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Old 06-10-2018, 02:03 PM   #15
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I normally rinse then foam, then two bucket wash. What's everyone's opinion on rinsing first?
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Old 06-10-2018, 06:18 PM   #16
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Water on the surface doesn't allow the foam to stick on the car as long as it does when done dry.

The longer it stays on, the more dirt/road film it removes/loosens off the surface when rinsed.

The less dirt on the car before you touch it with a wash mitt/pad, the less chance of wash induced marring on the paint.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:49 AM   #17
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Foam Cannon > Foam Gun
Foam Howitzer > Foam Cannon > Foam Gun


It's better, but you have to park your car down the street. But if you are doing a parking lot car wash party, it's the go to.
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:15 PM   #18
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Hot or cold water for soap bucket?
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:11 PM   #19
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Getting the hang of it...

Ok. I know it looks kind of weak, especially compared to a cannon, but I get the principle now. Next time there will be more suds!

I also finally got a wash mitt. Wish I had tried one a long time ago. It really makes it a faster wash job compared to using microfiber cloth.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:33 PM   #20
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Ok. I know it looks kind of weak, especially compared to a cannon, but I get the principle now. Next time there will be more suds!

I also finally got a wash mitt. Wish I had tried one a long time ago. It really makes it a faster wash job compared to using microfiber cloth.
You are much better rinsing and foaming out of direct sunlight. I'd consider upgrading from a Wal-Mart foam gun to something better and to buy actual foam gun soap. I've done the rinse/foam/2 bucket wash/electric leaf blower method for 5 years now. If the leaf blower isn't shooting the water right off in large beads, you need to clay bar your car and put down some kind of protective layer. The leaf blower is a miracle cure for great paint and a waste of time for neglected paint.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:56 PM   #21
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I use an Adams polish foam gun and their shampoo, then 2 bucket wash on the body, I even started foaming the vert top and it has worked well, I wash to whole car before rinsing, after wash I have a 20 volt Black and Decker blower to blow out all the places water stays like the lug nuts, mirrors, front grille than use a drying micro fiber towel with detail spray to finish drying. Try to stay out of the sun but with the Adams shampoo it doesn't matter as much. Works well.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:33 PM   #22
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You are much better rinsing and foaming out of direct sunlight. I'd consider upgrading from a Wal-Mart foam gun to something better and to buy actual foam gun soap. I've done the rinse/foam/2 bucket wash/electric leaf blower method for 5 years now. If the leaf blower isn't shooting the water right off in large beads, you need to clay bar your car and put down some kind of protective layer. The leaf blower is a miracle cure for great paint and a waste of time for neglected paint.
Lol, I usually wash my car in the evening to avoid the direct sunlight but I was bored and it was hot outside so I figured I get a bit of cool water on me while washing the car.. I also figured I’d experiment with the cheap foam gun to see how I like the concept before spending more for a good gun.

I already took the blower back. I just really like drying the old school way plus it was a little bit of a hassle dragging the cord out.
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Foam cannon that I bought on Amazon was 20 to 30 bucks. At first I thought it was awesome. After trying many settings and soaps, it is the best money I have spent on detailing. Just experiment with soap and settings. Meguiars gold class does a good job. When you get the settings right it will be a shaving cream consistency.
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Foam cannon that I bought on Amazon was 20 to 30 bucks. At first I thought it was awesome. After trying many settings and soaps, it is the best money I have spent on detailing. Just experiment with soap and settings. Meguiars gold class does a good job. When you get the settings right it will be a shaving cream consistency.
Mind saying which one you got? I saw a few that were only $20. That’s cheaper than the cheapo I got from Walmart.
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