When searching for the best traffic film remover, you want a product that is cost-effective, reliable, and efficient.
Traffic film is the layer of grime that builds up on your car as you drive, and ordinary car shampoos may struggle to remove it. That's where a high-quality traffic film remover like our Valet+ Traffic Film Remover TFR comes in.
An effective traffic film remover should be powerful enough to break down the contaminants on your car's surface while minimising the risk of causing any damage.
Additionally, a professional traffic film remover should offer versatility in different cleaning applications. Whether you're cleaning your car, van, or commercial fleet, it should be able to tackle heavy contamination and leave your vehicles looking close to spotless.
In this article, we'll explore the key attributes you should look for in the best traffic film remover and provide application tips for effective traffic film removal.
- Look for a traffic film remover that is cost-effective, reliable, and efficient.
- Ensure the product is powerful enough to break down contaminants without damaging your vehicle.
- Choose a traffic film remover that is versatile and can be used in different cleaning applications.
- Consider professional-grade traffic film removers for commercial use and heavy-duty cleaning tasks.
- Take proper precautions and follow the manufacturer's instructions for safe and effective use of traffic film removers.
Understanding Traffic Film and Its Challenges
Traffic film is the layer of grime that accumulates on your car as you drive. It is made up of oils, mud, grease, and other contaminants that ordinary car shampoos and snow foams may struggle to remove.
This is where a traffic film remover (TFR) comes in. However, some TFRs can be acidic and pose a risk to rubber seals, plastics, and clearcoats if not used properly.
No matter whether you choose our favourite TFR or any other - it's extremely important to follow dilution ratios, and to avoid letting it dry out, in order to avoid any damage to your vehicle.
Key Attributes of the Best Traffic Film Removers
The best traffic film removers possess several key attributes that contribute to their effectiveness in removing stubborn grime from your vehicle. These attributes include:
Chemical Composition and pH Level
The chemical composition of a superior traffic film remover is carefully formulated to strike the perfect balance between cleaning agents and surfactants. This precise combination effectively breaks down and removes traffic film, leaving your vehicle looking clean and revitalized. Moreover, the pH level of the remover is specifically or usually in the higher or lower end of the pH scale in order to give more cleaning power.
Compatibility With Car Surfaces
When you are washing your car with a TFR - you want to be able to use it all over.
The best traffic film remover is compatible with all your exterior car surfaces, ensuring it versatility and practicality. Whether you need to clean the paintwork, glass, or plastic parts of your vehicle, a high-quality traffic film remover will deliver outstanding results without causing any harm or leaving unsightly residue behind when used in the right ratios and rinsed off in time.
Dilution Ratios for Versatility
Make sure that the TFR you select has suggested dilution ratios.
You don't want to be in a situation where you have to guess the ratio for the assignment you have - as it can damage paint, plastic and rubber permanently if not diluted correctly.
These ratios allow for easy and precise mixing, providing you with the flexibility to adjust the concentration of the cleaner according to your specific cleaning needs. Dilution ratios offer versatility, enabling you to tackle different levels of grime and contamination, from light dirt to heavy traffic film, with optimal efficiency.
Top Traffic Film Removers on the Market
Let's get to it.
We've developed our own traffic film remover at Auto Glanz at our factory in mainland UK.
This way we can control exactly how it works in terms of efficiency vs. safe use. We sell it for commercial use / professionals but you can as an enthusiast purchase it as well!
When it comes to effectively removing traffic film, one of the top options available is Auto Glanz VALET+ TRAFFIC FILM REMOVER TFR.
Check out how much grime it removes here:
This high-quality product is known for its powerful cleaning properties and its ability to tackle even the toughest grime.
See the difference on this white panel:
Professional-Grade Traffic Film Removers for Commercial Use
It's no secret that our TFR is developed for commercial use, as a professional-grade traffic film remover.
Whether it's removing road grime from trucks, vans, or buses, professional-grade traffic film removers are the ideal choice for commercial use. The high cleaning power makes it easy to get heavy-duty cleaning power in a matter of minutes.
In the next section, we'll explore the benefits of non-caustic traffic film removers, highlighting their safety and efficiency for car cleaning.
Caustic vs. Non-Caustic Traffic Film Removers: Safety and Efficiency
In our opinion - a non-caustic tfr does not make much sense.
You might as well use other and milder pre-wash products.
Most chemicals (even mild ones) can create damage if not used correctly.
We've created one that you can use for powerful cleaning when needed (and ensuring it is safe to use - using suggested dilution ratios and rinsing) and more mildly for a more cost effective approach - still with plenty of cleaning power.
You can call it a specially formulated caustic tfr.
Application Tips for Effective Traffic Film Removal
When it comes to effectively removing traffic film from your vehicle, there are several application tips that can help you achieve the best results.
For our Traffic film remover (TFR) we recommend the following:
- Dilutable up to 1:250
- Effective cleaning power for extremely dirty cars from 1:50
- 1:10 -1:20 for removing bugs (Can degrade / strip wax protection)
You can apply our TFR as:
- In a foamer
- In a Snow Lance
The method is completely up to you. Many prefer wheel cleaning as a foam.
Rinsing and Post-Application Care
After applying the TFR it is important to rinse your vehicle thoroughly. This step ensures that all residues and contaminants are fully removed. Use a pressure washer or a hose with a high-pressure nozzle for effective rinsing.
Use it as a Cheap Bug Remover
Did you know that traffic film removers can also be used as a cheap bug remover? These powerful cleaning solutions effectively eliminate insect residues from your vehicle's surface, making them an excellent alternative to a specialized bug remover. By applying the TFR to the affected areas you should be able to rinse them off, without spending extra money on bug-specific products.
Check out how effective it is in our 50/50 demonstration here:
Use it to remove Bird Poop
Tired of Bird Poop? Simply spray diluted TFR on the bird poop and it will quickly dissolve. Remember to rinse carefully afterwards:
READ ALSO: Bird poop removal
Do's and Don'ts When Using Traffic Film Removers
When using traffic film removers, it's important to follow certain do's and don’ts to ensure safe and effective cleaning.
- Do read and follow the instructions for dilution ratios and application techniques.
- Do wear protective goggles and gloves to avoid any contact with the TFR.
- Don't use TFR on hot surfaces or in direct sunlight.
- Don't let the TFR dry on the vehicle's surface.
Following these guidelines will help you achieve the best results and avoid any potential damage.
Frequently Asked Questions About Traffic Film Remover
What should I look for in the best traffic film remover?
When searching for the best traffic film remover, consider its effectiveness in removing traffic film, its compatibility with car surfaces, and its dilution ratios for versatility.
What is traffic film and why is it challenging to remove?
Traffic film is the layer of grime that accumulates on your car as you drive. It is a mixture of oils, mud, grease, and other contaminants. It can be challenging to remove because it is stubborn and ordinary car shampoos and snow foams may not be effective in breaking it down.
Which is one of the top traffic film removers on the market?
One of the top traffic film removers on the market is the Auto Glanz VALET+ TRAFFIC FILM REMOVER TFR. This product is known for its powerful cleaning properties and effectiveness in removing traffic film.
Do professional-grade traffic film removers exist for commercial use?
Yes, professional-grade traffic film removers are available for commercial use. These products are designed to handle heavy-duty cleaning tasks, particularly for fleets of vehicles. They have the power to remove tough grime and contaminants effectively.
What should I do and not do when using traffic film removers?
Do read and follow the manufacturer's instructions for dilution ratios and application techniques. Do wear protective goggles and gloves. Don't use TFR on hot surfaces or in direct sunlight. Don't let the TFR dry on the vehicle's surface.