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DRY WASH
 

What are the benefits?

Dry washing an airplane offers several notable benefits, making it a preferred method for maintaining aircraft exteriors. 

1. Preservation of Paint Quality: Aircraft exteriors are subject to various environmental elements, such as UV radiation, moisture, and pollutants, which can degrade the paint over time. Dry washing allows for the removal of surface contaminants without exposing the paint to water, which can potentially cause erosion or damage. 

2. Convenience after Detailing: After a detailed cleaning session, dry washing provides a convenient way to touch up the aircraft's exterior quickly. In scenarios where a full detail isn't necessary but minor dirt or smudges need to be addressed, dry washing offers a time-efficient solution. This is particularly beneficial for busy flight schedules or instances when turnaround time between flights is limited.

5. Cost Efficiency: Dry washing can be more cost-effective than traditional wet washing methods, especially in terms of water usage, labor, and equipment maintenance. With fewer resources required for the cleaning process, operators can save on operational expenses while still ensuring the aircraft's exterior remains clean and well-maintained. Additionally, the time saved during dry washing procedures can translate to increased productivity and operational efficiency for aviation businesses.

Overall, dry washing offers a range of benefits for aircraft maintenance, including paint preservation, convenience, corrosion prevention, environmental friendliness, and cost efficiency. By incorporating dry washing into their maintenance routines, aircraft operators can uphold high standards of cleanliness and protection for their fleet while optimizing resources and reducing environmental impact.

What does a dry wash include?

What does a dry wash cost?

What to know:

The dry wash is the most basic cleaning that the exterior of your aircraft can receive.

It includes:

     - Waterless wash

     - Oil removal

     - Bug Removal

     - Landing gear

A dry wash cost varies greatly depending on aircraft cleanliness, size, and difficulty. Refer to these base prices for a general idea:

Single-Engine.............................................................$150-$350

Multi-Engine...............................................................$350-$550

Turbine/Jet..............................................................$700-$3,500

    

How often should your aircraft be cleaned?

Lets find out...

     The frequency of aircraft cleaning needs depends upon multiple factors. These factors include: type of aircraft, frequency it's flown, and aircraft environment. General aviation aircraft are cleaned to keep the paint in good condition, and to prevent dangerous corrosion.

 

      I would recommend planes flown less frequently to be cleaned every three months. For commercial operations, the plane is your business card. A clean aircraft promises a good first impression and maintains reputation and visual representation. I would recommend getting your commercial aircraft cleaned at least once a month, or as needed.

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