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Old 05-26-2015, 01:29 PM   #1
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Question about windshield cleaning ......

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Got my 1st class A a couple months ago (previously a travel trailer guy). I'm about done adding my own goodies to it and a question suddenly dawned on me. What is the best way to clean that large windshield when you're out on the road ?
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Most of us carry a folding step-ladder for just that purpose. A few squirts of your favorite glass cleaner and a roll of paper towels, and you're on your way!
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:09 PM   #3
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+1 on the paper towels. Microfiber cloths wrapped on a mop head seem to work for some folks, but I like to keep it simple.

A squeegee would be ideal, but most of these windshields have a slight continuous curve, making the squeegee a pita. Again, simple.


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We coat all glass with "Rejex" twice a year and when stopping for the night we get out the folding ladder, washcloth, straight water, and towel and in 10 min. the entire front is clean. DW on the bottom half and me on the top half. Letting them bake on for a few days takes a little longer.
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Use a ladder if you want, but an RV extendable handle window washer with a squeegee works great for me. I sometimes clean it in the evening if in the shade and at fuel stops. If the truck stop washer water is dirty, I'll mix up my own. I'm usually done before the fuel tank is full. At the end of a trip, I might get up on a ladder, but not very often.
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I used to do the routine with ladder, spray some Simple Green, rub and rinse etc. etc.
Now, I use this cloth on the end of my extend a pole squeegee using a bucket of "Straight Water". No chemical of any sort. Wrap this cloth on the end of the pole and wipe the bugs off. Easy as falling off a log but not half as dangerous.
Will not harm paint, Diamond shield or Wax finish.

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I have a small tub, and a extendable squeegee / scrub pad combo in the basement storage next to the wet bay. Happens to be the same side as the gas cap. When filling up with gas, I add a little water to the tub and clean the window. Don't have to be perfect, it going to get dirty again anyway.
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I'm a big fan of Rain-X applied a couple of times a year, dirt won't stick to the slippery glass as much.
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+1 on the extendable squeegee with a lambs wool brush on the opposite site. I carry a few older bath towels that I keep clean and leave in on the bays. Old knees not so good on ladders.
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Anything better than rain x come along?
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Anything better than rain x come along?
Ya, This.

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Here is the system I use.

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Anything better than rain x come along?
Rejex beats the Rainx crap any day

I use this pole http://washwax.com/deluxe-mop-pole.html along with a brush head and a micro fiber cloth. I never get on a ladder.
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