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on 11 December 2014
Having used Meguiar's Hyperwash and Valet Pro pH Neutral snow foams, my next experiment was with Autobrite Magifoam and Chemical Guys No Touch. Of these two latter products, and in common with just about every report I've read from people who've used both, it was the Chemical Guys No Touch which I found to be the slightly better product.

Both were capable of achieving a similar level of cleaning - if a long dwell time could be achieved. However, if for any reason this wasn't possible, it was the Chemical Guys No Touch which seemed to give the slightly better results.

There is no doubt that these foams produce more stable foam than the first two products I tried. There is a downside to this, though: having washed and dried the car, it was annoying to lift the hatchback only to find a lot of very stable foam clustering around the hinges. There is also the well-documented annoyance of having very stable foam sitting on the driveway for the next 24 hours! It may annoy your neighbours too. Only you can decide whether this is a pro or a con!

The biggest revelation came upon reading, on Detailing World, a comparative review of four snow foams. The review started with a poll of peoples' expectations. Nearly half the respondents expected Magifoam to be the most effective. When the tests were completed, it actually turned out to be the least effective of the four. The product which proved most effective was Bilt Hamber Auto Foam.

Based on this test, I've switched to Bilt Hamber Auto Foam. There have been a number of surprises. The first is that the foam isn't of shaving foam thickness but it actually cleans more effectively than the thicker foams. The second (very pleasant) surprise is that a 5 litre bottle costs about £16 - a fraction of the cost of the Magifoam advertised here. And finally, it breaks up quickly after rinsing - so I'm not looking at snowy residues for hours afterwards.

Nowadays, I'm tending to apply the Bilt Hamber Auto Foam by spray bottle. This means I have more control over the dilution ratio (aiming for about 5%). Often I will restrict use to just the lower half of the car - or whatever panels are dirtiest. Sometimes, before the spray can dry, I will snow foam the whole vehicle to extend the dwell time.

If you can let go of the need for foams of shaving foam thickness, there are products which are both cheaper and more effective.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=294015
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on 12 January 2014
Used the Snow foam pre-wash to detail the family car, followed the instructions on the bottle and used in the Autobrite foam lance, the foam went onto the car in a thick carpet just like shaving foam. Let it sit for around 15 minutes and then washed off, the amount of road grime and muck it removed was amazing. The car was then washed as per the normal routine, and you can notice that the wash mitt does go across the paint much more smoothly. This is a brilliant product and well worth purchasing, certainly recommend this to friends, and anyone reading this it does do what it says on the bottle.
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on 9 April 2015
Produced really good foam which clung well to all of the car, and lasted for a long time. Didn't need as much snowfoam as recommended, about half the quantity worked really well. Lifted a lot but not all of the grime on the car, so still a need to wash with car shampoo afterwards. Took ages to wash the foam off my drive though!
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on 1 March 2015
Great product to use in combination with my snow foam lance.

A rinse and soak with this, then a blast with the pressure washer to rinse off followed by a quick wash with a sponge and bucket to remove the harder stuck-on tar and debris results in a glimmering shiny car!

NOTE: Banana smell does not mean it is safe to drink. :(
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on 12 February 2014
Great value for money and needs to be the amount of times my hubby washes his car x but his car is gleaming afterwards x
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on 20 January 2015
I've always previously used autosmtart chemicals especially foams. Not anymore this stuff is amazing, previously I would buy 25l of enduring foam which you could not dilute through foam lance. Which meant you were using 1l per wash not with this from authorities. 5l of this generates more than twice the foam of autosmarts equivalent foam nice one autobrite will be back for more.
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on 11 September 2015
Claims made of dwelling for 30 minutes are false. Cars that are fairly clean (Slight road film) I wouldn't expect it to stick anyway that is the nature of foam cleaning, but cars that are absolutely filthy do not last much longer. It has all gone by 5-6 minutes.

The next claim of a dilution ratio of 100:1 is rubbish. You have to use it 1:1 or neat to get any sort of slightly thick foam going (Yes I use a proper cannon attachment)

Will not be buying again.
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on 7 May 2014
I had massive hopes for this and was really 3 cited. I have the correct equipment to use this but the foam doesn't get thick enough to cover the vehicle like the pictures. It stays watery no matter how you adjust the gauge on the karscher bottle. I was lucky to get the foam to stay on the vehicle for 5 minutes let alone 30.
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on 10 June 2016
Works perfect. I add about 2" in the Lance bottle top up with warm water leave on for 5 - 10 and wash off. Once washed and dried with microfiber cloth leaves a fantastic shine on my cars no need to wax! Just ordered again!
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on 9 December 2015
Created a very good foam which stuck to the car but after leaving for 10-15 mins I'm not sure the cleaning was any easier than just a bucket of warm water and a sponge.
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