The Snow Foam trend in the car enthusiast market has shot up exponentially due to many enthusiasts realising how quick, easy and fun Snow Foam is. It is safer for your car as many use it for a touchless car wash process reducing your chances of inducing swirl marks as well as proving to reduce the time taken to wash your car.
Our team day after day get questioned regarding which is the best Snow Foam product for them whether that is the Snow Foam Gun vs. Snow Foam Lance vs. Snow Foam Air Foamer.
In response to this, we decided to answer this for you!
Snow Foam Lance
The Snow Foam Lance connects to your pressure washer. It is available for multiple brands such as Karcher K, Gerni, Lavor, AR Blue Clean, and plenty more. If you pressure washer uses a 1/4 inch quick connect adaptor, these are also available for you to use.
Use the Snow Foam Lance If:
You have a pressure washer, power and hose
The Snow Foam Lances are specifically for pressure washers. They attach on like any other connector and use the pressure to create a thick foam on your car that sits on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing is necessary. You do get the benefits of having a pressure washer to rinse also when done.
You have a decent amount of space to wash your car
Being quite thick foam and at high pressure, the Snow Foam Lance can overspray. If this is something that can be avoided, the lance is for you.
You have time to setup your pressure washer
Not everyone has plenty of time to car wash. If you have a good 30 minutes to an hour at least to setup your pressure washer, then the lance is for you. Better yet if your pressure washer is ready to go and all you need to do is setup the lance then you can simply setup your lance and start foaming away. If you are time poor, the lance may not be for you as compared to the Snow Foam Gun.
Setup: Pressure washer + hose + power + Snow Foam Lance
Foam Thickness: High – 5 – 10 minutes dwell time.
Snow Foam Gun
The Snow Foam Gun connects to your regular garden hose making the Snow Foam Gun a very popular item along with the Snow Foam Lance. By simply attaching to your garden hose, this means setup and pack away time is drastically reduced.
Use the Snow Foam Gun if:
You don’t have a lot of time to wash
If you’re all about speed and don’t have time to setup a pressure washer, the Snow Foam Gun is for you. The Snow Foam Gun is like your regular garden hose trigger gun except it has a dedicated compartment for your Snow Foam Detergent to sit in. Plug and Play and you’ll be Snow Foaming in no time.
You don’t mind not having extremely thick foam but still want suds
The Snow Foam Gun does not shoot out foam as thick as the Snow Foam Lance but does produce the results with the consistency of a bubbly bucket wash that is shot onto your car through a pull of a trigger. The foam will still sit on the car and will last 3-7 minutes on the car on average. The foam thickness is based on your garden hose pressure and the settings you have on the adjustable dial on the Snow Foam Gun.
You dislike packing up
The Snow Foam Gun does not require any power or external machinery to function leaving you with the ability to turn the hose on, setup your gun and Snow Foam away onto your car. When done, roll away your hose, unplug the gun and you’re done!
Setup: Hose + Snow Foam Gun
Foam Thickness: Medium – 3 – 7 minutes dwell time.
Snow Foam Air Foamer
Snow Foam Air Foamer connects to your air compressor. Similar to the Snow Foam Lance, you will need another external machine to function this Snow Foam applicator.
Use the Snow Foam Air Foamer if:
You own and use an air compressor
Not everyone has an air compressor available for them especially for car washing.
You have time
This Snow Foam Air Foamer comes out with extreme thickness but without an air compressor around which may be big and heavy and will need time to charge up, this option will take some time before starting
You want to use minimal Snow Foam Detergent
The Snow Foam Air Foamer shoots out with a lot of pressure and therefore you will only need 500mL of detergent to achieve thick foam results.
Setup: Air Compressor + Power + Snow Foam Air Foamer
Foam Thickness: Extremely High – 5- 10 minutes dwell time.