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userTracker
Posted: 3 September 2008 6:10 PM
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do you wash yours?

I just washed our van today.

I don't like to do it too often as it removes the polish.

It was not really dirty enough to justify using all that water during this long dry hot summer, but due to the lack of wind driven rain to keep it clean it was looking a bit dusty.

It was the first time it's been washed since we were at The Nordkapp in June - 4500 miles ago - is this excessive?
userbob b
Posted: 3 September 2008 7:00 PM
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Snap! As it was a beautiful morning, sun shining & birds singing etc, I thought I'd make the camper blink and give it a wash.

I assembled all the equipment and then it persisted down with rain !
As I'm made of stern stuff, I donned waterproofs and finished the job.

My apologies to all those living in the south east for being the cause of the presipitation.


PS Bring back Bob-a-Job week I say.


userkelly58
Posted: 3 September 2008 7:26 PM
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I wash mine when its dirty and always use Turtle Wash Wax Shampoo at the moment Halfords have 5ltr of the wash/Wax on offer at £4.99 well worth the money.
userTracker
Posted: 3 September 2008 7:34 PM
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Four flippin' pounds and 99 bloomin' pence for a bottle of detergent - you cannot be serious Kelvyn!

I use Tesco's value or Lidl's 'el cheapo' washing up liquid and the last bottle cost me all of 15p!

If it's good enough for me BMW and me Jag it's bloomin' well good enough for me Fiat too!

If only it would rain a bit more I wouldn't have to bother at all!

Edited by Tracker 2008-09-03 7:34 PM
userJ9withdogs
Posted: 3 September 2008 8:00 PM
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Ooops I thought you needed some sx advice, Rich
userTracker
Posted: 3 September 2008 8:04 PM
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J9withdogs - 2008-09-03 8:00 PM

Ooops I thought you needed some sx advice, Rich


Not now Janine - I was open to offers -but that was then!
userGypsyTom
Posted: 3 September 2008 8:15 PM
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kelly58 - 2008-09-03 7:26 PM I wash mine when its dirty and always use Turtle Wash Wax Shampoo at the moment Halfords have 5ltr of the wash/Wax on offer at £4.99 well worth the money.

Carry on using your wax Kelly. Penny pinchers who use washing up liquid are filling the nooks and crannies of their vehicles with salt, which is a very active ingredient of all washing-up liquids. You are cleaning your motorhome safely and adding a coat of wax at the same time.

Check this out: http://tinyurl.com/5mqgst

userTony Jones
Posted: 3 September 2008 9:25 PM
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Sorry, I refuse to let "Roxie" become a spoilt brat, even if she is my first ever brand new vehicle. (Anyway, that should read WAS - "08" is SO last season now, isn't it? And I've put over 9k miles on the clock already!)

So it's a hosepipe and whatever washing up liquid we've got in the kitchen. I always make sure I rinse it off well though, and I've got this excellent sponge with tentacles that I bought off a girl who was selling door-to-door.

Tony

(PS No Janine, I said TENTACLES)
userJ9withdogs
Posted: 3 September 2008 10:05 PM
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Are those like canticles but more of them, Tony?
userJudgeMental
Posted: 3 September 2008 10:38 PM
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Been back from Italy about a month.... have cleaned out the interior but not the exterior. I use "Fenwicks"motorhome cleaner its absoloutly marvelous
userHymer C 9.
Posted: 3 September 2008 11:04 PM
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GypsyTom - 2008-09-03 8:15 PM

kelly58 - 2008-09-03 7:26 PM I wash mine when its dirty and always use Turtle Wash Wax Shampoo at the moment Halfords have 5ltr of the wash/Wax on offer at £4.99 well worth the money.

Carry on using your wax Kelly. Penny pinchers who use washing up liquid are filling the nooks and crannies of their vehicles with salt, which is a very active ingredient of all washing-up liquids. You are cleaning your motorhome safely and adding a coat of wax at the same time.

Check this out: http://tinyurl.com/5mqgst



Gipsy Tom, thanks for that link salt in washing up liquid was something I had never thought of, and the fact that it can spoil the wax on the paintwork, back to Fenwicks. thanks Carol.
userTracker
Posted: 4 September 2008 12:04 PM
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On the subject of car washes, the best wheel cleaner in my view is Flash liquid!

It really shifts the black brake dust much better than wul and is much cheaper than so called 'wheel cleaners'.

