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Tom Weed
Dec 31st, 2005, 07:04 AM
okay, I just got a new karcher foam gun and decided to take it for a spin yesterday.
I filled it about half full, 4 oz. I'm guessing with NXT car wash and attached it to my karcher power washer. I then started spraying the car down and WOW, the amount of foam was incredible. On the down side, it used up all the soap by the time I made one pass around the but the foam was nice and thick on the car. I then grabbed a wash mit and a rinse bucket and made a spin around car. The dirt, grime and winter crud just melted away using this method and since it was in the 40's yesterday the car stayed wet the entire time.

I give this little device a thumbs up! :xyxthumbs

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2261DSCN0327.JPG http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2261DSCN0328.JPG http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2261DSCN0329.JPG

Alex7938
Dec 31st, 2005, 01:16 PM
that looks good, its definetly the way to go for a winter clean,

i too found that the bottle method used up all the shampoo alot quicker than i'd normally go through a bottle of wash.

heres i link that might interest you for future experimenting
http://www.meguiars.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2417

Alex

gb387
Jan 1st, 2006, 06:07 AM
Do you know if that made for only the karcher power washers or any brand? maybe this will help.... Is there a quick connect on it?

Tom Weed
Jan 1st, 2006, 06:55 AM
Hey, thanks for the info Alex.

gb387, this particular unit is made by Karcher for the Karcher units. It has a quick connect like the different nozzles you use on the Karcher units.

I am unaware if you can use them on something else, but I would be willing to bet someone else makes something similar.

Nice little device, especially for winter washing.

Tom

Tim Lingor
Jan 1st, 2006, 06:57 AM
Thanks for the post Tom! :xyxthumbs

Does it say what pressure the foam gun can handle? Like Gb, I am curious as to whether it would work on my pressure washer.

Tim

Alex7938
Jan 1st, 2006, 07:07 AM
what you guys want is one of these:
karcher.ca/Videos/DualWandWeb.wmv [Sorry, no commercial links; 2hotford]


Does it say what pressure the foam gun can handle? Like Gb, I am curious as to whether it would work on my pressure washer.

i think they're designed for all Karchers, i'm not sure how cheap or available they are over there but there is a guy here

detailingworld.co.uk/showthread.php?p=10126#post10126
who has a couple for sale?

i have a cheap DIY store own brand pressure washer and that came with a bottle attachment that works in the same way.

Alex

gb387
Jan 1st, 2006, 07:13 AM
Originally posted by Tom Weed
Nice little device, especially for winter washing.


My thoughts exactly! I have a soap feed on my power washer, I tried to use it once with no luck and its kind of a pain. The built in soap "cup" looks like its the way to go! I am heading to Home Depot today, I will have to check it out and see what they have.

Tom Weed
Jan 1st, 2006, 10:25 AM
Hey Tim,
here what is says from the place I bought it from:


"Ideal for applications which require a thick foam. Simply fill the resevoir cup with liquid pressure washer detergent to generate a foam spray. Connects directly to the trigger gun. Fits most Karcher pressure washers up to 2300 PSI."

If your interested, I can PM you the link to were I bought it from. the company is RJ Bowers Distributors Inc.

Tom

gb387
Jan 1st, 2006, 05:28 PM
Checked out Home Depot, nothing for the model power wash I have. I will hit up a couple more stores to see what else is out there. :(

Tom Weed
Jan 2nd, 2006, 04:57 AM
gb387
You could try Amazon as they have a pretty good selection of items, or look up the manufacturer of your power washer and see if they offer one as an accessory.

Tuningfreak
Jan 13th, 2006, 01:47 AM
Looks like a nice part for the Karcher. I`m wondering because this product is now available in germany - and karcher is a german company... really great! :-(

Rob66
Jan 13th, 2006, 03:13 AM
Thanks for the post Tom. I was looking at these the other night and contemplating getting one. I'll definately pick one up now.

Rob

OctaneGuy
Jan 13th, 2006, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the post Tom! And for those that think 4OZ goes way too fast, just drill a hole in your Car Wash cap and plug it directly into your Karcher--you will lose 10 OZ like never before! See on my 2nd jug and still on the first car!!

No jk, that jug to the right was empty already.

http://static.flickr.com/37/80552470_2020520f53_o.jpg

Mondeo Mk.III
Feb 27th, 2006, 10:12 PM
Interesting article! I already own a Kärcher and the spray accessory - and i did try out spraying the NXT Wash with it.
Didn't do my homework and calculate the mix, so it most likely was too rich but after reading that article - I'll go home and check the flowrate of mine. :)

Rob66
Feb 28th, 2006, 05:34 AM
Bought myself one of these 'Karcher Foam Guns' from the local version of Home Depot >> Halfords £14.99.

Got exact same results as Tom, really does the trick but as Tom says about 1/4 fill of reservoir for 1 turn round car. I also found that when i then used the washmit there appeared to be too much Wash on the car (used Gold Glass). Next time i may dilute the wash to 1:3 and see what results i get. Has anyone tried this?

Rob

Teak
Mar 1st, 2006, 08:14 AM
I found this site while surfing the web.

pwmall.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=136

This company sells various PW attachments and probably can help you answer questions and finding FG which will work on other PW brands.

