Last Updated on January 1, 2024 by Stewart

Snow foaming a car is a great way to pre-wash it. In order to do it, along with a pressure washer, you’ll need a snow foam lance/cannon as well as high quality snow foam. When picking out a snow foam lance, it’s important that one is chosen that is not only of high quality, but will be able to produce the sufficient volume of foam to carry out the pre-wash properly.

In order to save you time researching these lances, below you will find my favourite snow lance picks. During the testing, Autoglym Polar Blast was used throughout in order to get a fair comparison of the quality of the lances.

Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foam Lance, Car Wash Foam Gun For Pressure Washer Application
Meguiar's G194000EU Ultimate Car Snow Foam Cannon Lance Kit Kärcher compatible Nilfisk compatible Bosch compatible, Ultimate Snow Foam Cannon Kit Including 946 ml Snow Foam
Pro-Kleen Snow Foam Lance Karcher Compatible Cannon Gun Foamer Shampoo Fits K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 Auto Car Vehicle Pressure Washer Soap Dispenser
Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foam Lance, Car Wash Foam Gun For Pressure Washer Application
Meguiar's G194000EU Ultimate Car Snow Foam Cannon Lance Kit Kärcher compatible Nilfisk compatible Bosch compatible, Ultimate Snow Foam Cannon Kit Including 946 ml Snow Foam
Pro-Kleen Snow Foam Lance Karcher Compatible Cannon Gun Foamer Shampoo Fits K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 Auto Car Vehicle Pressure Washer Soap Dispenser
Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foam Lance, Car Wash Foam Gun For Pressure Washer Application
Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foam Lance, Car Wash Foam Gun For Pressure Washer Application
Meguiar's G194000EU Ultimate Car Snow Foam Cannon Lance Kit Kärcher compatible Nilfisk compatible Bosch compatible, Ultimate Snow Foam Cannon Kit Including 946 ml Snow Foam
Meguiar's G194000EU Ultimate Car Snow Foam Cannon Lance Kit Kärcher compatible Nilfisk compatible Bosch compatible, Ultimate Snow Foam Cannon Kit Including 946 ml Snow Foam
Pro-Kleen Snow Foam Lance Karcher Compatible Cannon Gun Foamer Shampoo Fits K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 Auto Car Vehicle Pressure Washer Soap Dispenser
Pro-Kleen Snow Foam Lance Karcher Compatible Cannon Gun Foamer Shampoo Fits K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 Auto Car Vehicle Pressure Washer Soap Dispenser

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Autoglym Polar Blaster

Autoglym designed their Polar Blaster in conjunction with their Polar series which comprises of Polar Blast, Polar Wash and Polar Seal. Despite this, you can also use it with your snow foam of choice.

The price is modest for the Polar Blaster, with it never really getting any more expensive than £35. For that, you’re getting a lot of product for your money.

What I really like about it is that it is just over half a kilogram when empty, but it feels like a really robust and high quality product. It’s survived several drop tests which is also a good thing (not that you would want to drop it).

Unlike some snow foam lances, the Polar Blaster has brass connectors on it, including a quick connect mechanism for Karcher K series pressure washers. The dials on it feel really good when adjusting the water to foam ratio to ensure that you get the foam density that you’re looking for. It is easy to adjust this, and for the countless times I’ve used this, I’ve never had an issue with adjusting the foam thickness on the fly. I’ve always been able to get the desired level of foam thickness that I wanted, every time that I’ve used it.

As a nice bonus, you can also choose the width of the pattern of the foam, making it great to foam up tight spots on the car, such as the wheel arches. It can hold up to 1 litre of liquid, meaning that you should be able to get round the entire car several times without having to top it up.

A nice touch is that the base of it is wider than the top of it. This means that it is next to impossible for it to tip over when full of water and snow foam. It may not sound like much, but having had some lances tip over and crack (they were really poor quality), it’s great to see that it isn’t the case with the Autoglym offering.

Time and again, I was able to get the exact finish I was wanting when using the Polar blaster, and it’s a lot of fun to use this snow foam lance. It always brings out the nosey neighbours when they see the car being covered in a thick blanket of snow foam. The Autoglym Polar Blaster offers great performance at a modest price point.

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Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foam Lance, Car Wash Foam Gun For Pressure Washer Application
  • Unique car wash snow foam lance designed to work in harmony with all Autoglym Polar Series products - Polar Blast, Polar Wash and Polar Seal

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Meguiar’s Ultimate Snow Foam Cannon Lance

This offering from Meguiar’s is the most expensive on this list. However, not only do you get the snow foam lance, but you also get their rather excellent snow foam as well.

A nice addition to this kit is also the fact that is brass fittings for between the lance and also the pressure washer. Included in the kit are connectors for Karcher, Nilfisk and also Bosch pressure washers. These can be pretty expensive to buy individually, so it’s good to have them on hand if they are needed down the line.

