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    Foam Cannon Help

    I've wanted a foam cannon for awhile so instead of buying a nice one I bought one off of Amazon (link below) to see if I like using a cannon. I put about 3oz of Duragloss 901 in the bottle and shook it up then started on my Audi. It worked okay but it seemed really runny. I then mixed a bottle up with 4oz and it seemed to be better. Is it normal to use this amount of soap or is it just because I bought a cheapo? Any other suggestions? I can return this one if its going to eat through soap like crazy and order a better one. Any recommendations?

    DUSICHIN SFL-001 Pressure Washer Jet Wash 1/4" Quick Release Adjustable Snow Foam Lance, Foam Cannon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WPKHFA6..._1WnjxbHS4S6PR


    3oz Duragloss


    4oz Duragloss



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    Re: Foam Cannon Help

    It's 1 oz. buy a gallon and just call it a day.


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    Re: Foam Cannon Help

    My experience so far.

    Warm water works better.

    More soap in the bottle equally a thicker foam but you won't as much from the bottle. I put a good bit of soap but that foams my car for maybe 3 washes?

    Depends a lot on the psi and gpm of your pw. And the adjustments on the foam cannon itself

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    Re: Foam Cannon Help

    Quote Originally Posted by uhohitsstevo View Post
    It's 1 oz. buy a gallon and just call it a day.


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    Is 4oz typical for a foam cannon? I already have a gallon. Just wasn't sure if that's how cannons work or not.

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    Foam Cannon Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Daviddear30 View Post
    My experience so far.

    Warm water works better.

    More soap in the bottle equally a thicker foam but you won't as much from the bottle. I put a good bit of soap but that foams my car for maybe 3 washes?

    Depends a lot on the psi and gpm of your pw. And the adjustments on the foam cannon itself
    I used about 4oz per wash lol. I'm using a 2800 psi pressure washer.

    As for adjustments on the cannon: the nozzle would adjust from a vertical foam stream to just a jet, then the top knob goes from full foam to just water. There's not much adjustment

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    Re: Foam Cannon Help

    While I haven't used 901, I know soaps behave differently in foam canons. I would suggest picking up a soap formulated for use in a foam gun/canon.
    McKee's 37 Xtreme Foam Formula High Yield Foaming Auto Shampoo- Foamaster gun car wash
    McKee's 37 Power Wash, foaming wash and wax

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    Re: Foam Cannon Help

    Thanks for the replies! Does the pic with 4oz look like the kind of foam one would want? If I use 4oz in my cannon and 3 for the two bucket method, a car wash will cost me $1.64. I can live with that haha


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    Re: Foam Cannon Help

    Yes the foamed BMW looks better than the Audi and just about where you want it.

    Here is where a a foaming soap should look such as the McKee's product listed above.












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    Re: Foam Cannon Help

    Quote Originally Posted by badger91 View Post
    I used about 4oz per wash lol. I'm using a 2800 psi pressure washer.

    As for adjustments on the cannon: the nozzle would adjust from a vertical foam stream to just a jet, then the top knob goes from full foam to just water. There's not much adjustment
    Full foam to just water is a huge range of adjustment :-). I get more foam than you posted with a 1.2 gpm 1700 psi electric pw. Maybe that soap just doesn't foam great

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    Re: Foam Cannon Help

    I'm guessing (take with a grain of salt) it's the shampoo you're using. I have no experience with it, but, I've used different shampoos in my gun and cannon and they do act very differently.

    Of the few I've tried, the CG Mr Pink does a very good job. (I'm not a CG fan). Never tried the McKee's but will definitely give it a shot if it's available in the gallon size.
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