Polar Wash Snow Foam 2.5L - Part no. NGAURPWS002.5
- Product dimensions(cm): W:24.00 H:11.00 L:16.00
- Model Number: AURPW002.5
AUTOGLYM Polar Wash
- 2.5L gives 10 full strength washes
- A super rich and thick snow foam
- Exceptional cling time & cleaning properties
Polar Wash is a safe and effective cleaner that should be applied using a pressure washer, after pre-washing with Polar Blast. This impressive cleaner will cover your vehicle in a blanket of foam that makes light work of dirt, traffic film and road grime removal.
How to use this product
- Before you start, check that the bodywork and wheels are cool to the touch and out of direct sunlight.
- We recommend a pre-wash with Polar Blast to gently loosen dirt. If not, rinse first with water to loosen heavy contamination.
- Polar Wash can be used at various dilutions depending on the density of foam desired. However, we would not recommend using a dilution stronger than 50:50. Adjust foam gun settings as required to increase or reduce foam. 250ml of mixed solution should be enough to cover an average sized car.
- Spray Polar Wash onto the vehicle, starting at the bottom, ensuring all exterior surfaces are covered, including glass and wheels.
- The cleaner will begin to loosen dirt on all surfaces. For the most thorough clean we recommend agitating the foam with a sponge or wash mitt.
- Rinse thoroughly from the bottom up and dry.
- Polar Wash is not suitable for use on soft top convertibles.
Top Tip â Follow with Polar Seal for a protective, hydrophobic coating
Q: What is Polar Wash?
It is a shampoo designed specifically for use in a pressure washer. It is intended to be the wash element (second stage) of the three-stage Polar range process. It is preceded by the prewash â Polar Blast and followed by a coating - Polar Seal.
Q: How is Polar Wash different from Pressure Wash?
Polar Wash replaces Pressure Wash, our previous pressure washer shampoo. The formulation has been reformulated and is stronger than its predecessor.
Q: How is Polar Wash different to Polar Blast?
Polar Blast is a Pre-Wash product that aids the removal of heavy dirt from the paintwork. It gently loosens and softens contaminants and does not require agitation. Polar Wash is the next stage of the process â the shampoo. It has more cleaning power that can get to work on removing TFR once Polar Blast has removed the larger particles of contamination.
Q: Is Polar Wash pH neutral?
No it isnât. However it will not remove Extra Gloss Protection, Waxes or sealants; such as LifeShine.
Q: Can Polar Wash be used neat or does it need to be diluted?
Yes it can be used neat. However we would recommend a 50:50 dilution rate for the best results. It is up to the user to find a dilution the best works for them.
Q: Can Polar Wash be added to the reservoir in my Jet Wash?
Yes. However, it is worth highlighting that the level of foam will be dependent on the performance and flow rates of the pressure washer and water hardness. The 50:50 product/water mix advised for a bottle foamer is also a good starting point for a reservoir.
Q: Is Polar Wash High Foaming?
Yes, it is a high foaming product that allows the user to see where they have agitated the product to minimise chances of âmissing a bitâ. However, although this product has greater cleaning power, its foam does not have the density and cling time of our pre-wash product - Polar Blast.
Q: Is Polar Wash a touchless wash shampoo?
It can perform a touchless clean on very lightly soiled and well maintained vehicles. However, for stubborn dirt and TFR we advise agitation with a wash mitt or sponge.
Q: Does Polar Wash need to be used through a pressure washer?
Polar Wash has been designed specifically for use through a pressure washer. We would recommend our other shampoos for hand washing methods.
Q: Is a foaming lance required to use Polar Wash?
We would strongly recommend the use of a foaming lance or foamer bottle in conjunction with a pressure washer to create the optimum foam levels.
Q: What are the usage instructions for Polar Wash?
See 'How to use this product'.
Choosing the right Pressure Washer & Foam Cannon
A blog by Autoglym
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRESSURE WASHER & FOAM CANNON
With the arrival of the Polar Series we have received multiple questions on pressure washers and foam cannons on which are best to purchase and why. This article will look at the benefits of using a pressure washers and what to consider when purchasing one.
