How to Waterless Wash &Wax Aircraft
Hand Application(Also see How to use Wash Wax Mop)
- Fold some towels in half twice to form a square, wet them with water or Wash Wax ALL, and then wring them out so they are only damp. Also, fold some dry towels in the same manner and have them available. (See Note: Towels)
- Start at the highest point of the aircraft you plan to clean. Clean upwind of the dirty areas so the spray mist will only land on areas that have not been cleaned.
- Spray an area you can comfortably clean before the Wash Wax ALL dries - approximately 2 ft. by 4 ft. or smaller.
- Take the damp towel and wipe the area you just sprayed with Wash Wax ALL .(If the aircraft is not very dirty, you can skip this step)
- Dry the area with a dry towel before the Wash Wax ALL.
- Continue using steps 3 though 5 for the rest of the aircraft, unfolding and re-folding the towels to expose new clean sides.
- Work your way down to the lowest portions of the aircraft. We recommend cleaning the windows last.
- The process is the same throughout the entire aircraft; spray on and wipe off. Replace the towels as needed when they become dirty. For hard to reach areas, we recommend using the Wash Wax Mop.
- For areas that have dried-on bugs, we recommend you pre-spray the area with Wash Wax ALL (Blue) and let it soak for 5-10 minutes. After it has soaked in, re-spray the area and use the Aero Scrubber to break up the bugs. Then, use a towel to dry and clean the area before the Wash Wax ALL dries.
WATERLESS WASH & WAX AIRCRAFT
- The damp towel may not be necessary if the surface is cool and not very dirty.
- If spot cleaning, one towel is usually sufficient. Use one side to clean and one side to dry. You may want to dampen the cleaning side of the towel with a few sprays of Wash Wax ALL when first using the one towel method.
- Use only good quality soft absorbent microfiber or cotton towels.
- Your towels should be washed regularly, inspected for foreign materials, and stored in a sealed container or bag, free of any dirt.
Getting the most out of your towels
- The towel you use to apply the Wash Wax ALL is going to get dirty first. When you are ready to replace the towel, replace it with the drying towel. It will already be slightly damp by that time so there will be no need to dampen it with water or prime it with Wash Wax ALL. Also, use this procedure when using the Wash Wax Mop.
- The highest points of the aircraft may require a ladder, lift, stairs or scaffolding when using the hand application method. Consider using the Wash Wax Mop for these hard to reach areas instead.
- If the air and or surface temperatures are high, you may have to clean smaller areas at a time. If the temperature is cool and humid, you can clean larger areas at a time. It is important to dry the Wash Wax ALL before it dries on its own to avoid streaking.
- On hot surfaces, be sure to use a damp towel in Step 4 and do smaller areas at a time.
When to use Wash ALL Degreaser (Red) or Belly Soap (Purple)
- Wash Wax ALL (Blue) will work for most of the aircraft surfaces and windows. When working on the lower areas such as aircraft bellies, engines, engine and APU exhaust areas and landing gear, you may need to use Wash ALL Degreaser or, in extreme cases, Belly Soap. For extra cleaning power, consider also using the Aero Scrubber.
- After using Wash ALL Degreaser or Belly Soap, follow up with Wash Wax ALL (Blue) for maximum wax protection.