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So, over the winter I'm a much lazier car washer, and tend to go for the WRC look. However, when I do wash, I'd like to spend the least time as possible doing it (it's cold outside).

What I'd like is a snow foam that leaves no residue. My existing stuff does, and after foaming I need to do a full wash (especially obvious on the windows). I'd love a snow foam to just work its magic, then rinse and the car be reasonably clean...

I've tried a few snow foams, but not looked at anything recently, and the market seems to move quickly....

I have found Wolfs Chemicals, and a good price too - anyone used it? http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/wolfs-chemicals-yellow-snow-pre-wash-snow-foam-5-litre.php?cPath=82

So, in short - any recommendations? I'm currently using Orchard Cotton Candy BTW...
 

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I was thinking along these lines also, but after discussing with an experienced car detailer, snow foams are more of a pre-wash anyway and you won't get the paint protection you especially need in the winter without a conventional wash-wax or similar :sad2:

Looks like I'll be suffering the cold, and keeping a super close eye on the rear arches over the winter
 

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As M4TT says, snow foam is not really designed to clean you car alone.

Without touching the car with a wash mitt your best option is to rinse thoroughly with a pressure washer.... Dont point it directly at the car, do it at least at a 45 degree angle, this stops you blasting dirt right into the paint which can cause some light swirls / marring.

Then snow foam... leave for 5-10 mins to do its thing, bearing in mind its only really designed to loosen dirt, not get rid of it completely.

Rinse the snow foam thoroughly again.

I would probably take it for a quick drive / use some sort of blower to get rid of the majority of the water otherwise you will not only have a bit of dirt on your car but loads of water spots as well!
 

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Thanks Tom, that's kind of what I do at this time of year...

So, which snow foam is best at lifting the most dirt, and leaves no residue once rinsed?
 

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hazsafe from autosmart is good, its a tfr that does not strip off protective polishes / waxes....stepson has his own valeting business and uses it a lot...I do too!,
 
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