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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    Quote Originally Posted by That Sam Guy View Post
    Nope, no foam gun. Unfortunately I don't have much choice but to use a Pay N' Spray.


    I use the pay 'n spray sometimes too, but whenever I do, I bring a bucket with me. I spray it down nicely, then wash it with the bucket and wash mitt, then hose it down one last time. Costs a little bit more that way but it works. There has never been so many people the bays are full, so I don't really see how it's a problem. I asked the guy one time when he was working there and he said he guessed it's alright.


    On the original topic, I put water first, then soap, then I spin around the grit guard a few times to mix the soap in, and sometimes spray a little more water in for a few suds.
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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    In the past I've always been a fan of suds. It just makes it seem like you're really doing something. But i didn't really know what it was that i was doing. Nor did i care about the amount of soap used haha. I was pretty reckless.
    I've heard somewhere that the suds causes a sort of 'lubrication' if your car is extra dirty though.
    Has anyone else heard anything like this?
    If it wasn't true, why would companies even make a solution that suds like that?
    I guess i'm still a bit naive.

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    Quote Originally Posted by paul.segovich View Post
    In the past I've always been a fan of suds. It just makes it seem like you're really doing something. But i didn't really know what it was that i was doing. Nor did i care about the amount of soap used haha. I was pretty reckless.
    I've heard somewhere that the suds causes a sort of 'lubrication' if your car is extra dirty though.
    Has anyone else heard anything like this?
    If it wasn't true, why would companies even make a solution that suds like that?
    I guess i'm still a bit naive.
    Good point/question.

    It's the adding of air that makes the bubbles/suds. Does this make the product better as it's job of being a lubricant or removing dirt better? I think one purpose of a foam gun is so the soap sticks the vehicle as opposed to running off.

    I'd have to guess and say that suds probably do contain more soap vs water then the combo with no suds. But I'd also think once the suds are applied with a mitt full of water that it's not going to make much of a difference.

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    its still decently warm here in NJ during the day..highs during the day are around 55-62 degrees..but when it gets really cold i unfortuanetly have to shut off my water supply to the hose outside as the pipes freeze..it gets really cold here..i have self serve car wash..its 3 bucks for 5 minutes of using the pressure washer, foam brush........................of course i dont use the foam brush !! lol i plan on going there in the winter to use their water supply..the only thing that ***** is that id have to use 3 dollars to get the water going to fill up both of my buckets and then rinse down the car real good...i wont have enough time to get my car washed with my soap and mitt...the time would be up by the time i got to even just half way aroudn the car..and i like to take my time washing my car being careful to not press to hard on the paint and ensuring i get every bit of my car...and of course i make sure i rinse my mitt thoroughly which all takes time which you cannot possibly do in 5 minutes. so i guess ill be paying 6 dollars for 10 minutes...its the best i can do to keep it clean in the winter

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    Little water in the bucket first, then pour in soap, then suds up with the rest of the water. I find it mixes the soap with the water pretty well.

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?




    With a hose.







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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    I put the soap ( NXTshampoo) in first,then fill with water with the nozzle of the hoze on full strenght.
    This helps to dissolve the soap and creates much foam witch i like .

    When the bucket is filled about 1/3 , i keep the nozzle submurged and facing sideways untill the bucket is full, this prevents the extreme build-up of foam and bubbles !

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    From the top!

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    I fill the bucket with 3 1/2 gallons, then add soap, then blast it with water untill there is about 4 gallons in the bucket. ( or until the suds start over flowing )

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    If I don't use my foamgun I do soap and then water.

    I add the soap, fill the water up about 2 gallons without the hose nozzle, and then use the hose nozzle to spray and agitate it until full.
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