Industrial Wash Bay Curtains

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OVERVIEW

Using our line of industrial wash bay curtains will allow you to contain the over-spray from power washing and even painting processes. These curtains are an ideal solution for applications where complete 1, 2, 3 and 4 sided enclosures are required. Common applications are vehicle wash bays, truck wash bays, garage wash bays, and other industrial uses.

For food processing facilities, please look at our USDA Grade Wash Down Curtains.

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Vehicle Wash Bay Curtain Benefits

Wash bay curtains are designed to contain the flying mud, water, and debris from wash down applications. Containing these elements into a defined car wash enclosure ensures that other areas stay clean and dry. Some other benefits include:

  • Inexpensive versus fixed walls
  • Quickly deployed with industrial roller curtain track
  • Available in many colors to match your shop or automotive dealership
  • Generally improves working conditions
  • Quickly pushed out of the way when not needed
  • Washing curtains are easy to clean and replace if needed

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Wash Bay Curtain Features

The car wash bay curtains have several features which make them long lasting and economical solutions for wash bays.

  • Durable 18oz Vinyl reinforced with a polyester mesh scrim
  • Clear 20mil Vinyl vision panel to allow a line of sight
  • Vinyl meets NFPA 701 & California State Fire Marshall Standards
  • Strong 16 gauge galvanized steel track which resists rusting
  • Hemmed edges for a clean finished look
  • Resistant to almost all wash down chemicals
  • 5 year Warranty on all curtains!
  • Lifetime Warranty on all Hardware!

Mounting Options

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Wash Bay – Hardware Options

There are several methods that you can use to support your wash bay curtains. These include our roller track which can be supported from above as shown on the graphic to the left.

Akon also offers a free-standing wash bay curtain which is supported from the floor. Please keep in mind that free-standing welding curtains can only be 10′ in height.

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Curtain Options

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Curtain – Optional Components

Based on your needs you can customize your curtain in several ways to match your dealership or factory colors.

  • Custom logos can be added for a professional look
  • Many colors to choose from
  • Chain weights to minimize curtain movement
  • Vision panels to allow line of sight
  • Floor sweeps to keep water from getting past the curtain
  • Walk through strip doors can also be included

Common Questions


Should I include the Vision Panel?
Are the curtains easy to wash when dirty?

Should I include the Vision Panel?

It’s important to consider how you intend to use your wash down curtains. For instance if you have an unsightly work area then you might not want to choose the clear vision panel. However, if you want to increase safety and allow for a brighter work area than the vision panel would be ideal. Note: The vision panel is no additional cost.
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Are the curtains easy to wash when dirty?

These wash down bay curtains are very easy to clean due to the nature of the material they are made of. The Vinyl is very smooth which means you can generally clean them by simply washing them off with a hose. If you need to clean them further, simply use a mild detergent and a rag to wipe them.
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Photo Gallery

Click below to view some common configurations

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Rolling Hardware

  • 16 gauge galvanized steel tracks
  • Nylon roller hooks for easy opening
  • 6 mounting styles to connect to various structures
  • Free standing hardware for up to 20' in height
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Static Hardware

  • Aluminum angle - Use with self tapping Tek screws
  • I-beam clamps - Clamps onto the flange of beams, joists and purlins

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Opaque Curtains - 13oz, 18oz, 22oz

  • Vinyl coated polyester reinforced with scrim
  • NFPA fire retardant, CFM fire retardant
  • 18oz and 22oz are outdoor rated
  • Finished edges for clean crisp appearance
  • Double or triple hems used where needed for longevity
  • Ideal for temperatures going as low as -10° F to 160° F
  • All colors are the same price
  • 13 oz = .016″ thick, 1.44 oz. per square foot
  • 18 oz = .020″ thick, 2.0 oz. per square foot
  • 22 oz = .024″ thick, 2.44 oz. per square foot
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Clear Curtains - 20mil and 40mil

  • Clear double polished PVC
  • NFPA fire retardant, CFM fire retardant
  • Outdoor rated
  • Finished edges for clean crisp apperance
  • Double or triple hems used where needed for longevity
  • Ideal for temperatures going as low as 10° F to 140° F
  • 20 mil = 20mil thick, 1.98 oz. per square foot
  • 40 mil = 40mil thick, 3.95 oz. per square foot
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18oz Vinyl

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14mil Vinyl

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Chain Weight Bottoms

If you have a slight breeze or are power washing near the curtain then we can add a galvanized 3/16" chain weight to the bottom of the curtain.

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Floor Anchor Straps

Velcro straps hold your curtain in place if wind is present or a more secure curtain is required. These anchors feature Velcro straps which loop through a D-ring which is anchored into the cement floor. Typically spaced every 4'.

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Floor Sweeps

A floor sweep seals the open area between the curtain and the floor. It attaches to the main curtain by Velcro. They are 6″ tall and as long as the entire length of the curtain. These are ideal for controlling dust, fumes, odors and other undesirable elements. They can also be replaced in the future should the friction from the floor wear them out.

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Magnet Seals

Seal magnets are an idea to attach curtains to each other or adjacent steel walls and beams. Best utilized in dusty areas that would clog up Velcro.

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Velcro Seals

You can choose to have Velcro installed along the perimeter of the divider which will allow you to combine multiple curtains into one larger curtain. You can also attach self adhesive Velcro to fixed objects such as walls for a more complete seal. Great for dust control and temperature control.

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Filter Panels

Primarily used in paint and spray boths, filter panels allows for clean air to enter the curtain enclosure and filter dirty air. The filter panels Velcro to the curtain for easy removal and replacement.

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Valance Panels

A valance is made from the same material as your curtain. They are used to seal the opening above the curtain. This is generally the space from the roof deck to the bottom of the joist or purlin. They can be rectangualr or follow the slope of the roof.

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Walk Through Strip Doors

Strip doors can be sewn into the curtain or free-standing for larger versions. These allows quick movement of people and forklifts into and out of the industrial curtains.

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Key Benefits

  • Less expensive than rigid walls
  • Can be taken down quickly when not needed
  • Can be re-purused in other areas
  • Ability to purchase more curtains and attach to existing curtains
  • Divide work areas quickly
  • Industrial curtains improve worker safety
  • Quick to roll out of way when not in use
  • Easy to clean with slick surface of Vinyl
  • Contain air migration, odors, dust, overspray
  • Lifetime warranty on all hardware and 5 year warranty on curtains

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Common Layouts

AKON can supply just about any layout you can think of. Below are some common styles. They can be single sided, double-sided, triple sided, four-sided or multiple straights to create complete enclosures. You simply inform AKON about your desired design and we will have it fabricated exactly as you need it. For customized layouts, sketch your design and upload it using our online RFQ form. See button below.
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