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I recently was looking for extreme foam soap for washing my car and came across a product called the Foamaster Foam Gun.
In my research I found several sites hyping it up so I decided to give it a try myself.

I purchased the product from Eshine, here's the product link.
http://www.eshine.ca/proddetail.php?prod=198

EShine as a company was easy to deal with, and they replied to emails right away. Definitely would do business with them again, they are like the RPM store of the detailing world. Actually, a group buy was conducted by local members and we ended up getting 8 guns at a 10% discount and free shipping. http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=67902 for the orginal group buy.

Description

The idea behind the product is to produce tons of foam so you can pre-soak your car with lots of foam to pull away initial dirt. Then you can foam it up again and pretty much wash the car with a single bucket of water as opposed to two buckets, a clean water bucket and a soap bucket. The idea being you don't end up scraping dirt all over your paint with your soap mitt. It essentially should reduce marring.

Here's what it looks product looks like:


Soap: It uses any standard car wash soap. The type of soap will obviously dictate the amount of foamy-ness. I ended up putting in perhaps a 2 tablespoons full of soap and the filled the rest of the bottle with water. There's also 5 settings to dictate the amount of soapy water that gets pulled from the bottle. Anywhere from 1oz/gallon to 12oz/gallon.

Water/Soap Switching - to switch the hose between water and soap you can either use a little lever, or pop off the whole foam gun with a quick release lever which takes 1 second. I ended up popping off the whole gun since it was easier and produced stronger water pressure straight from the hose gun.


Here's what it looked like on my car:



Conclusion
This thing is one of those products that really lived up to its hype for me! It almost is a must have for any detail enthusiast. The only negative could possibly be that you'll use up more soap than usual, but just buy large bottles of soap and you should be good to go. Time wise it takes a little longer to wash the car now because I added a pre-soak step to my routine, but the actual task of washing the car is quicker because I just spray on my soap and now instead of using the soapy mitt/bucket routine.
Two thumbs up!


Reference
In my research of the product, here's what I found on the web:

http://www.mnsportcompacts.net/forum/showthread.php?t=33422

Best tool ever for washing... It's like the PC 7424 of washing! Prevents marring that a typical wash technique introduces into your paintwork. It's also extremely fun to use.

Available at Autogeek, Danase, or directly from Gilmour (so I hear). Maybe others, I'm not sure. I guess Gilmour direct gives you a slightly better deal, but I like to support some of the small detailing shops on the web... BTW, expect to pay ~$50 for this puppy.[/b]
Here's some pics:
http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e47/BOSCOXR6/foam%20gun/?

http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=386104
I'm convinced of the abilities of the foam gun to preclean the paint and reduce the potential for marring in the wash regimen. One guy uses the foam gun, turned on and stuck into a chenille wash mitt, very lightly brushed over the paint to keep his Audi marring free.

I love this thing, well worth the $40.[/b]
Here's a final video clip:
http://www.noestudios.com/s2ki/foamgun.mov
 

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Good review. So you no longer use mitt/soap bucket to wash?[/b]
I still use a mitt, but instead have just 1 bucket for clean water for rinsing out my mitt. I just spray the soap on a section at a time -- after the initial pre-soak. If its clean enough I can get away with just foaming the whole car and using my mitt w/clean bucket of water and wash it down a section at a time.
 

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hmm I must get one of these on my next paycheck.
 
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