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Old 05-26-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
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Washing bugs off front cap and windshield

So I was wondering how you keep the front of your MH clean? I have to park my MH in a storage lot, and don't have access to water for a hand wash. So do any of you use your extended windshield washing wands, and just use a small bucket of water in the RV park to clean the windshield, and front grill of your MH? Gets kind of ugly after a fews days on the freeway, especially during the summer with all the bugs out?
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For the windshield it's a light cleaning with Windex. I'm not trying to get everything off, just the stuff that would smear. Follow that with four ought (0000) steel wiool. That doesn't hurt the glass and will clean everything off the glass.
For the painted portion of the front cap I just use plain water in a bucket and an old washcloth. For stubborn bug splats I'll use a little Windex.
If you clean it right after you stop, even for an over night stop, it's fairly easy.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:33 PM   #3
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I get out my ladder and I use a small bucket with warm water (and sometimes a little vinegar) and a nylon scrubber pad or one of the little green rectangular scrub pads. Cleans the windshield very well and can be used on the cap (gently). A spray bottle with clean water helps with rinsing when needed. Wipe dry with clean towel or paper towel.
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I use soapy water and scrub brush on the entire front end. Fortunately I have water so that isnt an issue. I make sure the front end is waxed before I go on road again. We carry a ladder for the cleaning at stations where they dont provide a ladder or platform.
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For the front cap, a campground owner in Alaska told me to try Pledge dusting spray, let it work a couple of minutes and then wipe off. It will remove the toughest bugs. I use the cheapest spray I can find. The bugs come off easier the second time.
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I use a bug sponge (and soapy water) that you can buy at Walmart. Google "bug sponge" ... It will not scratch either your window or paint. However, does require you to pull out your ladder so you can reach the top of your front cap. Works very well and as previously stated, the fresher you can get the bugs the better. Seems once the sun bakes them to the surface, then you have to scrub harder and a little longer.
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Being new to RV'ing I listen to everyone's tricks and techniques for RV related issues. I recently purchased the system by Aero Cosmetics. The wash wax all cleaner wax is a dry wash so using it at parks that don't allow washing is not an issue. The mop kit has a v shaped head that has two micro fiber mop heads. One is the wet side the other is for drying and buffing. The 4' handle extends to 12' in one easy motion. The entire system is a bit pricey, but well worth it. The bugs come off so easy. The kit comes with a special scrub pad that is non scratching. I can't say enough about it. ( non compensated user)
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A good quality painters pole that is adjustable is worth the price. Screw on a brush for washing or a squeegee for cleaning the windows. You can get up close or stand back and get good leverage cleaning those monster.
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I 2nd Washwax.com using it for 5 years. Never wax again.
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Prestone Bug wash in a sprayer, let sit, wipe off with a wet towel
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I bought some cleaner from the Harley Davidson dealer. They label it and it's called "Bug remover". Spray it on a wet surface and let it sit for at least a minute or two, then wipe it or spray it off. I've never seen anything work like it. 16oz. spray bottle (#93600022) runs about $9 plus tax.
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So I was wondering how you keep the front of your MH clean? I have to park my MH in a storage lot, and don't have access to water for a hand wash. So do any of you use your extended windshield washing wands, and just use a small bucket of water in the RV park to clean the windshield, and front grill of your MH? Gets kind of ugly after a fews days on the freeway, especially during the summer with all the bugs out?
Forget all the gizmos and chemicals. Get on Amazon and order up one of these and use plain water with with this wraped around your extend a pole brush/squeegee. You WILL be amazed. No climbing a ladder. Will not affect your wax or paint finish.
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