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Waterless wash for prop and wing surfaces?

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(@jrooviator)
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A number of owners in the UK use a waterless wash (e.g. Williams available from Amazon) to clean the prop and wing surfaces on their aircraft after a flight.  It was developed for racing cars but is in widespread use on any car and is used with microfibre cloths to remove dirt and leave a polish as a short term alternative to water and shampoo.  Is this likely to be safe to use on Jabirus?


   
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(@jabiru-support)
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If it is safe for the acrylic windows and doesn't have silicone in it, I don't think there would be a problem. 


   
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(@jrooviator)
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Will check re acrylic windows, but is there a general issue with silicone on the other surfaces....I think a lot of automotive polishes have this in??


   
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@jrooviator Yes the issue with silicone in polishes etc. is that it penetrates through the paint and ruins the bonding if a fibreglass repair was ever attempted.  I think it also makes trouble when repainting.  In the case of a car you can go back to bare metal but on a Jabiru you can't, the silicone will go all the way in.


   
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