Detailing Your Motorhome

Discussion in 'Top Tips & Tricks' started by G2EWS, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. G2EWS

    G2EWS Funster

    Aug 14, 2007
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    Hi All,

    I have been asked by members on another forum of which I am a member to put this information together, so thought it may be of use on here.

    Note that although I refer to one company in the main I am not affiliated to it but do use them for my products.

    The ideas have been gleaned off a detailing forum I am a member of and are proven by me and others. The principles are for cars but most of what is here will also be of use and indeed is what I do on my motorhome. There are some other products that I have mentioned in the past for use on motorhomes and the main company I refer you to will also confirm the correct ones.

    I hope you find it of some use, any questions let me know and I will do my best to answer.

    Best regards


    1. Pressure wash to get most of muck off.

    2. Use Gilmour and Snow Foam leave for 5 - 10 mins. Hose/pressure wash off. (Gilmour is an attachment that you put on the end of a hose which when you add 1 1/2" of snow foam, leaves a good penetrating white foam over the car)

    3. Use two bucket method with Meguiars Hyper Wash and wool mitt.
    (Fill one bucket with clean warm water and the other half full with warm water, in the half full bucket add one shot of Megs hyper wash. Wollen mitt is then used to wash car off, rinsing every time in the full bucket)

    3A. Make sure you spend a lot of time rinsing the car with a hose after the pressure washer. You need to make sure every bit of grit is removed. This will be a painstaking job and one you have not been used to doing in the past.

    4. Spray with quick detailer (QD) spray (water down 50:50) and Dry with Large Waffle Weave Microfibre Drying Towel, lightly wiping over the bodywork. (The QD spray is what will make a phenomenal difference to your car, making it shine even though you have not polished it!!)

    5. Auto-clay car with the QD as lubricant as mentioned above if you think it is necessary. Not always necessary and I suggest you do not do this to start with as it is a bit of an art. It is carried out if there are impurities in the paint work. You can test this by getting one of those plastic bags used for veg in the supermarket. Wear it like a glove and run you hand over washed paintwork. If you feel and hear it catching then you need to clay the car.

    6. Meguiars all purpose cleaner on wheels. Followed up with a specific cleaner and
    New Look Trim Gel.

    7. Inside the interior none leather will be cleaned using Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner (mentioned above) and where necessary a dashboard brush. Then use Natural Look.

    8. Windows cleaned using Autoglym Car Glass Polish and Microfibre Cloths.

    9. Quick detailer for that just polished look without all the hard work.
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  2. Lindy-C

    Lindy-C Deleted User

    Excellent post Chris, thanks for sharing :BigGrin:

    You must come over one day and show me how its done :Wink: :Laughing:
  3. dazzer

    dazzer Read Only Funster

    Jul 30, 2007
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    In my house

    In fact im sure Linda would be more than happy to let you perfect your technique on her 3 RVs!! :Eeek::thumb:
  4. Brado

    Brado Read Only Funster

    Jul 5, 2008
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    Black streaks

    Can anyone suggest ways of preventing the streak marks on a fiberglass body?
    The worst are from the black surround to the windows.

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