Frequently Asked Questions Skywash Drywash

Q: Which surfaces on the exterior of an aircraft is the drywash suitable for?

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?

Yes it is fully tested and approved for use on exterior glass components including perspex and acrylics.

Q: Does it scratch?

No, the only recommendation is to use a fresh clean microfibre 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?

When you spray the product onto the surface, the product wraps a precision blend of 3 waxes 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. Use a second clean microfiber cloth to buff the surface to a higly gloss smooth finish.

Q: You claim it will improve fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions, how?

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 drywash, 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.

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Airbus AIMS 09-00-002-2
AMS 1650C

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