Autoglym Polar Blast 2.5L £11.70 (Prime) / £16.19 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Autoglym Polar Blast 2.5L £11.70 (Prime) / £16.19 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Autoglym Polar Blast 2.5L £11.70 (Prime) / £16.19 (non Prime) at Amazon
Posted 15th Sep
One of the cheapest prices I’ve seen this at.


Polar Blast - Pre-wash Snow Foam
Polar Blast is a snow foam pre-wash that should be applied using a pressure washer. Covering the entire vehicle exterior with a magnificent blanket of foam ensures none of the surfaces are missed in the cleaning process. The foam clings to paintwork longer than regular shampoos to gently loosen and lift dirt. This reduces the risk of scratches and swirl marks that can be caused by a sponge or wash mitt when agitating heavy contamination on your paintwork. Its pH neutral formulation will not remove any existing layers of polish or wax.
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I've not used this snow foam, but have used a few over the years. Big thing about snow foams, is whilst some look much more snowy than others, it's actually what they do when left to dwell. Some snow foams make lots of snow and actually leave the car looking quite good. A few years back I tried the top end Auto Brite snow foam, looked great and I thought was doing a wonderful job. One thing however I always noticed was a slight residue once I'd completely washed the car on the glass, so even after the hand wash stage, something was being left behind. Over time I noted the gloss also going. I then worked out that the snow foam was doing a great pre-clean but also very slowly stripping the protective sealant and wax.

I'm told that they have changed their formula now but it's not a brand for me.

I switched to Gyeon Snow foam and what a difference, was first class but expensive and did not strip any waxes or sealant.

I've then tried Auto Finesse snow foam and it gives about 90% of the Gyeon snow foam quality for less than half the price, and is a real favourite that I use today. When using the AF Snow foam, shake the bottle first however as the liquid components tend to separate

I'm now also using Bilt Hammer Snow foam and it's on par with AF price wise, but I think a little better...(actually this is my favorite now)

Cant comment on this Autoglym foam, but thought I'd give a few of my experiences if it helps anyone...
Edited by: "bilo999" 15th Sep
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41917561-ECFHp.jpgCheaper than halfords trade if you buy 1. But halfords have a buy one get one half price deal. Either way heat added.
2.5l for £11.70

cmon seriously
Decent stuff this paired with a decent snow foam lance, dont use the karcher one as its pretty poor.
Forensic Detailing like it over the Meguirs product even at a more expensive price, so it is a good buy.


Somebodyyouusedtoknow15/09/2020 09:16

Decent stuff this paired with a decent snow foam lance, dont use the …Decent stuff this paired with a decent snow foam lance, dont use the karcher one as its pretty poor.


I use the Karcher Lance, it does the job to be honest. Would be interested to see if it would make a difference with a different lance though
This is great stuff (and good timing - my current bottle is getting low!! )
Just a thought, has anybody tried this in the karcher reservoir on the back of the machine, and used the normal lance ( not the snow foam attachment) that you twist to apply Karcher shampoo?
Edited by: "Jaybeam" 15th Sep
Jaybeam15/09/2020 09:39

Just a thought, has anybody tried this in the karcher reservoir on the …Just a thought, has anybody tried this in the karcher reservoir on the back of the machine, and used the normal lance ( not the snow foam attachment) that you twist to apply Karcher shampoo?


Yes I tried ... don't bother. I gave the karcher attachment a try and am very happy with it (20 times better than using the built in thing on the back)
Edited by: "iBelieveYouHaveMyStapler" 15th Sep
I've not used this snow foam, but have used a few over the years. Big thing about snow foams, is whilst some look much more snowy than others, it's actually what they do when left to dwell. Some snow foams make lots of snow and actually leave the car looking quite good. A few years back I tried the top end Auto Brite snow foam, looked great and I thought was doing a wonderful job. One thing however I always noticed was a slight residue once I'd completely washed the car on the glass, so even after the hand wash stage, something was being left behind. Over time I noted the gloss also going. I then worked out that the snow foam was doing a great pre-clean but also very slowly stripping the protective sealant and wax.

I'm told that they have changed their formula now but it's not a brand for me.

I switched to Gyeon Snow foam and what a difference, was first class but expensive and did not strip any waxes or sealant.

I've then tried Auto Finesse snow foam and it gives about 90% of the Gyeon snow foam quality for less than half the price, and is a real favourite that I use today. When using the AF Snow foam, shake the bottle first however as the liquid components tend to separate

I'm now also using Bilt Hammer Snow foam and it's on par with AF price wise, but I think a little better...(actually this is my favorite now)

Cant comment on this Autoglym foam, but thought I'd give a few of my experiences if it helps anyone...
Edited by: "bilo999" 15th Sep
Ordered. Thank you.
abomb196915/09/2020 09:18

Forensic Detailing like it over the Meguirs product even at a more …Forensic Detailing like it over the Meguirs product even at a more expensive price, so it is a good buy. [Video]


Big up Jon at forensic detailing channel I have learnt so much from him!!
I’m still a huge bilt Hamber auto foam fan for effective cleaning power 5 litres for £17 -£22 depending on shipping
evertonamo15/09/2020 09:20

I use the Karcher Lance, it does the job to be honest. Would be interested …I use the Karcher Lance, it does the job to be honest. Would be interested to see if it would make a difference with a different lance though


Same. Except notnintwrested in other as it does the job. It was the top of the range karcher one though
General_Chuddy15/09/2020 07:56

[Image] Cheaper than halfords trade if you buy 1. But halfords have a buy …[Image] Cheaper than halfords trade if you buy 1. But halfords have a buy one get one half price deal. Either way heat added.


