Buffing is commonly done with a high-speed polisher or buffer for large vehicles. It is used to remove oxidation, scratches and other impurities from the bus surface. A polisher or buffer works by temporarily heating the paint’s clear coat until is softens into a viscous liquid that fills in and dissipates blemishes. The buffed part will reflect light and appear shiny. Swirl marks caused by buffing can be eliminated by [Read more…]
This week, we are talking about how to clean the floor of your bus. Daily sweeping will prevent buildup in crevices and against the wall – this, in turn, will help save time when you need to mop the floor. Tip: sweep the litter into a dustpan or trash can. If you are not on private property, you could be fined for littering!
One of the most annoying and difficult substances to remove from your floor is chewing gum, especially in the ribbed surfaces. [Read more…]
With so many people in and out of school buses every day, it’s only natural that the seats of your bus get dirty and sticky. Gum stuck to seats and ink stains from ball point pens and sharpies are sure to happen. Vinyl and cloth seats are handled differently. Here are some tips to cleaning both.
1. Everyday dirt and grime – wipe the seats with a sponge or cloth dipped in warm, soapy water. You can make your own solution by making a 50-50 mix of water and washing liquid. Mix gently to avoid excess bubbles. Transfer to a spray bottle to clean the seats. Wipe the surface with a dry cloth before it dries. Do not use furniture polish or harsh chemicals as this can cause hardening of the vinyl material. [Read more…]
Keeping your bus clean prevents buildup over time. Not periodically cleaning your bus results in more time, more product, and more elbow grease in getting the bus clean.
Cleaning on a regular basis can prevent:
1. Dead bugs, tree sap, and bird droppings from stripping the wax and staining the paint.
2. Bits of debris on the bus exterior that can cause scratches in the paint. [Read more…]