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Setting Up Your DI Foam Lance


In ‘s articles, “How to Implement a Foam Lance into your Wash Routine” and “Product Review: DI Foam Lance“, he goes over a step by step routine for using the DI Foam Lance along with a full review of this great product. In this article I am going to show you how to setup your foam lance to begin using it.

This is what you will receive in the box.


To begin with, we will add telon tape to the threads of the fitting. Wrapping this tape isn’t as simple as just slapping it on there. Your want to wrap it in the direction the threads go. This ensures the tape gets wrapped tighter as you secure the fitting.


I have simply made one wrap with the tape. Although there is excess below the threads, once finished wrapping we will remove this.


Here you can see I have wrapped my fitting, I did about 4-5 wraps. Additionally, I removed any excess that may have caused a blockage to the water flow.


Begin by hand tightening the fitting in to the main unit.


Then grab some channel locks, or an adjustable wrench and tighten the fitting down. It will not fit all the way in, and you want it snug, not overtightened.


One thing I was forced to do was file down the end of the fitting. It was just a little long to fit into my pressure washer, so with a few quick strokes of the file it fit right in with no issue. Next secure the soap pickup hose onto the barbs.


Ensuring you get it all the way to the last barb. If needed, you can use a little soap to lubricate the barbs which will allow the tube to slide up easier.


Finally attach your bottle and you’re all set to foam cars. There is a dual adjustment on this cannon, not only can you adjust the spray patter using the front adjustment nose piece. You can also adjust the amount of foam that is produced with the top adjuster.


As always thanks for reading 🙂

Gregory Gellas
Signature Detailing NJ
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
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7 comments on Setting Up Your DI Foam Lance

  1. Kevin George says:

    Good write-up Greg, I just ordered one of these a few weeks ago and finally got around to testing it out over the weekend. The set-up is pretty easy, but I am sure this will help some people and will be a fun tool to use.

  2. Great pics showing these steps, Greg!

  3. David says:

    Great write up. This is very helpful for those who have never owned one. Thanks!

  4. Jonathan Vincent says:

    No one ever seems to comment on just how much soap/water to put in… I use the MTM Hydro and find myself wondering why the plastic container is so large for only 2 inches of soap and 1 inch of water ?

    • Omar says:

      Odly enough, and even when someone comments (asking) how much soap and water (to put in), still, no one comments (in response) on how much soap a day water to out in…

      I would venture a guess that it is probably because it depends on which soap one might use and how hard (or soft) the water is

      • Reece @ DI says:

        It really all depends with Foam Lances. Some people use more soap, some use more water, some use less. I personally always just recommend playing around with ratios, soaps, and settings on the Lance to find out what works best for you personally.

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