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Ultimate Aero Valet Exterior Dry Wash

Exterior Dry Wash

Looking to improve the appearance of your aircraft’s exterior? Then this is the place to get started!

You'll find listed every one of our exterior services with detailed explanations below for you to review. And since all of our services are designed to meet OEM requirements, you can have piece of mind that your needs will be met while following your aircraft particular requirements.

Washing is the first line of defense in keeping your aircraft looking great. And with the option of choosing a wet or dry wash, no matter which option you choose, the end result will always be a smooth and clean surface without any unsightly water spots.

Thanks to increasing concerns about water contamination due to water run off, much of the aviation industry has moved towards using a chemical dry wash in place of wet (or water) washing. As such, Ultimate Aero Valet offers the Dry Wash as our standard exterior wash at all locations.

Although not dry at all, aircraft dry washing is accomplished by utilising OEM approved chemicals applied via spay bottles and microfiber towels. Special designed, these chemicals ensure a bug-, carbon-, and oil-free surface without leaving contaminants most water sources (wash pits) are known for.

The best part however may actually be the fact that a Dry Wash can be accomplished nearly anywhere, thus removing the requirement that your aircraft be towed to a wash pit. This means your wash can be accomplished in the hanger at home or even right on the FBO’s ramp while on the road.

In the end, a quality wash is no longer limited to certain airports and at the convenience of others.

Although less popular thanks to ever tightening environmental rules and regulations, when permitted, a Wet Wash is still a great way to clean your aircraft’s exterior from the rigors of flight.

Using only OEM approved soaps, the exterior is first prepared to protect sensitive areas from water ingestion. This means static ports are covered and composite surfaces are identified to ensure minimal pressure is applied to your aircraft. Only then is the exterior cleaned from top to bottom using soft bristle brushes to agitate built up dirt and oils before the entire surface is hand wiped leaving behind a clean exterior that’s free of water spotting.

Important Note 1

Wet Washing is limited at many locations due to environmental regulations and airport restrictions. For those airports that do not allow Wet Washing, Ultimate Aero Valet are still able to perform a Dry Wash instead.

Important Note 2

Wet Washing is also not available on gliders, as the gelcoat surface of gliders are semi permeable – that is, water can penetrate through to the fibreglass below.