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Car wash garden hose foaming soap dispenser attachment?

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Mar 23, 2009
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DJ_Peanuts22 wrote: Nothing really comes close to a real pressure washer foam gun. Garden hose water pressure is mediocre at best.
I have pretty good garden hose pressure, way better than average. The incoming water supply pipe is 1" and the pipe for the garden faucet comes right off the main line. It's literally just around 6 feet of pipe from the main line to the outdoor garden faucet, so minimal pressure drop at the garden faucet from the city supplied line.

We lucked out. Most of my neighbourhood has 3/4" supply pipes, or even just 1/2", so 1" is an anomaly in my neighbourhood.
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Oct 25, 2003
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EugW wrote: Wow, $80 for a foamer?!

https://www.amazon.ca/Gilmour-95QGFMR-F ... entries*=0

If it's excellent, I guess I can splurge, but I'm wondering if there is anything still half decent for less money. I was expecting to pay less than $50. For $80 it'd better be excellent. Reviews are good though.
I have the brass version of that and it's junk. Doesn't foam much at all when compared to the the foam Lance I use with my pressure washer.

It's possible I used it incorrectly but a review on Amazon said they mixed a 50/50 ratio, which is a large amount of soap.
it's me ramin.
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Mar 30, 2010
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toro17 wrote: this..

It kills me going to coin wash places and you see people just scrubbing the heck out of their cars with the brushes..often times without even paying so the water comes through to provide some sort of lubrication. I use the brushes for one purpose, cleaning my winter steel wheels..even that i dont like scuffing up by 48 dollar wheels.
Same. I only use the brush for my windows, mirrors and wheels - that's it.
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Aug 2, 2001
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EugW wrote: Price went up. Now $87 and change from Amazon. Ordered it through Chemical Brothers for $83 and change.

https://www.amazon.ca/Chemical-Guys-GIL ... B00N8RGX9Y
https://www.amazon.ca/Gilmour-95QGFMR-F ... B000Y190WE

What's the best soap to use that isn't too expensive?
Chemical Guys Snow Foam is a great choice for a foam gun:
http://www.chemicalguys.com/Honeydew_Sn ... 110_16.htm

I have never used the Detailer's Pro product, but it's on my list to try:
http://wisdomdetail.ca/detailers_pride_ ... ampoo_32oz
Gets a lot of good reviews for gun/cannon use.

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