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Old 15-05-2020, 10:12 PM   #1
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BH Surfex HD is cloudy?

I have two spray bottles of BH Surfex HD at different dilution rates and have noticed they have both gone cloudy . Is this normal?
It seems to have ruined my Canyon trigger sprayer too.

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Old 15-05-2020, 10:28 PM   #2
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I mentioned this on a Facebook group once and received a load of abuse. Surfex HD is great stuff but it seems only some plastics are safe with it. Most of my 5L bottle was wasted after it ate through the factory bottle. Probably had a defect to be fair. It has made me nervous about buying it again.
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Old 15-05-2020, 10:39 PM   #3
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I have the same plastic jerrycan of surfex 5L from maybe 4 years ago & had no issues. When pouring it's still fine & not cloudy.

I have mines in a clear bottle so wouldn't know if it had gone cloudy or not but could it be the water you are mixing it with? Did you use distilled water?

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I normally use distilled water but can’t be sure on these two. I have used two different types of bottles but they are both cloudy.
I dilute another bottle with distilled water and see what happens. Hope this solves the problem.
I probably would of thought twice if I knew it was going to be hassle.
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Seems a bit odd to me, after about 10 years I'm just coming to the end of 5 litres and the container is absolutely fine ! I've kept it a varying strength in different trigger bottles, never a problem and it remains clear ?

Perhaps you could contact Bilt-Hamber and see what they say ?
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I'm just coming to the end of my 5L tub of Surfex and just noticed my diluted batch (tap water) has gone slightly cloudy as well, doesn't bother me as it doesn't seem to affect it's performance which is still great as usual.
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Update.. BH got back to me (very quickly) and explained it can happen especially with hard water.

I'm assured it doesn't effect the cleaning capabilities. De ionised water could help with above issue.

On a side note what sprayer heads do you guys use with it? My Canyon ones didn't last too long.
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Update.. BH got back to me (very quickly) and explained it can happen especially with hard water.

I'm assured it doesn't effect the cleaning capabilities. De ionised water could help with above issue.

On a side note what sprayer heads do you guys use with it? My Canyon ones didn't last too long.
Glad to hear that, I use a Autosmart trigger bottle and I've used others without problem, I have a GTechniq one that's lasted years !
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On a side note what sprayer heads do you guys use with it? My Canyon ones didn't last too long.
I think the ones i've used for ages are the Atomiza chemical spray heads (grey) from Polished Bliss.
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