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Groovejet
07-20-2012, 11:58 AM
It seems there is no local store here in Miami that sells a foaming gun. Have one of these http://www.scotts.com/smg/catalog/productTemplate.jsp?proId=prod70004&itemId=cat50148 these laying around and was wondering if it would work as a foaming gun. Would I need a special foaming soap or can I just use my normal car soap?

Ilovemycar
07-20-2012, 02:24 PM
It seems there is no local store here in Miami that sells a foaming gun. Have one of these http://www.scotts.com/smg/catalog/productTemplate.jsp?proId=prod70004&itemId=cat50148 these laying around and was wondering if it would work as a foaming gun.

I doubt you will find a single person here that has tried that. Is the pressure going to be enough? Will it hold enough soap? Do you know what the dilution rate will be, and is the dilution is adjustable to begin with? Just go get a Gilmour, and if you want to spend a tad less, try the Griot's. IMO, the Gilmours are worth it, and I have both.

Would I need a special foaming soap or can I just use my normal car soap?

Assuming we can now talk about proper foam guns, you can use most any soap. That said, I recommend Griot's, because it has the highest lubricity that I can perceive of those that I've tried, and seems to let my wax/sealants live the longest as well. I thought my Optimum was the stuff, which after obtaining I literally gave away my Megs GC. Well the Griot's is better, and I'm a bit Optimum fan. I haven't tried the Duragloss, the only other soap really that is on my radar to try out.

Remember, it's not about how much foam you see, it's the cleaning/lubricating properties of the soap. The idea of the gun is so that you're not mechanically applying the soap before it can start working on the paint.

tom@3dproducts
07-20-2012, 04:06 PM
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=202184733&R=202184733

If you have a decent pressure washer, this will give you tons of foam

It is more like a foam lance.

3ismagic#
07-21-2012, 01:57 PM
Let the internet tubes come to the rescue.


http://www.autogeek.net/foam-gun.html

http://www.detailersdomain.com/Gilmour-Foamaster-II-Quart_p_96.html