How do you get a halfords trade card
iBelieveYouHaveMyStapler15/09/2020 09:48

Yes I tried ... don't bother. I gave the karcher attachment a try and am …Yes I tried ... don't bother. I gave the karcher attachment a try and am very happy with it (20 times better than using the built in thing on the back)


Thanx thought so but worth asking
Used the Polar Seal. Used it on car being traded in and dealer said he was impressed with the beading when handed it over.
abomb196915/09/2020 09:18

Forensic Detailing like it over the Meguirs product even at a more …Forensic Detailing like it over the Meguirs product even at a more expensive price, so it is a good buy. [Video]


But McGuirs stuff isn’t that good anyway. Britemax and bilt hamber are some of the best makes for me.
royals15/09/2020 21:56

But McGuirs stuff isn’t that good anyway. Britemax and bilt hamber are s …But McGuirs stuff isn’t that good anyway. Britemax and bilt hamber are some of the best makes for me.


Meguiars ultimate quick wax and tyre dressing are a1.
I'll never go back to washing without snow foam. I've tried many products over the years and whilst not a major "brand", Envy on the South coast are excellent. They do their own product that I've used called bubbly jubbly. Used it with Karcher and Nilfisk pressure washers. I like to support local companies where the quality is there rather than corporate powerhouses. Each to their own, but may help someone
General_Chuddy15/09/2020 07:56

[Image] Cheaper than halfords trade if you buy 1. But halfords have a buy …[Image] Cheaper than halfords trade if you buy 1. But halfords have a buy one get one half price deal. Either way heat added.


Bogohp doesnt work on trade
Edited by: "whosthatlol" 15th Sep
bilo99915/09/2020 10:10

I've not used this snow foam, but have used a few over the years. Big …I've not used this snow foam, but have used a few over the years. Big thing about snow foams, is whilst some look much more snowy than others, it's actually what they do when left to dwell. Some snow foams make lots of snow and actually leave the car looking quite good. A few years back I tried the top end Auto Brite snow foam, looked great and I thought was doing a wonderful job. One thing however I always noticed was a slight residue once I'd completely washed the car on the glass, so even after the hand wash stage, something was being left behind. Over time I noted the gloss also going. I then worked out that the snow foam was doing a great pre-clean but also very slowly stripping the protective sealant and wax.I'm told that they have changed their formula now but I'm it's not a brand for me.I switched to Gyeon Snow foam and what a difference, was first class but expensive and did not strip any waxes or sealant.I've then tried Auto Finesse snow foam and it gives about 90% of the Gyeon snow foam quality for less than half the price, and is a real favourite that I use today. When using the AF Snow foam, shake the bottle first however as the liquid components tend to separate I'm now also using Bilt Hammer Snow foam and it's on par with AF price wise, but I think a little better...(actually this is my favorite now)Cant comment on this Autoglym foam, but thought I'd give a few of my experiences it it helps anyone...


Good read. I'm using Valet Pro currently. I've recently tried Bilt Hammer stuff so tempted to give it a try once I've finished with the Valet Pro foam.
What pre-washes and shampoos are people using? I'm nearly out of EZ Citrus/Cherry Bomb
areyousure15/09/2020 22:08

I'll never go back to washing without snow foam. I've tried many products …I'll never go back to washing without snow foam. I've tried many products over the years and whilst not a major "brand", Envy on the South coast are excellent. They do their own product that I've used called bubbly jubbly. Used it with Karcher and Nilfisk pressure washers. I like to support local companies where the quality is there rather than corporate powerhouses. Each to their own, but may help someone


Some of the small companies make excellent snow foams and shampoos in particular. As most of the big brand ones are not pH neutral and contain ingredients that clean well to give a good first impression but will strip the wax or sealant.

