Aviat 3-1 Aviation Cleaner, Polish, Wax is water based product that is formulated to clean, Polish and enhance the shine by easily spraying and wiping with a premium microfiber towel. It has UV protection and works great for removing bugs, smudges, spotting and light carbon buildup on exterior surfaces. Super easy for a quick impressive post flight wipe down of leading edge and engine inlet debris.
Safe to use as lubricant if used with a recommended clay sponge for removing contamination from painted and glass surfaces. With Aviat 3-1 no water is needed. It is used as a waterless dry wash. It safely surrounds dust / light amounts of dirt with enough cleaner, Polish, Wax so you can easily lift and wipe away.
Directions: Spray Aviat starting from the bottom up from what ever surface you are working on. For best results let it sit for 10-30 seconds then wipe clean with light to medium pressure with a premium microfiber towel. Repeat the process depending on level of build-up then polish out to desired shine. Can be diluted to desired strength. For heavy contamination use as is. For medium contamination dilute 1-1, for light contamination dilute 5-1.
I used the product for the first time on my Skyhawk and it does a great job. Before application I rinsed off the dust and bug bodies. Application of Aviat couldnt be easier. Wipe it on and wipe it off almost at the same time. No elbow grease required. It leaves a great shine and removes any water marks. I used it to clean the top, sides and leading edges of the aircraft and used only 10 ounces of Aviat. From a gallon, I transferred some to a plastic spray bottle for ease of application. Aviat seems to smear a little on plexiglass so I used a different product (Novus) to clean and protect the windshield and windows.
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