And if you get an 'own label' substitute it is even cheaper and just as effective!

userROON
Posted: 4 September 2008 12:19 PM
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Tracker!!! This from the man who says he won't drive slowly to save fuel and emissions in a BMW etc.....
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Posted: 4 September 2008 7:53 PM
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ROON - 2008-09-04 12:19 PM

Tracker!!! This from the man who says he won't drive slowly to save fuel and emissions in a BMW etc.....


How am I gonna wind folks up if you let the cat outta the bag?
userRainbow-Chasers'
Posted: 4 September 2008 8:01 PM
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You should polish the van every two weeks, and washes with a wash wax cleaner should not effect the polish. Harsher detergents will. Keeping the van waxed every two weeks (is how long a good wax coat lasts) will stop it dulling, stops ingrained stains and dirt and makes washing easier as the dirt wont attch itself so well. You will also benefit on trade in too! The van will be shinier, more resilient to scratches and bird lime, and will generally fetch a few grand more!
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Posted: 4 September 2008 8:03 PM
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Well - I wash my van once a year whether it needs it or not
userohgrandma
Posted: 4 September 2008 8:23 PM
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Well, I never wash mine.
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Posted: 4 September 2008 9:04 PM
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Tracker - 2008-09-04 7:53 PM

ROON - 2008-09-04 12:19 PM

Tracker!!! This from the man who says he won't drive slowly to save fuel and emissions in a BMW etc.....


How am I gonna wind folks up if you let the cat outta the bag?


userTracker
Posted: 5 September 2008 5:50 PM
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A dash of Flash liquid in the screenwash really shifts road oil and the slimy smeary traffic film far better than ordinary screenwash.

Use it in addition to winter screenwash in very cold climes 'thou as it has no frost resistance - bit like me!
userhowie
Posted: 5 September 2008 6:03 PM
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ohgrandma - 2008-09-04 8:23 PM

Well, I never wash mine.
Bet you don,t half smell ripe Ria.
userTracker
Posted: 5 September 2008 6:33 PM
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As ever was, we can always rely on Howie to lower the tone of any conversation!
userohgrandma
Posted: 5 September 2008 6:44 PM
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No Rich, I told him I was harvesting the apples in, anyone for apple pie ?
userTracker
Posted: 5 September 2008 6:49 PM
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Oh YES YES YES PLEASE Ria!

You certainly know the way to a man's heart - I just love home made apple pie - especially with puff pastry and not that dry old short crust pastry!

It then just needs a dash of real cream or vanilla ice cream to make the perfect sweetie - which is what any gal honouring me with this dish would also be - a perfect sweetie that is not an apple pie!
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Posted: 5 September 2008 7:14 PM
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Puff Pastry just for you, Rich. But, you will have to supply your own cream.
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Posted: 5 September 2008 7:34 PM
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Tracker - you are such a TART!!
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Posted: 5 September 2008 7:39 PM
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J9withdogs - 2008-09-05 7:34 PM

Tracker - you are such a TART!!




You think I don't know this Janine?

PS

I always thought a tart was a pie without a lid?

Edited by Tracker 2008-09-05 7:40 PM
userdavenewell@home
Posted: 6 September 2008 3:46 PM
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Well I wash our motorhome just before every outing we take although I never polish it. When we re-skinned it I sprayed it with a polyurethane synthetic paint that should never need polishing.

D.
userTracker
Posted: 6 September 2008 5:38 PM
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davenewell@home - 2008-09-06 3:46 PM

Well I wash our motorhome just before every outing we take although I never polish it. When we re-skinned it I sprayed it with a polyurethane synthetic paint that should never need polishing.

D.


So there we are folks - don't waste time polishing yer van - get Dave to respray it for you!
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Posted: 6 September 2008 10:11 PM
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Tracker - 2008-09-06 5:38 PM

davenewell@home - 2008-09-06 3:46 PM

Well I wash our motorhome just before every outing we take although I never polish it. When we re-skinned it I sprayed it with a polyurethane synthetic paint that should never need polishing.

D.


So there we are folks - don't waste time polishing yer van - get Dave to respray it for you!


Yup, any colour you like as long as its black......ish

D.
userbreakaleg
Posted: 7 September 2008 12:39 PM
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As i can no long use a ladder, i had mine paint sealed, this was two years ago now, all it needs is a wash and it looks like new, still need to do the black bits though.
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