Reddit reviews: The best car washing nozzles & hose attachments

We found 62 Reddit comments discussing the best car washing nozzles & hose attachments. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 15 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Car Washing Nozzles & Hose Attachments:

u/yamiinterested · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I've got two of the $20 ones, and they work great. They both work the same. And I would make sure you get a pressure washer with a 1/4 quick connect. It seems like everything is going to that and pretty much every accessory is using it as well. I had an electric pressure washer and compared to my gas one it was apples and oranges. As in what my electric couldn't touch my gas cleans very well. So if you want to do more then just use the foam cannon, get a gas washer. I bought a Ryobi 2800GPM one from Home depot, and one thing I love about it is I can change the power right from the wand. I can use it full power or gentle power which I use on occasion on thing like my wheels and engine just by twisting the wand.
I have this one

And I have this one

u/oc412 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I used mine for the first time today also. I noticed the power fluctuating as well but I didn't have any leaks. It works great. I got [this'] (http://www.amazon.com/LEMONBEST-Professional-Washing-Pressure-Adjustable/dp/B00ZOT9NNW/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1462772689&sr=1-1&keywords=lemonbest+foam) foam cannon and it works very very well. I had all the neighbors at my aunt and uncles amazed because of the foam on the car. lol

u/Fyrel · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

8 minutes to empty a single gallon?! Wow, that's incredibly low pressure.

The Smith sprayer is fantastic though! I have this smaller sprayer, which was my starter sprayer, but it's still pretty good. Both output about the same pressure, but the Smith maintains a higher pressure for longer, outputs more water, and has a more consistent spray pattern (might just be due to the larger capacity, however). Both are great quality sprayers. I haven't compared any others though; I mostly just read Amazon reviews and looked up Youtube videos.

An expensive alternative is one of these battery powered ones. There are a couple different brands, but they cost more than actual pressure washers, and don't output that much more than a good sprayer, so I didn't think it was worth the money.

u/Jhubbz86 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I'm looking into buying a power washer for general use around the house, and for washing my car.

I think my sweet spot is going to be one of these SunJoe's, but I've read they like to use proprietary connectors. I was hoping on using a foam cannon like this MATCC, but it sounds like it won't be that simple.

Have you had any issues with the one you got? Any recommendations on accessories?

u/Shitty_Paint_Artist · 5 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Biggest difference between the SPX3000 and SPX4000 is the form factor. The SPX4000 has a sort of frame around it, making it more stable than the SPX3000. Other minor differences include two detergent tanks (on the SPX3000) versus one and the SPX4000 has two different pressure settings (1450 PSI and 2030 PSI). I personally don't really need the detergent tank and rarely use the lower pressure setting, but I suppose it is nice to have when needed. Other than those three minor differences, the units are identical (motor, fittings, etc all the same). I'd personally recommend the SPX4000 just for the more stable base.

I use this foam cannon with my SPX4000 and have no complaints. This foam cannon also gets great reviews and is slightly cheaper.

I'd also highly recommend getting the hose extension. You don't need any extra fittings to connect it and it gives you 25 more feet to work with.

u/Chad11491 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I just bought a ryobi 2000psi 1.2 gpm machine and a $20 MATTC foam gun and it worked extremely well, just like the chemical guys videos, tons of fun. The pressure washer also cleaned my deck and driveway surprisingly well. I'm super pleased with it. If you're ordering online the sun joe spx3000 is more powerful for the same price, at 2030 psi and 1.75 gpm, but being able to go a mile from my house to return my unit if anything came up was a big point to me too.

Foam Gun

I used chemical guys citrus wash and gloss (it's worth it to get a gallon) with three pumps (3oz) and the foam cannon turned full open to max foam. It made a really thick shaving cream like lather.

u/sharkbateooohaha · 1 pointr/GolfGTI

Yoooo silver Sebring gang. https://imgur.com/gallery/QYUoZra I’ve had mine a year and love them so much still. Have fun cleaning them it’s a living hell.

I have one of these and it works great.

Brush Hero- Wheel Brush, Premium Water-Powered Turbine for Rims, Engines, Bikes, Equipment, Furniture and More (Starter) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z7N7KGW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_co2PDbH60E6WB

It was like 1/2 the price at Walmart though.

u/Phantomknight74 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I was skeptical when I purchased this one for only $20 but it works great. My washer is only 1700 psi (1.2 gpm) and works fine with this. We had a higher end unit at the shop I worked for and I could not tell the difference. I do find that warm water produces a thicker foam as well so if on the road I just fill a thermos with hot tap water.


u/notanuka · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Gotcha, had a feeling I had to get a better attachment. Would this this suffice as a more budget friendly attachment?

u/ImThaBean · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I would say to at least hose off the coils. Use an adjustable spray nozzle and use the "shower" setting to rinse off any dirt.

