FAQ Category: auto-foam

Is Auto-Foam a harsh cleaner?

Auto-Foam is non-caustic and gentle on paintwork and will efficiently remove dry road film in touchless cleaning. Auto-Foam is safe for use on most surfaces treated with waxes and polishes. Our Double Speed-Wax paste wax for example will stand up to 60-70 washes with Auto-Foam, however, as we are unable to test the compatibility of …

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I have used the Auto-Foam dilution calculation method, but the calculation is telling me I need more Auto-Foam than my detergent bottle will hold!

Some pressure washer machines won’t discharge material from their bottle or reservoir at a rate high enough to achieve 4% dilution, even the bottle full and the discharge rate set to its highest. In these cases, fill the detergent bottle up to full with Auto-Foam and see what sort of results you can achieve at …

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Is Auto-Foam pH neutral?

Auto-Foam is alkaline, but importantly it is non-caustic and it’s the latter that causes the problem in damaging coatings. Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) can dull and leave finishes matt and lifeless when used long-term, auto-foam will never do this. The pH preoccupation has arisen due to information propagated by self-professed experts on the internet.  Most …

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Can Auto-Foam be applied in a pump-up pressure sprayer?

Yes, it can be applied in this way at 4% dilution. The bubbles themselves to not aid the cleaning process so the product will work just as well with fewer bubbles. We do advise that Auto-Foam is to be power-washed off for best results.

How do I go about ensuring the concentration of Auto-Foam is correct for my pressure washer?

Fill up the detergent bottle or reservoir with exactly one litre of water. Take a large bucket or container and discharge the lance into this until the detergent bottle is empty. Measure the total amount of water collected, and multiply this number by 0.04. This is how much Auto-Foam you need to use in your …

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