A Look at the Aircraft Cleaning Process

Aircrafts need to be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis to remove bugs, grease, debris, and chemicals. The cleaning process can take several hours, as both the inside and outside need attention. In between complete cleans, shorter wash and degrease services can help keep planes and helicopters looking their best. Here is a closer look at what happens during an aircraft cleaning .

Exterior Cleaning

The exterior of the plane is scrubbed with brushes and specialized cleaners designed to remove grease and buildup without damaging the paint. The wheels, tires, and engine components receive special attention to ensure that all embedded bugs are thoroughly removed and the parts are completely degreased. Oxidized and scratched areas may be cleaned with a clay bar and compounding to improve the appearance and prevent further damage.

Interior Cleaning

Cleaning the interior of an aircraft is focused on carpet and upholstery cleaning and stain removal. It’s necessary to detail tight spaces of the interior, such as seatbelts, tray tables, and other small components with cotton buds and small brushes. Non-toxic cleaning solutions should be used for all interior cleaning to avoid fumes and lingering odors. For leather seats, the leather should be cleaned and conditioned.

Finishing Touches

After the aircraft has been thoroughly cleaned, some finishing touches are required to make it look its best and prevent damage. The painted parts of the aircraft is waxed and sealed to protect the paint and reduce the risk of scratches. Plastic polishing is done on both interior and exterior window surfaces. UV protection is applied to necessary area, and a low-luster finished is used on all of the aircraft’s trim.

At Mountain View Car Wash & Detailing , complete aircraft cleaning services are available for everything from large jets and heavy planes to helicopters. Exterior detailing and degreasing services are also provided. Schedule an appointment for aircraft cleaning by calling (970) 870-3363.