Cleaning Product for Jet Turbine Soot

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Cleaning Product for Jet Turbine Soot

Postby TwatintheHat » Wed Sep 21 2022, 02:15

Can anyone recommend a product for cleaning the soot/residue off the tail boom of a jet engine heli?
I used to use Precision Clean but that doesn't seem to be available anymore ... at least not through Aviall/Boeing.
I've googled for Precision Clean but no luck... but hopefully someone out there has a better option.

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Re: Cleaning Product for Jet Turbine Soot

Postby Probbo » Wed Sep 21 2022, 02:37

Simple green works well. It’s meant to be environmentally friendly.
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Re: Cleaning Product for Jet Turbine Soot

Postby Wannabe60Driver » Wed Sep 21 2022, 05:10

I’ve used Simple Green a lot in another industry. It does the job, but one thing it is definitely not is “non toxic”: https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-set ... -is-toxic/
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Re: Cleaning Product for Jet Turbine Soot

Postby HELO1 » Wed Sep 21 2022, 08:31

Dynamix is a great product we found, use it along with something like Crystal Diamond Glaze polish or Dulon Polish and it works even better.
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Re: Cleaning Product for Jet Turbine Soot

Postby Gunga Din » Wed Sep 21 2022, 22:31

22 years ago, we were using DryWash, a blue-coloured polish from a spray bottle. Spray it on the soot, wipe off with a microfibre cloth, throw the cloth away. Very effective, left a lovely shine. But even back then it was (I think) $140 a litre.

The A109 we used it on had dirty engines (C20R) and the weight of the aircraft didn't change as the fuel burnt off, it just turned into soot and stuck to the tailboom. The CG used to be a trick with that.
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Re: Cleaning Product for Jet Turbine Soot

Postby Hello Pilots » Fri Sep 23 2022, 01:46

An underpaid hangar attendant usually does the trick.
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Re: Cleaning Product for Jet Turbine Soot

Postby Bee3 » Fri Sep 23 2022, 09:34

WD40 and a bag full of micro fibres does a good job in the bush with no water….
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Re: Cleaning Product for Jet Turbine Soot

Postby angrypalmtree » Fri Sep 23 2022, 10:07

Zi400 is what the airline boys use. It's my go to for flat surfaces.
Olympic clean is good in high concentration and an Aussie company. Also safe for clear plastics.
Dynamix is bloody expensive but the most effective, I use it for cooler deep cleans but it can discolour paint and clear plastics if you aren't careful.

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