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Old 01-15-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Now that the filters and soap are no longer manufactured, I have been looking for something thatmight work in their old sprayer and I think I have found it.
I put Simonize self drying soap into the soap tank and washed the Motorhome like I would normaly do. Rinse it off, spray soap on, Using a VERY soft car wash brush, brush it down and then rinse with plain water.
The sheeting agent in the soap did a great job and left the coach spot free. I never used the deionized filter because they are now obsolete. I did squegee the windows. All in all I think it did a great job without having to dry it off and left a nice shine.
I have tried other self drying soaps but all the others left streaks. I also did this in the shade with the motorhome cool so it wouldn't dry to fast without sheeting.

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I also bought that kit. I was able to find some on-line suppliers of the soap and filter, but that has just about dried up. Thanks for the info on the Simonize.

What I have taken to doing is "by hand." I use Turtle Wax Detailer - wipe on - wipe off. I may use the Simonize the next time DW goes up on the roof to clean it.
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Wayne M; I may use the Simonize the next time DW goes up on the roof to clean it.
WHAT ????? How did you talk her into that ??
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I thought that was the part we are supposed to clean, my husband said that was my job. I guess after I had pointed out all the spots on the sides that he had missed he wanted me to clean the roof, to make sure it was done right, oh ok. No I got up there willingly, did a good job too.
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Chuck,
You need to be subtle and coy about it. You state, "I'm getting old, what if I slip, you know how clumsy I am."

It should not take more than that. If you go to the photo galleries and my name you can see DW doing a good job. As a matter of fact, it is a perfect job, and I never, never go up to inspect.
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I thought that was the part we are supposed to clean, my husband said that was my job. I guess after I had pointed out all the spots on the sides that he had missed he wanted me to clean the roof, to make sure it was done right, oh ok. No I got up there willingly, did a good job too.
REALLY !!!! Well I guess it's high time I have a chat with my wife. She thought she was done after waxing the Motorhome. Now I'll have to shake my head NO and point up at the roof.
I hope this works out well. She's a rather large woman with a sour disposition. Pretty much meaner than a Rattle snake. I'll let you know how it goes.
P.S. Thanks for the tip about the roof
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She's a rather large woman with a sour disposition. Pretty much meaner than a Rattle snake. I'll let you know how it goes.
Good luck with that!! My wife fits the description although she has lost 48#'s, plus she's afraid of heights. Even a step stool is too high let alone the roof!!

She hates high bridges and canyons where she's looking down into them. We know one woman that sits on the floor of the MH on high bridges!!
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nice knowing ya, chuck...
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Okay Chuck, try this:

"Honey, think of the exercise you will get going up and down the ladder!"
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I just tried MEGUIAR'S ULTIMATE WASH & WAX and was impressed. All I did was just dry the windows. Did not leave any streaks and you could see the wax as it was drying off.

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...mate-wash-wax/
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I have found Meguiar's NXT car wash soap works well in it on our full body paint. It is quite thick and needs to be thinned about 30% with water to flow through the applicator jet in the right proportion. I began using it way before their own soap became unavailable. It cost less than half and works as well or better than their soap.

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Where did you find Simonize self drying soap? I tried to go out and buy some of this Simonize and couldn't find it anywhere in retail sotores. Could you name some stores that sell this Simonize product?
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Where did you find Simonize self drying soap? I tried to go out and buy some of this Simonize and couldn't find it anywhere in retail sotores. Could you name some stores that sell this Simonize product?
I found it at O'Reileys.
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THanks for the tip. I'll bring mine out of mothballs and give it a try.

Wayne when Cinda and I get to your place, I'll let you try to convince her that the roof is her job.
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