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      12-16-2007, 09:26 PM   #23
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or online spending too much money at griots garage. I never get to wash my car anymore.
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Please dont give out wrong information!!! for this part u referenced does nothing but supply soapy water!!!
If your looking for a quality foam cannon the first link that was mentioned above is the one to get!!
http://www.everypressurewasher.com/C...0-CAM1243.html

Can you explain the difference please?
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Can you explain the difference please?
Ive just seen not soo good reviews on that type and from what i remember its not consistent of pulling the mixture of soap/water to create the thick foam that the Camspray model does!!
It does create foam dont get me wrong! but the type of foam and how long it lasts before being touched on the car is where u will see where one product will outshine the other!
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while we're on the subject of washing...can anyone recommend a good pressure washer? gas or electric? approx what psi to use? thanks guys! im trying to get away from the old hose, bucket and brush technique
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its not consistent of pulling the mixture of soap/water to create the thick foam that the Camspray model does!!
It does create foam dont get me wrong! but the type of foam and how long it lasts before being touched on the car is where u will see where one product will outshine the other!


Just noticed I posted the wrong link. Here is the link I meant to post: http://www.pressureparts.com/Pressure-Part-344032.aspx

How does that compare?

Thanks, Dave
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I rock a Camspray 1500 electric!
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Just noticed I posted the wrong link. Here is the link I meant to post: http://www.pressureparts.com/Pressure-Part-344032.aspx

How does that compare?

Thanks, Dave
same thing just with the tank!! If u look at the pics of the two u will see on the camspray model u can adjust the settings meanign no matter what kind of mixture of soap u got rich or lean u can create thick foam! lol!!
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same thing just with the tank!! If u look at the pics of the two u will see on the camspray model u can adjust the settings meanign no matter what kind of mixture of soap u got rich or lean u can create thick foam! lol!!

How do I know if the camspray will work with my pressure washer? Are the fittings all universal?
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How do I know if the camspray will work with my pressure washer? Are the fittings all universal?
not sure!! what u need to look for is if your wand breaks down and if that connection will screw to the foam cannon!!
This is exactly why FIMINUS had to custom rig fittings to work on his setup!!
I have a camspray wand that unscrews in half and the foam cannon screws in its place so its all plug/play for me!
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not sure!! what u need to look for is if your wand breaks down and if that connection will screw to the foam cannon!!
This is exactly why FIMINUS had to custom rig fittings to work on his setup!!
I have a camspray wand that unscrews in half and the foam cannon screws in its place so its all plug/play for me!


I will have to check out my setup today and see what it looks like.

By the way, sent you a PM

Thanks for the help,

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how much GPM should I be looking for? I dont want the pressure to be more than the hose but the water to be less.
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I will have to check out my setup today and see what it looks like.

By the way, sent you a PM

Thanks for the help,

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Pm replied! u should come over and ill show u the tools of the trade!
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how much GPM should I be looking for? I dont want the pressure to be more than the hose but the water to be less.
Im pretty sure the suggested pressure washer for cars is nothing over 2500 psi and usually around 2.0gpm..
U will see to find the specs in these limits it narrows it down to some pretty expensive units but ill tell u what there worth it and completly reliable!
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Hey i am trying to order this pressure washer : http://www.chpower.com/webapp/wcs/st...egory_rn=10753
and this foam canon : http://www.everypressurewasher.com/C...ml#ProdDetails

does it seem ok?
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^ the foam cannon will not connect to that washer..If u see how the wand breaks in half its a nipple connection and not a screw connection!
it would take some retrofitting to make it work!!
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^ the foam cannon will not connect to that washer..If u see how the wand breaks in half its a nipple connection and not a screw connection!
it would take some retrofitting to make it work!!
sorry but do you have a link to both foam cannon AND pressurized washer that i can directly buy? thanks!
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sorry but do you have a link to both foam cannon AND pressurized washer that i can directly buy? thanks!
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I used to have a pressure washer I got from HD (?) a while back that came with a foam gun attachment. It was red in color and electric, but don't quite recall the name. Here is a pressure washer that comes with a foam gun attachment...

http://www.mercantila.com/catalog/st...1500-_-2004664

something along these lines should work fine.

I'll be getting my foam gun from autogeek on Monday, so I'll post a quick review, etc. The one thing about the foam guns on autogeek and pakshak are that the soap:water ratio is adjustable, allowing for a foamier or less foamy spray. I'm not entirely sure if the foam guns that come with the pressure washers have an adjustable setting. This is something that FMINUS could've (hypothetically) retrofitted, i.e. tweaking with a foam gun that is usually intended for use with a garden hose (like the ones on autogeek or pak shak), to be used with a pressure washer at high PSI and a lower dilution ratio (more soap:less water), to create an EXTRA foamy coat. Add the retrofitted foam gun and a guaranteed soapy homemade concoction of a couple of soaps and there you have it.

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is 1.4 gpm enough? it seems like u get more water out of a hose?
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It should be, keep in mind it is coming out of a spray nozzle under high pressure. Look around amazon...there are a bunch of pressure washers that put out 1.4_ gpm which range from 1200-2000 psi.
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yea i know, but i bought one for $175 once from VIP auto parts and it sucked. It took longer to wash the car with that than it usually takes me to do it with a hose. The pressure I understand but if its a small stream of high pressure it doesnt seem very useful since you need to actually point the nozzle section by section rather than just spray the whole car. There's a self wash place around here that I go to sometimes and I love their spray guns, I know its probably gas powered but if I could get something anywhere near that spec then I'd be happy since it takes a fraction of the time to wash the car that way.
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i bought the gilmour foam gun and wasnt to happy with the results...
does nayone know where i can purchase the foam lance, or a product that is as good as the foam lance..i saw this video and was amazed by the results the fellow got:
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