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      01-10-2011, 03:26 PM   #23
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I've had a foam gun for 5 years now... Can't imagine washing without one. Definitely NOT a fad!
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      01-10-2011, 03:51 PM   #24
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Anyone one have any thoughts on which is better?

Gilmour-95QGFMR or Gilmour-75QGF4

http://www.amazon.com/Gilmour-95QGFM...4692382&sr=1-4

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http://www.amazon.com/Gilmour-75QGF4...4692382&sr=1-2

I would lean towards the 75QGF4 from what I see in the pictures as it looks like it might be better quality with more metal pieces vs plastic pieces. But thought I would see what people think on the forum.
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      01-10-2011, 04:15 PM   #25
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I've had the 75Q for about 3 years now, its been dropped, kicked, and thoroughly abused with weekly washings of 2 or more vehicles and its working like new.
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      01-11-2011, 11:48 AM   #26
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Just ordered the 75Q along with about $150 dollars worth of other car care products.. quick detailers, microfiber cloths, leather care kit... Wow expensive!! Just can't wait for winter to end so I can actually go out and wash my own car.
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      01-11-2011, 08:27 PM   #27
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Well, i used my foam gun for the first time yesterday. I bought the one from Autogeek.net for like $60. It worked well but since being my first time i'll have to perfect it more. But i did manage to soap up my entire car in about 90 seconds. Then i let it sit for about 5 minutes and then wiped down gently with a MF sponge. It definately cut down on my washing time that's for sure. So even for that reason it's totally worth it. I also tried, for the first time, the leaf blower drying method. That worked good as well.....just had to wipe down a small amount here and there afterwards. So from now on these two methods will be my preferred method of washing/drying.
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      01-11-2011, 09:07 PM   #28
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I've been wondering about the proper way to use these things.

Note: I'm going to skip the wheels

1. foam the car up (or pre-rinse first?)
2. rinse the foam off (I'd assume we don't want to rub the dirt all over)
3. 2-bucket

or... instead of 3, how about re-foam the car to skip the tranferring from the clean bucket part of 2-bucket and just use a mitt to do cleaning, while using the rinse bucket part of 2-bucket (so I guess it's a 1-bucket method now)

4. rinse again
5. final rinse if you have a spotless system (dry, otherwise)

suggestions?
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      01-12-2011, 01:09 AM   #29
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I've been wondering about the proper way to use these things.

Note: I'm going to skip the wheels

1. foam the car up (or pre-rinse first?)
2. rinse the foam off (I'd assume we don't want to rub the dirt all over)
3. 2-bucket

or... instead of 3, how about re-foam the car to skip the tranferring from the clean bucket part of 2-bucket and just use a mitt to do cleaning, while using the rinse bucket part of 2-bucket (so I guess it's a 1-bucket method now)

4. rinse again
5. final rinse if you have a spotless system (dry, otherwise)

suggestions?
1.Rinse
2.Foam and allow to dwell for a minute or two
3.2 bucket
4.rinse
5.dry
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      01-12-2011, 01:13 AM   #30
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1.Rinse
2.Foam and allow to dwell for a minute or two
3.2 bucket
4.rinse
5.dry
That's what I do.. an extra rinse and soap is a waste, IMHO, unless I had some really bad build up or had to go down a mud road in an emergency or something to that nature, but regularly, I keep my cars waxed and generally clean, so I don't need to put too much effort into normal washes.
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      01-20-2011, 11:36 PM   #31
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Just used my new foam gun today.. it makes a huge difference and
is a great addition to my car care supplies.
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