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Salt Exterminator™ 4WD Wash Directions

Salt Exterminator™ 4WD Wash is an extremely versatile cleaning solution! It can used for removing Salt, Sand, Mud, Road Grime, Red Dirt, Bugs, Oil & Stubborn Stains. With each different kind of debris you're trying to tackle, its very important to please abide by the differing methods & dilutions ratios listed below. If your 4WD has been neglected & not cleaned in a long period, we'll walk you through how to get your 4WD to a base point where maintenance cleans afterwards will be a breeze! 

IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow to dry on surface & DO NOT use in direct sunlight NOR on hot surface. 

HOW TO REMOVE SALT & SAND

  • Ensure your 4WD is parked in shade, not in direct sunlight & surface is cool to touch before applying Salt Exterminator.

  • Using a 4WDetail Pressure or Garden Snow Foam Cannon, mix a 1:9 dilution ratio with water, into Cannon's Canister. 

  • Snow Foam Entirety of your 4WDs topside & underbody with Salt Exterminator, ensuring all salt & sand is covered & saturated with Salt Exterminator. If road grime is present, Microfibre Noodle Mitt agitation may be required.

  • Let Salt Exterminator foam dwell on surface for 2-3 minutes. DO NOT allow Salt Exterminator to dry. 

  • Using pressure washer or garden hose cannon (with canister detached), thoroughly rinse Salt Exterminator + Debris off your topside & underbody, in slow overlapping motions at 30-40cm away from surface. 
  • To make your next clean more efficient, easier & give your 4WD that next layer of protection, we recommend to now apply either Salt Seal or Salt Seal PRO to your topside & Chassis Shield to your underbody.  

  • Dry your 4WD with the 4WDetail XL Microfibre Drying Towel from top to bottom. DO NOT air dry, as this will results in water marks. 

HOW TO REMOVE MUD & RED DIRT

  • Ensure your 4WD is parked in shade, not in direct sunlight & surface is cool to touch before applying Salt Exterminator.

  • Using a 4WDetail Pressure Snow Foam Cannon, mix a 1:3 to 1:1 dilution ratio with water, into Cannon's Canister.

  • Snow Foam Entirety of your 4WDs top side & underbody with Salt Exterminator, ensuring all mud and/ or red dirt is covered & saturated with Salt Exterminator. If road grime is present, Microfibre Noodle Mitt agitation may be required.

  • Let Salt Exterminator foam dwell on surface for 2-3 minutes. DO NOT allow Salt Exterminator to dry. 

  • Using pressure washer, thoroughly pressure wash off Salt Exterminator + Debris, in slow overlapping motions at 40-50cm away from surface. 
  • To make your next clean more efficient, easier & give your 4WD that next layer of protection, we recommend to now apply either Salt Seal or Salt Seal PRO to your topside & Chassis Shield to your underbody.  

  • Dry your 4WD's topside with the 4WDetail XL Microfibre Drying Towel from top to bottom. DO NOT air dry, as this will results in water marks. 

HOW TO REMOVE ROAD GRIME

  • Ensure your 4WD is parked in shade, not in direct sunlight & surface is cool to touch before applying Salt Exterminator.

  • Using a 4WDetail Pressure Snow Foam Cannon, mix a 1:9 dilution ratio with water, into Cannon's Canister.

  • Snow Foam Entirety of your 4WDs top side with Salt Exterminator, ensuring all road grime & fallout is covered & saturated with Salt Exterminator. 

  • Let Salt Exterminator foam dwell on surface for 2-3 minutes. DO NOT allow Salt Exterminator to dry. 

  • Using pressure washer, thoroughly pressure wash off Salt Exterminator + Debris, in slow overlapping motions at 40-50cm away from surface. 
  • Now the large majority of imbedded debris has been lifted off your paint's surface, you can use a 4WDetail Microfibre Noodle Mitt, to remove the deeply imbedded debris (such as road grime).

  • Re-foam your 4WD with a 1:9 parts dilution ratio, suds up & saturate your Microfibre Noodle Mitt before contacting paint.

