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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #301 on: 23 February 2016, 19:01 »
Looks like a fair price, I was on the A class forum earlier and read that magifoam requires 30 minutes dwelling time which seems excessive and a PITA to me?

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #302 on: 23 February 2016, 19:18 »
Looks like a fair price, I was on the A class forum earlier and read that magifoam requires 30 minutes dwelling time which seems excessive and a PITA to me?
I've seen plenty of very similar looking lances on eBay for 1/2 the price.  Not sure what to do really.
Any recommendations for snow foam?
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #303 on: 23 February 2016, 20:02 »
OCD Finish Snow drift
Valet Pro PH Neautral
A-Chem Snow Storm cherry scented

To name but a few.

I've brought a cheap one from eBay before and found myself with my head in my hands after it discharged itself from my PW and hit my edi35, fortunately no damage but moral to the story is don't buy cheap!

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #304 on: 23 February 2016, 20:44 »
Thanks for the info.
It's difficult to know with snow foam lances. The autobrite one could well be identical to this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271367371334?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
but branded differently. How can you tell unless you've used one :undecided:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #305 on: 23 February 2016, 20:52 »
Looks like a fair price, I was on the A class forum earlier and read that magifoam requires 30 minutes dwelling time which seems excessive and a PITA to me?
I've seen plenty of very similar looking lances on eBay for 1/2 the price.  Not sure what to do really.
Any recommendations for snow foam?

The Autobrite snow foam lance always gets great reviews.  But you're right you won't know until you try it.  I've got this one and its still going strong 3 years on  http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/foam-pre-wash/snow-foam-lance-various-fittings/prod_371.html

My snow foam recommendations are:

ValetPro Advanced Neutral (favourite by far)
Bilt Hamber Autofoam
A-Chem Snow Storm

Don't bother with Meguairs Hyper Wash - it's too thick and pretty rubbish.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #306 on: 23 February 2016, 21:16 »

Wheel Woolies are the best!   Recommend ValetPro Neutral Advanced Snow Foam :smiley:

Yep that's the foam I use as you recommended lol need a 5ltr bottle this time!
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #307 on: 23 February 2016, 22:15 »
Looks like a fair price, I was on the A class forum earlier and read that magifoam requires 30 minutes dwelling time which seems excessive and a PITA to me?
I've seen plenty of very similar looking lances on eBay for 1/2 the price.  Not sure what to do really.
Any recommendations for snow foam?

The Autobrite snow foam lance always gets great reviews.  But you're right you won't know until you try it.  I've got this one and its still going strong 3 years on  http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/foam-pre-wash/snow-foam-lance-various-fittings/prod_371.html

My snow foam recommendations are:

ValetPro Advanced Neutral (favourite by far)
Bilt Hamber Autofoam
A-Chem Snow Storm

Don't bother with Meguairs Hyper Wash - it's too thick and pretty rubbish.
If you've had your lance 3 yrs it must be good!
I might give that one a whirl.
Thanks Rebecca :smiley:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #308 on: 24 February 2016, 20:19 »
Treated it to its first wash in a month of ownership









First time I got to really look at the paintwork and its in a sorry state :( been through far too many car washes in its life time so it needs a good machine polish to bring it back to its former glory

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #309 on: 24 February 2016, 21:45 »
Treated it to its first wash in a month of ownership





First time I got to really look at the paintwork and its in a sorry state :( been through far too many car washes in its life time so it needs a good machine polish to bring it back to its former glory


Gotta love the snow foam.

It's looking pretty good - very purposeful.  :cool:

A good machine polish will bring that black back to it's best.
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