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Old 19-06-2018, 12:25 PM   #1
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Products to clean work vehicles/vans

Hi guys,

I work at a big airport in London and run a team of technicians in the engineering department.

Our vehicles are only 1-2 years old but never get cleaned and washed. With my OCD I want to get some products ordered to clean the vehicles as effectively as possible without a sponge in sight.

We operate mainly transit vans and the smaller Berlingo type. We have running water and a Karcher pressure washer on hand.

Is there a swirl friendly brush/hose type fitting that we can effectively use to clean the vehicles as fast as possible but still leaving a nice finish?

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Old 20-06-2018, 09:20 PM   #2
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Koch Chemie Green Star in a pump spray then pressure wash off.
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+1 for r koch chem, for 10 litres of the stuff is very good value

For a brush, maybe this?

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...credipole.html

To keep swirls to a minimum I'd reccomend never leaving wash media (mitts, brushes etc...) on the floor, clean buckets with clean wash solution each time or grit guards at least with multipul buckets, depends on how far you wanna go vs how fast you wanna get them done

Working 'clean' is key to a clean finish

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Old 21-06-2018, 09:13 AM   #4
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My best advice is Also consider a snow foam lance (BH snow foam is very good) - quick to use and the technicians will enjoy using it
In fact send PM to Bilt Hamber as they may well be able to supply trade size volumes - click on their icon in manufacturers and private label brands

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Old 21-06-2018, 10:16 AM   #5
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Koch Chemie Green Star in a pump spray then pressure wash off.
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This, you can get foaming pump sprayers for £25 on amazon 1.5 litre ik foam sprayer or they do a 9 litre pump foam sprayer.

In combination with the Koch Chemie Green Star, 2 bucket method with grit guards per engineer and you should be good to go.

Will you be applying a wax or a sealant of some kind?
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As above. Then maybe consider also using a Gyeon Wetcoat type product to provide some touchless gloss and and water repellancy layer.
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For works vehicles they just need to be clean, no has time i guess to really wash them and apply an LSP?

SO my suggestion is just go ONR with wax in. so they was and wax with no rinse
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We use Aquajets at work and use their TFR which is used at 2% dilution ratio though the machine. Set the diesel heater to 60 degrees water and after 45,000 miles in my berlingo and 137,000 in my old transit connect they come up spotless every time. Full no contact wash, both vans have never seen a sponge or brush at all and the paint work was and is mint. Perfect for full winter wash downs. Well worth looking into...


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