For truck enthusiasts, maintaining the cleanliness and appearance as well as improving the durability and performance of their truck is of utmost importance. Achieving all these is next to impossible if you lack the best detailing supplies. What if these ‘best’ truck detailing supplies are laden with harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment or your health?
The USHPD (US Household Product Database) flags detailing and cleaning products that comprise of dangerous chemicals. Out of the hundreds, if not thousands, of such products, here are the ten detailing supplies you must avoid strictly.
#1: Armor Car Wash Concentrate
This concentrate contains ‘Cocamide DEA’, a carcinogen that is notorious for causing dangerous skin diseases. Moreover, it consists of Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Hydroxide, two harsh skin irritants. The latter can also cause respiratory diseases.
#2: 3M High-Power Brake Cleaner
This cleaner comprises of Ethyl Benzene – a suspected carcinogen. Ethyl Benzene can cause an array of other ailments such as respiratory, skin and kidney toxicity.
#3: Rain X Windshield Washer Fluid
This is a highly flammable product. Additionally, exposure to this fluid can result to headaches, nausea, visual impairment, and skin irritation. Worst still, chronic exposure can lead to death or blindness.
#4: Turtle Wax All Tire and Wheel Cleaner
Excessive or repeated inhalation of this product’s harmful vapor can cause nausea and irritation.
#5: Eagle One Enviroshine All Tire and Wheel Cleaner
The dangerous nature of this wheel and tire cleaner is that it causes severe eye irritation. When exposed to your skin, this product causes a burning sensation as well as other skin damages. If you are suffering from respiratory ailments such as asthma, it is prudent to avoid using this product since its harsh chemicals can worsen your condition.
#6: Eagle One Wheel Cleaner
The hydrofluoric acid contained in this product is very dangerous. It can cause permanent eye damage and severe skin burns. Because sensing or noticing the acid’s effects immediately is difficult, treatment can be delayed which can lead to severe or permanent damage.
#7: Armor All Ultra Shine Wax and Wash
You can suffer from respiratory and skin toxicity from using this Armor product because it comprises of carcinogen Cocamide DEA as well as other harmful chemicals.
#8: Eagle Wax As-U-Dry
The Eagle one wax affects your central nervous system thus causing nausea, headache, or dizziness. Prolonged exposure leads to burns, irritation, and skin dryness. The product’s petroleum-based content makes the Eagle one wax a potential carcinogenic.
#9: Black Magic Tire Wet
Ethyl Benzene and Benzene are present in this tire dressing concentrate. When exposed to these chemicals, you can suffer from kidney failure, respiratory toxicity, liver diseases, and cancer. These two chemicals contained in most auto detailing supplies are very harmful to the body.
#10: 3M Body Shop Tire Dressing Concentrate
The Black magic tire wet has fumes that can cause dizziness and lethargy. Skin exposure can result to cracking and dryness. Frequent exposure of the chemicals present for long periods can result to organ damage.