I'm in CenCal and am not ready for the summer. A fresh new unit is gonna be NICE for you though. Lower bill and better efficiency. Enjoy.

u/chowmein86 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

The Gilmour Foamaster II is probably what you're looking. I bought a Chinese knock off of Amazon (Canada) for a fraction of the cost of the Gilmour with great success! While you're not going to get the same level of foam as you would with a pressure washer foam cannon, this will do the job and provide you enough lubricity for your washing medium to glide across your paint!

https://amzn.com/B019MIV72K - Chinese Knock Off version
https://amzn.com/B000Y190WE - Gilmour Foamaster II

u/dingmah · 10 pointsr/mercedes_benz

Nothing fancy at all.

  1. Wal-Mart gas pressure washer
  2. Foam cannon from Amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Fasmov-Pressure-Release-Adjustable-Blaster/dp/B01DKC6IY6/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=foam+cannon&qid=1555904617&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1
  3. Meguiars NXT car soap. Costco was clearing out the 64oz size for $5/jug like 10 years ago. I bought 6 jugs and it's still lasted for me to this day. Still have 4 jugs of it unopened.

    I think I diluted the soap in the foam cannon too much so it's not as super foamy as something like a Torq foam cannon. But honestly, as long as it lubricates the car, I don't really care for the super sudsy foam. In the end, it's all gonna be washed away.
u/thisdoescompute · 2 pointsr/Audi

Pressure wash with This pressure washer
Foam cannon from Amazon [Foam cannon](http://www.MATCC.com/ Adjustable Foam Wash Gun 1L Bottle Car Wash Gun Snow Foam Lance With 1/4" Quick Connector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CE78VO8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_VrJmzb8PWHAQH)
Then I used regular 2 bucket car wash with grit guard from Amazon, speed shine (2 towels), spray wax, vacuum, interior cleaner, leather conditioner, plastic conditioner, and spray window cleaner.

All the products I use are griots garage... Really good quality stuff.

[Speed shine](http://www.Griot.com/'s Garage 11146SP Speed Shine - 35 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J5CVMLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_KuJmzbF11YMYS)
[Interior cleaning ](http://www.Griot.com/'s Garage 10956 Interior Cleaner - 22 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F4PB8IY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_lvJmzbYGA8QRT)
[Spray wax](http://www.Griot.com/'s Garage 10962 Spray-On Wax - 22 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F4PB8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_WvJmzb2DC8ZAZ)
[Wash soap](http://www.Griot.com/'s Garage 10866 Brilliant Finish Car Wash - 64 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PA2LMVY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_IwJmzbPEEQTMQ)

Just keep going down the griot's line up... High quality all around. Cheers

u/overaname · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Alright will do. I always thought it would be good to soak in the foam while I fill the buckets.

I use this foam canon and this pressure washer. I fill it 10:1 and use distilled water in the canister. It does have a knobs at the tops that control how the foam comes out and I have it set with the metal parts more spread open to give a thicker stream of liquid.

u/Dr_Pippin · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Sure thing! $18 on Amazon. Here you go:


And I used Meguiar’s Gold Class soap, $10 for a gallon at Advance Auto. And I picked up four (2 2-packs) of these in X-Large size (having 4 is nice because you clean one section of the car with one, then grab a brand new one for the next section of car, no rinsing required):


And lastly, a 9-pack of these:


Oh, and a wheel brush:


u/brewton · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I purchased a knock-off on Amazon (MATCC) and have been very happy with it. It's hooked up to a 3000 PSI gas powered pressure washer so I'm sure that helps, but I've gotten good results. The review with the pic of a Yukon on there is mine.

Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CE78VO8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/KAM1KAZ3 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

http://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys-ACC_118-Gallon-Hand/dp/B003U4TL3U - I bought this for soap. Works great.


I wouldn't be surprised if they all come from the same manufacturer.