  • From top to bottom, in horizontal movements, wipe over your 4WD with the Microfibre Noodle Mitt. After cleaning each panel, rinse out your mitt and re-suds before contacting your 4WD. 

  • Now thoroughly rinse all Salt Exterminator foam from top to bottom off your 4WD, ensuring no residue is left behind. 

  • To make your next clean more efficient & vastly easier, we recommend to now apply either Salt Seal or Salt Seal PRO to your topside. 

  • Dry your 4WD with the 4WDetail XL Microfibre Drying Towel from top to bottom. DO NOT air dry, as this will results in water marks. 

TOP SIDE: HOW TO GET YOUR 4WD TO A MAINTENANCE POINT (If 4WD has been neglected)

  • Ensure your 4WD is parked in shade, not in direct sunlight & surface is cool to touch before applying Salt Exterminator.

  • Using a 4WDetail Pressure Snow Foam Cannon, mix a 1:5 dilution ratio with water, into Cannon's Canister.

  • Snow Foam Entirety of your 4WDs top side with Salt Exterminator, ensuring all salt, sand, mud and road grime is covered & saturated with Salt Exterminator. 

  • Let Salt Exterminator foam dwell on surface for 2-3 minutes. DO NOT allow Salt Exterminator to dry. 

  • Using pressure washer, thoroughly pressure wash off Salt Exterminator + Debris, in slow overlapping motions at 40-50cm away from surface. 
  • Now the large majority of imbedded debris has been lifted off your paint's surface, you can use a 4WDetail Microfibre Noodle Mitt, to remove the deeply imbedded debris (such as road grime).

  • Re-foam your 4WD with a 1:9 parts dilution ratio, suds up & saturate your Microfibre Noodle Mitt before contacting paint.

  • From top to bottom, in horizontal movements, wipe over your 4WD with the Microfibre Noodle Mitt. After cleaning each panel, rinse out your mitt and re-suds before contacting your 4WD. 

  • Now thoroughly rinse all Salt Exterminator foam from top to bottom off your 4WD, ensuring no residue is left behind. 

  • To make your next clean more efficient & vastly easier, we recommend to now apply either Salt Seal or Salt Seal PRO to your topside. 

  • Dry your 4WD with the 4WDetail XL Microfibre Drying Towel from top to bottom. DO NOT air dry, as this will results in water marks. 

UNDERBODY: HOW TO GET YOUR 4WD TO A MAINTENANCE POINT

  • Ensure your 4WD is parked in shade, not in direct sunlight & surface is cool to touch before applying Salt Exterminator.

  • Using a 4WDetail Pressure Snow Foam Cannon, mix a 1:1 dilution ratio with water or full strength, into Cannon's Canister, depending on severity.

  • Snow Foam Entirety of your 4WDs underbody with Salt Exterminator, ensuring all salt, sand, mud, stains and road grime is covered & saturated with Salt Exterminator. 

  • UNDERBODY: HOW TO GET YOUR 4WD TO A MAINTENANCE POINT

    Let Salt Exterminator foam dwell on surface for 2-3 minutes. DO NOT allow Salt Exterminator to dry. 

  • Using pressure washer, thoroughly pressure wash off Salt Exterminator + Debris, in slow overlapping motions at 20-30cm away from surface. 
  • Now the large majority of imbedded debris has been lifted off your underbody's surface, you can use a course bristled brush, to remove the deeply imbedded debris stains.

  • Attach spray trigger Salt Exterminator, at full concentration, spray onto stubborn oil, red dirt & other stains. 

  • Let sit for 30 seconds & thorouhgly pressure wash off at 20-30cms. In most cases this will remove the very stubborn debris. But if not, respray onto affected area & saturate brush with Salt Exterminator by spraying onto brush, agitate area, then thorougly rinse off. 

  • Now you've done all the work to remove old stubborn debris and staining, once underbody is dry, we strongly recommend to now seal your chassis with either Chassis Shield or Chassis Shield PRO. Not only will this make cleaning your underbody vastly easier, but it will also protect your Chassis on your next adventure!

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