You would have seen videos of detailers foaming their cars using pressure washer foam nozzle or foaming with air compressor. I am not a big fan of pressure washers due to various reasons, primarily because I don't have electric output where my car is parked. Many of us are in the same predicament. I generally use waterless wash systems to clean the car on daily basis (read about my experiments in washing here My WOWA Waterless Wash Wax Experiment), but sometimes the car is so dirty that using waterless system is risky as it will cause swirls. Also, once in a while we need to wash our car other than waterless method to remove any deep accumulated residue. Friday was one of those days, there was a squall in the evening and there is construction going on in nearby house so all the dust, powdered stone, sand etc. was accumulated on my car (see video below).
If I did waterless or rinseless wash on this kind of car, it will cause swirls, so just cleaned the mirrors & windshield on Friday and left everything as it is, as did not have time for full wash. Decided to give it a full wash on next day i.e. Saturday. For cleaning such a dirty car the following is recommended steps
1. Presoak with Foam
2. 2 Bucket Wash
3. Rinse & Dry
The problem is with the first step, how do I presoak the car with foam without having a pressure washer & foam nozzle? Decided to do some DIY Experiments (the keeda bites again). I decided to try creating foam with pressure sprayer. I wound the output pipe along the pressure sprayer cylinder with the help of rubber bands to make it stop at around 75% of the way to the bottom. See pic.
I filled up the bottle with amway shampoo (use any car shampoo, the more suds the better) just below the level where the output pipe ended (remember we want the foam not the soap). I used a higher concentration of shampoo because needed higher foam. The detailed video with results is below. (The video is a little jumpy, was holding phone in one hand and doing stuff with only one hand, so bear with me).
PS: This video is dedicated to my buddy kane as requested here
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