5 Tips On How To Choose and Operate your Foam Cannon – Chemical Guys Car Care


Hey guys, I’m going to show you, my five tips/five
steps on how to use your foam cannon. Over here I have two pressure washers. One is gas the other is electric. Personally, I like the gas pressure washers
because it typically produces more pressure which helps aerate the soap to produce more
foam. A lot of you guys live in apartments where
noise restrictions limit you to using electric pressure washers. That’s not to say that you can’t get tons
of foam and thick suds using an electric pressure washer but as a personal choice I love the
gas pressure washer. Also when you’re choosing which foam cannon
to buy. If you’re looking or you have one, maybe all
of your friends have one and now you’re super jealous of what they have, the TORQ Snow Foamer
is the way to go. You can use this with either a gas or an electric
pressure washer, it only requires about 800 PSI to get the same thick suds you see in
all of our videos. It attaches to standard 1/4 inch coupler valves
which produce thick suds which lubricate the surface to prevent scratches as you wash. To start off, I’ll use the gas pressure washer
to rinse it off, we’ll also set up our two buckets and start washing this Nissan Versa
showing you how to use your foam cannon. Now that you’ve chosen your pressure washer
and your foam cannon lets move on to the soap. You want to get a lot of suds to lubricate
the surface so it doesn’t scratch so I like to use Honeydew Snow Foam. This enhances gloss, especially on this black
paint job, while also creating tons of suds. We’re also using the two bucket method which
prevents us from bringing the filth back to the vehicle. These cones filter out the abrasive particles
of dirt so we don’t scratch the finish. To start off we’ll place a Dirt Trap in each
bucket. For the wash bucket we’ll place about an ounce
of soap to add foam and cleaning power. Now that we’re done setting up our buckets
we can roll into tip number 3, that is setting up your foam cannon! Earlier I mentioned we are going to use our
TORQ Snow Foamer, this produces tons of suds using less PSi and those suds lubricate the
surface so we don’t ruin the finish on this black Nissan. First, unscrew the canister and today we are
going to accessories our foam cannon by getting rid of the traditional canister. Instead, using this secondary clear bottle
which has the dilution ratio on the side for the perfect amount of soap for producing those
awesome suds. For those of you guys that have damaged the
old bottle, this is a great replacement of the original. We’re going to add about an ounce of soap
which is about half way to the first line. We’ll add soap to that line and fill the rest
of the bottle with water before attaching it to the pressure washer and begin the foaming
process. Check that out! Now you have this awesome container that shows
off the product you are using, looks really cool and professional. This bring us to tip number 4 which is the
washing process. Starting off by rinsing it which is going
to take care of the heavier loose dirt and debris before you start washing to prevent
scratches. Working from top to bottom to keep dirt off
of areas that have already been cleaned. For some shorter detailers, you want to be
sure that the surface is completely clean of the loose dirt and debris before you start
foaming it, this will reduce the dirt from scratching as you wash. We have our pressure washer set up so we can
start rinsing then we will foam. Before we start foaming there are a couple
more things I want to go over. Obviously this Versa isn’t incredibly
dirty, it has that light layer of dust and debris that accumulate as a daily driver but
still it is good for demonstration purposes of how to use your foam cannon. As a professional detailer, always start with
the dirtiest area and that is in most cases the wheels. They are already clean because we took care
of that off camera, we have tons of wheel cleaning videos so we are skipping to the
wash process. Lets attach the foam cannon to the wand. Just pull back on this sleeve and it slides
directly onto the foam cannon snapping into place. On top we have the fan adjust, by keeping
this adjustment wide open this allows for a thick stream of suds. Closing this tighter will adjust the fan to
a more vertical spray to cover more surface area. Also, on the very top you have the soap adjust,
wide open is pure water and all the way to the right is the thick suds. We’re going to turn on the pressure washer
and in the same manner as we rinsed, we’re going to start at the top of the vehicle working
in straight lines to cover the entire car in thick suds. We’ll give it a moment to emulsify anything
that is on the surface before we scrub the stubborn stains. As our last step we’re going to show you how
to maintain your foam cannon. This is a big deal because a lot of the time
people put their foam cannons away either when they are full of water or full of soap
and over time that is going to create calcium deposits which will make it so the cannon
can’t work at its optimal pressure or produce the correct amount of foam. We’re going to dump out the rest of the soap
that is left in here. Lets clean this out so we won’t have any soap
build up or calcium inside of the container. Just a little bit of water, run it through
the system while using the pressure washer. If you guys want to learn more about these
products go to our website chemicalguys.com. If you like this video be sure to give it
a thumbs up, also don’t forget to drop a comment below so we can better tailor these videos
to what you guys want to see. We’ll see you guys next time right here in
the Detail Garage.

100 thoughts on “5 Tips On How To Choose and Operate your Foam Cannon – Chemical Guys Car Care

  1. Awesome. Thanks for the tips can't wait to get the DUSICHIN SFL-001 foam cannon which is wayyyyyyyyy cheaper and performs just as good.

  2. whats the point in a foam cannon/gun? you still have to use the mitt to scrub and you still have a bucket full of soapy water.

  3. I have 2 Torq foam cannons from chemical guys and the big mouth doesn't seem to produce as much foam as the other non big mouth one. I'm using honeydew soap. What torq product, and what soap produced the maximum amount of foam?

