Truck Wash Cleaning Chemicals

Midwest Cleaning Solutions manufactures a professional strength line of truck and fleet washing detergents and aluminum brighteners for touchless cleaning. Our truck wash experts can help you clean better if you are a truck wash owner, owner/manager of a large vehicle fleet, manager of a municipal fleet or a single truck owner. Professional strength chemicals backed up with chemical use expertise.

High pH Detergents

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MC-THUNDER

Alkaline Detergent 

Description:

MC-Thunder Alkaline Detergent is a heavy duty alkaline Detergent. It can be used as both a standalone detergent or used as a second step in a two step cleaning process.

MC-Thunder penetrates stubborn road film, bugs, and greasy soils and rinses easily.

This product should not be used on polished aluminum.

Application:

When using MC-Thunder as a standalone presoak it should be applied using low pressure, diluted 1:25 and let set for 30 seconds. To obtain the best performance and customer satisfaction, elevate the presoak solution temperature to 120° F. using soft water.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.04
  • pH (as is): >13
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Mild
  • Appearance: Brown Liquid

Storage & Handling:

Refer to SDS prior to using this product.

Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC Gloves and a full face shield or chemical goggles. This product comes in 275 gal totes and 55 gallon drums. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

UN1824, SODIUM HYDROXIDE SOLUTION, 8, PG II

MC-2

Alkaline Detergent (2nd Step)

Description:

MC-2 Alkaline Detergent is a heavy duty alkaline truck washing compound. It can be used as both a standalone detergent or used in conjunction with MC-1 in a two step cleaning process.

MC-2 penetrates stubborn road film, bugs, and greasy soils and rinses easily.

This product should not be used on polished aluminum.

Application:

When using MC-2 as a standalone presoak, apply at a dilution 1:20 and let set for at least 30 seconds and then rinse.  MC-2 is an excellent second step detergent in a two step cleaning process. To obtain the best performance satisfaction, wash with soft warm water.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.06
  • PH (as is): 12.5
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Mild
  • Appearance: Brown Liquid

Storage & Handling:

Refer to SDS prior to using this product.

Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC Gloves and a full face shield or chemical goggles. This product comes in 275 gal totes and 55 gallon drums. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

UN1824, SODIUM HYDROXIDE SOLUTION, 8, PG II

MC-200

Multi-Purpose Detergent

Description:

MC-200 detergent is a multipurpose alkaline car & truck wash detergent. It can be used in combination with a Low pH Presoak in a two step cleaning process. It can also be used as a one step alkaline cleaner. MC-200 easily rinses and penetrates to rapidly remove stubborn road film, bugs, and greasy soils.   MC-200 is an excellent detergent for fleet cleaning, car wash systems and general degreasing.

MC-200 is SAFE to use on polished aluminum!

Application:

Apply this product at the rate of 1 part MC-200 to 25-80 parts water depending on water and soil conditions.  When used as a degreaser and bug remover dilute 5 to 1.  Always rinse thoroughly from the top down.  Never allow this chemical to dry on the surface.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.07
  • pH (as is): 12.2
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Mild Citrus
  • Appearance: Light Green Liquid

Storage and Handling:

Refer to SDS prior to using this product.

Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC Gloves and a full face shield or chemical goggles. This product comes in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

Compound, Cleaning Liquid, Not regulated by DOT.

Diamond-Cutter

All Purpose Alkaline Powdered Detergent 

Description:

Diamond-Cutter is an economical detergent formulated with alkaline builders, water softening agents, rinse agents, and biodegradable surfactants. It is an excellent truck wash and car wash high pH presoak detergent. Diamond-Cutter is a granulated compound with a mild odor.

Application:

Diamond-Cutter can be dissolved in water up to a ratio of 1 lb Diamond-Cutter to 1 gallon of water. It should be applied at a final dilution rate of approximately 10:1 to 15:1 depending on soils and water quality. It can be applied through either an upstream or downstream chemical injection system. Diamond-Cutter works well with either hot or cold water. It is safe to use on all mirrored metal and painted surfaces.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: NA
  • pH (1/2 lb/1 gal H2O): 12.2
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Mild
  • Appearance: Granulated Powder

Storage & Handling:

This product should be stored in a cool dry area with container tightly closed. Normal safety precautions (i.e. gloves and face shield) should be worn when handling this product. Refer to SDS for more detailed safety information. This product is available in 100lb & 400lb open head containers.

