Zi-400 Defence

Specialised Vehicle Cleaner

A Secret Weapon Against Corrosion

Zi-400 Defence is a powerful all-in-one specialised vehicle cleaner and corrosion inhibitor. A game changer in preventative maintenance of Defence vehicles, Fire Engines, Ambulances, Armoured Vans, SES vehicles, Mining vehicles, Trucks and Trailers. Zi-400 Defence is based on the unique technology of Zi-400 HD Aircraft Cleaner, Australia’s leading aviation cleaning product and the trusted aircraft cleaner of the Australian Defence Force since 1993.

Clear

Zi-400 Defence is a powerful all-in-one specialised vehicle cleaner and corrosion inhibitor. A game changer in preventative maintenance of Defence vehicles, Fire Engines, Ambulances, Armoured Vans, SES vehicles, Mining vehicles, Trucks and Trailers.

Zi-400 Defence is based on the unique technology of Zi-400 HD Aircraft Cleaner, Australia’s leading aviation cleaning product and the trusted aircraft cleaner of the Australian Defence Force since 1993.

The Science

Scientific testing of Zi-400 dates back to 1993, when the Australian Defence Force commissioned an in-depth study into the impact of 19 fully approved aviation cleaning products on the corrosion rates of aluminium alloy used in military aircraft.

The study found Zi-400 to not only be a powerful corrosion inhibitor, it also has the extraordinary ability to arrest existing corrosion after it has commenced, shutting down corrosion rates to almost zero. As a result, Zi-400 has been the trusted cleaning product of the ADF ever since.

In 2016, Solidus Industries commissioned Deakin University in Melbourne to undertake an in-depth assessment of Zi-400’s capabilities as a corrosion inhibitor. We asked them to recreate the 1993 testing by the Australian Defence Force, testing Zi-400 against a prominent aviation approved cleaning product that is currently used throughout the world.

You can read a full summary of the Scientific Testing of Zi-400 as a Corrosion Inhibitor here or download the PDF version.

Applications

Any specialised vehicle including Defence vehicles, Fire Engines, Ambulances, Armoured Vans, SES vehicles, Mining vehicles, Trucks, Trailers, Mobile Health Clinics and more…

Zi-400 Defence is also perfect for maintaining Classic Cars, Hot Rods and Custom Builds.

Suitable for use on all surfaces that tolerate water including paint, varnish, fibreglass, gelcoat, metal, plastic, wood, glass, vinyl, leather and fabrics. Highly effective in surface preparation before coating and painting.

Zi-400 is a quick-break cleaner, making it suitable for use in oily water separators.

Directions

  1. Zi-400 Defence should not be allowed to dry on the surface of the vehicle, so we recommend washing outside of the hottest and windiest times of the day. Where available, dilute Zi-400 in warm water (between 30-45°C max) to further accelerate the cleaning action.
  2. For general cleaning, begin the wash with a 1:30 ratio. For heavily soiled areas, make the mix stronger (1:5 ratio at the highest) and apply with a spray-bottle. Recommended application methods include: a good quality brush, sponge, spray-bottle or for maximum efficiency, foaming equipment.
  3. Wash from the top of the vehicle down to the bottom. Agitation of Zi-400 on the surface is essential. Work quickly and methodically, leaving a dwell time of at least a few minutes for the product to sit, so as it can lift the grime from the surface before rinsing. We recommend dividing the job into sections to be washed and rinsed clean, before moving on to the next section.
  4. Chamois vehicle dry for best results.

Special Tip: Wash regularly with Zi-400 Defence for maximum protection from corrosion, even when vehicle is not in use.

Dilution Ratios

Heavy Soiling 1:5-10 parts water
General Soiling 1:30 parts water
Light Soiling 1:40-50 parts water
Glass, mirrors, acrylic 1:100 parts water

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Health & Environmental Statement

Zi-400 Defence is a water-based formula that is safe to use and environmentally friendly. It is biodegradable, non-flammable, non-corrosive, low-foaming and non-fuming.

It does not contain any phosphates, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), or ingredients considered to be carcinogens, mutagens, or reproductive toxicants.

Zi-400 is classified as NON Dangerous Goods under the ADG7 and is suitable for uplift by air.

Solidus Industries holds ISO 9001 accreditation and accordingly, Zi-400 Defence is produced, stored and dispatched under this quality assurance system.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Download the Zi-400 Defence Safety Data Sheet here.

Download SDS