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Cleaning exterior of motorhome - How

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Old 30-01-2011, 20:20   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cleaning exterior of motorhome - How

Can anyone help me with this...I need an idiots guide to cleaning exterior of motorhome. Im worried I might hurt it...

Ive bought so far
  • Fenwicks black streak remover
  • An extendable brush (bought from Go Outdoor in caravan section)
  • I have a sponge and some sort of mitt
  • set of stepladders
  • I have some general car wash stuff which I could use for cab

Can anyone point me to a web page, other forum posts, youtube video which can help me clean motorhome like an 'Idiots Guide'

Any help appreciated...

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hi there,there is no real simple way of cleaning your motorhome or RV,we swear by Autoglym,they have a fantastic range of quality productsmy son josh usually takes care of most of our cleaning and polishing,he,s a great lad oh and by the way you will need a very large tin of elbow grease regards brian jo and josh
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start at the top and work down....simples !

i use nowt but hot water and washing up liquid with an extending brush.
I'm trying to see it from your point of view
but i cant get my head that far up my ass

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hi mate its a daunting task better starting at the top and work down
i have only done mine once 3hours and snow blindness.
so next time im wearing shades them white panels hurt your eyes after looking at them for a while.
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We use hot water fairy liquid and a extending brush , Cif cream works wonders on the black streaks , Ash done ours tonight and its gleaming
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Yep - start with the roof. Get your steps and the extended brush, plenty of soap and water and scrub. Then rinse then clean the rest

Did it myself this weekend - bloody freezing.
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Cleaning is quite simple, the only thing you must be aware of is DO NOT USE THE BRUSH ON THE POLYCARBONATE (plastic) WIDOWS!!, they scratch so easily, hose them down first to remove any grit then sponge them using plenty of water.
I usually hose the whole van down first, then clean it using a proprietary car wash (apparently washing up liquid contains salt and is therefore corrosive), I then hose the suds off and then using a garden spray I spray the whole thing with Fenwicks 'Bobby Dazzler', 1 capful to 5 litres water, it's brilliant stuff the rinsing water just rolls off, then finally leather it all down.

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If you use washing up liquid - make sure you polish afterwards as you remove any wax/protective coating that is on there. You will then suffer fading and black streaks.

tfr is usually pretty good stuff, or like you are doing, a caravan cleaner, or general body wash wax and a brush. Polish after as it makes it look better, stops oxidisation, and helps dirt fall off easier next time!

I fusing any chemicals such as tfr or g101, do not allow to dry - start from the bottom, and work up when applying the fluid, and rinse bottom up - this avoids streaking. When it comes to the roof, makes sure the sides are kept wet and rinse the whole vehicle after.
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