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Old 24-12-2017, 08:48 AM   #1
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BH Surfex HD

What's people's dilution ratio's for Surfex HD when using on tyre's?
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Old 24-12-2017, 08:58 AM   #2
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10-1 works fine for me. But my tyres are never really dirty. When doing family and friends dirtier tyres ive gone to 5-1. Maybe over kill, so others may advise better. Always works for me thiigh


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Old 24-12-2017, 09:08 AM   #3
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10-1 works fine for me. But my tyres are never really dirty. When doing family and friends dirtier tyres ive gone to 5-1. Maybe over kill, so others may advise better. Always works for me thiigh


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I was thinking 4:1 the same as Megs Super Degreaser but iv'e seen people on here say they use it at 1:1 and full strength which i think is over kill
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It's all trial and error I guess. What works for you. Maybe try a small bottle with a dilution you think might work. Say 8-1 and give it a go.
What does work for me though, I got a bottle of MER wheel cleaner ages ago that had a neat little foaming trigger. Not like the big blaster foam heads just a normal looking trigger that foamed up a bit. I use that for surfex for tyres. Surfex will foam up a bit when agitated with a soft brush but the foam head just helps create and start the foaming process. Again, works for me, might not be for everybody though


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Old 24-12-2017, 11:22 AM   #5
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25% dilution on tyres for seems to work well for me
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Usually start at 25% or so.

10% Surfex mix for anything (tyres or otherwise) that is properly grimey.

Can count on the fingers of one hand the times i have had to use Surfex stronger than 10% for anything, really - it is really seriously strong beyond 10%



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Usually start at 25% or so.

10% Surfex mix for anything (tyres or otherwise) that is properly grimey.

Can count on the fingers of one hand the times i have had to use Surfex stronger than 10% for anything, really - it is really seriously strong beyond 10%



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How many mill is 10% and 25%?
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In a spray bottle, 25% is 3 parts water to 1 part Surfex. !0% is 9 parts water to 1 part Surfex.

In a foam lance, it depends on how much water your pressure washer set-up puts out.
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In a spray bottle, 25% is 3 parts water to 1 part Surfex. !0% is 9 parts water to 1 part Surfex.

In a foam lance, it depends on how much water your pressure washer set-up puts out.
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BH Response

Copied below is BH's response to an earlier tyre cleaning post:

"Dwell time is important and on tyres with agitation after dwell - 10% is more than adequate and will produce spotless rubber with no damage whatsoever. Side-by-side testing on same tyre proves this product every time. Shame not more of that testing is done by those wishing to review properly as its precisely what we do when making products."

I recently bought the 5l pack & have diluted it down into a pump action sprayer at 5% for bodywork & arches, at 10% in a trigger spray for tyres & 1% in a trigger spray for the interior. Not really had the chance to form an opinion yet but I've yet to see a bad (informed) opinion of any BH product.
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