Updated 8/7/18:

There appears to be a number of bad reviews on Amazon stating that the threaded part of the bottle breaks off inside of the foam cannon after some use. I haven’t experienced this issue over this past year, however it’s good to note that there might be an issue with the bottle manufacturer. What I don’t like to hear is that Chemical Guys is aware of this issue, yet nothing has been addressed to deal with the widespread bottle issue. Instead, they sell a replacement bottle that ranges from $10-$30 online.

Again, I haven’t experienced this problem with the bottle, but if I do in the future I plan to update this review accordingly. Perhaps a cheaper bottle replacement is a solution here since the rest of the package seems to get rave reviews.


Chemical Guys Torq Foam Cannon: Amazon / Ebay / Walmart / Advance Auto Parts

Over the past year, I tested out a foam cannon along with a snow foam cleanser for all of my car detailing. This Chemical Guys Torq foam cannon makes it easy to apply soap on your vehicle during a car wash, but more importantly it works effectively at cleaning dirt and grime by doing a pre-soak.

So what is a foam cannon? Well, a foam cannon is a device that utilizes a pressure washer, to inject air with soapy water to produce a foamy solution. When this foamy solution is applied to a vehicle’s surface, it works well at cutting through the dirty exterior of the car by staying in contact with the dirty surface longer. For this reason, a foam cannon is normally used to spray on a pre-soak before spraying off with a pressure washer.

4th gen 4runner snow foam

A foam cannon also can be used not only as a pre-soak, but when during a car wash. The foam stays on longer than if you were washing with a bucket, so you can spray on the foam solution and then use a wash mitt to physically clean the surface of your vehicle.

lexus is350 snow foam

This is the Torq foam cannon: it is basically a sprayer that combines air with the soap solution to produce a thick snow foam. Included also is a Chemical Guys bottle, which screws into the bottom of the foam cannon.

The foam cannon has two attachment points. There is a 1/4″ quick-connect plug that plugs into a standard pressure washer. On the bottom side, there is a nipple on which a plastic hose is attached. This plastic hose runs down to the bottom of a plastic bottle. This hose pulls up soapy water from the bottom of the bottle and runs it through the foam cannon.

The foam cannon is adjustable with a circular knob on the top, which adjusts the amount of soap allowed through the foam cannon. The cylindrical handle has an adjustment as well that changes the spray pattern to your liking. This allows the foam to spray out like a hose would or in a vertical or horizontal fan spray pattern.

The foam cannon is adjustable with a circular knob on the top, which adjusts the amount of soap allowed through the foam cannon. The cylindrical handle has an adjustment as well that changes the spray pattern to your liking. This allows the foam to spray out like a hose would or in a vertical or horizontal fan spray pattern.

The TORQ foam cannon looks well-built and would stand up to much use. The adjustments all work well as it’s very easy to make adjustments to the spray volume and pattern. Attaching the foam cannon to the bottle and pressure washer is a cinch– screw the bottle into the foam cannon and attach the quick-connect plug to the pressure washer.

snow foam cannon wash with torq foam cannon

I’ve noticed that half a bottle of snow foam cleanser/water mix is sufficient for the coverage of an entire car or SUV. If you’re washing two cars at the same time, filling up the whole bottle will do the job sufficiently.

If you don’t have one already, you will need a pressure washer to pressurize the water that will spray out of the foam cannon. Otherwise, the foam cannon won’t work. I personally have a Sun Joe SPX3000 electric pressure washer, which works wonderfully. If you keep an eye on these Sun Joe pressure washers, they regularly go on sale on Amazon.

sunjoe pressure washer with snow foam applied to toyota 4runner

Overall, this Chemical Guys Torq foam cannon is very effective for washing cars and it also has a nice build quality to it. However, the price tag can be a bit pricey. If you do a lot of car washing/detailing, I’d recommend a foam cannon as it can be very useful for heavily soiled cars.

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Hi there! I'm Scott and I run The Track Ahead. My goal is to provide helpful articles and tutorials based on my experience and research related to car maintenance and automotive detailing. When I'm not writing and not working my day job, you can find me spending time with my family and working on home and car projects.

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