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    Review: Griots Garage Foaming Surface wash and Foaming Poly Gloss

    Been a while since I have done a review. Since I have little bit of time with everything going on I decided to try out the Griots Garage Foaming Surface Wash and Foaming Poly Gloss.


    First up the Foaming surface wash.


    Quick description from the Autogeek store


    Griot`s Garage Surface Wash will loosen and lift existing contaminants off your paint. The Ph-neutral formula of Griot`s Garage Surface Wash will make sure that your existing protection product is not chemically stripped from the paint during the washing process. Griot`s Garage Surface Wash uses a dual-layer foaming formula that will increase dwell time and give the product more time to clean the surface. The primary foam layer cling to the surface, working to loosen road film and organic contaminants. While the secondary foam lifts the abrasives and contaminants from the paint and gently carries them to the ground.











    There are a couple different ways to apply this product. I used 2oz of product and the rest water in a standard foam cannon hooked up to my 2000psi pressure washer.


    The test subject is my 2017 F250 Lariat. This vehicle has been fully coated and does get frequent washes so for this test I wanted to see how clean it truly got the paint without doing a physical hand wash to it.


    The passenger side I pre rinsed the paint and wheel liners with my pressure washer and the driver side I applied the product without pre rinsing first. I wanted to see if it made a difference.


    Before pics.










    Truck all foamed








    The directions say to let it dwell 5-10 minutes and not let it dry on the surface. I went about 8min and this is what i looked like






    After the 8min dwell I pressure wash rinsed it very thoroughly. And just like it stated it didn`t effect the coating or hydrophobic properties at all. At first glance the surface to appeared to be perfectly clean. But I had to check. So I took a clean microfiber towel and dried a couple of the lower panels to check for grime. And to my surprise there was virtually none!








    There was a little bit of grime on the very bottom of the fender flare. If the vehicle was a bit more dirty I would suggest a quick hand wash to remove a remaining grime.










    Next up was the Foaming Poly Gloss.




    Griotís Garage Foaming Poly Gloss is a foaming paint protection formula designed to be used with the Griotís Garage The BOSS Foam Cannon. Using hydrophobic polymers that enhance gloss, surface slickness, and protection on your existing wax, sealant, or coating, the Griotís Garage Foaming Poly Gloss can be used on all exterior surfaces, including paint, glass, trim, chrome, wheels, and more! Help keep your ride clean longer with a quick layer of Griotís Garage Foaming Poly Gloss!




    So for this step I cleaned out my foam cannon and loaded up 2oz of the product and the rest water. I would say having a 2nd foam cannon would be helpful for this process.






    With the paint still wet from the previous step I went ahead and foamed it down again. This product only has a 2-3 minute dwell time.







    After rinsing I was treated to nice beading and it definitely added some nice beading on the glass as it hadn`t been coated yet.








    Once rinsed I dried it with a large glacier drying towel and boy did dry with a ease! Then After about 10-15min you could feel the soft slickness on the surface.


    Overall I am pretty impressed with the results considering I only touched the paint during the final drying process. And no surface marring was present afterwards. The products also smell really good!











    Don`t mind the wheels. I got lazy lol!!!







    I used the same process on my GTO and my wife`s Mazda. The GTO has some coatings and sealants on different panels and it played well with them. My wife`s car has Xpel PPF on the nose and has been coated too. No problem with either. Her car needed to be hand washed as it had been a couple months since it`s last wash. Whoops lol.















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    Re: Review: Griots Garage Foaming Surface wash and Foaming Poly Gloss

    Glad you had success with the Foaming Surface Wash. This demonstration, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBBzOWc9iGU, keeps me weary of buying it as this is the grime that I am expecting my maintenance pretreatment to treat. I am on the lookout for more reviews like yours to sway me into trying the surface wash, thank you for your contribution.

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    Re: Review: Griots Garage Foaming Surface wash and Foaming Poly Gloss

    Whatís funny is I get results between the two with foaming surface wash . Wouldnít polygoss and dry (would need to still touch and mechanical wash) but definitely cleaner than before. Definitely a great product.

    I feel it soften ups the grime during dwell time so i can just drag the mitts across the paint when I bucket wash.


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    Re: Review: Griots Garage Foaming Surface wash and Foaming Poly Gloss

    Thanks for the reviews Justin. Well done.
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    Re: Review: Griots Garage Foaming Surface wash and Foaming Poly Gloss

    Thanks for the review. My results with this product are a lot like Coatings=Crack. It seems to be able to soften up grime, and if it`s loose enough, maybe take it all away....but I don`t count on it. Maybe you could expect more results like yours on coated cars....none of my cars are.

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    Re: Review: Griots Garage Foaming Surface wash and Foaming Poly Gloss

    Quote Originally Posted by briarpatch View Post
    Thanks for the review. My results with this product are a lot like Coatings=Crack. It seems to be able to soften up grime, and if it`s loose enough, maybe take it all away....but I don`t count on it. Maybe you could expect more results like yours on coated cars....none of my cars are.
    Yeah on heavier soiled vehicles it will remove the majority of grime etc but not all. I was actually surprised how well it did on my truck even being coated.
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    Re: Review: Griots Garage Foaming Surface wash and Foaming Poly Gloss

    Have you ever tried the Surface Prep? I`ve heard that stuff is pretty nasty

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    Re: Review: Griots Garage Foaming Surface wash and Foaming Poly Gloss

    Quote Originally Posted by briarpatch View Post
    Have you ever tried the Surface Prep? I`ve heard that stuff is pretty nasty
    I was gonna give it a whirl as a pretreat to e maintenance wash for my coating. itís pretty alkaline and Griotís didnt recommend. Went with Bilt Hamber Auto Foam.

    And to be honest I believe the surface wash is ph neutral but almost as good.


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