The Duel Snowfoam Lance is manufactured using only the highest quality materials, from the transparent lance bottle right through to the stainless steel quick-release fitting and internal components, how do you choose the right one, from the cheap Amazon specials to the hyped up and exaggerated priced MTM PF22.2 Foam Cannon.
Here is our review on the Duel Auto Care Lance.
The traditional way of washing your car with a hose and spray nozzle has really given way to pressure washers and foam cannons / lances in recent years. Even if you’re not that passionate about detailing, valeting or washing your car, owning both a pressure washer and foam cannon / lance makes the job a lot easier and with better results. Foam cannons / lances are fairly basic products, attaching to a pressure washer and blanketing your car with a nice, thick layer of foamy soap so you can get straight to washing after the foaming stage which removes loose dirt and dust.
A Few Features To Consider When Buying A Foam Cannon
To the untrained eye, a lot of the foam cannons will look the same.
While they are very similar, there are a couple of factors that will influence your decision to buy each one.
Here are a few to keep in mind, compatibility, capacity, and adjustable settings.
Capacity – If you’re working on a large car, van or truck, it’s crucial that you own a foam cannon that has a large capacity. The Duel Auto Care bottle offers a massive 1000ml (1ltr) bottle, but you dont need to fill it to 1000ml every time, 500ml or 750ml will be fine for a small to medium car.
We tested the Duel Auto Care Lance with a Kärcher K7 Premium Eco Home Water-Cooled Pressure Washer, the Duel Auto Care Bottle holds 1000ml of solution, we mixed 900ml of water and 100ml of product. It was more than enough to pre-wash the trusty Impreza and Corsa Sri.
Build Quality – A foam lance is a straightforward product but you’d be surprised at just how bad some of them can be. The Duel Auto Care Lance is made from brass internals and high quality plastic, ideally we would have liked to see stainless steel internals, which is reflected in our final score and also needed a weighted pick-up tube in our opinion.
Because the bottle is subjected to knocks and dings, it should be made with a strong and sturdy plastic which the Duel Auto Care Bottle is and has a great support base to stop it from falling over when filling or resting.
The other key point is the connector. It’s under constant pressure, Duel Auto Care offer a wide range of connectors. When possible, try to choose a brass connector or even better stainless steel, though sometimes it may not be possible. (Karcher connections are mostly plastic).
Compatibility – When buying a foam cannon it’s crucial that it’s compatible with your pressure washer. If you can’t connect it, you can’t use it. Duel Auto Care offer support before you buy if you’re unsure.
Most industry-leading pressure washers have unique connectors. You will have to buy a foam cannon that is made specifically for your pressure washer whether it’s Karcher, Nifilisk, AVA or another brand.
Adjustable Settings – Most people that are interested in snow foam, believe that a thick foam = better results. While that’s not necessarily true, it’s definitely more satisfying.
The Duel foam lances come with a dial on the top that allows you to control the water and air intake.
The adjustable nozzle which lets you change the spray fan width to achieve the best coverage.
Bottle Transparency – While it’s not the most important factor in the world, choosing a light bottle or transparent bottle will let you see how much mixture you have. The Duel bottle ticks all these boxes.
It will also be easier when diluting products and filling up the bottle with water. The Duel bottle makes the filling process very easy compared to the tall thinner style bottles.
Larger Tank (more than 1000ml) increases foam production.
Anti-leak Cap allows you to foam chassis or roof without leaking.
Leak-proof stability is perfect for storing extra or leftover cleaning solution.
Better foam fan is produced with the new spray nozzle.
Thicker foam is produced using less product (soap), which saves you money.
Thick foam can be produced even with 90Bar (1300psi) pressure washers.
New design makes it easier to change the orifice nozzle and mesh filter.
Is larger, more stable, and the leakproof cap allows you to better foam your vehicle’s chassis and roof, as well as store remaining liquid without leaking.
Produces denser foam than the classic foam cannon, while using as little as 100ml of shampoo per 900ml water (1:9 ratio). That means you can create more foam while using less shampoo.
Produces proper foam even with a 90Bar (1300psi) pressure washer. You won’t need to buy a larger pressure washing machine to produce a dense foam.
Features the foam fan spray adjuster and top knob, making it easy-to-use!
Includes a variety of adapters that fit most pressure washers.
Built with new generation construction, making it stronger and more robust.
Is newly designed, making it easier to change the orifice nozzle and stainless steel mesh filter.