Don't be fooled by the name-- In reality, this foam gun is just a rebadged Gilmour Foamaster II. And that "TORQ Foam Blaster" that Chemical Guys sells? Yup, exact same design and quality as this one. Only this one is much cheaper, and less attractive only if you care about things with logos/branding on them. Personally, I don't.
Anyway this gun is spec'd the same as the guns I mentioned. "0" puts out the most foam, while "5" puts out the least. The spray nozzle detaches with brass quick connects and a thread is supplied at the base of it in order to accept a regular hose or for the addition of another male quick connect. The nozzle (foaming wand) at the end of the gun can be adjusted for vertical or horizontal spraying. The container holds just short of a quart of solution, and a snorkel/straw draws it up into the body and out to be foamed.
An interesting thing to note about this gun is that you can "hack" the foaming system by simply dialing a blank setting in between a numbered setting, say a blank portion between "0" and "1". This causes no solution to be carried up, and instead water only to come out the wand.
I've used this product numerous times--like putting in wash shampoo/water solution in for washing my cars with CLEAN, foamy wash water and only one rinse bucket. I've also used it to foam my vinyl siding down with a dish soap/water solution so I could get all that decade-old gross green stuff off with a siding brush--man, did that turn out nice. Squeaky clean siding.
took me a little bit to figure out at first, but I believe it is because I am missing a piece. If i hold my finger on the very top piece with the internal threads it works perfectly. Can someone verify if I am missing something there? I will say that this came from Amazon Warehouse, which could explain why it is missing. Overall, it is very sturdy and i believe this will last a long time as long as it doesn't get tossed around or dropped. The spray nozzle, however, is very difficult to regulate spray pressure when used by itself. It takes a lot of playing around with it to get it to spray a fine mist for rinsing opposed to a jet stream and I can't get seem to adjust the settings to where I can easily get back to that nice rinsing spray.
I debated between this one and a cheaper one like Chemical Guys or Adams, but I am still glad I chose this one.
*UPDATE* I contacted Amazon looking for some assistance, and all they could offer was to return it for a full refund. I then called Gilmour about the missing piece, and they sent me the entire brass assembly no questions asked. Great warranty and customer service.
I love this foam gun! I strictly use this to wash my car along with a microfiber wash mitt. Its hard to keep a black painted car looking new. No matter how hard you try you will always get swirl marks or some sort of minute scratch on the paintwork. The key is to reducing the chance of that happening when washing your car. I usually put some car wash liquid in the container and than dilute it with water. A 1:1 ratio is pretty good but you can always dilute it with more water since you'll be getting a lot of foam anyways. You'll probably have to play with the ratio depending how you like it and what kind of car wash liquid you're using. First you would want to hose your car down with regular water to get rid of all the dust and dirt on your car. Then you would cover the whole car with soap foam. The next step you would basically glide your wash mitt to the surface of the car while shooting foam onto the mitt the gun to ensure there is enough lubrication. This reduces the chance of scratching the surface of the paint. Occasionally while doing this you would dip the mitt into a bucket of clean water to get rid of any trap dirt that might cause scratching of the paint.
I don't trust anyone washing my car. Not the dealers. Not the local car wash places. I'm not going to risk them scratching my car! I am quite a car nerd myself so I do want my car to be shining like brand new! This foam gun is the perfect way to prevent scratches while washing your car! An absolute must have if you wash your car by yourself and especially if you own any dark colored car!
First, understand this is a foam "GUN" designed for your garden hose, not a foam "CANNON" designed for your power washer. It doesn't put out a thick layer of foam that will blanket your car for 10 minutes the way a foam cannon will. This will cover your car with a generous amount of foamy bubbles but tends to be more watery. However, its much cheaper than a foam cannon, is much easier to use, and it does a very good job. The supplied water hose sprayer is of high quality with a nice brass quick-attach/release to the soap container and spray nozzle. This allows you to quickly switch between foaming your car and rinsing it. It also has the ability to lock the handle in the on position, so you get continuous spray of foam without exhausting your hand. The reservoir is large enough to hold enough soap to thoroughly wash any car or boat.
It has some minor annoyances. First, if you want to set it down so you can wash your car, it always tips over. Its also a bit kludgy to hold in one hand while your wash mitt is in the other hand. However, these are trivial.
