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  1. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    does it go ‘off’?
    I’m asking as the stuff I have has just stopped foaming! I’m doing nothing different to what I’ve done before, I’m using a foam lance dispenser, same one I’ve had and has worked for 18 months, but no foam anymore. Quite annoying as i’ve 1/2 litre left .
    Any experience with particular makes chaps?
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    There is a round metal filter inside the lance , you can buy replacements from eBay . If this blocks up it can stop foaming , I flush my foam lance with clean water after using it . Try some car shampoo in there to test , that should also foam . I doubt snow foam will go off anytime soon .
     
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  3. V6Matty

    V6Matty Senior Member

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    I'm with Whighty here, likely the mixer bit is blocked enough just to stop the lance doing its thing,

    Does remind me I need to get some snowfoam and a hosepipe attachment
     
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    John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Thanks guys I’ll strip it down....
     
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    You don’t need to buy replacement filters. I just soak mine in a bit of Cilit bang for a couple of mins then rinse with boiling water from the kettle.

    Do this once every 3mths and it should stay tip top.

    Here’s a guide for stripping a foam lance (yours may differ slightly but should give you the right idea)

     
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  6. Rotorhead500

    Rotorhead500 Senior Member

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    Given your location, it may even be worth just soaking the wee filter in descaler periodically.

    Not a problem I get down here, but when I lived in the Mids, everything furred up very quickly! Even resorted to using water filters...! :shock:
     
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    i dont even strip mine down anymore, just fire some light acid threw it on the odd wash up and rinse out after
     

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