How to maintain your aluminium ute trays

Posted by Ullrich Alumunium on April 22nd, 2021

There is no more useful car than a ute and the only way to make a ute even better is to have a quality aluminium ute tray. Taking your ute to the next level is easy with an Ullrich Aluminium ute tray, you will be the envy of the worksite, there is no doubt about that. In order to keep your ute looking as good as it should there are a few easy steps that you can take to keep your aluminium tray looking as good as it did the day you bought it. Below we will share with you two extremely easy steps on how to maintain your aluminium ute tray.

Wash them properly

As good as a product as Aluminium is you still need to look after it. There are lots of aluminium cleaners on the market, but a simple 2 bucket wash process will work just as well. Have one bucket with clean water and another with diluted car wash, wash all the surfaces being careful to remove any stains, grime and salt build up. Hose it down when you are happy its clean enough for you.

Now most utes are going to be treated pretty harshly, life on a worksite can get dirty and you can deal with a host of different materials. For the more stubborn stains and build ups you may need to use some of that Aluminium cleaner and a good pressure hose and give it a proper blast. Acting quickly when you have grease and concrete build up will make it easier to remove the offending garbage.

Washing and keeping you tray clean will keep your aluminium ute tray looking fresh but will also add to its lifespan, win-win!

Don’t use harsh chemicals on your aluminium ute tray, some can cause oxidisation and can damage your tray as well as make it look terrible.

Use a cover

It might seem like a pretty simple solution but if you have a tonneau cover then when you aren’t carrying a load in your try keep your cover on. It will help protect your tray from the elements and add to the life of the tray. If you don’t have a tonneau cover do yourself a favour and get yourself one it will save you money in the long run and you won’t spend half your weekend washing your car.

You have spent the money to get a good quality Ullrich aluminium tray you should take the measure to ensure that you get the maximum lifespan out of it. Washing your tray at least once a month is an easy habit to get into and remember to act quick if you have any major grease or concrete residue.

The team at Ullrich Aluminium are experts in building and fitting high quality aluminium ute trays, there is no one better on The Gold Coast.

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