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Soap for pressure washer. #5385433 03/25/20 12:56 PM
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What car soap is best to use in a pressure washer? It will go in a soap cannon attachment which just mounts on the nozzle. I was thinking about using meguiars gold glass to hose it down and then scrub the meguiars ultimate wash and wax.

Re: Soap for pressure washer. [Re: Micahmcmeen] #5385466 03/25/20 01:45 PM
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I like the adams polishes car soap. The Turtle Wax ice worked well However the Turtle Wax max power is terrible as its way too liquidy and doesn't stick to the vehicle. Make sure whatever car wash you buy is thick enough.


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Re: Soap for pressure washer. [Re: 97prizm] #5385488 03/25/20 02:18 PM
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From the manual is specifically says not to use a soap that is thick for it because it could clog.

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In my pressure washer I've used Adams regular shampoo and turtle wax ice. Like i mentioned before you can try the Turtle wax max power but for me it didn't foam enough as it just ran off the car.


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Re: Soap for pressure washer. [Re: Micahmcmeen] #5385513 03/25/20 03:10 PM
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I leave my soap dispenser alone and use a foam cannon. Right now Meguiar’s Deep Crystal car wash and Chemical Guy’s Honeydew Snow Foam. 4 cups hot water to 1/4 cup soap in the foam cannon container. Under 2 GPM on your pressure washer I would get the 1.1mm orifice for the foam cannon.


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i been using the goldclass and it works just fine out of my cannon. 2oz and then fill the rest with warm water and spray. can usually get my cars covered with 1/2 a bottle . so one bottle does 2 cars.

i just use it to foam my cars and then go over it with a mitt and bucket method. i would only spray and rinse off and spray again if its really dirty.

i have used some of the more expensive stuff in the past and did not see a big difference . certainly not enough to justify the extra cost

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Re: Soap for pressure washer. [Re: Bill_W] #5385701 03/25/20 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill_W
I leave my soap dispenser alone and use a foam cannon. Right now Meguiar’s Deep Crystal car wash and Chemical Guy’s Honeydew Snow Foam. 4 cups hot water to 1/4 cup soap in the foam cannon container. Under 2 GPM on your pressure washer I would get the 1.1mm orifice for the foam cannon.




Plus one for the Chemical Guy’s Honeydew. Use that with a Sun Joe SPX Electric Power-washer and foam canon I picked up on Amazon for around $20. You can spend a lot more on equipment but this combo works very good!


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Re: Soap for pressure washer. [Re: Rappy] #5385735 03/25/20 07:38 PM
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Got a Stanley pressure washer at wal mart for 100 bucks on clearance. Came with the soap cannon and all.

Re: Soap for pressure washer. [Re: Micahmcmeen] #5386472 03/26/20 06:54 PM
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Armor All just came out with a shampoo for foam canons that's supposed to contain a wetting agent. Otherwise, any highly concentrated car wash will do. The Chemical Guy's stuff are fairly inexpensive for the gallon jugs, and they are very concentrated. Walmart started carrying a good amount of their products lately, and a 1/2 gal bottle of Hondeydew Snowfoam is about $19. Another option might be Meguiar's Hyperwash.


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