Bilt Hamber Pre-wash snow foam shampoo.
We always use snow foam as the first stage of a wash:
Mud and dirt are made up from lots of abrasive particles that are stuck to the paintwork. If you simply attack these straight away with a soapy rag or wash mitt you cannot help but wipe these abrasive particles all over the panel causing swirls and imperfections.
These defects have to be addressed later on in the process and it’s enough to be dealing with imperfections caused by the environment, but you don’t want to add to your work by introducing ‘own goal’ damage from grit and grime! It makes sense to be as methodical and as careful as we can be, from the very first stages of the cleaning process and not just at the end.
Bilt Hamber Auto-Foam is a premium foaming water-based pre-wash treatment, designed to soak and saturate soiled vehicle paintwork prior to the application of vehicle shampoo. This softens the dirt and allows the worst to simply be rinsed away before you have to touch the car. Mud and dirt are made up from lots of abrasive particles that are stuck to the paintwork.
Auto-Foam is gentle too, and is for use with all pressure washer foam lances. Auto-Foam is formulated specifically to offer maximum wetting and it rinses easily too. It is not designed as a superficial high foam product, but as a functional material.
Auto-Foam is made with biodegradable compounds, is extraordinarily tough on soil and grime, yet harmless to paint. The non-caustic formulation ensures that even regular use will not attack paint binders. The surfactants will attack and penetrate the road dirt and grime, without the need for manual intervention.
For an alkaline pre clean see Bilt Hamber Touch-less
During the panel-dwell period, the Snow Foam’s bubbles will systematically burst and move, encouraging our soaking and cleansing agents to start working. The effects of road grime are neutralised by them, by being bonded within our blend of surfactants, and then lifted from painted surfaces and physically removed, minimising harm caused by swirling and marking during subsequent detailing.
Once the snow foam has been allowed to dwell for a few minutes (approximately five minutes depending on temperature. You can get away with a longer time on cold days but do not let the product dry ) it may be washed off in a conventional manner, leaving a well presented automotive surface ready for further treatments.
For excessively soiled surfaces, simply increase the concentration or number of applications.