FAQ Category: Cleaning and degreasing

Is Auto-Foam a harsh cleaner?

Auto-Foam is non-caustic and gentle on paintwork and will efficiently remove dry road film in touchless cleaning. Auto-Foam is safe for use on most surfaces treated with waxes and polishes. Our Double Speed-Wax paste wax for example will stand up to 60-70 washes with Auto-Foam, however, as we are unable to test the compatibility of …

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I have used the Auto-Foam dilution calculation method, but the calculation is telling me I need more Auto-Foam than my detergent bottle will hold!

Some pressure washer machines won’t discharge material from their bottle or reservoir at a rate high enough to achieve 4% dilution, even the bottle full and the discharge rate set to its highest. In these cases, fill the detergent bottle up to full with Auto-Foam and see what sort of results you can achieve at …

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How do I clean a very dirty/muddy carpet with Surfex HD?

You will need a wet vac. Make up a solution of about 5ltrs with 1-2% Surfex HD in water. Apply with a sponge, really saturate the area and vac off while wet. Repeat this process with the made-up solution and this will remove the dirt.

Is Auto-Foam pH neutral?

Auto-Foam is alkaline, but importantly it is non-caustic and it’s the latter that causes the problem in damaging coatings. Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) can dull and leave finishes matt and lifeless when used long-term, auto-foam will never do this. The pH preoccupation has arisen due to information propagated by self-professed experts on the internet.  Most …

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Can Auto-Foam be applied in a pump-up pressure sprayer?

Yes, it can be applied in this way at 4% dilution. The bubbles themselves to not aid the cleaning process so the product will work just as well with fewer bubbles. We do advise that Auto-Foam is to be power-washed off for best results.

How do I go about ensuring the concentration of Auto-Foam is correct for my pressure washer?

Fill up the detergent bottle or reservoir with exactly one litre of water. Take a large bucket or container and discharge the lance into this until the detergent bottle is empty. Measure the total amount of water collected, and multiply this number by 0.04. This is how much Auto-Foam you need to use in your …

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HOW TO: Use Surfex-HD

Always spot test before use. Surfex-HD can be used diluted from 1 part in 100 for light cleaning and up to 100% concentration for maximum grease and oil removal. Light degreasing For use as a pressure washer shampoo, ensure that your lance is discharging at a concentration of 4% onto the surface (click here to …

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How do I go about ensuring the concentration of Surfex-HD is correct for my pressure washer?

Fill up the detergent bottle or reservoir with exactly one litre of water. Take a large bucket or container and discharge the lance into this until the detergent bottle is empty. Measure the total amount of water collected, and multiply this number by 0.04. Fill the detergent bottle or reservoir with the calculated amount, and …

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How much Auto-Wash do I need?

The standard instructions for Auto-Wash are to put 5ml of Auto-Wash in a bucket, and fill with up to 10 litres of warm, fast flowing water to generate a lather. The suggested dilution ratio is 1:2000.

HOW TO: Use Auto-Wheel

Spray Auto-Wheel liberally onto your wheels. TIP: Avoid directly spraying the centre caps of the wheels by spraying radially outward from the centre. Wait for the colour changing reaction, normally 1-5 minutes. Wash the wheel thoroughly with a hose or jetwash.

How often should I use Auto-Wheel?

When contamination such as brake dust is observed, which is usually every four months. It isn’t necessary to use Auto-Wheel every time the car is washed, before the contamination builds, the wheels can be washed with a regular car shampoo.

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