Shipping Data:

This product is not regulated by DOT.

QUICK N CLEAN

Powder and Liquid Detergent Kit

Description:

Quick n Clean is a multipurpose alkaline car & truck wash detergent. It can be used in combination with a Low pH Presoak in a two step cleaning process. It can also be used as a one step alkaline cleaner.

Quick n Clean has excellent risibility and penetrates stubborn road film, bugs, and greasy soils.

MC-200 is SAFE to use on polished aluminum!

Application:

Quick n Clean is a 2 part kit when blended makes up to 45 gallons of concentrate.  Add the powder component to 42 gal of soft water and agitate for 2 minutes. Before opening, vigorously shake the liquid component, and then add it to the concentrate. Rinse the jug with water, and add it to the concentrate, then agitate for 2 minutes. Top mixture off to 45 gallons. This formula will go into solution quickly without continual agitation.  Final dilutions will be determined based on  application methods and soil conditions.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.07
  • pH (blended): 12.2
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Mild Citrus
  • Appearance: Light Orange Liquid

Storage & Handling:

Refer to SDS prior to using this product.

Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC Gloves and a full face shield or chemical goggles. This product comes in 2 x 2.5 gallon jug kit. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

Compound, Cleaning Liquid, Not regulated by DOT

Acidic Cleaners

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Aluma Bright

Aluminum Cleaner/Brightener

Description:

Aluma Bright is a highly concentrated acidic cleaner and brightener for aluminum. Aluma Bright is formulated with a superior blend of hydrofluoric, sulfuric, and phos­phoric acids. Aluma Bright is a bluish green liquid with a strong acidic odor.

Application:

WARNING: this product should be used only by properly trained individuals wearing protective equipment.

Aluma Bright will clean and degrease aluminum surfaces removing all oxidation leaving the surface bright and shiny without streaking or blackening. It is used to clean trailers, flatbeds, aluminum equipment. Aluma Bright should be applied with an acid pump or a downstream injector only. It should be applied to aluminum surfaces at a dilution rate of 50 parts water to 1 part Aluma Bright. Aluma Bright is an excellent stainless steel cleaner when diluted 150 parts water to 1 part Aluma Bright.

NOTE: This product should not be used on highly polished aluminum surfaces.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.16
  • pH (as is): <1.0
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Strong Acid Odor
  • Appearance: Blue Liquid

Storage and Handling:

Store in a cool dry place.  Do not store with strong alkaline materials. Wash hands after handling the product and prior to eating, smoking, drinking, or using the restroom facilities. Refer to SDS for more detailed safety information prior to use. This product is available in US 55 gallon drums, 5 gallon pails and concentrated kits.

Shipping Data:

UN2922, CORROSIVE LIQUID, TOXIC, N.O.S. (HYDROGEN FLUORIDE, SULFURIC ACID), 8 (6.1), PG II

MC-1

Acidic Cleaning Compound (1st Step)

Description:

MC-1 is an acid cleaner formulated with hydrofluoric acid and biodegradable surfac­tants.  It has been developed for use as the (1st step) in Two Step pressure washing pressure washing equipment systems.  It should be used in conjunction with the following: MC-200, MC-2, MC-Thunder or Reflex-TW (2nd step) detergents.

This product should not be used on polished aluminum.

Application:

MC-1 is formulated to be used with soft water and applied at a dilution rate of 20:1. It is designed to be applied through an upstream chemical injection system at high pressure.   If used on a painted surface, apply MC-1 to an inconspicuous area to insure no discoloration occurs. Precaution should be taken to prevent contact with window glass as MC-1 may etch the glass and mirrors.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.02
  • PH (as is): 1.5
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Acidic
  • Appearance: Blue liquid

Storage and Handling:

Refer to SDS prior to using this product.

Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC Gloves and a full face shield or chemical goggles. This product comes in 55 gallon drums. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

UN1790, HYDROFLOURIC ACID, SOLUTION, < 60% STRENGTH, 8, PG II

TRU-SHINE

Citric Acid Detergent

Description:

TRU-SHINE is a low pH citric acid detergent solution used to clean aluminum and painted surfaces without discoloring the factory finishes. It will remove dirt, oils, and road salts. TRU-SHINE is very effective at whitening the painted panels on semi trailers.   Regular applications of TRU-SHINE will help maintain the original factory finish and look on grills, tanks and wheels. It will help reduce the visual effects of salt spot blemishes.

Application:

TRU-SHINE may be applied through a pressure washer at a dilution rate of 20 parts water to 1 part TRU-SHINE. It can be diluted 10:1 and applied using a pump up hand help sprayer. For best results it should be applied after being diluted 10:1 using a brush.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.17
  • PH (as is): 1.0
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Mild Odor
  • Appearance: Clear liquid

Storage and Handling:

Refer to SDS prior to using this product.

Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC Gloves and a full face shield or chemical goggles. This product comes in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

Compound, Cleaning Liquid, Not regulated by DOT

MC-710

Fly Ash & Concrete Remover

Description:

MC 710 is a specially formulated low PH detergent designed to remove dried on concrete from vehicles and equipment.

MC-710 has been fortified with specific wetting agents to allow for a longer dwell time, providing optimal activation before rinsing, increasing effectiveness and resulting in desired cleaning with fewer applications. The highly concentrated formula is extremely economical. MC-710 is environmentally friendly, containing readily biodegradable ingredients, rust inhibitors and no phosphates.

Application:

MC-710 quickly and efficiently dissolves concrete residue on vehicles/steel forms/equipment. Concentrated formula makes MC-710 a very economical product without sacrificing performance.  Safe on plastics/rubber/iron/steel. MC-710 Minimizes labor costs while improving company efficiency and extending the life of vehicles and equipment. MC-710 may be used undiluted or dilute up to 1:5 with water and apply with a pump or foam. Let foam solution dwell till neutralized and reapply if needed. Agitate with a brush if needed, then rinse.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.13
  • PH (as is): <1-2
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Slight Acid Odor
  • Appearance: Clear Liquid

Storage & Handling:

Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed.  Read SDS prior to use. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC Gloves and a full face shield or chemical goggles. This product comes in 275 gallon Totes and 55 gallon drums. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

UN 3265 CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, OR-GANIC, N.O.S. (MIXTURE, UREA MONOHYDRO-CHLORIDE), 8, PG III

STA-BRIGHT

Polished Aluminum Cleaner

Description:

STA-BRITE is a low PH detergent used to clean polished and extruded aluminum surfaces without discoloring the factory-made finish. It will remove dirt, oils, road salts and crude oil residue. Continued applications of STA-BRITE on aluminum surfaces will not dull polished finish and will help renew dirty aluminum surfaces to its factory luster. It has been shown to reduce the visual effects of salt spot blemishes and removal of oily grime from aluminum tankers/rails. STA-BRITE is a lightly acidic liquid with a mild scent that will not whiten aluminum.

Application:

STA-BRITE is effective at several dilutions. For light duty cleaning and maintenance apply at 20:1. For heavy duty cleaning with pressure apply at 15:1. For heavy duty use with a foam or pump up sprayer apply at 10:1.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.28
  • PH (as is): 1.0
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Slight Acidic
  • Appearance: Pink liquid

Storage and Handling:

Refer to SDS prior to using this product.

Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC Gloves and a full face shield or chemical goggles. This product comes in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

UN1760, CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S., 8, PGII, (PHOSPHORIC ACID)

Neutral pH Detergents & Clear Coat Protectants

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MC-407

Clear Coat Protectant

Description:

MC-407 is a concentrated protective vehicle sealant. This scientific formula bonds to the vehicle and delivers a fast breaking action that leaves a brilliant shine. Provides excellent gloss, long term protection, and can be used in all car wash systems.

