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Old 04-12-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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How to wash?

So. We have heard we need to use lambswool and not the commercial brushes to wash the motorhome. So how is everybody washing theirs? How do you reach up the side? Is there an extendson pole system to adapt inro a lambswool mitt? What are you all doing?

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Old 04-12-2013, 07:20 PM   #2
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You can use a paint roller extension you find at Lowe's or Home Depot to get your washing done up high. I have a very soft bristle brush, it feels almost like a cloth and I use it some but with very light pressure. I also have another rectangle mop like head I use mostly. Hard to get off spots, I use a microfiber cloth and a step ladder.

If you can purchase an Entegra, you can afford to hire it washed! Just kidding! I am at Lazy Days now and they are really nice. By the way, I watched Lazy Days washing new coaches and guess what, they are using BRUSHES!


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Old 04-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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There are brushes and then there are brushes. I have a few of them. Some are a bit "prickly" and could cause you problems, but I have one nylon-bristle brush that I got at Lowes that is a soft as cotton on the ends, yet still works well for removing dirt. Use an extra soft-bristle and always use it with plenty of soapy water and you will not scratch your paint.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:46 PM   #4
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Got our lambs wool cover, head, and extension handle from "Mary Moppins". This is what was recommended by my Tiffin manual.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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Especially do you not want to use anything but a soft cloth on the 3M film/mask. It will scratch and begin to change colors. Looks horrible. Ask me why I just put a front end bra on our coach.

And be careful not to use regular car wash soap. It will leave a film on your surface. Guess what that looks like?

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Newmar publishes a how to for their rigs, I'm betting it'll be pretty much the same for many others.
Lambs wool, NO BRUSHES EVER, baby soap are the main things.
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This isn't directly responsive to the OP's question, but relates.

Since our coach is on order, we don't have all of the documents provided by Entegra, so forgive me if these are redundant to what is provided in an owner's package, but the attached are documents that were given to me by Precision Paint. They are Entegra's subcontractor that does all of their painting. These are their instructions for paint care, and I hope they are helpful.

I've also been curious about where to find a good lambswool washing mitt with an extension pole, and using the correct microfiber towels. I don't intend to be a slave to the my paint job, but I don't want to do anything out of ignorance to damage it.
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I use SUREHOLD PRODUCTS telescopic handle, swivel pad base and lambs wool cover you can get at West Marine. Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car Wash, rinse with Deionize water from a dual bed system that came from On The Go, no drying, no spots.
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Thanks everybody for the advice. I will try to locate one of those lamswool cleaning systems.

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