Not doing that again in a hurry

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  1. aba

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    well yesterday morning as i was not working i decided that as the motorhome was looking a little bit on the grubby side i would give it a wash:Doh::Doh:
    well after 3 and a half hours and 6 buckets of wash solution it was looking a little more respectable except the front of the overbed bit due to lack of reach and suffering what can only be described as snow blindness for hours afterwards.:cry::cry:
    i think i will pay someone to do it next time. :Blush::Blush:
    the car only took 5 minutes to wash and then it subsequently broke down. must have been shock or something:shout::shout::thumb:
     
  2. AuldCodger

    AuldCodger Read Only Funster

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    Hi,
    Just posted in Tech/Mech re my experiences with a power polishing buff - really easy,
    just what you need now that the washing is done :thumb:
     
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    polishing

    now i can see that taking all day:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    more snow blindness:Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    :Cool::Cool:you need a pair of sunglasses:Cool::thumb:

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Give it a quick wash once a month, makes it much easier to keep clean.

    A good wax 'n' polish twice a year makes it even easier. :Wink:
     
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    Until a couple of months ago I had always washed our van using shampoo solution in a bucket, a brush with an extending handle and big, scary stepladders so I could do the roof.

    At the Newark show we saw the demonstration of Onedrywash and bought some. Still need the big, scary stepladders to reach parts of the vehicle but the effort involved is certainly no more than with the brush and the end result is much better.

    As Spacerunner says, regular cleaning makes it much easier to keep clean. No need for a separate wax and polish though because Onedrywash includes wax so the job is done at the same time.

    Graham
     
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    That looks a pretty good deal. If it weren't for the fact that I can reach all parts of the van from the existing steps I'd be very tempted.

    Graham
     
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    heres a cheeky plan.....

    when the local boyscouts are doing a carwash for charity, usually at your local supermarket carpark, take the van and offer them a tenner to wash and wax it..

    you only have the roof to do then. :thumb::Rofl1:
     
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    one ~Sat going through Shaftsbury pilled into the fire station as they were doing a charity car wash. their faces were a picture a micra in front and a golf behind 22' of van. mind you they did a good job :BigGrin:
     
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    I must be a saddo cos I seem to be in a minority here, I acctually enjoy cleaning my van..........including the roof. Come on guys its not that hard or time consuming if you keep on top of it. You just need the propper cleaning stuff, a nice day or evening, some cans of coke in the fridge and a bottle of malt (or whatever floats yer boat) to look forward to when your done. And the added bonus that the mrs will be ever so impressed with your handy work (allways a bonus to keep em sweet :Wink:)
    In fact I will be washing the van this evening then autoglyming (probably not a word) on saturday.
    :Smile:
     
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    Always takes me a couple of hours use a very soft broom for sides & roof then once or twice a year I get on the roof to give it a proper clean.
    I never use washes with wax as they ruin the windscreen wipers & leave a film on the screen.
     
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