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Old 08-02-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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I seem to be having a hard time finding a squeegee that will work on the front window of our rig.
Curious as to what the forum uses for window cleaner and to accomplish this task?
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I seem to be having a hard time finding a squeegee that will work on the front window of our rig.
Curious as to what the forum uses for window cleaner and to accomplish this task?
I had been using a standard long handled squeegee similar to what you'll find at any gas station. results were just OK. I wised up and bought a Water Blade. this was a good decision as the results are excellent.
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I think your are referring to the problem caused by a curved windshield.
Gas station type squeegees have a stiff back, and don't allow the blade to conform to the curved glass.

I have not tried it yet, but is it completed and ready for testing.
I bought a 18 wiper blade (rubber blade and metal holder).

Removed the orig rubber blade from my gas station squeegee.
Then hammered the metal blade holder until it was flat. This gave me a straight piece of metal to attach the wiper blade with two small bolts.

Now I have the scrubber sponge and wiper blade on the same end, just like a gas station version, but with an extension handle.

I will be trying it in a couple of weeks.

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Old 08-02-2016, 10:50 AM   #4
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I seem to be having a hard time finding a squeegee that will work on the front window of our rig.
Curious as to what the forum uses for window cleaner and to accomplish this task?
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I use the scrubber end of squeegee dipped in white Vinegar and water to scrub the bugs then dry with a clean microfiber rag on the end of a swiffer mop handle. This can be done in full sun without smears and streaks in under 10 minutes, including set up and my feet never leave the ground. I wash the microfibers when enough are soiled, NO SOFTENER as that will cause streaking..
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This takes a bit of do-it-yourself engineering, but on the last two coaches I made a hook, identical to the end of the wiper arm, to put on the end of a stick. I just pop off the wiper blade and put it on the end of the stick.
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Great idea Alank, got any pictures?
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I use the long-handled squeegee at the Flying J when I fuel up.
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I had been using a standard long handled squeegee similar to what you'll find at any gas station. results were just OK. I wised up and bought a Water Blade. this was a good decision as the results are excellent.
Totally agree... The WATER BLADE is amazing! Simply the best squeegee I ever used! Soft silicone conforms to the window curves and takes very light pressure to clear every drop of water.

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Plastic scrub buds or rectangular green scour pads, any windshield washer fluid and a step ladder then squeegee.
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Here's one of my washing sticks & wiper blade.
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California water blade is great. You can order off Amazon. Mine is threaded same as my wash/wax all rod so I can use it on sides all the way to the top with no ladder.


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I usually pull out a ladder, use a scouring pad with window cleaner to remove bugs and then hit the window a second time with a clean cloth. This works fine, but I've been looking for something I can use when fueling when were driving several days in a row. I looked at Home Depot and found this:



I removed the micro fiber part of it and hot glued two flat scouring pads to the bar under the cloth. I now have a large window squeegee with scouring pads attached. Waiting to try it out on an upcoming big trip.
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