polishing the over head bulge

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  1. goffer

    goffer Read Only Funster

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    How do people get up to polish the over cab bulge, do you stand on the bonnet, or lean over from the top with peril?:Doh:
     
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    I like the idea of leaning over the top with Beryl :Smile: but have to say that cleaning the bulge is not an easy job. I prop a ladder on one side while I clean the other side then swap over but it is difficult and seems to take the bulk of the squashed flies that the vehicle collects.

    Wyn
     
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    I lye on the roof and lean over the top.
    Jim
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    I just Lie,
    and say Ive done it:RollEyes:
     
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    The top half, lay on the roof if you have access.

    The bottom half...or all of it if you have no roof access, there are the following options;

    1. Use one of the platform type ladders that are available from most DIY stores.

    2. Scaffold tower if you have access to one - not worth buying one though!

    3. wooden horses with a scaffold plank across, and variations of, such as decorators Iron type trestles which will give greater hieght and adjustment.

    4. A series land rover - reverse up, drop the tailgate and stand on that...perfect height!
     
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    Totally off topic but you just reminded me, we had the father in laws rotting series in the front drive for a while, didn't half make hedge trimming easier:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I use a rolled camping mat gaffer taped to the top of my ladder and lean it against the luton in-line with the passenger seat. Do all of the bulge from there exept the bit the ladder's against, do that bit from the side :thumb:


    cheers...nige
     
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    just wear a hat:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    then use a broom on a stick
     
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    I have a tall pair of stepladders which I can set up so that they straddle the corner of the bonnet without touching the van. From there I am able to reach half way across the Luton and the same from the other side.

    I use Onedrywash so no messing about with buckets of water or anything like that.

    I seem to remember Chris (FreelanderUK) posting something earlier this year about one of those platform type ladders that he bought on eBay for a reasonable price.

    Graham
     
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    send the son-in-laws up, buXXers got to be good for something
     
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    this is what i bought from ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Superior-BIG-RED-FOOT-4-75m-Multi-Purpose-Ladder-/230476983242?pt=UK_H_G_Ladders_RL&hash=item35a97fabca

    it works great and straddles the full width of the bonnet making cleaning very easy , and best of all it takes my weight :Smile:
     
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    Thanks Chris. I nearly bought one when you posted previously. Just looked at the video and ordered one - I can think of several uses in addition to cleaning the Luton.

    Graham
     
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    Polishing the overhead bulge

    Thank you all very much for your suggestions and comments, I have tressles and scaffold boards, so will give that a try,not too happy about lying on the roof and hanging over, thanks again,

    tony
     
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    its one of the best things the wife has bought me , makes cleaning and polishing the van very easy , helps when i cut the conifer hedge and the next door neighbour was impressed when he used it while painting his house:Smile:

    just make sure you use cable ties to secure the metal platforms to the ladder as i had one slip abit
     
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