11, September, 2018

How to softwash slipways for launching boats

Benz Softwash Bio Cleanze and Lightning Cleanze – for softwashing freshwater and saltwater boat slipways

A customer asked us about the best way to softwash a boat slipway.

The first question we asked was, "Does the slipway you've been asked to clean lead into freshwater or saltwater?"

If saltwater, then using Benz Lightning Cleanze would be fine as the run-off would just add a tiny bit more salted water to the sea. The surfactant is biodegradable and after activation the sodium hypochlorite component in the formula breaks down into ordinary salt and water.

We recommend a light jet washing first with clean water (nothing added) to clear away the worst of the organic material that slipways inevitably accumulate.

Then apply Lightning Cleanze at 5:1.

But if the slipway leads into freshwater then don't use Lightning Cleanze as the run-off could harm the aquatic life.

For a freshwater slipway we suggest applying Benz Bio Cleanze after a light jet washing. Apply Biocidal Wash very carefully, on a dry and reasonably wind-free day, keeping the chemical on the slipway, and avoiding overspray into the water.

By working in a careful and responsible way, the harbour master, boat owners and our environment will be happy with the completed softwashing of the slipway.

We hope you found this information helpful and inspires you to succeed in your softwashing business,


Ben, Leo & Fiona

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