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Old 04-06-2018, 09:07 PM   #1
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Power Maxes TFR

Just got some of the 5L concentrate, there’s a big thread on here and a lot of people state it’s LSP safe at 9:1 (won’t let me post a reply).

However the concrete says to dilute 50:1 and I’m aware the 1l pre mixed version is at 50:1... so my question is, is 9:1 really LSP safe and how good does it clean at 50:1?

I’ve got 5l of the stuff so going to start with a high dilution and work down but just wondered if anyone had any previous experience!

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Old 04-06-2018, 09:30 PM   #2
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Just got some of the 5L concentrate, there’s a big thread on here and a lot of people state it’s LSP safe at 9:1 (won’t let me post a reply).

However the concrete says to dilute 50:1 and I’m aware the 1l pre mixed version is at 50:1... so my question is, is 9:1 really LSP safe and how good does it clean at 50:1?

I’ve got 5l of the stuff so going to start with a high dilution and work down but just wondered if anyone had any previous experience!

Cheers


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LSP safe is often spouted, but no one defines it. Any cleaner will gradually degrade LSPs. The stronger the cleaner, the quicker it degrades.

Collinite 476 wax can be hit with a very strong TFR and it still shows a good level of protection. Continue to hit it with strong TFR and it will eventually be removed.

As with most cleaning and detailing, try to start with the least aggressive option and work up.

I have used powermaxed TFR at 9:1 and it cleans well. The wax I had on at the time (Fusso) stood up to it well, but then it is a very durable wax. An oily show wax will clearly not fare so well. Horses for courses.
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I've got a 2 litre pump sprayer and I think I put in 100ml. Not sure what ratio that is. It works a treat and I'll definitely get some more from carparts4less when I've finished it.
It's made my must have list, along with car chem shampoo and bsd.
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I've got a 2 litre pump sprayer and I think I put in 100ml. Not sure what ratio that is. It works a treat and I'll definitely get some more from carparts4less when I've finished it.

It's made my must have list, along with car chem shampoo and bsd.


19:1 ratio that buddy. Cheers Andy!!

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Old 04-06-2018, 10:19 PM   #5
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Just got some of the 5L concentrate, there’s a big thread on here and a lot of people state it’s LSP safe at 9:1 (won’t let me post a reply).

However the concrete says to dilute 50:1 and I’m aware the 1l pre mixed version is at 50:1... so my question is, is 9:1 really LSP safe and how good does it clean at 50:1?

I’ve got 5l of the stuff so going to start with a high dilution and work down but just wondered if anyone had any previous experience!

Cheers


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If it's my thread you've read then yes, it's a lengthy read.

As quoted above, most LSP's will diminish with wash procedures using various products.

For me, I used PM TFR at 9:1 on AF Toughcoat and it was still going strong 6mths later. Then again, getting the max out of a LSP is all in the original prep. No LSP will last if you don't prep properly regardless of what you hit it with during the wash process.

For me PM TFR is my go to prewash at 20:1 during summer and 9:1 during the winter months. At 20:1, it's great for cleaning fly's off the front end.
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If it's my thread you've read then yes, it's a lengthy read.

As quoted above, most LSP's will diminish with wash procedures using various products.

For me, I used PM TFR at 9:1 on AF Toughcoat and it was still going strong 6mths later. Then again, getting the max out of a LSP is all in the original prep. No LSP will last if you don't prep properly regardless of what you hit it with during the wash process.

For me PM TFR is my go to prewash at 20:1 during summer and 9:1 during the winter months. At 20:1, it's great for cleaning fly's off the front end.


Thanks mate good to know. My LSPs are Tough Coat and 845


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I've got a 2 litre pump sprayer and I think I put in 100ml. Not sure what ratio that is. It works a treat and I'll definitely get some more from carparts4less when I've finished it.
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9:1 ratio that buddy.

Is it not 19:1 (or 20:1 as most would say) ?
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Is it not 19:1 (or 20:1 as most would say) ?


My bad, that is 19:1!!

It's late on the day is my excuse Andy!


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My bad, that is 19:1!!

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I ended up doing the calculations as I was doubting myself
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Looking forward to using it. Think I’ll try 50:1 to begin with and 9:1 on my tyres!


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