The best snow foam lances for better car cleaning

The final piece of the snow foam puzzle is incredibly important.

Washing a car with water pressure machine

by Ryan Gilmore |

So you've been inspired by social media pictures of cars slathered in rich, luxurious foam and you're wanting to try it yourself? You probably know that you'll be needing a decent pressure washer and some snow foam, but a proper foam lance is just as essential.

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Snow foam lances (also called foamers, guns and canons) are often overlooked but without one, even the fanciest pressure washer in the world won't be able to foam up your car. And while some pressure washers ship with a lance attachment, often it's down to you to find the correct one that fits. We've done the hard work for you, looking at the best manufacturer-specific foam lances as well as some universal options that should fit whatever pressure washer you own.

Best universal snow foam lances

Autoglym Polar Blaster

The best snow foam lance
Autoglym Polar Blaster
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Totally new to the snow foaming scene? You can't go wrong with this quality item from Autoglym. The foaming canon is designed to fit all pressure washers and has been created to foam up better and give a richer, thicker foam that clings better to bodywork and help remove embedded dirt and debris.

Meguiar's Ultimate Snow Foam Cannon Kit

The best snow foam lance kit for snow foaming
Meguiar's Ultimate Snow Foam Cannon Kit

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Another good choice for making sure you've got everything you need (apart from the pressure washer), this kit from Meguiar's includes a good foam cannon that's compatible with Ku00e4rcher, Nilfisk and Bosch pressure washers thanks to a selection of adapters. It also comes with Meguiar's pH neutral snow foam that'll deep clean your car's paint without damaging it or stripping any wax coating. It misses out on the top spot simply because it only ships with snow foam and not shampoo and paint protector.

Demon Shine Demon Foam With Snow Foam Gun 2 Litre

The best low-tech snow foam lance
Demon Shine Demon Foam With Snow Foam Gun 2 Litre

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The amazing thing about this foam nozzle is that it doesn't need a pressure washer to work. The foam lance is built into the snow foam bottle and requires nothing more than a hose to work. Turtle Wax claim it's just as thick and luxurious as pressure washer snow foam but some reviewers beg to differ. Still, it's an interesting choice if you want to try snow foaming without a pressure washer.

Amazon Basics Snow Foam Lance with 1/4 Quick Connector

The best budget snow foam lance
Amazon Basics Snow Foam Lance with 14 Quick Connector
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A basic but reliable option from Amazon Basics, this snow foam lance is designed to fit 1/4 Quick Connectors making it a solid choice for several domestic pressure washers. If you're unsure it'll fit, your pressure washer's handbook will tell you the size of its quick connector. It features a litre-sized foam capacity, durable brass construction and an adjustable nozzle. If you're after a basic and simple universal foam lance this is your best choice.

Best model specific snow foam lances

Ku00e4rcher FJ6 Foam Jet

The best snow foam lance for Ku00e4rcher pressure washers
Ku00e4rcher FJ6 Foam Jet
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This 'foam jet' is designed to fit all Ku00e4rcher K2 to 7 models and comes with a 0.6-litre capacity.

Turtle Wax TWSF1

The best snow foam lance for Turtle Wax pressure washers
Turtle Wax TWSF1
Amazon

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This snow foam spray bottle is designed to work with all Turtle Wax pressure washers.

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