Regularly washing your vehicle is the best way to keep it looking its finest. While many people prefer to use an automatic car wash or have someone else wash it for them, washing your own car by hand can be very satisfying. Follow this very simple step-by-step guide on how to wash your car with our Snow Foam and Wax It Wet.
Before we begin, what exactly is snow foam? Is it a shampoo? The appearance of a wintry blanket on your car is what gave it its name, but unlike with real snow, your car is left much more pristine. Snow foam is best described as a pre-wash, enhancing the results and long-lasting brightness of your finish after a car wash.
The thickness of snow foam’s formula is what adds to its advantage over a simple water rinse, as it clings to every surface, including all vertical and undersides of your vehicle.
Without a pre-wash, any pollen left on the surface of your car can be harmful if rubbed in with a wash mitt. Snow foam’s detergents are formulated to lift away any dirt, grime, and pollen from the surface of your car, and as they’re run off, hydrophobic polymers are left behind to shield against streaks. Our Snow Foam is also pH-balanced, ensuring already placed protective barriers on your car are left as they are, including wax, paint, clear coat, chrome aluminum, plastic, or rubber parts.
Avoiding any physical touch is key to applying snow foam. If you have access to a pressure washer, attach a snow foam cannon or foam gun to keep any scuffs or swirls from showing up on your car’s surface, that tend to be left behind by a regular wash mitt. However, if you’re unable to use a pressure washer, a microfibre wash mitt and gentle touch is a safe bet.
Grab our Snow Foam and Wax It Wet, park your vehicle in the shade, and gather the rest of your supplies while you wait for the surface to cool. You’ll want to use a pressure washer with an attached snow foam cannon, two wash buckets, a microfibre wash mitt, and a couple extra clean cotton or microfibre cloths. When your car feels cool to the touch, you’re ready to begin.
Snow Foam works wonderfully to lift up and away any minor grime, such as pollen and dust. Our formula functions well as a pre-wash as well as a mild shampoo, while other snow foams still need a thorough shampoo after rinsing it away. However, heavy dirt and filth will require a car shampoo to cut through the grime.
The consistency of the snow foam may need to be checked and readjusted to get it just right, finding the right thickness to get it to stick to your car’s surface, while not so much that it doesn’t run off any of the dirt and grime. Without finding that right balance with the foam gun, amount of water, and product concentration, it won’t clean very well.
It’s suggested that you start with a product mixture ratio of 1:16, or 1 part snow foam to 16 parts water. If your car has a heavier amount of dirt, you can try a 2:16 or 3:16 ratio. First time foam gun users may find it a bit of a challenge to find the right balance, and most snow foam issues stem from the foam cannon or water supply.
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