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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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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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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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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 11-06-2019, 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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Old 02-14-2020, 01:23 PM   #12
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Default Chemical guys

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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