And all gallon containers of detailing products should have 38/400 threads. So if the pump says it's for gallons it will work. You will only need to trim the "straw" to fit.

u/roctavio1974 · 5 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I bought this one from Amazon and while I have never tried any others, it works pretty well for what I paid; 27 dollars. The CG version is more than double that. Although I do use CG Honeydew Snow Foam in it.


u/rexstryder · 2 pointsr/WRX

And just think, some of the suds dripped off BEFORE I got this shot. Here are the links to the Foam Gun/Cannon and the soap:

Foam Gun/Cannon

Soap - Chemical Guys Honeydew Snow Foam

I also grabbed the mitt that was offered with it from Amazon.

I added some soap to the canister with the water to dilute it. I just poured in what I thought was good. My pressure washer is a gas powered Troy from Lowes rated at 2900 PSI.

Hope this helps you out.

u/CaliforniaJade · 1 pointr/gardening

By exposing your mint to more of the elements and creating a stronger plant. A little wind (even an electric fan) would help your mint. In the meantime, get a sprayer with a mist setting or a old style watering can.

u/djtonebank · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Thanks for all the info! I ended up buying the MATCC one from Amazon and will prolly pick up the 1.1mm orifice that @Ziomalski suggested. I chose this cannon b/c I know it fits the SPX3001 out the box.

Will be here today. Excited to see the results.

u/raceman95 · 1 pointr/ft86

if you dont have a pressure washer, and just a hose, try this. I really like it, and the quick release lets you rinse and then go back to foaming easily.

u/isometrixk · 1 pointr/Acura

Thank you! I didn't realize that the clouds and sky would open up like that at the end. Here's the cannon I used MATCC Adjustable Foam Cannon 1 Liter Bottle with Chemical Guys Pink Suds

u/NotFromTopanga · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

No worries. Yes, all foam cannons require a pressure washers. You would need a foam gun to use with a garden hose. Definitely less effective and not as thick suds but it will still do the job. I have never used one but I linked a popular one down below


u/phobos2deimos · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I've got the MATCC Foam Cannon - use it with honeydew. Paired with the Powerstroke electric pressure washer that they sell at Costco for $150 it's a great combo without spending crazy money.

u/thatazianguy · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I just use a cheap MATCC foam cannon from Amazon. So far I've been using the Chemical Guys honeydew shampoo and it works really well.

u/zepppelin · 5 pointsr/BMW





Fill bottle like 1/5th of soap and rest water. Spray on dry car.

u/TxBlackLabelRx · 11 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Simple foam cannon from Amazon

If you think $15 bucket is better than a $2 home depot bucket, then it will be only because you have to justify for spending the extra money.

A lot of times in the detailing business if the seller believes in the price so will the consumer.

u/Wildcard3369 · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Don’t spend a lot of money. I have the McKilans one another poster mentioned, and the MATCC one from Amazon. The MATCC actually works better in my opinion, at half the price.

MATCC Adjustable Foam Cannon 1 Liter Bottle Snow Foam Lance With 1/4" Quick Connector Foam Blaster for Pressure Washer Gun


I definitely don’t see a need for the more expensive ones.

u/anuhn · 2 pointsr/GolfGTI

Yep, except I bought this

I have this pressure washer

u/t0e_jam · 2 pointsr/G37

I got this one. Used it a couple times now and it works well.

Chemical Guys EQP346 TORQ Big Mouth Cannon & Watermelon Snow Foam, 128. Fluid_Ounces

u/DrJack3133 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I have the Ryobi 2000 psi electric pressure washer and it gets the job done. It chips away the top layer of concrete on my driveway if you hold the nozzle close enough. So I would imagine that a drop in 300 psi will still clean your driveway. Invest in a foam cannon and you'll have no reason to go to a car wash again. People will tell you that your gallons per minute will be too low for a foam cannon but 1700 PSI will put the foam on the fucking car. That's all you need. I use my pressure washer about once every two weeks. It's more useful than you think.

u/TrboLag · 2 pointsr/volt


  • Foam cannon. Works on basic pressure washers despite the GPM flow it calls for.
  • Soap
u/arrrgh14 · 3 pointsr/GolfGTI

Here you go

MATCC Adjustable Foam Cannon 1 Liter Bottle Snow Foam Lance With 1/4" Quick Connector Foam Blaster for Pressure Washer Gun https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CE78VO8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_je1SCb7RHF37K

Chemical Guys CWS_101 Maxi-Suds II Super Suds Car Wash Soap and Shampoo, Cherry Scent (1 Gal) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TPW5YM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_pf1SCb4FH2TET

u/darkmatter-matters · 4 pointsr/BMW

I use the more expensive version of this, looks the same and reviews say it performs well. Just need a pressure washer and the correct soap.

u/Shower-Beers · 15 pointsr/powerwashingporn

Foam Cannon

The key that I have found after a bit of use is hot, hot, HOT water in the bottle with the soap! My kitchen has an instant boiling water faucet and that does the trick.

u/Slawer · 3 pointsr/civic

Seems like the pressure washer, the hose one produces very watery foam doesnt cling in like that.