Currently I use Blizzard snowfoam from Jays Wax, he's well known on the Detailing World forums. £10 for 500ml but you only have to use a capful so it lasts absolutely ages. Not one of the super thick foams but one that actually does the job well.
key0915/09/2020 22:46

What pre-washes and shampoos are people using? I'm nearly out of EZ …What pre-washes and shampoos are people using? I'm nearly out of EZ Citrus/Cherry Bomb


This one basically is a pre wash, they have 3 (and suggest using a 3 stage clean) with this the first stage (loosens dirt) the pressure wash version for the next stage (clean and here you would use a towel maybe) and a final polar seal (gives it protection). With halfords bogohp may be worth getting all 3 but who wants to do 3 passes on the car?
Certainly best price I have seen this product at, but given its still only 2.5L,then I would still be going for 5L of Bilt Hamber Auto Foam
at around £16-£17.
This stuff is great. As advised in previous comments dont use a karcher foamer and get a new one, well worth the money it saves foam and gives a much better thickness.
key0915/09/2020 22:46

What pre-washes and shampoos are people using? I'm nearly out of EZ …What pre-washes and shampoos are people using? I'm nearly out of EZ Citrus/Cherry Bomb


Not sure specifically what you mean by a pre wash - be keen to know what that is .... as for car shampoo I use the Auto Finesse car shampoo ihas no glossers added - keeps the car shine honest and also does not dry out black plastics on a car
Edited by: "bilo999" 15th Sep
What's the difference between the polar wash and polar blast?
Is the pro-kleen the best lance?
So just this pre-wash to clean the car?

or you also buying the "Wash" bottle also which is £10.33 currently...doing pre-wash then wash...?
Thanks for the info
I've got a nilfisk

Can someone recommend me a decent snow foam Lance?
bilo99915/09/2020 10:10

I've not used this snow foam, but have used a few over the years. Big …I've not used this snow foam, but have used a few over the years. Big thing about snow foams, is whilst some look much more snowy than others, it's actually what they do when left to dwell. Some snow foams make lots of snow and actually leave the car looking quite good. A few years back I tried the top end Auto Brite snow foam, looked great and I thought was doing a wonderful job. One thing however I always noticed was a slight residue once I'd completely washed the car on the glass, so even after the hand wash stage, something was being left behind. Over time I noted the gloss also going. I then worked out that the snow foam was doing a great pre-clean but also very slowly stripping the protective sealant and wax.I'm told that they have changed their formula now but it's not a brand for me.I switched to Gyeon Snow foam and what a difference, was first class but expensive and did not strip any waxes or sealant.I've then tried Auto Finesse snow foam and it gives about 90% of the Gyeon snow foam quality for less than half the price, and is a real favourite that I use today. When using the AF Snow foam, shake the bottle first however as the liquid components tend to separate I'm now also using Bilt Hammer Snow foam and it's on par with AF price wise, but I think a little better...(actually this is my favorite now)Cant comment on this Autoglym foam, but thought I'd give a few of my experiences if it helps anyone...


I too have AF and bilt Hamber , what I recommend is add about 10-15ml of AF autofoam mix to your bilt hamber just to thicken it a little so it clings longer while it’s windy or humid and hot it does a brilliant job and when the car is really dirty and feel lazy I add 5ml Koch chemie green star apc to it to lift of majority of the dirt and skip contact washing for a another month
Edited by: "BoGoF" 16th Sep
abomb196915/09/2020 09:18

Forensic Detailing like it over the Meguirs product even at a more …Forensic Detailing like it over the Meguirs product even at a more expensive price, so it is a good buy. [Video]


I shall be subscribing to this man's channel. Don't own a car or drive but his presentation skills are a hunnad. He certainly got me inyerested in something i wouldn't have cared about otherwise! Polar blast
Edited by: "water1234" 16th Sep
Do you have to buy the snow foam attachment to use this. I just have a standard preasure washer and lance
bilo99915/09/2020 10:10

I've not used this snow foam, but have used a few over the years. Big …I've not used this snow foam, but have used a few over the years. Big thing about snow foams, is whilst some look much more snowy than others, it's actually what they do when left to dwell. Some snow foams make lots of snow and actually leave the car looking quite good. A few years back I tried the top end Auto Brite snow foam, looked great and I thought was doing a wonderful job. One thing however I always noticed was a slight residue once I'd completely washed the car on the glass, so even after the hand wash stage, something was being left behind. Over time I noted the gloss also going. I then worked out that the snow foam was doing a great pre-clean but also very slowly stripping the protective sealant and wax.I'm told that they have changed their formula now but it's not a brand for me.I switched to Gyeon Snow foam and what a difference, was first class but expensive and did not strip any waxes or sealant.I've then tried Auto Finesse snow foam and it gives about 90% of the Gyeon snow foam quality for less than half the price, and is a real favourite that I use today. When using the AF Snow foam, shake the bottle first however as the liquid components tend to separate I'm now also using Bilt Hammer Snow foam and it's on par with AF price wise, but I think a little better...(actually this is my favorite now)Cant comment on this Autoglym foam, but thought I'd give a few of my experiences if it helps anyone...


I’ve used this stuff. Does a decent enough job on the bodywork, not amazing for alloys though. Need a wheel cleaner for that.

Back to this deal, it’s a fair price but I want to try BT snow foam which has had some amazing gas about it from members on this site. This is one of Autoglyms decent stuff and at this price, you could do worse.
What do people prefer this or the bilt hamber snow foam?
Also anyone else found that this doesn’t grip they well to the paint work, not sure whether that’s to do with the karcher snow foam lance as it doesn’t seem to get great reviews.
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