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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    This is why I just mix all my prewashes in a 3 gal garden sprayer...

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    [...] I`m using the stock ryobi hose (horrible) [...]
    Oh it`s so bad. I`ve gone road rage on my poor ryobi over that stupid hose... I really need to replace it with something better soon...

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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

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    Mine looks just like this.

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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    I tried it without any tip inserts. Got a ton more foam.

    That little escapade used about 10 times the amount of the product.

    I haven`t done that again.

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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    Quote Originally Posted by DetailZeus View Post
    This is why I just mix all my prewashes in a 3 gal garden sprayer...



    Oh it`s so bad. I`ve gone road rage on my poor ryobi over that stupid hose... I really need to replace it with something better soon...
    I replaced my Ryobi hose with a 50-footer that I got from MTM Hydro. It weighs a ton, but it lays flat. And a PIA to coil up.

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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    Better video of my BOSS canon, metering tip is in.

    https://youtu.be/PqKh86tMRtQ
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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    Tried the Surface Prep today. Used it first,then the Surface Wash after.

    The car has 2 layers of FK1000p.

    The Surface Prep didn’t put a dent in the FK1000p.

    It foams up up and rinses clean just like the Wash and the Poly Gloss.

    I then applied another layer of FK1000p. It should be ready for winter now.

    PS: I spilled a bit of the Prep. It stained the concrete walkway. I didn’t notice it until I put everything away.
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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    I`ll be danged. When did the Surface Prep hit the streets? I see on the GG website it looks like it`s just gallon size for now?

    Thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneheadlite View Post
    I`ll be danged. When did the Surface Prep hit the streets? I see on the GG website it looks like it`s just gallon size for now?

    Thanks for the info!
    I got it from Griot`s directly in their Labor Day sale.

    The gallon was the only size listed.
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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    Gotta tell you guys - I have an MTM. It`s old - maybe 5 years? I bought it online & it was around $60 - which was a deal at the time. It works fine prolly has the wrong jets but who cares.

    But, we are getting hosed on the cost of these things. I see them on Amazon Lightening deals every other day for like $13. Then I go on the AR Blue pressure washer site and see them for thirty some dollars. But for some reason when you buy these from a detailing place they are pushing $100.
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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

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    Well the first few attempts didn`t go so well. Initially I ordered the cannon with soap and poly gloss from a sale. Well they were back ordered a month so I anxiously waited. Then I found out that the new shipments didn`t include a tip so I had to order one which added another week. After almost 6 weeks I was ready to go with my 1800 psi Ryobi, MTM PF22 gun, and the cannon. The wives care was now 6 weeks dirty and I knew I would have to get the buckets, but I really wanted to see how much dirt and grime it could get off alone. I mixed up a batch of the foaming surface wash in the boss jug. At first it didn`t do much of anything and a few adjustments on the tip and the nozzle and I eventually got a semi-thin watery slurry. Not much of a foam at all. I tested all the connection again and tried again and same problem. It was getting late and I was losing light so I just rinsed it I broke out the buckets and just finished the car the old fashion way. It did seem to get a lot of the dirt off, but since it was covered I probably could have done just as good with just a pressure wash.

    The next day I gave the Avant a go, but this time I used the purple metering tip and put the foaming wash into the cannon directly. This is supposed to be quicker and easier as you don`t have to measure since the tip will automatically meter how much soap is used. I got a small amount of foam this time, but nothing like shaving cream or anywhere near it. I kept playing with the nozzle and the flow, but no matter what I did I still couldn`t get foam. At best it was a watery slurry of soap sputtering out. Sadly after a couple of minutes I turned it off and looked down and realized I just used about 80% of the soap!! Not only did I not get foam, but I just went through what should have been 10+ car washes in a few minutes! It did get most of the dirt off, but it also took about 10 minutes to rinse off all that excess soap from the car.

    Not sure if it`s the adapter to the mtm gun or the adapter to the cannon or both causing the problem, but the cannon failed pretty bad. I went online to see if it`s a common problem and found this video from auto fanatic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqgU_h24PY&t=636s

    The video has pretty much the same setup with the cannon and the mtm gun that I`m using and sadly he had almost the exact same results where he got a thin slurry or watery soap at best. Then he put on the mtm cannon and wow what a difference. I also noticed the same guy did a video on just the foaming surface wash using the mtm cannon and the results where amazing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4G0zVVnnHs&t=522s

    Not sure if it`s just the setup or if I got a bad unit, but it`s going back to Griots.

    Late to the party... but to me this sounds like the Cannon is missing the Orifice, or a defective orifice.
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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    The first picture is an MTM cannon, the second is the Griot’s cannon. Mixture is the same, max foam tip in the Griot’s, Sun joe electric washer. I saw no difference to be honest and used about the same amount.


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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    Quote Originally Posted by RaskyR1 View Post
    Better video of my BOSS canon, metering tip is in.

    https://youtu.be/PqKh86tMRtQ
    Wow I`m amazed. That`s exactly what I expected. I`m convinced it has something to do with the MTM handle and or the Ryobi washer I have or the adaptors I used to them. Basically it seems like it`s just a wide open stream of water coming through.
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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike lambert View Post
    The first picture is an MTM cannon, the second is the Griot’s cannon. Mixture is the same, max foam tip in the Griot’s, Sun joe electric washer. I saw no difference to be honest and used about the same amount.

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    Well if mine looked like that I would be happy. Basically I don`t get any foam at all it just comes out as a clear liquid.

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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

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    Tried the Surface Prep today. Used it first,then the Surface Wash after.

    The car has 2 layers of FK1000p.

    The Surface Prep didn’t put a dent in the FK1000p.
    Ah, I`d missed that earlier, thanks for posting it. Yes indeed, you oughta be ready for winter!

    Wonder if the FK will degrade if you keep using the Surface Prep and/or whether it`ll be impervious to both that and the Surface Wash over time....

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    Re: Boss foam cannon first use and misc problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Ah, I`d missed that earlier, thanks for posting it. Yes indeed, you oughta be ready for winter!

    Wonder if the FK will degrade if you keep using the Surface Prep and/or whether it`ll be impervious to both that and the Surface Wash over time....
    I’m planning to apply another coat of FK1000p this weekend. That’ll make 3 layers.

 

 
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