hypo mix

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by full-clean, Apr 12, 2015.

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  1. full-clean

    full-clean Newcomer
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    hi every one, what do you use to mask the smell of hypo? i have tried a few things but none seem to work?
    thanks brad
     
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    Smurf Banned
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    I don't try to mask the smell
     
  3. Andy

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    20lt mixed 1-1 to make 40lt what sized aera would that cover aprox i no the saying how longs a piece of string,
     
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    Because it's so concentrated even at 7% 1-1 hypo will cover a large area if the surface is wetted down first and you brush it on. Best you have a play and see how far it goes as to be honest it's hard to say.
     
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    i read on another forum of lads adding a cherry detergent to mask the smell of hypo, but havent tried myself
     
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    I've also read adding surfactants can actually reduce the cleaning ability of hypo.
     
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    Only if the surfacants are not chlorine stable ..Even if they are not there fine to use if you are using the mix that day . The problems are when you leave a non stable surfactant overnight or longer it breaks down the hypo and greatly weakens it.
     
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    Our friends from the states use a mix of hypo and soap like cherry washing up liquid etc for softwashing. I suppose not just to mask the smell but to help it stick to vertical surfaces a bit better.
     
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    I personally would not use 7% hypo only 14/15%when doing roofs or similar. The surfactant and masking agent are normally different products.
     
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