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Old 01-21-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
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Question about Foam Guns and soap mixtures...

The wifey is going to get me a Foammaster 2 gun for V-day.

I've never used a foam gun before. I'm reading on detailedimage.com that the citrus wash & gloss has specific dilutions for certain purposes. It says one cap for washing between details, then it says two caps to strip the current wax off.

How do you know how much to put into a foam gun so you don't strip the current wax off?
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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it should come with instructions that tells how much...we have those at my work (i detail at bmw dealership) and they came with stuff that said how to do it properly.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:14 PM   #3
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The bottle of soap or the foam gun?
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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I don't listen to the ratios as I tend to restart the protection once a month

However, if you are looking for cheap soap, Parts America is having a close out on Eagle One Car Wash for $1.33 for 64oz (big bottle). I bought 10 of them to use in my foam cannon. For about $15 total, its nothing big if it sucks as a foamer, although I suspect I will not be disappointed

Otherwise, I find that Megs Hyperwash and Gold Class work well with the foam gun. I usually put 1cm of the soap in my tank then fill the rest up with water. After that its on full blast for the most foam. Seems to work pretty well while I had it
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:34 AM   #5
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The wifey is going to get me a Foammaster 2 gun for V-day.

I've never used a foam gun before. I'm reading on detailedimage.com that the citrus wash & gloss has specific dilutions for certain purposes. It says one cap for washing between details, then it says two caps to strip the current wax off.

How do you know how much to put into a foam gun so you don't strip the current wax off?
The Gilmour Foamaster II is a great tool for applying suds all over your vehicle. Here is a blog post I did that should help you clarify the right mixing ratios for the Gilmour Foamaster II and the Chemical Guys Citrus Wash and Gloss. Make sure you read the context of the paragraph before looking at the chart. If you have any additional questions please let me know!

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:44 AM   #6
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I don't understand that chart... what are A-E?
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On the Foamaster II there is a dial with options A through E. For example if you choose setting E it will pull 12 ounces of fluid from the reservoir for every gallon of water that passes through the hose. If you have any other questions please let me know.

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