Cleaning Under Your Solar Panel

Discussion in 'Top Tips & Tricks' started by FJmike, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. FJmike

    FJmike Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    729
    Location:
    Swindon
    Its always been a problem to me on how to get all the algae and dirt that gets trapped between the roof and solar panel. That was until a customer recently gave me one of these as he was giving up motorhoming. I have tried lots of different methods with varying results and this has to be the best, just wet it in the bucket and it being 31" long is more than long enough to reach under all the solar panel. OK its a bit expensive and some may be put off by the price but for me always wanting to achieve the best for my customers a Flatmate will always be part of my valeting kit.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  2. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    34,402
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Thanks Mike. We plan on going into Norwich tomorrow so I'll look in Lakeland there.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,347
    Likes Received:
    9,608
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    Had one in the broom cupboard for years, the wife will wonder why it's suddenly got grubby. :cautious:
     
  4. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,347
    Likes Received:
    9,608
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    How did you manage to get 50 miles over the border without being spotted?
     
  5. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    34,402
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    We were in Wells & Sheringham last week Rob. Moved to Lowestoft on Saturday and will be here until Friday when we start on the way home with a stop for a couple of nights near Nottingham.
     
  6. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,347
    Likes Received:
    9,608
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    Ah so it's safe for our trip to Seacroft in 3 weeks? (y)
     
  7. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    34,402
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Went to Cromer on the bus last week. Not impressed so I don't think we'll be back - you're safe :LOL:
     
  8. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,347
    Likes Received:
    9,608
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    Know what you mean, it's just convenient for our service and Hab check at Becks.
     
  9. FJmike

    FJmike Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    729
    Location:
    Swindon
    Best to buy direct as online they charge nearly three quid postage
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. FJmike

    FJmike Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    729
    Location:
    Swindon
    Slip the sleeve off the nylon former and give it wash and she will never know
     
  11. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,530
    Likes Received:
    25,647
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    Cleaning UNDER a solar panel is a concept my brain is not programmed to comprehend!

    Indeed my head has just started hurting after reading the thread title.

    JJ :cool:
     
  12. daveandsan

    daveandsan Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2013
    Messages:
    1,235
    Likes Received:
    1,771
    Location:
    South Staffs
    Some people just have to much time on their hands.:)
     
  13. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    14,770
    Location:
    North Wales.
    Just shows their is a solution for most things good tip would imagine it will help the Solar panel to work more efficiently when clean than with green muck under it.
     
Loading...

Share This Page