View Poll Results: Do You Rinse First??

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    SnowFoam - Dry Car or Rinse First??

    As the title suggests, What do you do??

    Since I started using SnowFoam last year i have always applied to a dry car. However I'm now starting to see people rinsing first and then snowfoaming a wet car...

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    Re: SnowFoam - Dry Car or Rinse First??

    I rinse first as that's how I was shown.

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    Yeah rinse to get rid of big loose dirt, Sam

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    as everyone else has said rinse first, thats what i do

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    So what happens to the specs of dirt that get dragged along the bodywork when you do the pre snowfoam rinse down?
    Surely it would be better to snowfoam first and allow it to dwell and act as a lube for the dirt?



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    The loose dirt gets jetwashed off, not left to run down the paint, Sam

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    But with the jetwash, you're pushing the dirt along the paint without any lube.



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    i snow foam first, then jet wash then snow foam then jet wash

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    you shouldnt be pushing the dirt along the paint. Its a rinse not high power blast the dirt off the car.


    Using snow foam dry is like using shampoo on dry hair.


    Rinse
    Foam
    Wheels and arch liners with relevant brushes and wheel cleaner
    Crevices with brush and prewash
    Rinse
    2BM wash
    Dry with QD/drying aid
    Add protection if paintwork is clean enough and if necessary
    Address plastics, rubbers and glass if needs be.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by CallumMarshall
    you shouldnt be pushing the dirt along the paint. Its a rinse not high power blast the dirt off the car.


    Using snow foam dry is like using shampoo on dry hair.


    Rinse
    Foam
    Wheels and arch liners with relevant brushes and wheel cleaner
    Crevices with brush and prewash
    Rinse
    2BM wash
    Dry with QD/drying aid
    Add protection if paintwork is clean enough and if necessary
    Address plastics, rubbers and glass if needs be.
    Totally agree with the above - just jet washing the dirt off your car damages the paint work.

    As I was taught when I worked for a Car Valeting company...

    1. Snowfoam Pre-wash (the snowfoam lifts the loose dirt off ready for rinsing!)
    2. Rinse off the Snowfoam
    3. Apply Cleaning agent
    4. Work with a sponge
    5. Wheel Clean (cleaning solution), Arches and crevices (de-greaser and cleaning solution)
    6. Rinse off the soap, cleaning solution and de-greaser
    7. Dry with chamois leather
    8. Window cleaner, polish, buff, hug and kiss etc.
    9. Plastic restorer, make love to etc.

    you get the idea, there is a lot more i can go into but its late and i'm sure you'll all get bored

    hope this way helps most of you.

    Thanks, nollafnhoj
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