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Old 11-05-2019, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hey Guys, What foam cannons do you guys use? I'm currently using a trinova but its starting to perform poorly. For the life of me I cannot remember where I purchased it to try and initiate a return. I was thinking about getting a MTM foam cannon.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:18 PM   #2
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I bought one off Amazon for around $20. Worked great for a while but then it stopped foaming like it originally did and was watered down. I guess you get what you pay for.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:34 PM   #3
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I bought one off Amazon for around $20. Worked great for a while but then it stopped foaming like it originally did and was watered down. I guess you get what you pay for.
Thats exactly what is happening with my trinova. its not pulling as much soapy water as it used to, regardless of how much I turn the knob on the top.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:39 PM   #4
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How long did you guys use those cannons before they started foaming poorly? Supposedly you're supposed to run water through the cannon with no soap to clear out any blockages. I did buy a second cheap foam cannon that did not foam as good as the 15 dollar one I bought few years back
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:46 PM   #5
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How long did you guys use those cannons before they started foaming poorly? Supposedly you're supposed to run water through the cannon with no soap to clear out any blockages. I did buy a second cheap foam cannon that did not foam as good as the 15 dollar one I bought few years back
probably like 15-20 washes. pretty bummed out because it had tons of good reviews.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:01 PM   #6
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probably like 15-20 washes. pretty bummed out because it had tons of good reviews.
Put hot water in soap chamber and let it dispense water for a little bit. See if it unclogs. For some people foam cannons eventually get clogged
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:23 PM   #7
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I got a good amount of usage out of mine. I don't have access to hot water outdoors, so I just got rid of it.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:31 PM   #8
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Put hot water in soap chamber and let it dispense water for a little bit. See if it unclogs. For some people foam cannons eventually get clogged
i'll try the hot water method. Hopefully it unclogs!!

For everyone else, is there a foam cannon you are using that has been bulletproof?? If I cant get it unclogged, i'll take some recommendations
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:14 PM   #9
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Most of these foam cannons have a wire mesh filter that can be cleaned or replaced. Takes a little bit of disassembly on the nozzle end, but nothing too hard.

I have the MTM PF22 and have over a year of no issues. They sell extra filters, picked it up half off during black friday last year.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:12 PM   #10
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:55 AM   #11
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Most of these foam cannons have a wire mesh filter that can be cleaned or replaced. Takes a little bit of disassembly on the nozzle end, but nothing too hard.

I have the MTM PF22 and have over a year of no issues. They sell extra filters, picked it up half off during black friday last year.

Black Friday is coming up, i'll have to check it out then and see if they are running the same promo.


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Got this one a couple of weeks ago from Amazon.

https://www.matcc.company/Foam-Canno...-p-185880.html

Do you run plain water through it after every use?

How To Take Care Of Your Foam Cannon: Prevent Clogging & Buildup! - Chemical Guys - YouTube
I definitely have not cleaned it like that. thank you for linking that video. i'll give it a try. I bet its just gummed up with soap scum and minerals from the hard water.
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Hey bud im using the Chemical guys "garden hose" version because i dont have a pressure washer. it works awesome and id say its 100x better then the pressure washer one. have different options for the foam. only thing is you need to use a heavier soap with it.
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Old 03-02-2020, 05:15 PM   #13
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Hey bud im using the Chemical guys "garden hose" version because i dont have a pressure washer. it works awesome and id say its 100x better then the pressure washer one. have different options for the foam. only thing is you need to use a heavier soap with it.
Iíve used both Chemical Guysí garden hose version and (currently) pressure washer version and can testify that this is 100% wrong. Pressure works way better, which is why most people eventually go pressure washer anyway. I would get a good $100-$150 electric pressure washer and a foam cannon for it (I like my Chemical Guys one and it makes suds like crazy).
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Old 03-06-2020, 11:48 PM   #14
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mtm pf22. end of story
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Old 03-07-2020, 12:05 PM   #15
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I also use the Chemical Guys ACC 326 on all of my vehicles. Easy to use and works with any foam refill solution. I also clean it out with hot water after every other use to prevent buildup that may lead to clogging/failure.
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Hey bud im using the Chemical guys "garden hose" version because i dont have a pressure washer. it works awesome and id say its 100x better then the pressure washer one. have different options for the foam. only thing is you need to use a heavier soap with it.


I have a Kranzle pressure washer and the same chemical guys hose attachment that you reference above for when I want some quick foam and donít want to lug and set up the Kranzle.

If you think the hose attachment is even 2x better than ANY pressure washer, Iíd suggest that you are doing something profoundly incorrect with the pressure washer setup, or the weed in your part of the country totally blows away the rest of the countryís supply.

Perhaps both...?

But I couldnít possibly disagree anymore with your assessment of the hose attachment vs pressure washer.
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Old 03-07-2020, 08:06 PM   #17
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I have a Kranzle pressure washer and the same chemical guys hose attachment that you reference above for when I want some quick foam and donít want to lug and set up the Kranzle.

If you think the hose attachment is even 2x better than ANY pressure washer, Iíd suggest that you are doing something profoundly incorrect with the pressure washer setup, or the weed in your part of the country totally blows away the rest of the countryís supply.

Perhaps both...?

But I couldnít possibly disagree anymore with your assessment of the hose attachment vs pressure washer.
Maybe he has a $3k water filter set up for his garden hose lol
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Old 03-11-2020, 02:15 AM   #18
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DUSICHIN SFL-001 Foam Cannon is a good pick! Try it.
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mtm pf22. end of story
Agreed. I have the older "original" MTM foam cannon. It's been bulletproof for 3 or 4 years and the only time it gets "cleaned" is when I fill it up for the next car wash. The newer PF22 has an upgraded nozzle, and the new .2 has the wider base so it doesn't fall over when empty! I don't NEED to upgrade, but I might .
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Amazon foam cannon was around $15-20 range. Has been working fine so far.
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:02 PM   #22
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Amazon foam cannon was around $15-20 range. Has been working fine so far.
Agreed

I've had a $15 Amazon foam cannon (pressure washer) for 2.5 years, no issues. Don't waste money on an expensive one.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:08 PM   #23
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I'll add my vote for the MTM PF22. I bought the one with the original bottle and I just recently got the "upgraded" bottle with the wider base so it doesn't tip over.
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Not a big fan of foam cannons. They really haven't saved me much time. I like a car wash mp with a 5 gallon bucket with a grit guard and frequent dunking and rinsing of the mop. I can get the car washed in under 10 minutes without scratching.
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:56 PM   #25
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If you have hard water that is going to affect the amount of suds.

That being said I have the PF-22 and works great with my Kranzle and CR Spotless set up. But the CR Spotless put the water hardness at zero.
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