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Old 04-05-2012, 03:41 PM   #15
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You use a ton of soap. lol. Great video though.
Yep, my video needs a bit of updating, but I don't use that much soap anymore. Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #16
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i have one question with my foam gun....the different colored pieces for different water pressures. if im just using the house from my house here in NY, what color should i be using? lol. thanks!
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #17
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i have one question with my foam gun....the different colored pieces for different water pressures. if im just using the house from my house here in NY, what color should i be using? lol. thanks!
Huh? Which foam gun is that?
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:34 PM   #18
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i have one question with my foam gun....the different colored pieces for different water pressures. if im just using the house from my house here in NY, what color should i be using? lol. thanks!
If you are referring to the foam gun that I have...don't use any of the colored pieces.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #19
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I always rinse the car first, but not with a strong jet stream. Using a strong jet stream on a dirty car can push the dirt hard enough that it will leave micro scratches. After rinsing I foam the car and let is sit for a few minutes and then risne it off. After that I wash it as normal. When the car is foamed and you let the foam sit for a few minutes, as the bubbles pop (even the micro ones) they cause a lifting action to help loosen the dirt.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:24 PM   #20
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For me personally, when using a foam gun, I like to foam it first, prior to rinsing.

This is because, IMO, even rinsing with a jet of water has the potential for causing marring.

Introducing a surfactant based soap (basically water made wetter) to the paint is going to help the add some lubrication to the first rinse.

If the car is just lightly soiled (road dust) then I will foam, wash, and rinse, using only 1 bucket to constantly rinse the mitt out with.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #21
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I fall on the side of this argument that foaming/dwelling and refoaming is just a waste of time/product. If you're using something like a citrus wash strip the car intentionally then I can understanding giving it a little dwell time to go to work, but for the mostpart a pH neutral car wash isn't an 'active' cleaner... its not going to work on anything IMO... so in essence its not doing anything that straight rinse water isn't.

Rinse, foam, 2 bucket wash as usual and you're good to go.

Of course, the fun of detailing is that you can do whatever you want as long as the technique is good. So if foaming and dwelling, then foaming again makes you feel better then I say go for it!
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #22
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Rinse, foam, 2 bucket wash as usual and you're good to go.
Hey Dylan,

What does the rinse before the foam do?


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Knock any loose particles from the surface, dust, whatnot. Theres always bound to be some stuff that just 'sitting' on the surface before you start that won't require anything more than a flow of water to get it moving. I also prefer to use a heavier stream and knock loose bugs that maybe caked on the front end, bird bombs, or anything else thats a larger particle that I can dislodge without touching the car first.
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