How to clean Fleet Vehiclesadmin2019-01-02T22:43:41-06:00
Cleaning Government and Municipal Services fleet vehicles
Cleaning fleet vehicles such as emergency vehicles, snow equipment, trash and recycling trucks, dump trucks, utility vehicles can be done quickly and easily with the right chemicals, equipment and technique.
One-Step Touchless Cleaning:
Clean your large vehicle/equipment from front to back and in small vertical sections (8-10 feet wide)
Step 1: Apply a high pH (alkaline) detergent to the vehicle surface using a Foam Maxx foamer
When applying the chemical, foam it on from the bottom of the vehicle/equipment to the top of the vehicle/equipment
Step 2: Allow for a short dwell time 45-60 seconds
If you are washing a vehicle outdoors, ensure you do not allow any chemical to dry on the surface of your vehicle/equipment
Step 3: Use warm water (90°F – 100°F) for your high pressure rinse and rinse the vehicle section from top to bottom
Maintain your high pressure nozzle within 18 inches of the surface and a spray angle of 15° – 45°
Repeat Steps 1-3 until your vehicle/equipment is clean.
Why do I need a Foam Maxx foamer to apply the chemical?Using a Foam Maxx foamer allows you to put the chemical where you need it. The foam will also remain in contact longer with the dirt/grease/oil to ensure thorough cleaning when you rinse.
What dilution do you recommend?We tell our customers to start the high pH (alkaline) detergent at a strength of 1:20. The low pH (acid) detergent at a strength of 1:64.
What happens if I leave the chemical on and it dries?Streaking will result on the vehicle surface.
Can you show me a diagram of applying top to bottom?
What if my vehicle/equipment has some really thick mud? Use a pressure washer to knock off the large chunks. If possible, allow surface to dry as the chemical works best when applied to a dry surface. If you do not have time to let the surface dry, you may need to increase the strength of the chemical.
What about a debugger product?You can use a debugger product like EXT372 Bug-Be-Gone. Simply apply on areas with insect residue like a pre-treatment. Without rinsing, continue with either one-step or two-step touchless cleaning.
What is Salt Shield?Salt Shield® is an innovative product manufactured by Ver-tech Labs and proven through independent lab tests to clean road salts better. You can protect your vehicle by cleaning your undercarriage with EXT450 Salt Shield. Apply Salt Shield, allow to dwell 30-45 seconds, rinse and reapply Salt Shield (no second rinse).