In this section, we explain a number of handy hints on how to use the products and applicators to their best advantage,
list a few maintenance tips and show some of the tailor made solutions we can offer.
Chiefs/Nerta Touchless Wash Demonstration
This video gives a thorough and detailed explanation of how to correctly use the Chiefs/Nerta products to effectively wash trucks and other vehicles.
By watching all of this video, the techniques and subtleties of using a foaming, touchless cleaning product will become clear.
Chiefs/Nerta SDS for Download
CHIEFS PLATINUM WASH
CHIEFS DUO WASH PART A
CHIEFS DUO WASH PART B
Foamer Selection, Operation and Care
SUTTNER FOAMER SELECTION CHART (black, red or blue)
Simply find the relevant psi and Litres per Minute specifications for your pressure cleaner on the chart
and this will guide you to the Suttner Foamer colour that will work most effectively with your machine.
SUTTNER FOAM LANCE
VIDEO - CARE OF SUTTNER FOAM LANCE
PA Foam Lance
Operation and Servicing Instructions (start from the 2 minute mark in the video)
Like all mechanical devices that operate in wet conditions, the PA Foam Lance will need servicing from time to time if maximum foaming performance is to be maintained. In most cases, any drop off in performance will be due to the internal wire mesh filter becoming blocked with dried soap residue or limescale. To unblock the filter and restore maximum performance, simply follow these easy steps.
Firstly, secure in the lance in a smooth-jawed vice, with the tip pointing sideways. Then, using a small Allen key, push out the retaining pin from the adjustable collar, and remove the collar and set it to one side. Next, use an adjustable spanner to carefully prise off the fanning blades. Then, use a 22 mm socket to loosen and remove the filter cover. Once off, stand the filter cover on a flat surface and use a small Allen key to push the wire mesh filter out. To unblock the filter, soak it overnight in a strong descaling solution; such solutions can be purchased in most DIY stores. Finally, reassemble your lance in reverse order and test that everything is tight before reusing it. To help prevent the filter from blocking up frequently, try to remember to rinse out your lance after each use by running a mixing bottle full of hot water through it.
In summary, the PA Foam Lance is a fantastic bit of kit that really helps to make the wash process safer, as it provides an easy way of removing loose dirt and grime in a completely touchless fashion. Given that it's built to last and is easy to service and maintain, it's not hard to see why it's become one of the bestselling products in recent years.
Text and YouTube video courtesy of Polished Bliss UK http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/
How to Videos
Fitting a foamer to a 1/4" BSP quick connector
Fitting a foamer to a domestic Gerni pressure cleaner
Fitting a foamer to a Spitwater pressure cleaner
Fitting a foamer directly to a gun
Fitting a foamer to a domestic Karcher
Explanation on how to best use Nerta touchless truck wash