winningest driver of all time.” I can feel the rage rising even using it here.

31. My brother now uses the term “season” for a TV series. Hideous.

32. Having an “issue” instead of a “problem.”

33. I hear more and more people pronouncing the letter Z as “zee.” Not happy about it!

34. To “medal” instead of to win a medal. Sets my teeth on edge with a vengeance.

35. “I got it for free” is a pet hate. You got it “free” not “for free.” You don’t get something cheap and say you got it “for cheap” do you?

36. “Turn that off already.” Oh dear.

37. “I could care less” instead of “I couldn’t care less” has to be the worst. Opposite meaning of what they’re trying to say.

38. Dare I even mention the ***** pack?
But other than that you’re cool with cross pollination of languages?
 
3. The phrase I’ve watched seep into the language (especially with broadcasters) is “two-time” and “three-time.” Have the words double, triple, etc., been totally lost?
I blame the Fugees. They’re killing Kings English softly.
 
20. I’m a Brit living in New York. The one that always gets me is the American need to use the word bi-weekly when fortnightly would suffice just fine.
No wonder you hear a lot of Americanisms if you live it New York.
 
I’ve never been one to give up on anything, but I’m sorely tempted to give up with snow foam. I can’t get it to work :wallbash:

For several years now I’ve tried a whole host of different snow foams, but with zero success. They ALWAYS slide off the car within seconds of application, so achieve nothing. Mit-applied shampoo stays on better, and is certainly thicker.

I‘ve tried a couple of different lances, the latest being from Pro-Kleen that I’m using with their own snow foam. I’ve tried the full range of settings with no success. I’ve even tried changing to a smaller nozzle, but it made no difference.

Different concentrations of product, right up to 50/50, don’t achieve a nice thick foam that stays on the car. I’ve even tried different water temperatures.

The only constants throughout have been the mains water and my Karcher K7 pressure washer. I’ve even tried the Karcher at standard and Eco settings.

What can I do to achieve the results others seem to get? I don’t want to hear “I’ve always used xxx without any trouble”. That’s no use to me. There must be something I’m doing wrong - but what?
What snow foam are you using also what pressure washer and foam lance they all make a big difference
 
I completely agree.....but its still just cleaning the car well....detailing is not a word I'd even heard of before a few years back.....I just don't like the way we import words and phrases used in the US ....and then everyone starts using it like its always been used. It does not even make sense to call the whole cleaning process detailing...to me that just implies the final details and finishing touches!
I'm not saying that my grammar is perfect (I live on the South Coast so clearly I can speak properly though!!)....and I make lots of spelling mistakes on forums that I don't in real life (mainly because I'm usually rushing, supposed to we working....or just don't read it back through before hitting "post"!.....and on other forums I get more than half an hour to correct it!!!).......but i do TRY to use the Kings English rather than Bidens!


Detailing ranks along side these little beauties!


1. When people ask for something, I often hear: “Can I get a . . .” It infuriates me. It’s not New York. It’s not the ’90s. You’re not in Central Perk with the rest of the Friends. Really.

2. The next time someone tells you something is the “least worst option,” tell them that their most best option is learning grammar.

3. The phrase I’ve watched seep into the language (especially with broadcasters) is “two-time” and “three-time.” Have the words double, triple, etc., been totally lost?

4. Using 24/7 rather than “24 hours, 7 days a week” or even just plain “all day, every day.”

5. The one I can’t stand is “deplane,” meaning to disembark an aircraft, used in the phrase “you will be able to deplane momentarily.”


6. “Touch base”—it makes me cringe no end.

7. Is “physicality” a real word?

8. Transportation. What’s wrong with transport?

9. Does nobody celebrate a birthday any more, must we all “turn” 12 or 21 or 40?

10. What kind of word is “gotten”? It makes me shudder.


11. “I’m good” for “I’m well.” That’ll do for a start.

12. “Bangs” for a fringe of the hair.

13. Takeout rather than takeaway!

14. “A half hour” instead of “half an hour.”

15. A “heads up.” For example, as in a business meeting—Let’s do a “heads up” on this issue. I have never been sure of the meaning.


16. To put a list into alphabetical order is to “alphabetize it”—horrid!

17. People that say “my bad” after a mistake. I don’t know how anything could be as annoying or lazy as that.

18. “Normalcy” instead of “normality” really irritates me.

19. Eaterie. To use a prevalent phrase, oh my gaad!

20. I’m a Brit living in New York. The one that always gets me is the American need to use the word bi-weekly when fortnightly would suffice just fine.

21. I hate “alternate” for “alternative.” I don’t like this as they are two distinct words, both have distinct meanings and it’s useful to have both. Using “alternate” for “alternative” deprives us of a word.

22. “Hike” a price. Does that mean people who do that are hikers? No, hikers are ramblers!

23. Going forward? If I do I shall collide with my keyboard.

24. The most annoying Americanism is “a million and a half” when it is clearly one and a half million! A million and a half is 1,000,000.5, where one and a half million is 1,500,000.

25. “Reach out to” when the correct word is “ask.” For example: “I will reach out to Kevin and let you know if that timing is convenient.” Reach out? Is Kevin stuck in quicksand? Is he teetering on the edge of a cliff? Can’t we just ask him?

26. I hate the fact I now have to order a “regular Americano.” What ever happened to a medium-sized coffee?

27. My worst horror is expiration, as in “expiration date.” Whatever happened to expiry?

28. I am increasingly hearing the phrase “that’ll learn you”—when the English (and more correct) version was always “that’ll teach you.” What a ridiculous phrase!

29. I really hate the phrase “Where’s it at?” This is not more efficient or informative than “Where is it?” It just sounds grotesque and is immensely irritating.

30. My pet hate is “winningest,” used in the context “Michael Schumacher is the winningest driver of all time.” I can feel the rage rising even using it here.

31. My brother now uses the term “season” for a TV series. Hideous.

32. Having an “issue” instead of a “problem.”

33. I hear more and more people pronouncing the letter Z as “zee.” Not happy about it!

34. To “medal” instead of to win a medal. Sets my teeth on edge with a vengeance.

35. “I got it for free” is a pet hate. You got it “free” not “for free.” You don’t get something cheap and say you got it “for cheap” do you?

36. “Turn that off already.” Oh dear.

37. “I could care less” instead of “I couldn’t care less” has to be the worst. Opposite meaning of what they’re trying to say.

38. Dare I even mention the ***** pack?
Now who’s living in the 1950’s 😁
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Now who’s living in the 1950’s 😁
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I completely agree mate put detailing is the finishing touches like machine mopping, ceramic coatings ect not just washing a car and adding a bit of tyre shire lol, there are many processes to go though.
 
I'm not the only one decidedly under impressed by snow foam then. I've gone back to good old fashioned Simoniz wash on car wax, which gives a surprisingly good shine for comparatively little effort 😂
 

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