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Don't they come as part of the high pressure water cleaning kits made by Gerni or Karcher (Bunnings) or Lavor (Repco)?

Tez, they often come with a detergent spray attachment, but they're not really a foam lance per se. They just spray soapy water.

I bought a Karcher foam lance from Bunnings for around $30. They do one with a larger bottle (600ml) but my 300ml one will do enough foam for a whole car, if you don't waste too much time.

It doesn't have any mixture adjustment, but you just need to fill the bottle with the right mix of car wash solution and water. Also using hot water in the bottle helps activate the surfactants in the solution, and will give better foam.

The higher priced ones don't foam any better than the one I bought, once I got the mix right.

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Been looking to buy a a pressure washer + foam lance since I got my car.

Might dive into it since everything is on sale now.

I am pretty set in getting a Karcher but unsure on which model to get. The 2.180 (~$140) 2.360 (~$230). Any advice guys?

EDIT - Are these exactly the specs but with a longer hose?

Will be going down Daleo's path and getting a foam lance from bunnings for 30$ and save myself some money since waxit was selling it for 100 + postage.

Cheers

Colin

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Tez, they often come with a detergent spray attachment, but they're not really a foam lance per se. They just spray soapy water.

I bought a Karcher foam lance from Bunnings for around $30. They do one with a larger bottle (600ml) but my 300ml one will do enough foam for a whole car, if you don't waste too much time.

It doesn't have any mixture adjustment, but you just need to fill the bottle with the right mix of car wash solution and water. Also using hot water in the bottle helps activate the surfactants in the solution, and will give better foam.

The higher priced ones don't foam any better than the one I bought, once I got the mix right.

Thanks for the input guys, keep them flowing if you have any more suggestions.

Hey Daleo i popped down to my local Bunnings is this piece of equipment you have? it was $18

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Thanks for the input guys, keep them flowing if you have any more suggestions.

Hey Daleo i popped down to my local Bunnings is this piece of equipment you have? it was $18

Same one, and cheaper too! If they have the one with the larger bottle; go for that one, if not, the little one will do.

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Same one, and cheaper too! If they have the one with the larger bottle; go for that one, if not, the little one will do.

Very good thanks for your suggestion, Dale can you tell me what car wash solution you used and what is the right mixture?

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Very good thanks for your suggestion, Dale can you tell me what car wash solution you used and what is the right mixture?

No worries mate. :thumbsup:

I use Autoglym wash solution which isn't very foamy normally. I put about 30ml in the 300ml bottle and the rest hot water.

This foams like a mofo, so a more sudsy wash solution will obviously be much foamier.

Give a few different mixes a go, and see what you end up with.

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i dont find foaming to be all that effective but maybe thats just me

i have that little karcher one - ive tried it a few times and overall havent been too impressed.

for a pre wash i usually use something like FI PPBS - spray a little bit of (undiluted) wash solution on each panel and high pressure it slowly down the panels - it seems to work okay and imo better than a foam lance. Id assume any other wash solution would work just as well

You could try that too - its a bit cheaper :unsure:

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Brought one of these of the seller in the first post even,

made my gerni over-pressurize and hunt

Returning it as i reckon it would have eventually burnt out the motor on the gerni otherwise constantly cycling on and off

The guys i brought the gerni adapter fitting from reckon they see this a bit with cheaper foam lances especially the Chinese knockoffs

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The Car Care Products one is $100 but it is very nice.

Also the proper foam solution is effective but also expensive.

it makes a thick foam that sticks to the car, and if you leave it for 5-15 minutes (depending on the instructions) it rinses off nice and clean.

Basically its good for washing a car thats not very dirty, and you wont have to worry about grit scratching the paint.

Using a cheap foamer and detergent is only going to soap up the car so you can rub it with your sponge.

Its kind of a shortcut, you just need a rinse bucket for the sponge, scrub and rinse, etc.

I think if you have nice paint that you always keep clean, it will be worth getting the good gear.

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