Aircraft Cleaning SKY-SE1 Dry wash and wax
|Type: Cleaning Supplies
|Cleaning Method: Waterless
|One-process: Dry wash and wax
DRY WASH & WAX I
Wash and wax
DESCRIPTION AND USE SKY-SE1™ DRY WASH & WAX I – SILICONE FREE
SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone free is a non-hazmat unique liquid one-process cleaning and waxing compound especially formulated to be used on exterior aircraft surfaces.
Because SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I – is silicone free and uses a waterless cleaning method it is safe to use in the same area where painting or repairing can be done at the same time, reducing aircraft maintenance downtime and turnaround. SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone free is safe on painted and unpainted metal surfaces and can aid in restoring dulled paintwork colors and luster.
SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone free is applied by either wiping-on or spraying-on a light coat spread out over the surface with a damp cloth.
Allow for a few seconds for the material to dry (depending on the temperature) to a white haze then wipe-off with a second dry clean micro-fiber cloth. Don’t let the material dry to long, if dried to long the wax is more difficult to wipe-off. It is suitable for all exterior aircraft surfaces.
Repeat the process for areas of the aircraft that has dried on bugs, if heavy or stubborn contamination we recommend you use the approved non-scratching 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Aircraft Cleaning Pad in combination with SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone freeto break up the bugs.
METHOD OF USE (SHAKE BEFORE USE)
- Stir or shake well before use.For best results applySKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone freein the shade. When ever possible applying in direct sunlight applySKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone freeto small areas at a time.
- The aircraft is applied by spraying (or spreading) a thin layer directly onto the exterior of the craft.
- Spray or spread an area approximately 4ft x 4ft or any size you can comfortably clean. Then spread evenly with a damp clean cloth.
- Allow for a few seconds for the material to dry (depending on the temperature) to a white haze then wipe off with a second dry clean micro-fiber cloth. Don’t let the material dry to long. If dried to long the wax is more difficult to wipe-off.
- The area should then be buffed to a highly waxed dirt repellant glossy smooth surface.
- Continue using steps 3 through 5 for the rest of the aircraft, unfolding and re-folding the cloths to expose new clean sides.
The process is the same throughout the entire aircraft; spray on and wipe off. Replace the cloths as needed when they become dirty.
For areas of the aircraft that has dried on bugs we recommend you use the approved non-scratching 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Aircraft Cleaning Pad in combination with SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone freeto break up the bugs.The area should then be buffed to a highly waxed dirt repellant glossy smooth surface.
The SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax process should be performed every 4-6 weeks to maintain a smooth, dirt repellant, high-gloss surface that protects long term against harsh environment, salt, UV-rays and oxidation. There is no waste or environmental contamination issues with this non-hazmat product. The cloths are laundered and re-used.
EFFECT ON MATERIALS
SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone free is safe to be used on all painted and unpainted surfaces.
SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone free will not craze acrylic plastic windows, however, always use fresh clean micro-fiber cloths for the window areas to avoid any possibility of cloths containing particles that could scratch the surface.
- For best results, use a 3M™ dry micro-fiber cloth to buff the surface to a nice gloss.
- If the air and or surface temperatures are high, you may have to clean smaller areas at time.
- If the temperature is cool and humid, you can clean larger areas at a time.
WHEN TO USE SKY-SE1™ DEGREASER
SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone freewill 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 want to use SKY-SE1™ Degreaser.
For extra cleaning power, consider also using the approved non-scratching 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Aircraft Cleaning Pad for stubborn oil stains.
After using SKY-SE1™ Degreaser, apply a final application ofSKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone freefor maximum wax protection.
SKY-SE1™ dry wash and wax I - silicone free is manufactured in the USA andhas been tested and approved for Boeing, McDonnell Douglass, Airbus and AMS.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: Which surfaces on the exterior of an aircraft is the dry wash & wax suitable for?
A: All exterior surfaces, the product is non-aggressive and so is suitable for all exterior metals and composites including un-painted aluminums and alloys.
Q: Is the product appropriate for use on aircraft glass?
A: Yes it is fully tested and approved for use on exterior glass components including Perspex and acrylics.
Q: Does it scratch?
A: No, the only recommendation is to use a fresh clean micro-fiber cloth for the glass areas. On the wings or fuselage just keep the application and removal cloths fresh and there are no issues.
Q: How does it not scratch?
A: When you spray the product onto the surface, the product wraps a high quality wax around every particle of dirt and dust to a size smaller than the human eye can see and by capillary action lifts it off the surface. When you use the first damp cloth to spread the product over the surface, the grit is already suspended and cannot get back in contact with the surface, so by spreading the product you are actually spreading wax onto the surface.
Q: You claim it will improve fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions, how?
A: A Boeing 747 gains 20 lbs. of dirt on a trans-Atlantic flight, this creates a rough surface that increases drag and therefore uses more fuel to overcome the drag. When you dry wash, you don't just wash the surface, you wax it with a dirt repellant making it more difficult for the dirt and grit to adhere, so the craft stays cleaner, has less drag, uses less fuel and so emits less CO2.