Keep Your Fleet Clean: The Two-Step Process

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Trying to find the most affordable yet convenient way to keep your commercial fleet clean? The solution’s surprisingly simple and easy. You need the Two-Step Process. Not sure what it is? Or, how it can help your fleet?

Read on to learn more about this amazing process and how it will revolutionize the way you wash your fleet…

Know the Enemy: Road Film

Before you can tackle how you’re going to keep your fleet clean, you must understand the enemy you face: road film. Road film includes an ugly mixture of hard-to-remove elements including:

  • road dirt
  • diesel smoke
  • contaminants from a vehicle’s engine and/or mechanics
  • other foreign pollutants

Once settled on the surface of your trucks or buses, air friction and static electricity from high-speed use form an electrostatic bond with the soils. That means, dirt, grime, gunk, smoke, and other substances literally “freeze” to the exterior of your fleet vehicles. And I don’t have to tell you how gross it looks…

What’s worse, old-fashioned vehicle cleaning methods require tons of elbow grease, soap, water, and brushes to manually budge road film. But the stuff’s electrostatically cemented to each vehicle’s surface. Good luck with that!

Luckily, the Two-Step Process removes road film strategically by neutralizing the electrostatic or magnetic bond at the heart of your problem. Interested in knowing more? Read on…

How the Two-Step Process Works

During the Two-Step Process, a positively charged first step detergent is applied to saturate dirt molecules. Then, a negatively charged second step is quickly applied to re-saturate the positively charged surfaces. The Results?

The magnetic bond holding the grime and gunk in place breaks. Road film literally falls away, and a low labor rinse finishes the cleaning job.

Seriously, does it get any easier than that?

Benefits of the Two-Step Process

The Two-Step Process requires less physical agitation, which means reduced labor and significant savings. And it produces cleaner trucks and buses — not only because it breaks down and destroys the road film bond — but because of its ability to clean otherwise inaccessible nooks and crannies left untouched by other wash methods.

Another great benefit of the Two-Step Process? It offers broad spectrum vehicle cleaning for most weather conditions.

Finally, the Two-Step Process is eco-friendly. It requires fewer solvents or high phosphates, and the process’s byproduct is a near-neutral fluoride salt. By neutralizing the potentially harmful chemicals into an eco-friendly byproduct, water recycling and reclamation are possible.

Here’s to Your Wash Success!

For optimal performance in the Two-Step Process, elements to consider include water quality, the need for mechanical action or friction, water temperature, chemical dwell time, and the character of cleaning solutions and detergents applied to the surface.

Want to learn more about the Two-Step Process? Contact us today, and we’ll give you the tools and knowledge you need to ramp up your ROI and clean up the competition. Since 1999, we’ve helped commercial fleets just like yours shine above the competition.

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