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Russ and his BM 13-04-2008 08:52 PM

First go with BH Surfex HD.
 
Wow. This stuff is amazing. In the last 17 or so years I have been restoring classic cars I have used all sorts of degreasers, but this just blew me away when I cleaned my engine bay today. My daily-driver is a BMW E34 525i, 12 years old, and the engine bay has never been cleaned. I only had to spend half an hour and it's now spanking. The solution used neat is almost too powerful, and works even better when wetted with water. This is different to every other water-washable degreaser (Gunk/Jizer etc) that I have used. They go grey and lose their power, whereas with Surfex water merely increases the amount of degreaser working on the grime. (There's probably a scientific process going on here..) Dilutes about 5:1 it had awesome cutting power through all the crud.

Bl**dy well done lads, I will be buying a shed load more of this stuff!:thumb:

aceraf 13-04-2008 09:35 PM

I think i need some of this, wanted to give my engine a clean and was looking for a good degreaser.

Where did you purchase it?

Neil_S 13-04-2008 09:39 PM

Yes it is very good, when I put the last BH order in, Alex had some of this and I took a sample and it was superb at cleaning up oil, I am going to be buying 5 litres when the next BH order goes in.

Bigpikle 13-04-2008 09:51 PM

Really like this stuff as well - use it at a 3-4% solution and it makes a great pre-soak before a wash, and doesnt strip your wax. A bit stronger and it a decent wheel cleaner....

AND CHEAP :D

bilt-hamber kid 13-04-2008 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Russ and his BM (Post 794745)
Wow. This stuff is amazing. In the last 17 or so years I have been restoring classic cars I have used all sorts of degreasers, but this just blew me away when I cleaned my engine bay today. My daily-driver is a BMW E34 525i, 12 years old, and the engine bay has never been cleaned. I only had to spend half an hour and it's now spanking. The solution used neat is almost too powerful, and works even better when wetted with water. This is different to every other water-washable degreaser (Gunk/Jizer etc) that I have used. They go grey and lose their power, whereas with Surfex water merely increases the amount of degreaser working on the grime. (There's probably a scientific process going on here..) Dilutes about 5:1 it had awesome cutting power through all the crud.

Bl**dy well done lads, I will be buying a shed load more of this stuff!:thumb:

Glad you like it, it bought my Alfa wheels up a treat the other day and it works superbly as a patio cleaner too. And environmentally friendly.

Quote:

Originally Posted by aceraf (Post 794859)
I think i need some of this, wanted to give my engine a clean and was looking for a good degreaser.

Where did you purchase it?

Either from us directly, or Elite or Pro Detailing, at the moment.

http://www.bilthamber.com/surfex-hd.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigpikle (Post 794892)
Really like this stuff as well - use it at a 3-4% solution and it makes a great pre-soak before a wash, and doesnt strip your wax. A bit stronger and it a decent wheel cleaner....

AND CHEAP :D

Yup, and if you order our new Auto-foam, all other BH items can currently be had with no extra postage costs either.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=65679

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aceraf 13-04-2008 10:17 PM

Can this be used through a foam gun?

And will it strip wax?

Just wondering if it can be used instead/alongside of my prewash foam to clean the car/engine/undercarriage?

PJS 14-04-2008 12:15 AM

Not really, if you're referring to the likes of a Gilmour.
PW Lance, possibly, but the best solution is the pressurised garden sprayers.
Keep solution strength low (1-5%) to prevent the LSP being removed.
5-10% is probably suitable for wheel cleaning, and up to 20% for heavy degreasing like you find in the engine bay.
Wouldn't use it in conjunction with anything else to be honest.

Bilt-Hamber Lab 14-04-2008 07:56 AM

Surfex HD can be applied by brush or spray and is great through pressure washer too. PJS is correct 1-5% for LSP conservation though. Thanks for the comments, it's appreciated, it can take a while getting formulations working well and nice to know it's of value.

Russ and his BM 14-04-2008 01:40 PM

I used it again today when an oil change went a bit wrong lol, there's absolutely no trace of oil left on my driveway now!

Cheers, Russ

Bigpikle 14-04-2008 01:43 PM

I tried mixing Surfex into other foams, to try and get the cleaning benefit of Surfex with the foam of the SSF - it just wouldnt work. For some reason as soon as I added Surfex inot the mix it diluted the foam and it got runny...led me to use it as a pre-spray alone.

Not an issue now though as Auto Foam does exactly what i was trying to achieve :thumb:


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