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Old 07-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #15
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Hey guys not to be a dork but it's gel coat, not clear coat.
Many RVs are clear-coated, Vincee, even ones with plain white sides. It's a cheap way to get a nice shine in fiberglass panels, e.g. the filon that many RV sidewalls are made of. Typically only the front and rear caps are actually gel-coated.

And RVs with full body paint has a clear coat over the pigment layers.

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:23 AM   #16
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Even the companies that are selling vapor steam cleaners caution about using them on painted surfaces. Check #5 in this FAQ on vapor cleaners
Vapor Steam Cleaners and Steam Cleaning - FAQ

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Old 07-26-2013, 06:39 PM   #17
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Aha ... these cleaners might be great for degreasing an engine. However they are rather pricey. I can hire the job done for less than $50.

"Detail car interiors - upholstery, carpet, infant seats, engine wheels [do not use on body work, it is too hot]. You can also degrease the car engine, car tools without solvents or toxic fumes. Brake dust can also be removed from car wheels."
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:05 PM   #18
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I thing nice about washing your MH yourself is it looks great / drives better / and you don't have to spend the BIG BUCKE to someone that doesn't as good of a job as you do, and they still want a TIP.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:37 PM   #19
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Go to Watersticks.com and buy the Deionizer, been using one for a few years. Wash any way you care to and rinse with this and walk away. Spot free windows and coach. It may seem a little pricy but if you learn to rinse correctly/economically the refills last quite awhile. I use brushes made to wash boats. You can pick how stiff/soft you want the bristles and the sides are angled out to reach under things easier. I've tried all kinds of soaps over the years and none seemed any different than others so I use cheap dish soap from WalMart. My coach is under a cover protected from Mr Sun from all sides but a little morning Sun but it does get a little dust on top so I rigged up 3 sprinklers to wash the light dust off. I drive back and forth a few times then pull it out and wash it, back it in wet and I'm done !

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Old 07-27-2013, 01:39 PM   #20
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I like to wash my old rig with 25% bleach and water with a little dish soap so I can see where I am. The bleach leaves a nice sheen on my rig makes it look like it is waxed. I been using such a mixture on my house for years....
Really now,
I might just give this a try, I usually use Dawn Dish liquid on everything. I know it works better than Palmolive.
Is that 25% added to a 1/2 filled 5 gal bucket I have a 30 ft MH and is fiber-whatever, glass I think? I am going to test a spot. I don't want to lose the 2 coats of wax I have on her now.
I have never left home in the rain, but have left the campground (my in-laws cabin/house) in the rain, only once though. Just Saying
Tim, I gotta get a summer view, it look's so sad with white, goes really good with green
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