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What detergent for washing the airframe?

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:44 pm
by Johnny C!
Lima Charlie needs a bath.

What to use?

And is Plexus the right product
for the Lexan? I ran through a
small rain shower yesterday, and
I would like some sort of Rain-X
coating, and thought Plexus might
make the water bead up.

Let me know.

Thanks!

John

Re: What detergent for washing the airframe?

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:52 am
by alan
For years I have used Lemon Pledge for lexan on certified and homebuilt windows. It removes bugs well even from the leading edges and leaves a nice slick coating.

Alan

Re: What detergent for washing the airframe?

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 9:47 am
by kenryan
Frank Knapp told me he just power washes his Lil Cub, but it is covered with Oratex. I'm not sure Superflight would hold up...

Re: What detergent for washing the airframe?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:52 am
by Just Aircraft NZ Ltd
Yeah, we use heaps of Pledge on the Lexan and a Citrus based cleaner (10% with H2O) on the fabric. Seems to soap up well and shifts the grit.

Cheers,

Grant

Re: What detergent for washing the airframe?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:39 am
by Johnny C!
Grant,
Can you be more specific on the Citrus based cleaner, you mentioned?

Thanks!

John



Just Aircraft NZ Ltd wrote:Yeah, we use heaps of Pledge on the Lexan and a Citrus based cleaner (10% with H2O) on the fabric. Seems to soap up well and shifts the grit.

Cheers,

Grant