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Bilt Hamber Touch-less Snow Foam Review: Eco-Friendly & Effective?

Updated: Mar 25

Looking for a touchless car pre-wash solution that's both effective and eco-friendly? Look no further than the Bilt Hamber Touch-less Snow Foam. In this review, we'll delve into its key features, cleaning power, pros, and cons, and help you decide if it's the right choice for you.

Bilt Hamber Touch-Less Snow Foam Review

 If you're someone who takes pride in maintaining the pristine condition of your car, you understand the importance of using a high-quality eco-friendly snow foam. One product that has been gaining a lot of attention in the car care industry is the Bilt Hamber Touch-less Snow Foam.

With the new release of a more concentrated version by only needing a PIR (Panel Impact Ratio) of 0.5% to 2% for dirty vehicles. Designed to be an eco-friendly and a very effective cleaning pre-wash solution, this sugar-based pre-wash is said to effortlessly remove dirt, grime, and contaminants from your vehicle's exterior.


In this review, we'll examine the Bilt Hamber Touchless Snow Foam in detail, discussing its key features, cleaning power, pros, and cons. By the end, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of whether this product is worth incorporating into your car cleaning routine. So, let's dive in and find out if the Bilt Hamber Touchless Snow Foam lives up to its claims as an eco-friendly and effective prewash.


Key Features

  • Sugar-based & Biodegradable: This unique formula ditches harsh chemicals for a kinder approach to your car and the environment.


  • Touchless Washing: Safely loosen dirt and grime without ever needing to physically touch your paintwork.


  • Pressure Washer Compatible: Works seamlessly with your pressure washer for efficient cleaning.


  • High Cleaning Power: Despite its gentler formula, delivers impressive cleaning performance for most vehicles.


  • Versatility: Can be used with a pressure washer, foam lance, or even a pump sprayer for added flexibility.

Bilt Hamber Touch-Less – What Makes it So Different?

With so many excellent snow foam products out there (including Bilt Hamber’s own Auto

Foam no less), what’s the reasoning for releasing this pre-wash snow foam to market? Well, in short, to better protect your car and the environment.

Bilt Hamber Touch-Less Snow Foam Details

Unlike many snow foams, this solution is sugar-based, meaning it doesn’t contain many of the nasty chemicals that are harmful to your paintwork and, more broadly speaking, the environment.

What’s great is that, not only is the solution completely biodegradable but it’s also:

● Non-caustic

● Phosphate-free

● Solvent-free

● Does not contain sodium hydroxide

So not only will it treat the environment well, but it will be kinder to your vehicle during the car detailing process.

Lastly, as the name suggests, the idea of Touch-Less is that you don’t need to touch the snow foam treatment. All you need to do is let it rest as it gets to work and then you just wash it off with a pressure washer. Job done!

How Does it Work? Is It As Good As Traditional Snow Foams?

You prep and mix the solution in much the same way as the Auto Foam. This product is meant to be used with pressure washers, but you can use a trigger or pump spray if you wish. The suggested PIR (Panel Impact Ratio) is 0.5% for soiled vehicles, and up to 2% for dirty and grimy vehicles.


If you’re familiar with Bilt Hamber, you’ll know all about PIR, but if not, there are straightforward calculations you can follow on the packaging to obtain the right concentration of snow foam.


Bilt Hamber Touch-less pre-wash

In terms of how it works, this new Touch-Less snow foam is relatively thicker than the old version which was thinner and runny. So, if you want your snow foam to really lather up a vehicle, this is the pre-wash solution for you. However, its cleaning power is very immense. In our experience, it’s easily as good as Auto Foam (if not better) and has the bonus of being a sugar-based cleaning product.


We’ve cleaned many cars with this pre-wash product in the depths of winter, and it has performed incredibly well, time after time. So, it’s a definite thumbs up from us!


This new version of Touch-Less being a little more expensive than Auto Foam to buy in 5 Litres. However, with the improved performance, now being double concentrated of the old version starting from only 0.5% (Panel Impact Ratio) as well as kinder impact on paintwork and the environment, and the well-known longevity of Bilt Hamber products, it’s a clear winner for being one of the best snow foams on the market today.

How to use Bilt Hamber Touch-Less Snow Foam

Using the Bilt Hamber Touch-Less Snow Foam is a breeze. Simply mix the foam with water in the recommended ratio, the minimum recommended dilution rate should be 0.5% PIR (Panel Impact Ratio) and up to 2% for very dirty vehicles and apply it to your car using a foam lance or sprayer. The thick foam will cling to the surface of your vehicle, encapsulating dirt and grime, making it easier to remove. After allowing it to dwell for a few minutes, rinse off the foam, and you'll be left with a clean car, ready for a contact wash if needed.


So if you're looking for a high-quality and eco-friendly prewash for your car, look no further than the Bilt Hamber Touch-Less Snow Foam. Its biodegradable formula and effectiveness in removing dirt and grime make it a top choice among many car enthusiasts. Give it a try, and you'll see why it's becoming a popular option in the world of car detailing.

Bilt Hamber New Version Touch-Less Snow Foam

Performance & Cleaning Power

We put the Bilt Hamber Touchless Snow Foam to the test on various vehicles and were impressed with its cleaning capabilities. It effectively tackled dirt, grime, and even light bug splatter. While it may not be as thick and foamy as some snow foams, its cleaning power really delivers.


