Which cleaning product?

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  1. Branston1080

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    Hi
    I need to wash the motorhome, just wondered which cleaning products to buy.
    Is Fenwicks any good?
    Should I get an extendable brush?

    Tips, advice welcome.

    Cheers:BigGrin:
     
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    I have always found the Fenwicks range very good, a good wash with motorhome cleaner followed by a rinse and then a good soaking with bobby dazzler leaves a good shine, always used to use the overwintering fluid on the caravan, in fact I got so I was leaving a coating on all year and it still looked brand new when we sold it 5 years later. Extending brush is handy but I always apply bobby dazzler with a decent size pump up garden sprayer, this can also be used to pre spray any tough dirty area's with motorhome cleaner, and the overwintering fluid
     
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  3. Daveo2006

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    Cleaned mine with fenwicks mh cleaner yesterday and oversprayed with Bobby dazzler and leathered off.Also sprayed roof with another over wintering solution (maypole) which i just sprayed and left on. Result = nice shiny van.
     
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    I do exactly the same, using an extendable brush. Use brush to clean van then put on bobby dazzler, but like the idea of the garden sprayer!

    I also use it on my car. Found best results if you dry off the bobby dazzler it seems, well to me, to leave a better shine

    Going to try their overwintering fluid this year!
     
  5. shrop1

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    Sod's law

    Just spent all weekend cleaning motorhome roof and all. Looked great only to return a little later and my neighbour has had a bonfire and now it looks like a Dalmatian. Grrrrrr
    Start again tomorrow after a quiet word with next door !
     
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    Bobby dazzler over wintering fluid where do you get this stuff and is it that good does it stop black streaks :Eek!:
     
  7. Hayleylulu

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    I use the wife and she dose a bloody good job:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I use muc off on the roof. Works very well for me.
     
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    My OH bought some car shampoo from our local discount shop for £1.25 a litre bottle, did the MH & daughters car, they are gleaming. Alan is very impressed with it, going to stock up. On daughters car alloys he used some Elbow Grease and they look great.
     
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    MEGUARS BOAT AND CARAVAN POLISH 5 star result :BigGrin:
     
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    Washing-up liquid and a soft brush... :thumb:
     
  12. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    No Rinse wash and shine. Absolutely swear by it(y) Ordered yesterday on ebay and it arrived today. DSCF8159.JPG
     
  13. Abacist

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    Very Very bad stuff for cars etc!
     
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    Yep..
     
  15. John Laidler

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    I now only use Autoglym products on the MH. There was a test of the common products in MMM last year and there were only two which really performed well, one was Autoglym and another one I can't remember the name of but it was more than twice the price of the Autoglym and performed about the same. They have a bewildering range of products but Bodywork Shampoo follow by Super Resin polish will leave a good finish. The last time I used the polish I actually read and followed their instructions (!) and it was a pretty quick job to do. They also do products for extra protection, which makes it a long job if you add these in but even if you only do it once a year it will help.
     
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    Cleaning ???????


    JJ :cool:
     
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    I'm suspicious about you you don't apply it internally Rob
    or are you feeding it Jane in coffee :) ?
     
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    Yea cleaning ??? Is that when it rains ? How do you get this "polish" in the rain
     
  19. Jaws

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    If you just want to clean it, try what I do ( and it shocks an awful lot of folk that it actually works )

    I use a PROPER microfibre cloth and plain cold water.

    That removes just about everything bar tar .. For that I use something like raw alcohol ..

    Once clean I occasionally go over it with 'Diamond' polish, which aint exactly cheap but will last around a year
     
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    As an aside, I helped Sue ( The Only Sue ) clean her van after she arrived at Zahora from Morocco.. complete with half the African desert on her motor !!
    She could not believe what I was doing to start with but had to agree it works really well !

    If the van is REALLY grubby I do a 'wet wash'. Keep the cloth really wet.
    Once most of the crap is off do a dry wash ( ! ).. Bucket of cold water, wring out as much as poss and get started.
    After a wee while rinse cloth, wring out, and continue ..
     
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