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Old 01-30-2012, 02:13 PM   #15
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I just use a ladder sponge, bucket of water only and elbow greasedry by hand then use car wax by hand hard but looks great when
done and self satisfaction when all done
Ditto that,,,and I use McGuires products to accomplish this fine feat!

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Old 01-30-2012, 06:06 PM   #16
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If you have full body paint, brushes are not recommended, as they may scratch the paint. I use a Swobbit washing tool, which mounts on a 6' or 7' extendable pole. It's essentially a washing mitt and won't scratch your paint. Works great.

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Old 01-31-2012, 06:50 AM   #17
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I used to have other people wash the coach and our cars, but I began to find scratches and dinks that could only have come from the washers. I began to wash everything myself (which means it is usually pretty dirty by the time I get around to it )

I use this: Wash Mop Stick Kit - Cleaning Tools - Car Washing - Car Care - Griot's Garage

and this: Portable Water Deionizer - Cleaning Tools - Car Washing - Car Care - Griot's Garage

Between the two, the motorhome is really clean and there isn't a water spot to be seen anywhere when it dries. My wife has a black Mercedes. The water deionizer works so well that there isn't a water spot that you can find after I wash her car.

When tree branches reach out and mar the side of the coach, depending on how bad it is, I use the Meguiar's X-scratch and the 3" pneumatic orbital (again from Griots). This worked really well last Christmas when someone at the shopping mall decided to decorate the side of my wife's car with a key.

I'm not a salesman for Griots. In fact, I work in cardiac surgery, but I have never bought anything from Griots that isn't great. Pricey, but worth every penny. I use most all of their products. The rust remover is incredible (but I don't like the gel as much as the liquid).

I don't really use their round boar's head brush where the water comes out of the center. It is a little hard to keep the brushes square with the coach, and the attached hose makes it unwieldy and heavy, but it works pretty good on the roof of my wife's car.

Look at Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789 and decide for yourself.

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Old 01-31-2012, 07:38 AM   #18
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:00 AM   #19
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I use mitts & sponge down low, and soft washer brush with extension handle for higher areas. I've seen a lot of scratching done with sponges, mitts, and even micro-fiber cloths ...as well as brushes. You just need to use care, keep the implement clean and free of debris, and don't try to stretch their life when they get worn. That, and a good clear-coat liquid car wash/wax, and the rig will be looking good!
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:44 AM   #20
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Never brush the body, only micro chanille or microfibre. Got feed up with the flimsey extention poles, so use a hex Wooster Sherlock 8'-16' w/std. Acme thread (Lowes, etc), for pad and drying attachments. Fits in bay, but had to cut off 4" to fit across the bay in slide tray. Use an Unger Fixi Clamp Jaw to hold sponge, squeege, or Absorber microfibre chamois and more. The Unger Jaw is a very versitale tool Fixi Clamp Jaws Unger - FIXIO . Get the Acme adapter for this unless you have an Unger pole.

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:48 AM   #21
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Extendable handle brushes are necessary to wash a tall vehicle. However, flow through brushes are designed specifically to have the water run down your arm when you reach up...I use one, but never connect the hose.
I have used a flow thru extendable handle with a brush with a wool mitt over the brush for years. It does a fine job with no scratches. I 'zip tied' a shop rag onto the pole about two feet from the head. Rag drapes out from the zip tie on the head side, with a small fishing sinker on the end of the rag. The rag collects any water running down the handle ahead of the zip tie, and when the rag gets soaked, it drips off the sinker. My arms and hands stay dry
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:43 AM   #22
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Last year I bought a "foam cannon" from Autogeek. It hooks up to my pressure washer and puts out a foam very similar in consistency to that of shaving cream. It does not drip or immediately run down the side of the MH. It additionally has a lubricant that help remove grime and leaves a nice finish. I also use an extending brush (soft bristles) and this combo gets the job done quickly and efficiently.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #23
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Long extend a handle wrap around brush
Short brush for the wheels
Large pail
RV Wash Soap
RV Travel-Soft Water Softener fully charged
One can of spray degreaser
Power Pressure Washer
A quality chamois
Step ladder

And about a 3-4 hour time span to get it all done. Total rest and relaxation the following day.

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Old 05-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #26
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #27
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I tried a flow thru brush with an extendable pole, without success. I went back to a ladder and a wash mitt....I like feeling the rig while I wash it I guess. The front of the rig catches a lot of bugs so it can be a bit of an effort but if I wash it every couple days while on the road the work is easier. My buddy however will only wash his TT once a year and his 3 year old TT looks like its 10 years old.
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My wife does a great job. sets me up a chair, cold beer and she does a fine job.
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