Bilt Hamber Auto-Foam 5 Liter | 169oz Pre Wash Snow Foam
Works great in our MTM PF22.2 Foam Cannon or IK Foam Pro Units
Bilt Hamber Laboratories premium car care products from THE UK are now available in the USA at The Clean Garage!
This is one of our favorites, if you are only going to try one Bilt Hamber product to start we would highly suggest Auto-Foam.
Auto-Foam has a PH of roughly 13
Most swirls and paint imperfections have to be addressed later on in the process because of poor detailing preparation and the effects of Foreign Object Damage unfortunately no matter how careful we are, many times this is caused by our own wash process…simply put anytime you touch your paint you risk inducing swirls or scratches.
- Auto-Foam is a new generation of premium quality, foaming water-based pre wash treatment.
- Designed to soak and saturate soiled vehicle paintwork prior to the application of vehicle shampoo and protection.
- It can be used in a foam gun or foam cannon, diluted 25:1. We suggest using it with our MTM PF22.2 foam cannon and a pressure washer for optimal application.
- After application Auto-Foam should be allowed to dwell on the entire vehicle for 5 minutes.
- Auto-Foam’s bubbles will systematically burst and move, encouraging our soaking and cleansing agents to start working.
- The effects of road grime are neutralized by them, by being bonded within our blend of surfactants, and then lifted from painted surfaces and physically removed, minimizing harm caused by swirling and marking during subsequent detailing.
- When auto-foam's work has been done, it may be washed off in a conventional manner, leaving a well presented automotive surface ready for further treatments.
While tough on road grime, Auto-Foam is safe for all previously applied protective coatings, waxes and sealants. It has been tested to clean a surface protected with Bilt Hamber double speed wax up to 60 times without any stripping effect on the wax.
There is absolutely no point in using expensive waxes and sealants striving to achieve a perfect finish if you don’t get the basics right at the outset. Most swirls and paint imperfections have to be addressed later on in the process because of poor detailing preparation and the effects of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) on paint (such as 'own goal' damage from grit and grime) having to be removed. However careful we all might strive to be, sometimes we make mistakes and damage happens. So it makes sense to be as methodical and as careful as we can be, from the very first stages of the cleaning process, not just at the end.
auto-foam is the result of extensive in-house research and development. auto-foam will reduce even further the possibility of damage to paintwork by presenting you with beautifully clear FOD free paint, ready for subsequent detailing.
auto-foam is a new generation premium quality, foaming water-based pre wash treatment, designed to soak and saturate soiled vehicle paintwork prior to the application of vehicle shampoo and paint food. auto-foam is gentle too and is for use with all pressure washer foam lances. Applied at a typical PIR (Panel Impact Ratio) of 4%, auto-foam will panel dwell for typically 5 minutes. auto-foam is formulated specifically to offer maximum wetting, 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. Our hard working surfactants will attack and penetrate the hardest of road dirt and grime, without the need for manual intervention.
During the panel dwell period, auto-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.
When auto-foam's work has been done, 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 PIR and/or number of applications.
How To Use
Use on a cool surface.
Dilute as required to obtain a PIR (panel impact ratio) of between 1:100 and 5:100.
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Incredible results using 4% PIR in a foam cannon as directed by Bilt Hamber. Product foams up nicely and removes most of the dirt and grime as the foam runs off. After the product dwells for ~5 minutes, it just requires an easy contact wash to remove the rest of the road film. Very happy with the results of this product!!
Great foam that softens bonded contaminates, and the heavy foam clings to panels, pulling grime off with it! Very glad I purchased.
I wish I could add something new but this stuff is phenomenal. Not a detailer pro but I do have a foam cannon and a pressure cleaner. Like folks have said, it's not very foamy but it absolutely cleans and does what it claims to do.
I’ve used many shampoos for a presoak over the years. CG, adams, koche, griots, ethos. etc, and I believe this one is the best for a simple spray on, let dwell, and spray off. It does have a bit of a learning curve if you want ideal results, due to the ratios being used based on PIR. PIR is based on your lance and your pressure washer, and if you want the BEST results you’ll need to find out the proper mix for you setup. All that said, this stuff works. Smells clean, it’s biodegradable, easy on paint, supposedly great for anti corrosion, and cost effective. Don’t expect shaving cream, just great cleaning.
After testing nearly evey foam/pre-wash on the market this is by far my favorite. Using this as a touchless wash on my coated cars has helped to keep them looking brand new with no scratches.