The newer version is thicker which gives you a nice long dwell time on the panels, allowing the product to effectively break down and loosen dirt and grime. The Bilt Hamber touch-less pre-wash is also biodegradable, a crucial factor for eco-conscious car enthusiasts.


When it comes to performance and cleaning power, choosing the right snow foam is essential. The Bilt Hamber touch-less pre-wash stands out from the crowd with its impressive ability to tackle tough dirt and grime without the need for manual scrubbing. This saves time and effort while still achieving a showroom-worthy finish.


One of the key advantages of the Bilt Hamber Touch-less pre-wash is its versatility. Whether you're dealing with stubborn bug splatters, road grime, winter road salt or heavy grease, this product has got you covered. Its powerful cleaning action ensures that even the most stubborn contaminants are effectively broken down and removed.


Pros & Cons


  • Eco-friendly & biodegradable formula

  • Touchless washing protects your car's paintwork


  • Effective cleaning power


  • Versatile application options


  • Long-lasting product



  • Slightly more expensive than some traditional snow foams


  • Not as thick and foamy as some alternatives


The Bilt Hamber Touchless Snow Foam is an excellent choice for car owners seeking an eco-friendly and effective touchless pre-wash solution. While it may come at a slightly higher price point and lack the foamy thickness of some competitors, its gentle formula, very impressive cleaning power, and versatility make it a worthy contender. With only being pH 10.5 this snow foam is kind to your LSP, but still giving you strong cleaning results. If you prioritize sustainability and contactless car washing, this snow foam is definitely worth considering.


In conclusion, when it comes to car pre-wash options, the Bilt Hamber Touch-less sugar-based prewash stands out as a top choice for eco-friendly enthusiasts. Its unique formula, derived from sugar, not only provides an impressive cleaning power but also ensures a sustainable approach to car care cleaning.


What sets this pre-wash apart is its ability to deliver excellent results without the need for direct contact with the vehicle's surface. With the use of a foam lance, users can easily apply the snow foam to their cars, allowing it to penetrate and break down dirt and grime effectively.


Furthermore, this touch-less pre-wash showcases its versatility by not only being suitable for cars but also for motorcycles, RVs, and other vehicles. This makes it a convenient option for all car owners who want a product that can cater to their various car cleaning needs.


In summary, the Bilt Hamber Touch-Less sugar-based prewash is a commendable choice for those looking for an eco-friendly and efficient car pre-wash. Its sustainability, impressive cleaning power, and versatility make it a worthy contender in the market. If you prioritize both a clean vehicle and a clean conscience, this snow foam is definitely worth considering.

Where Can I Buy Bilt Hamber Touch-Less?

The good news is that we have Touch-Less snow foam in stock here at MD Detailing an approved Bilt Hamber Stockist. We don’t sell any products that we haven’t used ourselves, and despite having much greener car cleaning credentials, Bilt Hamber has created a product here that is every bit as good as their Auto Foam standard-setter. Some of our team think it’s even better!


We also offer a range of Bilt Hamber products, including the Touch-Less 1 Litre bottle. You can conveniently purchase it from our Amazon and eBay stores, ensuring you have easy access to this innovative pre-wash solution.


Thus, if you want to give it a try, why not purchase a 1 Litre or 5 Litre Bottle of Bilt Hamber Touch-Less today and give it a whirl? Or, better yet, you could combine it with Bilt Hamber’s new Touch On sachets to allow your vehicle (or one of your client’s) to benefit from a complete Bilt Hamber Touch system.



Remember, we offer free UK mainland delivery for orders over £50, and you can secure 10% off your first purchase by signing up for our newsletter!


What makes this snow foam different from others?

The Touchless uses a sugar-based, biodegradable formula, making it gentler on your car and the environment.


Is it really touchless?

Yes, it loosens dirt and grime without needing to physical contact with your paintwork, but for a real deep clean it's advised to follow up with a contact wash after.


Can I use it in cold weather?

Yes, it's formulated to work effectively even in winter temperatures.


What dilution ratio should I use?

The recommended Panel Impact Ratio (PIR) is 0.5% to 2%, depending on the vehicle's dirtiness. Refer to the product instructions or packaging for details.


Do I need a pressure washer?

While it's designed for pressure washers, you can use it with a foam lance, pump sprayer, or even a bucket for more manual washing.


How does it compare to Bilt Hamber Auto Foam?

Both are effective, but Touchless offers a greener option with a stronger cleaning power and also slightly thicker foaming action.


How long does one bottle last?

A 1-litre bottle can last 4-5 washes depending on dilution and vehicle size. Now in a 5 litre bottle even better value.


Can I use Touch-Less on ceramic coatings?

Yes, Touch-Less is safe for all ceramic coatings. But check with coating manufacturer to ensure compatibility.


Will it remove heavy dirt and grime?

It tackles most dirt and grime very effectively, including heavily soiled vehicles, with very good results at removing road salt in the winter time.


Does it leave any residue?

No, it rinses cleanly with water, leaving no streaks or marks.


Is it safe for wax and other car care products?

Yes, it's compatible with most car care products. However, always check the labels for specific recommendations.


What's the recommended use and dilution for Touch-Less?

For heavy soil, the recommended Panel Impact Ratio (PIR) is 0.5% to 2% dilution and apply through a pressure washer, trigger, or pump spray. Then rinse after it has lifted grime.


Should I wash my car after using Touch-Less?

It's recommended to follow up with a wash like Bilt Hamber Auto Wash after Touch-Less to fully clean.



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