Eric

George Wax
Dec 27th, 2006, 09:54 PM
Tom after you sprayed the vehicle with the foamer and washed the paint surface with the wash mitt, what setting on the Vario Lance attachment do you rinse low pressure rinse or high pressure rinse?

gorin002
Dec 27th, 2006, 10:26 PM
got one here to never used it
i have a old karcher

Tom Weed
Dec 28th, 2006, 07:57 AM
Hey George Wax,
Not sure what you mean by the Vario Lance attachment, but I rinse it on low pressurewith my Karcher. I only use high pressure on the wheels and wheel wells.

Tom

yakky
Dec 28th, 2006, 09:16 AM
I have a foam attachment for my black and decker powerwasher. The end looks idential but that handle is a bit different. It works ok foamwise but it eats soap faster than I can handle. I bought a gilmour foam gun that goes on the end of a regular hose and get way more foam using a lot less soap. It also does not fill the soap container with water. I'd say I use about 3 or 4 ounces where I used to use 10, and I get more foam.

George Wax
Dec 28th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Tom, I actually think the High Pressure setting is not that strong like that of gas pressure washers. However, I will go ahead and rinse the next time on the low pressure rinse setting on the Vario Spray Wand. For some reason I alway's end up using the High Pressure Max setting. For reference purposes I have the Karcher Model K 3.86 M and love it no problems what so ever. Max pressure is 1750 PSI 1.5 GPM....I can't wait to try the foamer attachement with Gold Class car wash.

gonedetailing
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:15 AM
Tom, I actually think the High Pressure setting is not that strong like that of gas pressure washers. However, I will go ahead and rinse the next time on the low pressure rinse setting on the Vario Spray Wand. For some reason I alway's end up using the High Pressure Max setting. For reference purposes I have the Karcher Model K 3.86 M and love it no problems what so ever. Max pressure is 1750 PSI 1.5 GPM....I can't wait to try the foamer attachement with Gold Class car wash.
I do allot with out my pressure washer, recently adapted to my regimine was accomplishing the same thing by use of a chemical sprayer like the ones at Wal-Mart for $8.89. I got the kind that has the pump and small spray hose 1 gal unit. I pour a few ounces of Car Wash in it with the rest water and pump the thing up a few times and your ready to hose the hole car with soapy water instead of weed killer. It worked so good and was tired of waring out my fingers with my squirt bottles on tires etc... I got a 2 gallon unit with part APC and the rest water for doing tires,engine compartments,gas filler, and even carpet/interior presoaking. As you can tell I love it. Probably going for another one soon to just put rinse water in to rinse off rags and my wash gloves with. They supply just enough pressure to clean these pretty good. I think my 2 gallon unit was on sale for 12.00 at local hardware store.

Alex7938
Mar 30th, 2007, 11:41 AM
What you really need to get great foam is a proper foam lance, you get a much thicker foam, that also clings longer, helping to clean better:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/alex7938/th_206026.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/alex7938/?action=view&current=206026.flv)

gb387
Mar 30th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Alex7938... the foam almost looks like white paint! What soap are/were you using?

MandarinaRacing
Mar 30th, 2007, 01:54 PM
What you really need to get great foam is a proper foam lance, you get a much thicker foam, that also clings longer, helping to clean better:


WOW!!!! That's what I want! PLEASE! Give us all the details!!!!!

Alex

Alex7938
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:47 PM
Alex7938... the foam almost looks like white paint! What soap are/were you using?


WOW!!!! That's what I want! PLEASE! Give us all the details!!!!!

Alex

It's called the 'Autobrite foam lance' and it uses a specially designed shampoo in it called Super Snow Foam ( I wonder why lol).
The shampoo wont strip LSPs, but will lift dirt.

Didnt want to break any rules so PM'd you guys with more info :xyxthumbs

MandarinaRacing
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:59 PM
It's called the 'Autobrite foam lance' and it uses a specially designed shampoo in it called Super Snow Foam ( I wonder why lol).
The shampoo wont strip LSPs, but will lift dirt.

Didnt want to break any rules so PM'd you guys with more info :xyxthumbs

Thanks for the info, I wonder if we can get something simililar on this side of the Atlantic...:D

Alex7938
Mar 30th, 2007, 08:11 PM
Thanks for the info, I wonder if we can get something simililar on this side of the Atlantic...:D

I'm sure a few days on Google and you should be able too.

Might be worth emailing that company and trying to find their supplier (they're a wholesaler and wouldnt tell me who their supplier was:rolleyes: )

Bulli
Apr 15th, 2007, 12:02 PM
hey bro what type of pressure washer do you have? i want to get one too. any problems with it?
Hey, thanks for the info Alex.

gb387, this particular unit is made by Karcher for the Karcher units. It has a quick connect like the different nozzles you use on the Karcher units.

I am unaware if you can use them on something else, but I would be willing to bet someone else makes something similar.

Nice little device, especially for winter washing.

Tom

Tom Weed
Apr 16th, 2007, 04:30 AM
I have the Karcher K3.86 model I believe, 1750 psi electric. I'm on my 3rd pressure washer in 2 years, but this last one I have seems to be holding up pretty well. Check out this thread...


http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16796&page=2&highlight=power+washer

Tom