Four things you never want to see on the shiny exterior of a car or boat are concrete — especially hardened concrete — as well as rust, tree sap and white scales from the minerals left behind by water. These substances are not an automobile’s best friends. That’s why it’s imperative to use the proper chemicals to safely keep these foreign objects from ruining your paying customer’s paint job.
Adding to the frustration of working with substances that bind to the surface of a vehicle is the fact that they’re difficult to remove without scratching, staining or marring the finish of the automobile. Specifically, here’s more information on the challenges facing the professional auto detailer:
Concrete — Not only is this rock and sand combination difficult to remove, but concrete features an element called alkaline that can be very harmful to the vehicle’s paint by eating the clear coat and paint away.
Rust — Water left on a car not only encourages rust, but once rust occurs, additional water only adds to the problem, creating rivers of rusty stains on the paint job, which requires additional time to remove.
Tree Sap — Here’s another substance that becomes more difficult to remove the longer it remains on the surface. And if it’s left cooking in the sun, it can leave a stain, resulting in discoloration to the paint job.
Scales —Boats are exposed and vulnerable to elements in the water that can leave behind mineral deposits called lime scale. Chemically, these deposits are alkali, and they require the proper chemical to remove them. A heavy dose of carwash soap won’t remove this type of build up on the hull and body of the boat — especially when you discover barnacles have come along for the ride.
What Detail King offers for these stubborn substances is Ex Con Concrete, Rust, Tree Sap & Scale Remover — a uniquely formulated high concentration of mild, inorganic non-fuming acid cleaning agents. The proper way to use Ex Con is to apply it to a towel and wipe the affected area down. Depending on the stubbornness of the substance, you may have to do this several times for complete removal.
We recommend placing the towel containing Ex Con directly on the raised surface of tree sap or hardened concrete for 15 seconds or more, and then carefully begin to wipe it down. The extra time “soaking” in the solution makes it easier to break the substance down and remove without harming the paint.
Other suggestions include:
- Don’t use Ex Con in direct sunlight.
- Don’t allow Ex Con to dry on the paint.
- Don’t use Ex Con on aluminum surfaces because irreversible damage may occur.
- Ex Con has proven to be an excellent product to remove algae and film that can accumulate on fiberglass boat bodies.
A basic wash-and-scrub will only result in a fair job of removing these substances. What Ex Con Concrete, Rust, Tree Sap & Scale Remover does is add that extra punch of aggressiveness.
As you can see, Detail King products save time — and we all know that time is money. Most auto detailers don’t keep Ex Con on hand. As a result, they have to pass up the opportunity to work on these problem child vehicles or boats. And that spells more business for you, because you confidently stock the proper supplies for a job well done.Tags: EX Con Concrete, Rust, Tree Sap & Scale Remover