In terms of the snow foam produced with the Meguiar’s lance, I was very happy with it. I tried it with both the included snow foam, and Autoglym Polar Blast. In both instances, I found it to generate a rich, thick snow foam that stuck around on the car for roughly 5 minutes.

This was more than enough time to let it break down the road grime and dirt. It is was really easy to adjust the width of the foam spray, as well as changing the thickness of the foam using the dial on top of the lance.

The lance has been very well made, and when it was full, I didn’t have any issues of it falling over, even though it is top heavy. All in all, this is a great, well made snow foam lance that I was really happy with.

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Meguiar's G194000EU Ultimate Car Snow Foam Cannon Lance Kit Kärcher compatible Nilfisk compatible Bosch compatible, Ultimate Snow Foam Cannon Kit Including 946 ml Snow Foam
  • Ultimate Snow Foam Cannon Kit: designed for application of our Ultimate Snow Foam in conjunction with a suitable pressure Washer; car snow foam kit contains adaptors for Kärcher K series, Nilfisk and Bosch pressure washers

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Pro-Kleen SnowPro Foam Lance

The SnowPro Foam Lance is a great, budget friendly lance for those that want to say a bit of money when it comes to foaming their car, but don’t want to end up wasting money on a cheap, generic lance that’ll break after a few uses.

.One big difference between the SnowPro and the Polar Blaster though is the bottle shape. Whilst the latter have a conical shape, the SnowPro is more like the original snow foam lance bottles meaning that is you fill it up too much, it can be really easy to knock it over.

Of course, the work around to that is to prop it up against something when filling it up, so it’s not a major deal, but it is something I’ve seen irk people in the past.

When I was using it though, I found it to provide a good level of foam on the car, although out of all three, I would say that whilst the foam was thick, it wasn’t as thick as Autoglym and MJCC.

As is the case with Autoglym, Pro-Kleen have developed this snow foam lance in conjunction with their own range of cleaning products, and they’ve done a stellar job on it. They’ve managed to hit the sweet spot with functionality and cost effectiveness.

There is also a 24 month warranty included with this, so in the unfortunate event that something went wrong with it, you’d be covered and Pro-Kleen would help you out to resolve the issue. As is the case with the other lances mentioned on this list, solid brass fittings are used to ensure that you can use the lance time and again. It’s also really sturdy and survived many a drop in the process of me testing it out.

For those that don’t have a massive budget, but want a good quality snow foam lance, the Pro Kleen is an excellent option.

Pro-Kleen Snow Foam Lance Karcher Compatible Cannon Gun Foamer Shampoo Fits K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 Auto Car Vehicle Pressure Washer Soap Dispenser
  • QUICK CONNECT: The Pro-Kleen Quick Connect snow foam lance is designed to be compatible with all Karcher Series K range (K2 - K7) pressure washers. Maximum pressure 220 Bar and Maximum Temperature 60°C. Fully adjustable foam dial to control the thickness consistency of your foam and a variable spray nozzle to control between a wide fan spray to a pencil jet spray for those stubborn wheels or alloys

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At the time of writing, this is the most cost efficient snow foam lance on the list. However, this doesn’t mean it’s of inferior quality.

The Sleekax is a pretty light lance; the bottle is a high quality plastic, but thanks to its light weight it makes it great for prolonged use. As you’d expect, the fittings themselves as comprised of a high quality brass. The benefit of this is that it won’t corrode over time.

The bottle does not have a flattened base, but at no point did I feel like it was going to tip over from the weight of the end of the lance.

The Sleekax can be connected to the Karcher K series of pressure washers, which will fit the majority of readers on this site.

I was really happy with the quality of the snow foam when using the Sleekax. It wasn’t as thick as the Polar Blaster, but at under half the price, it’s a fair trade off. The snow foam still stuck well to it, but not as long as when using the Polar Blaster. It was very easy to adjust the fan width mid use, and even when getting to the end of the bottle, the thickness of the foam was consistent.   I was always able to get the fan pattern I wanted which is a nice bonus. I’ve used this umpteen times and always been happy with the results from it. For those on a tight budget but still want to use a snow foam lance, the Sleekax is definitely recommended.

Sleekax Snow Foam Lance for Karcher K Series K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 Pressure Washer -1 Liter Leak Proof Soap Dispenser Bottle with Adjustable Nozzle - Ideal Foam Cannon for Cleaning Cars & Various Vehicle
  • Leak-Proof: The car snow foam cannon gives you a leakage-free washing experience with perfect sealing all around. The carefully designed nozzle and knob assembly prevent the unnecessary flow & dripping of liquid at all adjustments of the knob

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