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    Lightbulb Garden Sprayer instead of Foam Master? Lol

    A while ago before i even realized that Autogeek.net existed i saw videos of the foam guns people were using and immediately wanted one. I didn't have money for one at that time so i had a strange idea come to mind.

    What if i took a garden sprayer...and put car soap in it instead of plant food!?
    So I went to my local Ace Hardware ( great customer service like here ) and i picked up a Gilmour all purpose garden sprayer for $20 bucks. This sprayer dilutes whatever you put in the reservoir with water ranging from 1 teaspoon - 10 tablespoons of product per gallon.

    This is a picture of what i got with the sprayer on 1 table spoon per gallon...



    And these are images i took today of the actual sprayer with the quick connect installed



    This is the mixing head dial with the tsp adapter on top



    I think that the advantages the foam master guns have over the garden sprayer is that they aerate the mixture a bit right? plus i think you can take the mixing head off fast to rinse the car. Anyways i just wanted to share this and i was wondering if anyone else had ever tried it?

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    Re: Garden Sprayer instead of Foam Master? Lol

    to be honest with you, i would take it back and get a refund. that's almost have the price of the real one and it's money well spent...

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    Re: Garden Sprayer instead of Foam Master? Lol

    That is a good idea, I also have seen foam guns at Tractor Supply company. I believe they are the gilmour brand for around $30 to $40.

    I was wrong it is EZall brand and it's plastic with a quick disconnect foe $29.99. I think I would rather pay more for a brass unit from AG.
    Last edited by tuscarora dave; 09-13-2010 at 09:41 PM. Reason: mis information

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    Re: Garden Sprayer instead of Foam Master? Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl3 View Post
    to be honest with you, i would take it back and get a refund. that's almost have the price of the real one and it's money well spent...
    I bought it a while ago, so i can't take it back

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    Re: Garden Sprayer instead of Foam Master? Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl3 View Post
    to be honest with you, i would take it back and get a refund. that's almost have the price of the real one and it's money well spent...
    The price of a Foam gun through Autogeek starts around $59.00 so if he got all that for $20.00 I think he's done pretty good.

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    Re: Garden Sprayer instead of Foam Master? Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
    The price of a Foam gun through Autogeek starts around $59.00 so if he got all that for $20.00 I think he's done pretty good.
    I agree, no sense in spending twice the amount for something that works just as well.

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    Re: Garden Sprayer instead of Foam Master? Lol

    Got to use what works for you and for your budget.
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    Re: Garden Sprayer instead of Foam Master? Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
    The price of a Foam gun through Autogeek starts around $59.00 so if he got all that for $20.00 I think he's done pretty good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbin1 View Post
    I agree, no sense in spending twice the amount for something that works just as well.
    if he's fine with it then so be it, just saying. sorry, but you can get a foam gun for less than $59 if you look around (there is a difference between the two). for $10 more you can get the one Griots carries for $29.99 and it's basically the same one that Adams is selling now. if you're happy with it, more power to you LOL...

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    Re: Garden Sprayer instead of Foam Master? Lol

    From what i've read the suds in car soap don't have much benefit in lifting dirty. imo your better off with a garden pressure sprayer with ONR, spray let it dwell and either use traditional car wash or an ONR wash.


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    Re: Garden Sprayer instead of Foam Master? Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl3 View Post
    if he's fine with it then so be it, just saying. sorry, but you can get a foam gun for less than $59 if you look around (there is a difference between the two). for $10 more you can get the one Griots carries for $29.99 and it's basically the same one that Adams is selling now. if you're happy with it, more power to you LOL...
    It gets the job done

    I can also put carpet shampoo in it to spray down the removable carpet mats.

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