Asphalt truck washing

Deckcareplus

Deck Care Pro
Hi all,

This is a forum I am not accustomed to posting in. Looking for some assistance with a job I need to bid on. This is one I have never done before.

Need idea on pressure washing a few trucks for an asphalt laying company. I have a hot water unit but have no idea on what kind of cleaning chemicals to use. I would appreciate some help from some of you pros out there.

Thanks!
 

Ron P.

Member
ron p

can you post a pic of the type of truck?
is everything painted or some alum?
Is the alum polished? Is it OK with the owner to turn the alum white? Do they/you exspect to get all the tar off off? [you wont]
is run off or recapture a concern?[i hope not]
I am sure they want the bodies raised and the under carriages done? Do they want them done weekly or bi-weekly?
you should start out by checking Delco's board and check out there chem usage guide on the top.
www.dcs1.com
r109,r202,and do a search on 2 stepping on this site.
 

Deckcareplus

Deck Care Pro
Ron,

Unable to post a pic right now. Haven't actually looked at the trucks yet. This is a bartering type deal I am doing for the guy who is going to possibly repave my driveway.

No...run off is not an issue right now. Trucks are to be washed on owner's site.

Thanks for the response.
 
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mellow44

New member
RON,


USE DIESEL IN A PUMP UP SPRAYER LET SET 5 TO 10 MIN. THEN WASH WITH DETERGENT.

TOLUENE WILL MELT TAR LIKE CRAZE, BUT IT WILL REMOVE THE PAINT AS WELL!:D

MEL R.
 

Ron P.

Member
ron p

diesel will float on top of the wash water and leave a big black mark on the ground.
yes it works but i cant let that happen to the property.
Deckcare- because your only doing it as a one time thing or once in a while, i suggest you talk to your local ZEP guy.[not home depot stuff]
He can meet you at the customer and supply you with what you need and tell you how to use it.
Yes they will do this for you. There chems are a little pricey but so is shipping.
 

Scott Stone

New member
Rick,
There are a lot of different ways to get them clean. It all depends on how much of the tar that you want to get off, and what type of equipment it is. If they are just basic dump trucks it will be easiest. If there is a lot of build up from not taking care of them, it gets harder.

I use WD-40 in the gallon can, and jsut spray it on and let it soak. It might take a few times to get it off, but it will come off eventually. A high bodied degreaser, or citric cleaner will also do the job.

Scott
 
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