Not the top priority for many when cleaning their pride and joy, but pressure washers save a lot of water. The basic job of a pressure washer is to pressurise the water inside the unit and release it through the lance in a far greater pressure than what flowed into the unit. Only by restricting the water flow is this achievable.
A good pressure washer can save you as much as 80% water over using a regular hose and gun, obviously saving money but the amount of water on your drive flowing into the drains is reduced dramatically.
MORE CONTROL & SPEED
When doing a more detailed clean around the door and boot jams using a regular hose will end up with water splashed through the inside cabin. Using a pressure washer will enable you to accurately target the tighter areas as long as you consider how you stand and aim the gun. Water released from a pressure washer usually dissipates after around two meters.
With the wider jet coming from the lance as well as the extra pressure you can cut cleaning and rinsing time down as much as 70%.
Things to look for are different nozzles that comes with your chosen machine. Different nozzles are designed for different jobs. We always recommend using the least aggressive nozzle on your paintwork however and never stand too close.
If you have come back from a 4Ã4 trip and looking to work underneath the vehicle or wheel arches, you can change to a more pressurized nozzle attachment.
SO WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A PRESSURE WASHER
THE PUMP QUALITY
The heart of a pressure washer is the pump. Our friends at Gerni have a full range of domestic pressure washers all with durable metal pumps.
THE HOSE LENGTH
Having a longer hose makes it much easier to work around the car while keeping the pressure washer in one location. A short hose forces you to carry the machine around â and with the hose, power cables and pressure washer hose â this can be a pain in tight spaces.
Something that sounds so simple yet fails to make it onto many machines. Having the hose freely swivelling on the gun makes life so much easier preventing the hose from kinking as you move around the vehicle.
Check out the weight of these machines first. If you need to store them on racking or carry them any distance some domestic machines can weigh nearly 20kg.
Look out for what comes with the pressure washer. Different nozzle attachments are good for around the home but we never recommend the brushes be used on a car.
No matter the brand, peace of mind is always a good thing. Usually the more you pay, the longer the warranty lasts. Depending on how you use the machine will sometimes determine the length of warranty however, so always read the fine print.
CHOOSING A FOAM CANNON
Using the chemicals externally from the machine makes it easier to use and keep clean. Foam cannons have been around for many years but we prefer certain designs for the best results.
We prefer the 1L containers as this gives you more options for larger cars or a second coat without having to re-fill. If you donât need to use all the Polar Blast it then itâs ready for next time.
Buy one with a brass body. These hold the pressure better and are more adjustable with the twist nozzles.
Search by your brand of pressure washer to make sure you have the right fitting to attach to the lance. Each brand has a different fitting.
The one used in the Polar Blast video was less than $50 with all the fittings and everything needed to run with our Gerni pressure washer.
What we donât recommend are those cannons that fit directly to a hose pipe. Foaming products such as Polar Blast work best when pressurised air is used. These only use water pressure and are not effective at promoting foam.
HOW NOT TO USE A PRESSURE WASHER
There are times when we donât recommend using a pressure washer:
1) On push bikes. Itâs tempting to pressure wash the dirty mounting bike but high pressure can damage fragile gear and brake components if the head of the gun gets too close. Also â water can be forced into the gap between the tyre and the rim and damage the beading around the tyre.
2) On cars with damaged or peeling clear coat. If your car has damaged or peeling clear coat â donât hit it with high water pressure. It will just make matters worse.
3) Bodykits, loose fittings. Just be mindful if you have after market fittings on your vehicle. Go easy around them.
4) Motorbikes. Be careful on some motorbikes that have soft seals on forks or real suspension plus exotic materials in and around the bike. The best way to deal with this is to stand a little further back to soften the pressure the water hits the bike.
5) Water fights â unless you want crying kids and adults swearing, never squirt somebody with a pressure washer. You will be banned from using it!
GERNI PRESSURE WASHERS
We have used and worked with Gerni pressure washers for some years and rate them highly. With multiple locations to purchase, a full range of machines from only $99 upwards they would have the pressure washer you would need.