Elbow Grease

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  1. kaasbroodje

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    Apparently the motorhome cleaner's weapon of choice, I can't think of a more talked about (and recommended) product for campers.

    I've seen it recommended for cleaning roofs, black streak removal, all over cleaning, polishing, sealant renovation, bug removal, wheel cleaner, the list goes on...

    It only costs a Pound too - what could possibly go wrong ?

    I would imagine that it's extremely good at removing dirt (and everything else ?) from a motorhome.
    After all, it's a degreaser and full of acid too.

    I've used it with great success for cleaning the BBQ, it's great for removing grime from a bicycle, I've even tried it on some alloy wheels (quick spray, brush, rinse, like all good wheel cleaners)

    I'm not a chemist so don't know all the inns and outs of it all but am damned sure that Elbow Grease isn't coming anywhere near my moho's bodywork...

    I wouldn't wash the van with Fairy Liquid, so why the hell would I use Elbow Grease ??

    Am I mistaken, is it really that good or are the masses unwittingly damaging their vans ?
     
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    I do the mechanicals, driving .navigation, cooking and provide the beer, all the cleaning is down to her indoors and her own elbow grease :) So long as its not higher than 5`:D
     
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    I'm was told you shouldn't use washing up liquid because of the salt content and washing machine liquid is far better.
    Although I don't think the proper caravan liquid is expensive as it lasts for years.
     
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    I have used washing up liquid before (many years ago when didn't know better), result was a badly faded Mk2 Escort, I tried to restore the finish by using t-cut. Total disaster as you can imagine...

    I do use washing liquid in the loo and it does seem quite mild, not sure if I'd wash the bodywork with it though...

    Don't think there's any short cuts to maintaining the bodywork.
    I always use car specific products and take my time. Wash, rinse, polish, wax or polymer sealant.
    I look at it as a bit of exercise and a day outside.
     
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    I think Ford had a problem with their paint at one time, you would see horribly faded paintwork, especially red.
    So it may not all be down to the washing up liquid !
     
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    I personally have never heard of it before:confused::)
     
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    Was this a Ford problem or a red paint problem ?
    My mother had a red Corsa with terrible paintwork, I thought it was a red car thing ??
    I love red cars but never bought one for fear of fading !
     
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    You're not missing much :LOL::LOL:
     
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