Pressure washers, Poles and precipitation

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  1. ericonabike

    ericonabike Read Only Funster

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    Problem: one filthy motorhome having been away for over a week in pouring rain and a fair amount of Flandrian mud. I hate cleaning it, especially in the winter.

    Potential solution: take it to the local Polish handwash, who do a superb job on my car, and ask them for a quote.

    Potential problem with potential solution: they use pressure washers, which I've always been wary of with a fibre-glass bodied motorhome. But I'm guessing that dealers use that piece of kit?

    Any advice welcomed, especially from dealers [I'm looking at you, St John's Cross]...
     
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    It is a matter of taking it to someone who knows how to use the equipment. A mobile valeting company would be fine, and will know not to use the lance to close to openings/seals etc and not to spray into vents.

    Many inexperienced will use the pressure washer very close, and this is where issues start. Sweep properly from a distance and you will remove the dirt without compromising the sealing of the van.
     
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    Take mine to the Polish lads down the road I make sure they take care with the pressure washer £15.00 and a top job.
    Do it myself mostly but not in the winter
     
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    Himself made me climb onto the roof, handed me the mop and bucket
    then he went indoors for a cuppa :Tongue1:
     
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    What's to 'like' ? :Sad::Sad:
     
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    I like your OH, he's my kinda guy.:thumb:
     
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    You can have him
     
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    ,,,, and I liked the fact that you pulled your tongue out at him ........ albeit from the safety of the van roof...:Wink:
     
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    Many of the budget car washers use highly caustic traffic film remover. This gets into seems and sits there eating away. I would want to know exactly what was being used on my van before I let it near my van.
     
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    I've use mine but on a very fine mist and I stand back some way from the van
    I Never use it as a pressure hose and it seems oK
     
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    I had mine done by a home-visiting valet company. He used a jet; but very carefully. No Prob’s
     
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