I fully understand… I don’t have to worry about CYA… It’s not like I’m getting fired over this. This is the first wash job that the place has had during my tenure. I just didn’t want to end up throwing something like aircraft stripper on it and having a bare metal building. There’s a lot of work that needs done to the place anyways! He’s more concerned about our roofing system, which is a single ply membrane roof and I’ve always managed to keep it pretty white over the years by just using a regular 3/4" water hose at 60 psi and some chemicals.
My initial goal was trying to figure out how to get out of having to tell the boss we were going to have to pay to rent a lift for a week or whatever due to even with a 0 deg nozzle it turning into mist after about 10 feet. That’s when I start watched youtube and ran across the X-jet then found out about an assassin nozzle, might should have went that route. Something about workers comp and trying to feet my feet on the ground. We are a forestry facility so things aren’t exactly cheap around here as is!
As far as worst goes to worst, I could just rinse off the paneling with plain water, he doesn’t care. The brick/block (limestone) is what needs the most attention. I just don’t want to ruin the panels. We are supposedly looking at budgeting a paint job next year when the building turns 20.
I know this is a side note but about a year ago I was given 5 gal of “Texas Red” by the guys at the next shop over. I’ve been using it real sparingly on our equipment (tractors, brush hog) type stuff but I know that it’s pretty corrosive. That’s a definite “No, no” on anything, right? I know even on the bucket it says to run it at 100:1 I’ll just put a cap full in a 5 gal pail washing equipment and it brings anything right off.