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- Snow Foam Lance
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The snow foam stage of a wash is one of the most important. It’s the stage which rids your vehicle of any loose grit and dirt that might cause scratches and swirl marks. Treating your car or motorbike to a snow foam before any contact wash allows you to get the most from each subsequent stage thereafter.
The snow foam lance works to create a thick clinging foam by pushing the flow of water through a mix of shampoo-based products. It’s this clinging foam that allows cleaning agents to work for longer, helping to dissolve and rid the vehicle of more dirt and grime than a quick jet wash would. Once rinsed, the paint is prepped in the best possible way ahead of the two-bucket wash stage, allowing much of the cleaning work to be done before having any real contact with the paint.
Made up of ultra-strong plastics, chemically-resistant high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and brass, it’s safe to say it’s been built to last. They come with a 1-Litre bottle attachment, complete with measurements on the side so you know how much snow foam you’re using, along with dip tube and filter. The handy injector offers adjustability to the flow of foam. Simply turn the top-mounted dial to get your preferred thickness. The thicker the foam is, the longer it’ll stay on the vehicle. To create the thick desired foam, our lance requires a minimum flow rate of 400 litres per hour.
And don’t worry about all the different jet washers out there – we have 10 different fitments covering most of the popular makes of pressure washer, to ensure you get the right one for your machine. We have brand such as Karcher, Bosch and Black and Decker covered, as well as others. Simply choose the right connector for your machine and add to your basket. Although your branded machine may be listed, the connector needed for this machine may vary (For example: the Bosch Aquatak pressure washer requires a Black & Decker attachment etc.) Please note that the Karcher Professional Quick Release Gun does require an adaptor directly from Karcher.
**NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE KARCHER K2**
To use, unscrew the plastic bottle attachment and pour in the snow foam. Measurements slightly vary on pressure washer flow rate and outside tap rate, so start off with between 100 and 200ml and go from there. Screw the bottle back in, without attaching to your washer, and lightly shake from side to side to mix the solution. Attach to your jet washer – make sure it’s fully locked in before using! Then simply fire it at the car, adjusting the injector dial to your desired thickness. Apply to vehicle from top to bottom, ensuring every surface is covered. Following use, remove the plastic bottle and run the water through the injector head to make sure the system is clear – NOT at the car, obviously. This flush out will help give longevity to the delicate internal wire mesh filter.
Forking out for a foam lance and a good snow foam is a priceless investment. It’ll save you time and money trying to get rid of the inevitable marring and fine scratches which are often caused due to not treating a vehicle to a snow foam in the first instance.
And to make that investment even more worthwhile; with every purchase of a snow foam lance, you’ll get a 500ml bottle of our original Avalanche too.
- Creates a thick clinging foam layer
- Allows cleaning agents to work for longer
- Dissolves and rids the vehicle of more dirt
- Saves you time and money
- 500ml bottle of Avalanche with every lance
Setting up the Auto Finesse snow foam lance: Once you’ve unboxed all your items, lay them out in front of you so you know what you have. Wind PTFE tape around your adapter thread, then twist the adapter onto the black adapter part – male to male thread. Ensure to wind PTFE Tape around each threading – this will help prevent any unwanted leaks and help your lance sit straight when attached to your pressure washer..
Use mole grips to tighten up the pressure washer adapter – this will ensure that it’s attached as tightly as possible – with such high pressure, you’ll soon know if it’s not on right. If it’s not sitting quite right, pad the thread out with PTFE tape to get it to sit exactly how you want it.
Next step is to fit the dip tube – this is the tube that goes into your wash solution. Make sure to fill the bottle up to the 200ml mark with snow foam, then fill to the 1000ml mark (as indicated on the side of the bottle) with clean lukewarm water. Tip the bottle up and down a few times to get a good mix of the snow foam and water. Don’t shake it, this will cause it to foam. You just want to gently mix the ingredients, ready to pass through the snow foam lance and onto your car. Attach the bottle to the whole thing, ensuring the dip tube is comfortably in the solution. You’ll then need to adjust the top to half way between closed and open. From there, you can adjust the level of foam that coats your car by twisting the forward nozzle.
So that’s your snow foam all set up, now all you have to do is point and shoot. As previously stated, you can adjust the forward nozzle to your desired foam level, depending whether you want a more watery foam or a complete snow over.
Once you’re all done with your detail, your snow foam lance will need cleaning before storage. If you don’t do this, the snow foam solution left in the bottle could mould up, causing it to be blocked. It’s best to clean it out after every use. There’s two ways you can do this. Dismantle the whole thing at the end and run plain, clean water through each component, or you can fill the bottle up after use (again, with clean water) and use your pressure washer to clean through the system. Once you’re sure there’s no snow foam solution left in it, leave each component to dry naturally.
Why is there tape included with my snow foam lance?
If the fitment is tightened too much, the lance will sit at an angle to the pressure washer. This is why we provide the PTFE tape with the lance. By wrapping the PTFE tape around the thread on the adaptor/lance it can be tightened to suit the exact angle it needs to be to sit straight. This creates a seal around the thread and doesn't require too much tightening. When its been twisted to the exact angle it needs to be it should sit straight on the pressure washer lance.
Why is my pressure washer not listed on the fitment selection?
Although your branded machine is not listed, this doesn't mean a fitment is not available for your pressure wash. Pop an email over to our customer support team and they will be able to point you in the right direction - firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is the Karcher K2 not compatible?
The reason our Snow Foam Lance’s aren’t compatible with the Karcher K2 Model is because the flow rate of a Karcher K2 isn't enough to create the thick foam desired. Our Lances require a minimum flow rate of 400 litres per hour and the K2 model has a maximum flow rate of around 360 litres per hour.Although the Karcher K adaptor we offer will fit most Karcher Models, the main reason it isn’t compatible with our lance is because of the flow rate.