Over the past number of weeks here in Cork in Ireland, we have gotten some pretty crappy weather. Day in, and day out we have been battered by heavy rain and high winds with no end in sight. As much as I like to battle the elements and try to keep my car as clean as possible, there was just no point.
At any stage when I tried to wash the car, it would be dirty again in a matter of minutes.
Towards the end of last week, we were blessed to have a day where it actually managed to stay dry, and of course, I jumped at the opportunity to get outside and get some cleaning done.
MJJC were kind enough to send me a sample of their new Snow Foam product for me to test out, so i thought this was a good opportunity to give it a go!
What is MJJC Snow Foam?
According to MJJC this product is intended to be a “Special Cleanser For Foam Guns in which a mild neutral formula is used to get an extremely fine and durable foam”
Features of the product include (Taken from the MJJC website):
- Applicable to all coating colors and coated vehicles.
- Refreshing cider aroma.
- Contains crude palm oil.
- pH Neutral.
- Super Thick Foam.
- Super Stay Power, Stays on Paint Long.
- Super Soft, Smooth and Slick.
- Super Easy to Rinse Off.
- No Water Spots. No Residuals.
- Super Easy to Fill into Foam Cannon.
- No need for Shaking.
- With an inner lid to make it less possible to leak out.
My initial impressions of the bottle were that i liked the design and graphics on the logo which were appealing and eye-catching, and the colour scheme they used works well with the colour of the liquid inside (which is a light blue colour)
When I read the description of the “refreshing cider aroma” of course i had to open it up immediately to have a sniff – and yes indeed there is a lovely sweet and fruity smell from this product.
Aside from the look and smell of this product, obviously, the most important thing is how well it works, so it was time to test out the performance.
MJJC Snow Foam – How To Use
Of course while testing this product, I used the MJJC Foam Cannon Pro, which has been my favourite cannon since testing it in 2021.
Directions for using MJJC foam according to the bottle are
1.Rinse off the dirt on the vehicle with clean water in advance
2.Dilute the product in the foam cannon at the following ratio (100ml of Product,900ml of water)
3.Spray Foam onto the vehicle
4.Wipe the vehicle surface gently with a well soaked wash mitt
5.Rinse Off all the foam with water after cleaning the vehicle and dry.
For testing this product I approached it slightly differently from the directions given on the bottle. Rather than pre-rinsing the car before applying the foam, I went straight to foaming as I wanted to test out the cleaning power of the foam on its own.
I wanted to see just how much of the surface dirt could be removed by the foam. Granted my car was not very dirty to begin with.
As you can see it was just a light layer of water marks along the sides of the car and some dust on the bonnet.
Another change I made to the directions was that I rinsed the foam off before going ahead with a contact wash with a mitt and shampoo.
I didn’t really agree with the directions provided to go straight to washing with a mitt while the foam was on the car, as this could run the risk of swirls and scratches. The whole point of snow foam for me is to try to remove as much of the surface dirt as possible before using a wash mitt.
Of course, it is possible to use the snow foam as a replacement for shampoo, but my suggestion would be to apply a second layer after the first rinse off,once you are happy that most of the surface dirt has been removed.
MJJC Snow Foam – How Did It Perform?
The first thing I noticed when using this product was how thick the foam was on the car – holy sh*t!
The thickness and stickiness of this foam is like nothing I have used before, the pictures don’t really do it justice to how thick it was. (Of course, this is not always an indication of effectiveness, a thinner and runnier foam can be just as effective)
If you are someone who loves thick snow foam and making your driveway look like a winter wonderland, this is certainly a product for you.
I waited for about 5 mins to allow the foam to start to creep and run off the paintwork(hopefully taking off any surface dirt with it).
I then rinsed the car fully using a pressure washer at a medium strength setting and was pleased with the cleaning ability of the foam. Most, if not all of the surface contaminants had been broken down and removed by the foam and rinse.
This left a now safe surface for me to begin a contact wash with my mitt and shampoo.
· Price 5/10
· Application 8/10
· Thickness 10/10
· Cleaning Power 8/10
Overall Score 7/10
In summary, this is a decent snow foam product with the only slight negative being the price. This foam is prices at $20 for a 600ml bottle which at 100ml per application will only last for 6 washes which i feel could be improved. Considering you can get 5L of Bilt Hamber for roughly the same cost!
I will test this product again at half the recommended dilution which i feel could be adequate for cleaning light to moderate dirt and would last double the amount of washes.
This could be potentially improved in the future if MJJC offers this foam in bigger containers which will provide better value for money in my opinion as overall it is a decent performing product.
MJJC Foam – Where To Buy
If you want to try this product, it is best to buy direct from MJJC at the following link.
Don’t forget MJJC offer a 10% discount for DriveDetailed readers when using the code drivedetailed4q82xsaw when checking out
About the Author – Darren O Hara
Darren is the founder of the DriveDetailed blog and is a keen detailing enthusiast living in the rainy south of Ireland. When he is not cleaning his car he is always researching ways he can improve his techniques and enjoys testing out new products.
Darren currently drives an Audi TTRS and is a big fan of performance cars.
You can follow Darren on Instagram @darrenoharacork