I shopped around for a nicely priced "foam gun" for washing my cars(suvs). Many of them are expensive - like ones sold specifically by companies selling car wash soap - but they are actually all basically the same thing. This sprayer has brass fittings, solid connections, and works fantastically. Maybe not known, but there are mixture settings: for foaming at different dilutions. 0=1:10, 1=1;20, 2=1:30, 3=1:40, 4=1:100, 5=1:300. I marked this on the unit myself.
Do not compare this to a pressurize car wash soap that the foam stick to the car, this foamaster will slide off the car but it is very foamy. What I do is I just Inuse Turtle Wash and Wax and use the bottle cap and put about 5-6caps then fill the container with water all the way, and use 0 setting which is the very foamy setting. -I hose the car quick. -Foam the car by using this product. -use a car mop -the wash the soap off after mopping -then drive to work -then wipe some off the excess water very few like droplets left at work.
This is how washing a car will not get any part of your dress or even your hands wet. The key so you don't get any single water touch you is to use a car mop with long handle to reach everything without getting your clothes wet. If you try my procedure you will enjoy washing your car.
I just hate that I bought this for $22 and then price goes up again but it always comes down if your patience, but for $25 still good.
used in my new foam cannon last weekend, seemed to work great. one thing to note, not sure if i saw it written anywhere, but don't fill up the foam cannon with this concentrate. i used about 1 part foam to 4 parts water, ish. then used meter to adjust. plenty of foam. luckily i talked to my friend first, had different version of same cannon and advised me of that.
one he had has the meter that adjusts by rotating the top, which i think would fix my only issue. the hose was too heavy to have cannon sit on canister, so i was always laying it down, and the meter kept getting hit and off the setting. it was easy to put back, but i had to do it constantly. the way the sprayer(without foam) works kinda sucks too, i mean after disconnecting the foam canister. it wasn't the traditional initial pull fan spray, full pull jet spray. it was inconsistent and almost random what spray you got for the amount of lever pull. unfortunately none of my hose squirters have the threaded end so i couldn't put the foam canister onto them. but for now it was fine.
all in all, never washing without a foam gun again. definitely worth it even with few minor annoyances.
I'm relatively new to the 'detailing world' and decided to try this foam gun (vs. a foam cannon) since I don't have a pressure washer. It has 6 settings - 0 provides the best foam blanket (but burns through your mixture pretty quick). I've only used it once and went back and forth between 0-2 in attempting to get decent foam and still cover my truck with one fill of the reservoir. I feel it does it's job as advertised (for way less $ than identical foam guns), but I'm not sure it's the route I want to go. Unless you're on the 0 setting, the foam pretty much slides off the vehicle and will dry before you get around to using the mit on all the sides of the vehicle (not to say the 0 setting creates a resilient foam layer). I've watched videos of the foam cannons and they apply a quality of foam that coats the vehicle like you can't believe. All that said, if you don't have the option of a foam cannon... and you want to give this a try, I definitely recommend this product over identical ones that you can spend 3-5x as much money on. It seems to be well built and if properly taken care of should last.
I've been a fool washing cars all my life, dish soap and an old towel. NOW washing your truck is fun. This gun will cover your truck with amazingly thick foam twice with 6oz. of soap. Everybody needs to know this because I had a hard time gathering all the information. First of all this is the only HOSE gun worth buying. Don't even look at the others, there not solid brass and there only $20 cheaper. Here is what I needed to know before diving into serious car wash products. I researched the foam gun, soap, wax rinse, and microfiber products. All these products are on youtube. I purchased the foam gun, microfiber towel and wash mitt, dirt screen for wash bucket MR. PINK (PH neutral) soap from Chemical Guys, and Superior/Formula 4 spray wax. Amazon has most. The wax is the most important part. When your washing your vehicle use all the soap. Then put spray wax in the foam gun, the water spots you just made from chemical soap will literally turn white lift off the paint and run down the side of the car. I'm not kidding. Rinse with water and dry. Never let the soap or a rinsed part of the vehicle just dry, always keep everything wet until you spray wax rinse and you'll never have water spots. Your microfiber towel will barely be damp when your done drying. Glass will shine. The soap and wax in gallons cost about $45-$50 delivered. I used 6.oz of soap (the bottom line on the foamer) and fill the rest with water. Use 3oz of liquid wax and fill the rest with water. So ya get 21 professional car washes for $50 bucks. The best part is the water spots running down the side of your car onto the ground.