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Got Suds ? #4491884
08/18/17 11:25 AM
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Merkava_4 Offline OP
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Is there a car wash solution that suds up real good ? I know the suds don't help clean any better, but the visual effects are pleasing. I'm using a wash brush which probably doesn't help with the production of suds. You guys are probably using sponges or wash mitts I would assume.

Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4491897
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I have a foam cannon. Makes all the suds.

But yes, a wash mit will produce more suds than a wash brush. More gentle on your finish too. Unless the brush is natural, like boars hair, I'd recommend you stop using it entirely. Synthetic and stiff bristle brushes are for tires and wheel wells.


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Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4491898
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Every kind I have used suds like crazy if I put it in the bucket first, then add the water fast. Usually to much suds.
And I use a brush also. My old back doesn't reach down to the rocker panels so good anymore.

Last edited by old1; 08/18/17 11:40 AM.

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Re: Got Suds ? [Re: old1] #4491906
08/18/17 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted By: old1
Every kind I have used suds like crazy if I put it in the bucket first, then add the water fast. Usually to much suds.
And I use a brush also. My old back doesn't reach down to the rocker panels so good anymore.

you have to make sure the water splash really good for that sudsy effect...
a garden hose shower head will double the amount...


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Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4491907
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Adams Polishes Car Shampoo does smakes some great suds. Great shampoo.


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Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4491908
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Merk,

Please don't laugh, but the rose/bubble gum smelly bath from Walmart's brand will do that like crazy....


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Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4491998
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Last edited by JimPghPA; 08/18/17 02:03 PM.

Boy will I be happy when ALL vehicles on public roads are autonomous.


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Re: Got Suds ? [Re: rooflessVW] #4492042
08/18/17 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
I have a foam cannon. Makes all the suds.

But yes, a wash mit will produce more suds than a wash brush. More gentle on your finish too. Unless the brush is natural, like boars hair, I'd recommend you stop using it entirely. Synthetic and stiff bristle brushes are for tires and wheel wells.
+1 I love my foam cannon. Use it with a Ryobi electric pressure washer.


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Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4492049
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MEGUIRES Deep Crystal carwash

Re: Got Suds ? [Re: rooflessVW] #4492101
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Well I learned something today. I had never heard of a foam cannon until now. I never really needed a pressure washer--but the foam cannon adds an incentive to getting one.

Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4492430
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Well I learned something today. I had never heard of a foam cannon until now. I never really needed a pressure washer--but the foam cannon adds an incentive to getting one.

I also have an el cheapo one that I use for cleaning my siding. Lets the soap have a nice long soak and keeps the harsh chemicals off my car's paint by avoiding using my pressure washers's built in tank.


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Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4492448
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Well I learned something today. I had never heard of a foam cannon until now. I never really needed a pressure washer--but the foam cannon adds an incentive to getting one.
Look up foam cannon videos on YouTube. Oddly satisfying crackmeup

They're like $16 on Amazon. They're all the same though.


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Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Nick1994] #4494477
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Meguiars Gold Class is my favorite, lots of foam, smells good and leaves the paint smooth and slick cheers

Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4500840
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Chemical guys citrus wash and gloss! I do think Megs Gold Class is top notch but not as many suds.


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Re: Got Suds ? [Re: Malo83] #4522335
09/21/17 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: Malo83
Meguiars Gold Class is my favorite, lots of foam, smells good and leaves the paint smooth and slick cheers


I also use Meguars Gold Class and like it. It's not to expensive and readily available. It makes more bubbles for me than the cheap soap. There may be something out there that makes even more bubbles, but I'm satisfied.

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