  4. Only down fall about the CG's bottle is the $100 on amazon or 110-130 on e-bay price tag that's $100 Canadian that a little to much for some brass and plastic. Sure it only cost maybe $25 to make. I get the whole you get what you pay for i see that more for wax, soap, DA polisher but not a plastic bottle.

  5. I had to stop watching I'm afraid your hands were doing the talking — a tip for you is to stop 'pointing' with your hands please when emphasising.

  6. Look at all that water 💦 if you doing multiple cars I agree fill the 2 buckets all the way but for one car? A gallon a bucket should be more than enough

  7. So apparently normal rinsing will not scratch the finish, but if you do not have the special chemical guys snow foam, you will scratch the finish… Makes sense.

  8. Can't you yanks say Nissan properly? They are not called Nessans they are pronounced "NISS" as in Miss..

  9. Yo tengo el shampoo honeydew de chemical guys y saca asi de espuma pero no remueve lo sucio tengo que tallar, como hago para no tallar y que solo remueva la suciedad?

  10. You guys should demonstrate it on a really dirty car that hasnt been washed for at least 2 weeks so we can see if the foam is actually working …. Clean car and showing how the cannon works doesnt make any difference since the car is a bit clean.

  11. How would it react to hot water from a burner equipped power washer? (190F-200F) I imagine the plastic parts would not tolerate it very long & even without the foam cannon it's a bad idea everywhere except the greasy underside of the car & everywhere but the tires inside the wheel wells.

  12. For those of you that are using an electric powerwasher… there's a different orifice you can buy on Amazon, i believe its a 1.1 and it'll make the lower pressure washers foam mich better.

  13. Is he saying suds or spuds, after the millionth time I can’t quite figure it out 💁🏻‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  14. Nice video..same soap I bought from you guys Amazon special lol $56.00 for a nice foam cannon gal of honeydew soap and a very soft microfiber mit…I love the soap foams up great rinses off nice I used a 3200 psi gas pw worked great…thank you

  15. thanks for letting me know how to maintain foam cannons I didn't do the whole process and now it sucks everything up so quickly then run out of time to foam my car it doesn't matter anymore because it was small and it came with my pressure washer and it sucks either way. I will maintain my knew cool one.

  16. Hi great video please how to create foam with Hitachi Aw130 pressure washer
    I have bottle gun but unable to create pressure and foam

  17. Can someone tell me if when you use the pressure washer and the snow shampoo , do you need to have the water hose connected and use the water flow to put the snow shampoo on or should you have the hose disconnected and use the pressure from the machine to shoot the shampoo? 😅🤔

  18. nice job @chemical guys, please give me tips on how to connect my foam cannon with my Bison 6.5 HP gas pressure washer, i connected it but there was no action from the pump at all, please i need help on this thanks.

  19. I bought your kit that included the foam “cannon” only I don’t have a pressure washer, just a hose..no wonder I’m having a hard time

  20. Probably have bought close to $1200 worth of CG products. I love them. swear by them. It is the only product i will ever use now.

  21. Thanks for the video, I just found that you guys have a store just down the road from me in Mesa Az. Sounds like I will have a new favorite store to visit.

  22. Love the video. Will buy the product for Christmas. But SLOW DOWN WHEN YOU SPEAK! There is no reason to make all your words sound like one long word.Not being a jerk or critical, just trying to help. Peace

  23. Hahaha! Why do people on here keep saying you speak faster than normal?? That's crazy you speak perfectly fine. Are their brains just slower? If everyone spoke like this guy I wouldn't get annoyed taking phone calls or engaging in small talk. 🤪🤪

  24. Nice video! I've been contemplating getting one, was looking at your brand foam cannon as I've used/currently using chemical guys cleaning products and are happy with products/results.

  25. Great video.
    Question: I am about to buy a pressure washer. What is the safe PSI to use on the vehicle? I am afraid not to damage the paint.

  26. Ugly little beater car. People actually wash these things? I thought you just drive them point a to point b until they die in a year and you lease another crap can…

  27. ok newbie here. Is the whole idea of the foam cannon is to "get soap on the vehicle" ONLY? bc he still hand washing the car.

  28. So what was the purpose of the two buckets? I wouldn’t think you would need a soap bucket since you snowed the car. I get the rinse bucket.

  29. Put an anchor on this guy's tongue and then maybe viewers could understand what he's saying. Unbelieveably hard to comprehend because he talks sooooooo fast. Other than that … a great video.

  30. He must be nervous or something cause I can`t understand half of what he is saying. How many marbles do you think he has in his mouth?

  31. Thank you very much i appreciate that . I was thinking they don't make them for garden hose. Thanks again.

  32. I would of liked to see this as one unedited video. Us viewers dont know if you put more product into the foam cannon than you said.

  33. Wish i didnt have to park my car directly under a tree everyday. Maybe I would be able to keep it clean longer than a day!

  34. One huge mistake like having a Nissan can only lead me to deduce that that person isn't a very good decision-maker.

  35. I have a better tip on how to clean the foam cannon. clean out the soap like in the video, fill about 2/3rds with water and 1/3 with white vinegar and take it through the pressure washer. This will give you the right Ph blend to keep deposits off.

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