Great tool for the detailing-oriented
April 28, 2015
I am always looking for new weapons in my neverending quest to maintain the highest quality finish on my Kona Blue 2011 Mustang GT. I use the two bucket method, highest quality merino mitts, grit guard, you name it. Once I switched to Pinnacle Bodyworks, I was sold on the creamy suds. My only complaint? Getting them on to the car! I had even considered pouring the bucket of foam (which you can easily get with one shot of shampoo in a 5 gallon bucket) onto the roof, but visions of the bucket slipping out of my hand and dinging the car quickly ended that particular daydream. I considered a foam cannon, but my driveway is West facing and in the summer I need to have the car dry by 8:30 or I'm already getting sun on the paint. Obviously, the compressor running that early would probably get me run out of town.
So, I decided to "settle" for the Foamaster as the only solution. My foamaster arrived in the Pinnacle incarnation, and I used Pinnacle bodyworks. Wow! As expected with Bodyworks, I got a lot of foam -- but I was impressed by how easy it was to cover the car with a nice thick layer. Sure, it isn't as thick as a foam cannon, but let me tell you, it's plenty of suds and definitely fully covers the car. I was really, really impressed. And I'm happy I bought it! I still used the two bucket method, but I can see that this would work super well for weekly washes in the summer when it hasn't rained -- I think you could get away with touchless in that case. At any rate, I'm happy to recommend it.
Pros:Easy to use quick disconnect system
Excellent sudsing with quality shampoo
Cons:Spray gun component seems a little cheap, but we'll see how long it lasts
Will definitely require quality shampoo. I wouldn't think this would work well with cheap stuff.
Instructions are not very clear. Autogeek provides better information.