- High pH (alkaline) liquid detergent
- Primary application – truckwash
- Secondary application – degreaser
- Concentrated, heavy duty
- Metal safe
- Environmentally friendly
- Reclaim compatible product
- THU100 THUNDERBOLT is one of our most popular high pH truckwash products
- Suggested dilution ratios 1:20 – 1:40 for Foam Maxx applied truckwashing
- Suggested dilution ratios 1:25 – 1:30 for Foam Maxx applied engine degreasing
- Suggested dilution ratios 1:24 – 1:32 for high pressure large vehicle washing
- Suggested dilution ratios 1:40 – 1:100 for brush applied large vehicle washing
- Suggested dilution ratios 1:10 – 1:20 for engine degreasing
At Ver-tech Labs we develop products and processes to help our customer’s clean trucks and large vehicles better, faster and less expensively. We believe that by using our truck wash detergents, Foam Maxx detergent applicators and our recommended truck washing process, you can clean a truck touchlessly and save labor and chemical cost.
Listed below is the Ver-tech Labs Truck Washing Process.
1. Do not water down the vehicle prior to applying a detergent like Thunderbolt. Spraying down the vehicle prior to the detergent can create a water barrier between the surface of the truck and the detergent, as well as further diluting the detergent. The exception to this recommendation is when heavy layers of dirt and mud need to be removed from the vehicle.
2. Dilute the detergent properly. All Ver-tech Labs products carry recommended dilutions. Thunderbolt featured in the video has been diluted 1:32. We recommend a dilution of 1: 20-40 for Thunderbolt for cleaning trucks. When properly diluted, a soap like Thunderbolt, will penetrate and lift road film from the vehicle. Too little detergent will not penetrate and lift soils. Too much detergent is a waste of money and makes it more difficult to rinse off.
3. Apply Thunderbolt from bottom to top in 8-10 foot sections. Applying the truck wash soap to the top first will cause streaking. Using a Ver-tech Labs foam applicator allows you to apply the product and quickly with a foam profile that maximizes dwell time on the truck.
4. Let the detergent act on the surface of the vehicle. Whatever method you use to apply the detergent to the vehicle should maximize dwell time, about 30-45 seconds before rinsing. Ideally, there should be a thin layer of foam that is slowly sliding down the surface of the vehicle. Do not leave any detergent on the surface of the vehicle for an extended period of time as it could dull or streak the surface.
5. High pressure rinse from top to bottom.