Application:

MC-407 is used as a final treatment of the cars surface just prior to the last rinse. It can be applied at a dilution rate of up to 200:1.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.03
  • pH: 7-8
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Pina Colada
  • Appearance: Clear Liquid

Storage & Handling:

Store in a cool dry place and keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC gloves and face shield or chemical goggles. Refer to SDS for more detailed safety information. This product is available in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

This product is not regulated by the DOT.

MC-30

High Foaming Liquid Concentrate

Description:

MC-30 is a mild pH detergent formulated with a proprietary blend of surfactants to gently clean vehicles. MC-30 is an excellent choice for mitt washing or soft cloth and brush systems. MC-30 is a clear liquid with a mild odor.

Application:

MC-30 is safe to use on all metal and painted surfaces. It can be applied at a dilution rate of up to 300:1 depending on soils,water quality and agitation method. It can also be used in a foam brush system.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.03
  • pH (as is): 7-8
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Mild
  • Appearance: Clear Liquid

Storage and Handling:

Store in a cool dry place and keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC gloves and face shield or chemical goggles. Refer to SDS for more detailed safety information. This product is available in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

This product is not regulated by the DOT.

Mobile Truck Washing 2-Step Products

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PRO-CLEAN

Alkaline Detergent (2-part kit)

Description:

PRO-CLEAN detergent is a heavy duty alkaline truck wash detergent. It can be used as both a standalone detergent or used in conjunction with PRO-BRIGHT in a two step cleaning process.

PRO-CLEAN penetrates stubborn road film, bugs, and greasy soils and rinses easily.

This product should not be used on polished aluminum.

Application:

PRO-CLEAN are a 2 part kit when blended makes up to 55 gallons of concentrate. First add the powder component to 50 gal of soft water and agitate for 2 minutes. Next add the liquid component and agitate for 2 minutes. Top mixture off to 55 gallons. Perform final agitation to ensure a homogenous mixture. This formula will go into solution quickly with minimal agitation.

Final dilutions will be determined based on application methods and soil conditions.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.06
  • pH (as is): >13
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Mild
  • Appearance: Brown Liquid

Storage and Handling:

Refer to SDS prior to using this product.

Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC Gloves and a full face shield or chemical goggles. This product comes in 2×2.5 gallon kit. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

UN1823, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SOLID, MIX-TURE, 8, PG II

(Pro-Clean Blended): UN1824, SODIUM HYDROXIDE SOLUTION, 8, PG II

PRO-BRIGHT

Aluminum Brightener

Description:

PRO-BRIGHT is a highly concentrated Hydrofluoric acid based aluminum cleaner and brightener.  PRO-BRIGHT is formulated to clean aluminum, leaving the surface a natural aluminum color.

Caution: This product is not to be used on polished or brushed aluminum surfaces. If used on a painted surface, apply PRO-BRIGHT to an inconspicuous area to insure no discoloration occurs.

Application:

When PRO-BRIGHT is used as the first step in a 2-step truck washing process, it should be used in conjunction with an alkaline cleaner such as PRO-CLEAN. PRO-BRIGHT helps prepares the surface for complete road film and diesel soot removal without brushing. It should be applied through either an up-stream or downstream chemical injection system. When using Pro-Bright to clean and brighten aluminum, dilute 5 gallons into 50 gallons of water. Further dilution of this product will be required. How much will depend on soils and surface conditions. When using in a 2-step process, dilute 2.5 gallons into 50 gallons of water and apply 10 – 20:1.

Typical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity: 1.43
  • PH (as is): <1.1
  • Flash Point: NA
  • Odor: Strong Acidic Odor
  • Appearance: Blue liquid

Storage and Handling:

Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed. Wear protective equipment when handling this product. This includes; neoprene or PVC Gloves and a full face shield or chemical goggles. This product comes in two 2.5 gallon jugs and 55 gallon drums. Keep out of reach of children.

Shipping Data:

UN2922, CORROSIVE LIQUID, TOXIC, N.O.S. (HYDROGEN FLUORIDE, SULFURIC ACID), 8 (6.1), PG II

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