Vehicle Cleaning Products
Professional Traffic Film Removers
Commercial Vehicle Cleaning
Epuma offers a full comprehensive range of Traffic Film Removers (TFR’s) for hot and cold water applications through high pressure cleaning equipment, from non caustic traffic film removers through to high alkaline traffic film remover products to remove the most stubborn traffic film and grease and are available in 2.5lts, 20lts, 200lts and 1000lts IBC’s (Intermediate Bulk Containers). Our traffic film removers and degreasers can remove stubborn traffic film, dirt, fly splats and grime from all types of paint finish. For cleaning light commercials and 40ton articulated lorries with curtain sides we have the ideal traffic film remover to perform to the highest standards and give the best results! Unique gloss enhancers and shine additives are added to enhance paintwork, repel water and keep the vehicle cleaner longer and also incorporate rinse aids to help with the final rinse.
What is Traffic Film?
Traffic film is a film that builds up on the vehicle over time & can consist of any number of the following:
- Contaminants from other vehicles;
- Unburnt fuel, Fuel Additives, Vanadium, Iron, Sulphur, Soot & Coke, Oil & Brake Dust
- Contaminants from the road itself;
- Tar, Grease, Bitumen & Cement Dust
Why is Traffic Film Hard to Remove?
Many of the contaminants in traffic film are not water soluble – this means that no matter how much rain or general washing the vehicle is subject too, only the water soluble elements will be removed. Resistance to water is increased when the contaminants cure to the vehicle paintwork though UV rays from the sun, heating up the paintwork, creating a ‘baked on’ effect. Finally, due to the nature of the contaminants being positively charged particles and the vehicle bodywork being negatively charged, a magnetic bond is created between both surfaces creating a ‘shield’ impenetrable from water and any other standard cleaning solutions.
How Do Traffic Film Removers Work?
Traffic Film Remover (TFR) uses a type of chemical known as an sequestrate. This chemical actively removes any metallic particles – creating a small number of microscopic holes to allow further compounds in the TFR to penetrate the traffic film.
The additional compounds hold an extremely powerful positive charge, which attracts them to the surface of vehicle negating the magnetic hold that the TFR and bodywork hold. This allows the remaining film to be removed using a pressure washer.
What does a TFR contain?
- Water softeners – these prevent water hardness interfering with the traffic film removal process. Hard water often contains metallic elements such as calcium and magnesium
- Emulsifiers – great for removing grease and other oily residues
- Alkaline components – these can include caustic materials, silicates and amines, which break down any other stubborn soiling
- Corrosion inhibiters – these protect both the vehicle and pressure washer from oxidization effects
Commercial Vehicle Cleaning Chemicals
Our standard Traffic Film Remover and Degreaser. This is a versatile product ideal for fleet users or various fleet size and a combination of vehicles. Economical in use and mild alkaline.
Superclean with Wax
Our Top selling non caustic Traffic Film Remover. Super Clean is a powerful detergent with wax and rinse aid. Ideal for cleaning cars, vans and vehicles with sensitive paint work or delicate livery. After a few washes you will notice a difference in the shine of the vehicle keeping it cleaning longer and enhancing the appearance.
Our standard and best selling Traffic Film remover. The ideal product for general cleaning and degreasing for small to medium fleet users who need a good quality product on a budget.
Commercial Vehicle Cleaning Chemicals
Power Pro Ultra
A strong powerful alkaline traffic film remover, ideal for curtain sided vehicles, box vans and tippers. Rinse aid speeds up final cleaning price.
Activo High Foaming TFR
A high foaming non caustic Traffic Film Remover, this amazing product produces “shaving foam” like foam for cleansing vehicles and conditioning paint work when used through a foaming lance. Espuma was one of the first companies to develop this product and today is a firm favourite for professional valeters and detailers across the country. The foam helps to break down dirt and road film by obtaining longer dwell time and not drying out on the vehicle.
Car Shampoo and Wax – Duo
A premium quality car shampoo and wax for manually car washing vehicles, after rinsing leave in direct sunlight for the wax to cure, leaving a high gloss finish which repels water and enhances appearance.
Shampoo Conditioner – Astro
A neutral pH shampoo conditioner for cleansing paintwork manually with a bucket and sponge or cloth. Including our famous rinse aid for quicker rinsing. can also be used through a pressure washer.
Tar & Glue Remover – TGB
Fast acting solvents removes stubborn tar, glue and bitumen from hard or painted surfaces.
Rubber Remover – Glew
A premium quality product which is safe and highly concentrated. Ideal for removing vinyl glue deposits from paintwork and safe to use on plastic, perspex and glass.
Wheel Cleaner – Revolution
A powerful alkaline wheel cleaner for alloy and steel wheels. Removes brake dust and ingrained dirt.
PDI Wax – Gold
Ideal for new cars or as a PDI wax. Easy application with no chalk residue, slight cut action with a complex blend of wax’s.
Standard Trye Dressing – Savvy
Our standard tyre dressing, non-silicone, simply spray or brush on to tyres and rubber floor mats for a natural semi-shine new look.
Standard Cut and Wax – Revive
Easy application with no chalk residue, medium cut action with a complex blend of wax’s.
Cut & Wax Polish – Glee
Our best selling cut and wax polish, ideal for the used car market sector, effortless removal of oxidised paintwork and minor scratches.
Long Life Tyre Dressing – RD50
Fantastic results can be achieved with RD50, leaving a semi shine water proof finish on tyres and mud flaps. Non marking on showroom floors and long lasting.
Interior Dressing – Dasheen
Nu car fragrance, this dressing is ideal for leaving plastic and leather clean, fresh and rejuvenated. Mainly used on dashboards and plastic/leather trim.
Liquid Glass Cleaner – Crystal Blue
A simple easy to use liquid glass cleaner, different solvent base with excellent results. Silicone free.
Machine Upholstery Cleaner – Fabricare
A unique all in one upholstery and carpet cleaner with optical brighteners, de-odorises and fabric conditioners. Leaving carpets and upholstery bright, clean and fresh.
General Purpose Cleaner – G202
Super concentrated heavy duty interior all purpose cleaner, to clean trim, fabric and upholstery, leaving a fresh clean surface. If used on trim, area can be left matt or dressing can be applied for the desired effect.
Manufacturing & Distribution
At Espuma we develop and design market leading products in line with current legislation, to ensure that they meet and exceed the demands of the different business environments in which our customers operate.
We have always strived to offer the most effective products in the market place today and for the future. Espuma tests hundreds of raw materials and blends, creating easy to use products that work in the professional trade sector of cleaning and valeting. Espuma chemists and technicians developing products to exceed expectations. Performance is always guaranteed and the products are manufactured to give consistency without compromise to end result to enhance the perfect finish.