The Stjarnagloss Snow Foam Lance is here... Snöstorm.
A snow foam lance produces a clinging foam by using the flow of water, air and a mixture of shampoo style foam detergent products. This clinging foam is a cleaning agent that helps to soften, dissolve and remove grime and dirt - far more than a normal jet wash would. When rinsed, the paint is much cleaner and ready for the two-bucket washing stage. This allows much of the cleaning work to be completed before having any contact with the paintwork (minimising swirls caused by wash marring).
So what makes our Snostorm lance so special?
With a wide base and opening, the Snöstorm Snow Foam Lance has two huge benefits over traditional foam lances:
Firstly, it is less likely to 'topple over', being stable enough to stand up on its own. Anyone with a traditional lance will know how annoying this is, and how likely it is to damage the thread on the dosing bottle.
And secondly, it can be filled up far more easily. (We still suggest filling the litre dosing bottle 90% with water first - to prevent foaming the mixture up prematurely - but now you reduce the chance of covering your hands in snow foam concentrate when you fill it up.)
Simple changes to the conventional snow foam lance, admittedly, but both help to improve the foaming process and make it far less frustrating.
Our Snöstorm Karcher Snow Foam Lance comes with a 'stubby gun' Quick Release Nozzle Attachment & Karcher Adapter
Of course, some things don't change. You still get the traditional adjustments for mixture and compression - the top knurled tap allows you to change the aeration/viscosity of the foam whilst the snow foam lance nozzle collar adjusts the foam concentration and spread (wide, thick foam to narrower, thinner foam).
You can even change the foam 'fan' from vertical to horizontal and back again, during use, to help cover larger areas of the car more quickly.
And it now comes with a Quick Release connector, adding even more versatility and convenience to the design - along with a unique 'self righting' action. Because the Quick Release swivels freely, your lance is always upright, even if you tilt the pressure washer gun.
Our foam cannon only comes with a Karcher Snow Foam Lance K-series bayonet fitment with Quick Release connector (for other pressure washers you will need a suitable female G1/4" adaptor, available from the usual marketplace retailers). You may also require some PTFE tape on the threads when assembling the attachments (supplied).
Please note that this lance works best with 130bar+ pressure washers (e.g. Karcher K4/K5; we test on our own K2 and it works well but water pressure/flow and detergent quality and strength may be critical... please note that low pressure machines may not yield full/thick foam).
£40 or £50 with 1 litre of Snö concentrated snow foam detergent (makes approx 9-18 litres of snow foam mix)... a saving of £6 compared to buying them separately.