Cleaning under roof-mounted solar panels..

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  1. SMB

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    Hi

    Anyone got any suggestions what I could use to clean the dirt from under the panels (without removing them before any smart comments are forthcoming - you know who you are serial offenders) :Rofl1:
     
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    The dirt out of sight won't harm or spoil the view. Just get as far under as your hand will go with a soapy cloth or thin sponge.
     
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    Jetwash for under panels but not for the bodywork, car brush/sponge for that.

    Paul.
     
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    a bamboo "pea stick" with a small kitchen sponge fixed on the end with a couple of cable ties, works a treat:thumb:
     
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    what do you mean CLEAN it???????:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Not that I've cleaned under my solar panels yet, but on my old MoHo I used one of these for under the roof racks and roof box. I didn't use the squeegee end but used the 'mop' type end. I have used the mop end on the extender handle for doing the whole roof on both - but I suppose it depends how close your solar panels are to the roof. Just had a quick look at mine and my mop head fits under my panels which are mounted on spoiler type mounts.
    Mine is something like this.:thumb:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Piece-T...omeGarden_CLV_Cleaning_CA&hash=item35cbf6e7bf

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Thanks for the replies, just want to make sure I get all the dirt so the chances of black streaks are reduced even further. Will have to research pea sticks, I have no idea what they are! :BigGrin:

    Ahh its to do with gardening. That explains why I didn't know what they were! Good suggestion though, will have to try it!
     
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    simple canes from a garden center to grow peas against ( every ones got something similar in their shed ! ):Wink:

    any piece of dowel / thin strip of material will do.
     
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    ah black streaks, so you don't have a gutter running all around the roof to prevent that then.
     
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    It has two vents where excess water runs off but it can still leave black streaks. Can you get guttering for the roof?
     
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    A bottle brush and increase the handle length by taping to a cane:thumb:
     
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    Use one of these work well with plenty of cleaner on it. Sold on eBay item no 181294878764
     
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    Thanks Goldwinger but does it have to be pink? Suppose it will go nicely with my marigolds :BigGrin:

    Looks the biz tho
     
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    Look into your famine side your cleaning, there are other colours available I think.
     
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    Ha ha, are you sayings it's a woman's job? I haven't seen any ladies looking at this post so I will tentatively agree...

    ps I'm going for a black one with the skull and crossbones on it, should be manly enough :thumb:
     
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    Greetings,

    How about, a NEW, CLEAN, W.C. Brush (ie one that has not been used for the purpose for which it was originally intended). Long handle, about the right diameter and robust in structure.
     
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    sounds like a job for small hands there fore womans work
     
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