In case others unfortunately don't have a pressure washer, theres this option: iK Foam 9 Large Pump Sprayer | 1.3 Gallon | Professional Auto Detailing; Dry/Wet Foam Spray https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01BLGJ1ME/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Z6wyDbMXFVD6M

u/dak2007 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Fasmov Car Wash Pressure Washer Jet Wash 1/4" Quick Release Adjustable Snow Foam Lance Foam Cannon Foam Blaster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DKC6IY6/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_rsJiybGWP6HFD

u/CCTrollz · 5 pointsr/WRX

Sure, the gun is listed below and the soap used was Rain-X wash soap. Comes in a big bottle, is green, and cost 5 bucks a gallon.

Soap Gun

The gun in action

u/Bhanzz92 · 1 pointr/BMW

I can't really tell you what cannon and soap we used because my friend provided it for himself and I. We used my power washer though. I think it all comes down to what kind of power washer you have. We used my dads and he has a really nice and expensive one. My buddy told me he bought a 15 dollar cannon off of amazon and the soap was a generic car soap from pep boys, you can use dish soap as well. Overall though it was a really cool experience but I'm a little disappointed. It came out ok but not great because we dried our cars like shit lol. I'll be sticking to the car wash.

Edit: MATCC Adjustable Foam Cannon 1 Liter Bottle Snow Foam Lance With 1/4" Quick Connector Foam Blaster for Pressure Washer Gun https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CE78VO8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4nUNzbB92ZM6Z

That's the foam cannon we used and for the power washer I have no idea. All I know is that it's a strong one. You can do this with a garden hose to but you'll get weaker results then what I got

u/theghostrx · 1 pointr/RangeRover

MATCC Adjustable Foam Cannon 1 Liter Bottle Snow Foam Lance With 1/4" Quick Connector Foam Blaster for Pressure Washer Gun https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CE78VO8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qC.RCb3DSJ0K2

u/nelsonic1990 · 1 pointr/GolfGTI

MATCC Adjustable Foam Cannon 1 Liter Bottle Snow Foam Lance With 1/4" Quick Connector Foam Blaster for Pressure Washer Gun https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CE78VO8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_7rk9Bb8PFWR2E

u/thuggprotein · 3 pointsr/ft86

MATCC Adjustable Foam Wash Gun 1L Bottle Car Wash Gun Snow Foam Lance With 1/4" Quick Connector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CE78VO8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_zFKbnjznn8L2B

u/That1Guy708 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

MATCC Adjustable Foam Wash Gun 1L Bottle Car Wash Gun Snow Foam Lance With 1/4" Quick Connector
Sale ends May 28


u/SPARTANsui · 6 pointsr/AutoDetailing

2 buckets with grit guards are way too expensive, that's at least $40! Pair that with 2 reusable quality mitts at $30, you're looking at $70 wasted away.

SCREW THAT! Let me break out my $150 pressure washer, my $20 foam lance and $75 for 10 wash mitts It's so much better to do it my way and I save so much in product! /s

u/Crosive · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

the main shaft looks proprietary, but the end connector, where the worx twist end piece is, is standard pressure connector. just disconnect the adapter and put practically any standard connector on (I say any, I've not checked all, but the ones I have work, including a briggs and stratton "turbo nozzle").

the foam cannon I use is


I'm not a big fan of the bottle, but it works. it doesn't put out as much foam with the worx as it does with my gas powered pressure washer (1800 psi vs 320 psi) but it does put out enough I think.

u/Wirefleece · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

MATCC High Pressure Washer Gun 3000 PSI Foam Wash Gun Snow Foam Lance Snow Foam Cannon Foam Blaster With M22-14mm Thread https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYV2X8H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rw75Ab01MAZX3

Is this going to work for the Sunjoe 4000?

I mainly want the foam cannon, or am I just missing something and I don’t need the wand to use the foam cannon?