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Old 10-16-2021, 02:54 PM   #1
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Washing your motorhome

When you wash your motorhome what brush (handle ,brush/hardness etc...) and what soap do you use/recommend ?
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There are quite a few threads on here on this topic. Wash Wax All is our current go to. We like Blue Beacon on the way back to the barn and give it some of whichever is the latest fad ceramic before putting it away for any length of time.
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I use wash wax if I feel like I am lazy.. I use the entire kit.


Other times I use rinseless and waterless washes From ONR and extreme solutions. At rimes i bribg a 1 or 2 gallon sprayer have it pre-mixed. When I'm really into it, I use a pressure washer with Adam's Mega foam with grio's brilliant foam cannon.. My coach will be getting a paint enhancement or correction once I figure out how far will you need to go.

And yes, i use the proper microfiber towels and techniques..swirl marks suckClick image for larger version

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There are quite a few threads on here on this topic. Wash Wax All is our current go to. We like Blue Beacon on the way back to the barn and give it some of whichever is the latest fad ceramic before putting it away for any length of time.
I tried a search, must not have used the best search words.

I am hoping for a good tip on RV washing brushes and RV wash for painted RV's.

I like the truck washes when convenient, Blue Beacon some how turned a friends aluminum wheels milky, not sure why?
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I use wash wax if I feel like I am lazy.. I use the entire kit.


Other times I use rinseless and waterless washes From ONR and extreme solutions. At rimes i bribg a 1 or 2 gallon sprayer have it pre-mixed. When I'm really into it, I use a pressure washer with Adam's Mega foam with grio's brilliant foam cannon.. My coach will be getting a paint enhancement or correction once I figure out how far will you need to go.

And yes, i use the proper microfiber towels and techniques..swirl marks suckAttachment 346271
Thanks I will look into wash wax?
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Do any of you use SM Arnold brushes? If so what hardness green yellow or blue?
https://www.etrailer.com/Car-Wash-Br...185-678-4.html
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Newmar recommends using a lambs wool cleaning head. Even the soft brushes can cause swirls in the paint.

Mary Moppins makes a line of products, including lambs head cleaners.

https://www.goclean.com/

I use this painter's pole from Home Depot. It comes with two end pieces so you can quickly switch from the wash head to a squeegee or some other device. The pole is very stout and it locks into place when you adjust the arms.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Wooster-...5-_-N&#overlay

For cleaning at home, I use Meguiars car wash soap. I like the thickness of it. It's also available at Walmart. In both the RV and at home, I use one of the fat/squatty squeeze catsup bottles for the soap. I don't use buckets, I just squeeze soap on the wash head and wash a section. I rinse the head, add more soap and wash the next section.

For quick washes, where I can't use water to wash the coach, I have a rolling mechanics chair and use WashWaxAll and just roll down the side of the coach, spraying it on and wiping it off.
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Ditto on the Mary Moppins system. They also have a windshield cleaning kit with a wash pad and a dry pad. Both work great on the end of a painter's pole like DSD mentioned.
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I use whatever wash/wax concentrate that is on hand at Wal Mart. For the brush, it is a telescopic job also from Wal Mart that I have had for years. I pre-rinse before using the wash solution on the brush. Remember to put a grit guard in the bottom of the bucket.
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Newmar recommends using a lambs wool cleaning head. Even the soft brushes can cause swirls in the paint.

Mary Moppins makes a line of products, including lambs head cleaners.

https://www.goclean.com/

I use this painter's pole from Home Depot. It comes with two end pieces so you can quickly switch from the wash head to a squeegee or some other device. The pole is very stout and it locks into place when you adjust the arms.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Wooster-...5-_-N&#overlay

For cleaning at home, I use Meguiars car wash soap. I like the thickness of it. It's also available at Walmart. In both the RV and at home, I use one of the fat/squatty squeeze catsup bottles for the soap. I don't use buckets, I just squeeze soap on the wash head and wash a section. I rinse the head, add more soap and wash the next section.

For quick washes, where I can't use water to wash the coach, I have a rolling mechanics chair and use WashWaxAll and just roll down the side of the coach, spraying it on and wiping it off.
Thanks just the kind of info I was looking for!
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I use whatever wash/wax concentrate that is on hand at Wal Mart. For the brush, it is a telescopic job also from Wal Mart that I have had for years. I pre-rinse before using the wash solution on the brush. Remember to put a grit guard in the bottom of the bucket.
"Remember to put a grit guard in the bottom of the bucket" Great!!!
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I like the truck washes when convenient, Blue Beacon some how turned a friends aluminum wheels milky, not sure why?
IF You Do Not Tell Them to NOT use the "Acid Wash" It will take the coatings off the Aluminum wheels.. Then You will have to continually polish them..
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IF You Do Not Tell Them to NOT use the "Acid Wash" It will take the coatings off the Aluminum wheels.. Then You will have to continually polish them..
Thanks good to know!
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Another major ditto on the Moppins system ! It is a fantastic set up.

Ive only used Johnson baby shampoo on my rig and shes still washes up looking great. Newmar suggested the baby shampoo and Ive found it perfect for all my vehicles with new clear coat paint.
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