FCS 2-Step Detergents for  non-polished aluminum      

and painted surfaces

The following list are the most popular detergent products. Please call for our complete product line or in need of advice regarding a specific cleaning challenge.

Fleetclean Systems detergents are sold in quantities of:

  • 275 Gallon Totes
  • 55 Gallon Drums

Please call us at 401.356.4156 for pricing.


1st Step Pre-Soak Soaps & Aluminum Brighteners

Acid (low pH) products have several functions:
  • Use to remove inorganic soils, dirt metals and hard water scale
  • Two-step cleaning provides the best cleaning results. Low pH products will not completely clean equipment and vehicles on their own. Use of any of these acid (low pH) products along with an alkaline (high pH) product ensures your Fleet shines without brushing.
  • Our low pH products target different types of soils and will work better in different geographic areas. Ask your chemical representative on the product best suited for your cleaning conditions.
  • Alkaline products target dirt, grime, oils, grease and organic soils.
  • Use a “metal safe” product when cleaning vehicles and equipment with polished metal and /or soft metal components.
  • Caustic products can damage polished and soft metals if not used correctly. The best use of caustic products is for cleaning work trucks with organic soils (e.g. garbage trucks).
  • All alkaline products work best in soft, hot water (110 F).
  • Proper dilution of detergents is essential for brushless cleaning.

FCS #1B Foaming​​

FCS #1B-Foaming is an aggressive cleaner containing a combination of hydrofluoric and phosphoric acids for maximum cleaning. Cleans and brightens non-polished aluminum leaving a silver satin look. Safe on painted surfaces.

This product contains a foaming agent which improves cleaning by clinging to the dirty surface.

We recommend using #1B-F followed by #2B Neutralizer as part of the 2 Step Wash to remove the toughest of road film grime, soot, and bugs.

  • Do not use on polished or anodized aluminum.
  • Rinse thoroughly. Do not allow to dry.
  • Will etch glass if left to dry on surface.

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Product sold in 275 gallon IBC totes 

or 55 gallon drums.

#1 Fleet Prep

Hydro-Chem Systems heavy duty strength detergent containing hydrofluoric acid. 


Low to moderate foaming aluminum brightener which can be used both in automated touch-less systems as well as through pressure washing equipment.


Medium strength 2-step combination with Fleet Brite or Film Fighter.

  • Do not use on polished or anodized aluminum.
  • Rinse thoroughly. Do not allow to dry.
  • Will etch glass if left to dry on surface.

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Product sold in 275 gallon totes 

or 55 gallon drums.

Supersonic

Ideal medium strength low pH detergent for fleet cleaning. 

Cleans and brightens aluminum, as well as cleaning surfaces with finger prints, greases and oils.

Pair with Fleet Brite for a great 2-Step combination for your fleets.

For heavy and/or farming equipment, we recommend pairing with Film Fighter

  • Contains sulfuric acid.
  • Do not use on polished or anodized aluminum
  • Rinse thoroughly. Do not allow to dry.
  • Will etch glass if left to dry on surface.

Click for technical sheet.


Product sold in 275 gallon totes 

or 55 gallon drums.

2nd Step Detergent Options

  • Alkaline (high pH) products are a good choice for either one-step brushless cleaning or the second step of two-step cleaning.
  • 99% of vehicles can be cleaned with FCS #2 General Truck Wash or FCS #2B Neutralizer
  • Two-step brushless cleaning provides the best cleaning results. Choose one of FCS acid (low pH) products to pair with our alkaline products to ensure your Fleet shines.
  • Alkaline products target dirt, grime, oils, grease and organic soils.
  • Use a “metal safe” product when cleaning vehicles and equipment with polished metal and /or soft metal components.
  • Caustic products can damage polished and soft metals if not used correctly. The best use of caustic products is for cleaning work trucks with organic soils (e.g. garbage trucks).
  • All alkaline products work best in soft, hot water (110 F).
  • Proper dilution of detergents is essential for brushless cleaning.

FCS #2B Neutralizer

FCS #2B Neutralizer is a heavy duty alkaline truck wash that excels in removing road film, diesel smoke, grease, and oil from most surfaces without brushing.

Great for frame and wheel cleaner and will leave paint looking glossy. 

Neutralizes acidic pre-soak detergents like #1B-Foaming.

  • Contains Sodium Hydroxide.
  • Do not use on polished or anodized aluminum
  • Rinse thoroughly. Do not allow to dry.

Click for technical sheet.


Product sold in 275 gallon IBC totes 

or 55 gallon drums.

Fleet Brite

An aggressive alkaline cleaner that has degreasing properties.

Moderate foaming with easy rinsibility. Leaves paint surfaces glossy when used as the 2-step washing process.


For best results, apply with warm water (100F - 120F) 

Does not contain phosphates nor butyls. 

  • Contains Sodium Hydroxide.
  • Do not use on polished or anodized aluminum.
  • Do not use in high concentration on painted surfaces.
  • Rinse thoroughly. Do not allow to dry.

Click for technical sheet.


Product sold in 275 gallon IBC totes 

or 55 gallon drums.


Film Fighter

An aggressive vehicle cleaner with water softeners allowing it to work where hard water conditions exist and most soaps fail.

Outstanding performance in cold or hot water. 

Moderate to high foaming with degreasing properties.

  • Contains Sodium Hydroxide.
  • Do not use on polished or anodized aluminum.​
  • Test the dilution before using on painted surfaces.
  • Rinse thoroughly. Do not allow to dry.

Click for technical sheet.


Product sold in 275 gallon IBC totes 

or 55 gallon drums.