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Old 04-18-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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Windshield cleaning

Need ideas and info on cleaning windshields and front of motorhome while on road. As most RV parks do not allow on site washing, am looking for ways to effectively clean the front of rv while parked. Am concerned about cleaners that may cause paint(have full body paint) damage. We are usually are not on road that long and unit gets washed then return home, but had an incident(ran through a swarm of honey bees) on this trip and needed to clean the front off as it looked real ugly sitting in the park.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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A ladder, a bucket of water, some Bounce type dryer sheets to clean the bugs off and something to sponge off the water. No hoses, no excessive slop to contend with.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:44 AM   #3
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Hi SAS30,
There should be no problem, with CGs, when you clean the front of your coach. For the wind shield, pick the window cleaner of your choice and go for it. I use Window Cleaner - Glass Cleaning - Car Care - Griot's Garage along with paper towels to start and then micro fiber cloths at Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789 to finish.

For the paint part of the front of the coach choose the cleaner of your choice. I use Spray-On Wax Refill Kit - Waxes & Sealants - Waxing - Car Care - Griot's Garage with terry cloth towels.
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I used to sell Fuller Brush... Long Long time ago.. Fuller brush sells a window washing brush & Squeegee. This is the kind of tool that a professional window washer might use on the big 12' high windows down at the local Department Store or eatery.... You can get one from a Fuller representive, or from most any janitorial supply (The Fuller one came with a standard length mop handle, like a floor mop (in fact the very same handle) and Publisher's Clearing house sells it from time to time, Professional units may come with an extension handle, can be much longer than a standard mop handle and that is what I suggest)

Another option is a "Van Wash Brush" this is like a car wash brush but it has an extension handle... The one I have, when fully extended, the handle is mop length.....And it is what I use cleaning my roof instead of a mop.

Add in six feet of me, a couple of feet of step stool and that long-handled brush.. I can do my windshield
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For the windows, I find that a moistened piece of GOOD, micro fiber placed on a swiffer sweeper followed by a dry sheet of the same, and done from ground level does a damn fine job.

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Micro fiber and a bucket.
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A bucket of water and a couple extending handle wash brushes, 1 for windshield and 1 for rest of the front works. Brushes are available at Wally World. I've never had any complaints from campground owners about washing the front of our rv. I think they just don't want someone out there for hours washing their whole rig. I've even done a quick touch up on the front of our rv while refueling.
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A ladder, a bucket of water, some Bounce type dryer sheets to clean the bugs off and something to sponge off the water. No hoses, no excessive slop to contend with.
During the "love bug" season this is most solution also. I don't know whats in those sheets but it sure dissolves those bugs. BTW...I buy the no name brand at the $ store and they work just as good.
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I'm a "diehard" and use the real thing, Bounce dryer sheets. Don't soak the drier sheets. Soak. Soak the windshield or area you want to clean and then use the dry drier sheet on the area. The water applied will be sufficient. One thing, the drier sheets will leave a residue so rinse with either a brush or window washer tool.

Another option is Turtle Wax ICE detailer. It can be purchased at Wally-World and works well for all cleaning jobs. You could even use it for the whole motor home. I use it after washing for the run down smudges from windows and vents. Works well.
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Bounce dryer sheets, a spray bottle of water, and a few rags to wipe off the bugs and white film. I can do my m/h below the windshield in about 10 minutes when it has been "paved" in bugs.

I've found nothing that works better. Used dryer sheets work too.
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I buy the bug remover windshield washer fluid from WalMart and use it to remove the bugs from the windshield and the front of the coach. I use a fold up ladder to get to the wind shield...it removes all of the bugs and is deemed safe for the paint also.
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Dang it! We ran into a swarm of bees yesterday. They make a heck of a racket when they hit the front of the mh. The bounce came through.
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Is there any truth to the rumor that love bugs and bees have been declared an endangered species and that you can be fined for each one you kill?
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I use waterless wash in a spray bottle, and Protect All for the glass and MH.

Tried bounce, worked well, but still had to deal with the residue...The older I get the lazier I get,,,,trying to come up with a way to get the DW to whitewash the fence,,,,,

She doesn't want to play Huck with me, yet?, until then will continue to do the above.
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