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    Default Magifoam from Autobrite.

    I've used SSF by AB, Rachel's SF, and currently use Megs Hyper Wash, but i've been reading plenty about AB's Magifoam over on DW so thought I'd give it a try.

    My aim was to see if I could get a satisfactory touch-less wash for these cold winter months and not have to mess around getting all my gear out.

    Anyhow, with normal SF you want it to drip off after about 5 mins dwell time and take the dirt with it. Magifoam on the other hand is meant to dwell for 30 mins plus. The idea being by the time you PW it off all the dirt will be well and truly soaked and lifted.

    So this morning I tried it on the Vec that shamefully has no protection on and hasn't been washed in months. I applied Very Cherry to the rims and then went straight over the car with the foam including the alloys. Normally I'd then fill my wash and rinse buckets and get ready for the next stage, but this time I went inside for a coffee and ploughman's lunch.

    After about 35 minutes this is what I found.





    As you can see the car still has foam on there doing its thing.

    After a blast with the PW the car came up looking like.......





    Now I didn't dry the car but just took it for a quick blast down the road, and I tell you what it looks nearly perfect, no not show ready, but with protection on there I'm sure it would be.

    Sorry about the lack of before's and very little afters but my phone had been dropped a bit too often and only worked when it wanted too.

    I also did my father's car. This is how much foam I applied to both cars.





    And this is what I had left in the foam bottle after doing 2 large cars, I recon enough to do a 3rd small car as well all from one 1L bottle of mix.



    So if your looking for a way of keeping your car clean and want to spend as little time as possible out in the cold Magifoam definitely, does the job.

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    Good job m8.

    You don't have a rear diffuser?

    Gazza4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    Good job m8.

    You don't have a rear diffuser?

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    Or a front skirt mate. I took them off a while ago. The front one needs repainting as its flaked and I took the VXR diffuser off due to the same reason. Last year I reversed into a pile of snow, it hooked onto it and as I drove forward it made a bit off a mess of it. Waiting till the weather improves and I'll refit them both with a XP rear lip I've got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    Or a front skirt mate. I took them off a while ago. The front one needs repainting as its flaked and I took the VXR diffuser off due to the same reason. Last year I reversed into a pile of snow, it hooked onto it and as I drove forward it made a bit off a mess of it. Waiting till the weather improves and I'll refit them both with a XP rear lip I've got.
    I did that with my astra, reversed over a high kerb that dipped. Rear skirt which was smoothed into my bumber got ripped off at the corner... Gutted

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    Or a front skirt mate. I took them off a while ago. The front one needs repainting as its flaked and I took the VXR diffuser off due to the same reason. Last year I reversed into a pile of snow, it hooked onto it and as I drove forward it made a bit off a mess of it. Waiting till the weather improves and I'll refit them both with a XP rear lip I've got.
    No worries m8 thought you had taken them off then and there.

    Gazza4

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    Hey mate, is this magifoam any better than the snowfoam?

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    looks good stuff mate, does it rinse away easily from the ground after its been pressure washed off the car, i ask as our drives quite close to neighbours on both sides and dont wand to upset them with lingering foam lol

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    Excellent write up, I would be looking at this move myself and this info is top quality!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by byebyeitsagsi View Post
    Hey mate, is this magifoam any better than the snowfoam?
    For what I've used it for definitely as SF doesn't last that long on the car. This is made to dwell up to and over half an hour, so perfect for a winter touch less wash. I'd imagine if it was left for just 5 minutes it would do the same job. What I did find is it held the wheel cleaner on the rim so the wheels came up much better than normal with just a PW.

    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme View Post
    looks good stuff mate, does it rinse away easily from the ground after its been pressure washed off the car, i ask as our drives quite close to neighbours on both sides and don't wand to upset them with lingering foam lol
    Unfortunately mate it takes a while for the foam to dissipate. there was still thick foam on the driveway after an hour, I had to PW it all into the drain.

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    Thanks for that, might give it a try once my snowfoam runs out

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