Can you use a foam cannon with a electric pressure washer?

Can you use a foam cannon with a electric pressure washer?

Here at Detail Garage, we use both gas and electric pressure washers to shoot thick car washing foam, and all Chemical Guys foam cannons work with gas or electric pressure washers. All you have to do is make sure your specific pressure washer falls within the PSI and GPM requirements of the foam cannon!

What pressure washer is best for foam cannon?

The best pressure washer to use with a foam cannon to clean your car is the 1122TST from Kranzle. Why? Because it has the perfect combination of flow and pressure for car cleaning and snow foaming. Compared to other electric pressure washers, this one from Kranzle is high flow and perfect for foam cannon use.

How do you attach a foam cannon to a electric pressure washer?

So I definitely would suggest getting some pipe thread tape. Because that will make sure everything is sealed off properly.

How much PSI do you need for a foam cannon?

between 1,000 and 3,000 psi

Foam cannons typically require between 1,000 and 3,000 psi. Pressure washers of light to medium duty have a pressure of anywhere from 1,400 to 2,500 psi, so make sure you check your power washer specifications and align them with the specifications of the foam cannon you choose.

Are foam cannons worth the money?

It just doesn’t work nearly as well. Using a foam gun is more like dumping a bucket of soapy water on the surface. Sure, it spreads suds all over your car but they’re nowhere near as thick and won’t cling to the paint as well. A foam gun isn’t as effective but it’s better than nothing.

What is better foam gun or foam cannon?

Whereas a Foam Cannon will lay down a thick shaving-cream-like layer of white foam over the entire surface, the Foam Gun with a water hose simply does not have enough water pressure to create such a thick foam, but it will still cover the surface in thick suds to help loosen and lift dirt more easily.

How much gpm do I need for a foam cannon?

Most foam lances require a minimum of ~2 gallons per minute (GPM), but the more basic (and affordable) electric pressure washers are generally around 1.2-1.6 GPM, well below the 2 GPM minimum.

Does a foam cannon need special soap?

While all soaps might produce some sort of suds, there are some formulas that are just made to create thick foam. All Chemical Guys soaps except Rinse Free are engineered for use with a foam cannon or foam gun.

What is the difference between foam gun and foam cannon?

A foam gun connects to a garden hose and uses low-pressure water to spray diluted soap on your car. A foam cannon connects to a pressure washer and uses high-pressure water to create a thick, cream-like foam that clings to your car for longer. Both can use the same soap but deliver a different result.

Do you need special soap for a foam cannon?

Is it worth buying a foam cannon?

There are times when using a foam cannon is beneficial. The biggest draw to using one is the ability to add extra lubrication to a car when washing it. This is especially helpful on vehicles with soft and easy to scratch paint as well as really dirty ones.

Do I need to dilute soap for foam cannon?

To get thick foam from your foam cannon, you must choose a car soap which is high sudsing and highly concentrated. Diluted car soaps will result in a watery foam and not the thick ‘shaving cream’ consistency that everyone loves! Try adding approximately 6-7 oz (200mL) to the bottle and fill the rest with warm water.

Can I use regular soap in a foam cannon?

Can you use Dawn soap in a foam cannon?

Dawn Dish Soap in a Foam Cannon! Will it Foam? – YouTube

Can I use Dawn in a pressure washer?

Can I use Dawn dish soap in my power washer? You can use Dawn dish soap in your pressure washer, but you need to dilute it properly with hot water. Take 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap and dilute it in 1-1.5 quarts of hot water.

Can I use any soap in a foam cannon?

Do you rinse after foam cannon?

Putting your foam cannon away full of water or full of soap creates calcium deposits which prevent the cannon from shooting the maximum amount of foam. After each use, make sure to rinse your foam cannon so there is no residue to wreak havoc between details.

Will Dawn work in a foam cannon?

What kind of soap do I use in my foam cannon?

Our top pick is the Chemical Guys Honeydew Snow Foam Car Wash Soap, which can be used on a variety of surface areas and is pH neutral, so it won’t harm any protective coatings, such as wax or sealants.

What is the best cleaner to use in a pressure washer?

Product Comparison Chart

Product Best Performance
Zep Driveway and Concrete For Concrete Removes grease & oil stains
Karcher Multi-Purpose Washer Soap Biodegradable General cleaning
Sun Joe Snow Foam For Cars Removes dirt from cars
Oil Eater Cleaner Degreaser For Stain Removal Dissolves oil & grease stains

Can you put vinegar in a power washer?

Vinegar is one of the best things to use with your pressure washer. Using vinegar with your pressure washer can be a great way to clean and treat the surfaces that you are cleaning.

Do you hand wash after foam cannon?

After the foam cannon is used, you should use a fresh wash mitt to go over your car. Once this is done, you should spray your car down with regular water then wipe it dry. The big difference between a foam cannon and hand washing is the application of soapy water.

What should you not power wash?

Never pressure wash humans, pets, or plants. The force of water coming from a pressure washer can cause physical harm — even penetrate skin—and will most certainly destroy your plants. When you pressure wash appropriate surfaces, always wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from debris.

What should you not do when pressure washing?

Avoid these six mistakes to minimize the risk of property damage or injury when pressure washing.

  1. Forgetting to Angle the Spray.
  2. Not Using Safety Equipment.
  3. Using the Wrong Nozzle.
  4. Spraying Upward Against Siding.
  5. Pressure Overload.
  6. Using a Gas-Powered Pressure Washer Indoors.

Can I use Dawn dish soap in my pressure washer?