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Car shampoo's - Suds or no suds?

Postby LC Auto Clean » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:24 pm

Little conversation me and Gareth (Calverts Car Clean) were having on the way home from our training course!

So what do you prefer, car shampoos that are very soapy/lots of suds or one that has no suds?

I find most wash/wax shampoos are not very soapy where as a basic shampoo tends to be more soapy! Also what shampoos do you guys and girls use and what are the suds like on them.

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Re: Car shampoo's - Suds or no suds?

Postby Spic & Spanners Valeting » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:01 am

I like some suds but not too much that rinsing them off is a pain and uses too much water. Water quality will also make a difference on how well your shampoo foams up. The same shampoo will produce more suds in softer water areas than it will in hard. Slickness is key for me.
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Re: Car shampoo's - Suds or no suds?

Postby G3valeting » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:42 am

I'm with mark on this one i like a bit of foam but slickness is the key tbh plus it has to be able to clean , there are a few i use now depending on the situation tbh but summat like megs gold class is ideal if not a tad expensive but it does do the job.
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Re: Car shampoo's - Suds or no suds?

Postby Car_clean » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:19 pm

As you know Luke, low suds, slick and pH neutral :-)
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Re: Car shampoo's - Suds or no suds?

Postby PiP » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:35 am

Food for thought is that, in something like a shampoo, there are really only two reasons for low suds:

1) The use level is such that you don't get many
2) There is something in there causing a defoaming action

In practice, almost every last product of this type will use high foaming surfactants, of exactly the same type you find in bubble bath or washing up liquid. The fact that there aren't many suds means that there is something stopping them...
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Re: Car shampoo's - Suds or no suds?

Postby Your Car Detailed » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:09 pm

We have noticed that quite a few detailers prefer to have a shampoo that has plenty of suds but prefer the thicker slicker shampoo's ,there is i think a school of thought that prefer a shampoo like this as it feels less grabby or reduces friction when washing i am not so sure this is true.
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Re: Car shampoo's - Suds or no suds?

Postby DMD Detailing » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:31 pm

When running a bath for Mark I always like to put lots of......oh When it comes to car shampoo I like suds, my weapons of choice atm are Autobright super slick and pro, excellent wash and wax shampoo that foams up really well and has a slick feel, ive also been using of late a test sample of Detailers Direct shampoo this is a non wash and wax shampoo but offers a nice amount of suds again and just glides the over paintwork.
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Re: Car shampoo's - Suds or no suds?

Postby Shine My Ride » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:45 pm

I'm not a massive suds fan tbh.

As has been mentioned before, slickness and cleaning ability are the more important factors for me

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Re: Car shampoo's - Suds or no suds?

Postby PiP » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:36 pm

Ultra Detail wrote:
It maybe due the concentration of a shampoo or lack of :?:


Sorry, lack of concentration... too little product in the mix. Too few suds and too grabby means you just need to use more.
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