Because of environmental restrictions at airports and also the convenience of cleaning an aircraft while it is inside of a hanger, rinseless washing is an important part of keeping an aircraft clean.

The challenges of wet washing an airplane is it requires an area equipped with a wash rack for the waste water runoff to accumulate and properly separate. Also, a wet wash can result in pressurized water getting into areas that are sensitive and important to the aircraft operations.

Over the years I have washed a lot aircraft using a variety of rinseless products. As I took part in the development of Absolute Rinseless Wash, being able to use Absolute on aircraft was high on the list of priorities.

When cleaning an airplane or a classic car with a rinseless wash. I begin with the roof of the vehicle, or in this case the fuselage, using a microfiber mitt or mophead on a pole. I then soak the mophead in a 5 gallon bucket with Absolute Rinseless wash solution, apply the mophead to the top of the fuselage and agitate to loosen up the dirt and debris. After each application, dunk the mophead in a clean bucket of water to rinse it out, then proceed to do another application of the Absolute Rinseless wash.

Washing in a side-to-side manner allows the product to flow like a wave of water down the side of the plane, moving the dirt and debris down the fuselage. As you go, use a drying towel on a pole or a water blade to squeegee the solution down to the underside of the plane, and then dry the bottom of the plane using microfiber towels.

This process will allow you to clean a small private plane or even a large commercial aircraft with P&S Absolute Rinseless Wash quickly and efficiently.

Kyle Clark