Skywash Rail exterior Drywash (Application Details)

Skywash is the world’s leading drywash for all train rolling stock. Developed to clean craft in locations with little or no water, the product is very high quality and approved, among others by every major airline manufacturer including Boeing, Airbus and AMS.

The product is applied by spraying directly onto the exterior of the train, and spread over the surface with a damp cloth, it is safe to apply on all external surfaces including the acrylic glass.

The product has a dry time of a few seconds, or minutes, depending on temperature, and is then wiped off with a second cloth, or brush, leaving a surface that is both cleaned and waxed. The wax is both salt and micro-organism repellent, keeping the train cleaner for longer than any traditional polish or wax that will not resist salt.

You can move onto the next section repeating the process until the train is completed. If for any reason the cleaning process has to be halted, you can leave the train at a suitable stage of cleanliness (such as to the engine front and passenger doors completed) and return to finish at another time. The product can also be used in wet or dry conditions, you will simply use more cloths in wet weather as they become saturated.

The reduced set up time for cleaning a craft, combines with the flexibility of a non-flammable product which can be used anywhere, allowing considerably improved flexibility in craft cleaning options and reduces cleaning costs compared to the scheduling and equipment requirements for a wet wash. Extended test with Virgin trains, Hitachi Europe Trains and Alsthom, have all proved the process achieves a better result than a traditional train wash and the waxed surface remains dirt and bug repellent by the third application allowing reduced cleaning time and cost.

With increasing emphasis on water use in general, and contaminated water disposal at commercial train depots in particular, Skywash not only offers an environmental solution, it does so at a reduced cost when compared to traditional wet-wash methods. For inquiries about demonstrations, including an Annual Value Package proposal to establish the yearly cost and environmental savings, please contact info@skywashintl.com and we will be pleased to develop a custom solution for all your requirements, including supplying all the ancillary equipment you need to complete the work, such as; extending poles, pads and micro-fibre cleaning cloths.

Application Details

Drywash Preparation

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Aviation Approved


Fuel, Co2 and water savings

BOEING D6-17487 REV R
Airbus AIMS 09-00-002-2
CSD-1
AMS 1650C

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