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PostSubject: Washing and polishing   Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 15:15

What do you use on your van for washing and polishing and what do you think of the products used?

I usually use care-avan shampoo, the last one i tried from blue diamond I wasn't keen on, this seems better
Any stubborn stains or black streaks I use a product called streaky, works really well.
Polish I use [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] this is the best polish I have ever used and I think i have tried them all  Shocked really easy to apply, can be used in direct sunlight, no drying out and turning to powder like a lot of the polishes do.
If your paintwork has gone a bit dull, Farela also do rubbing compounds which aren't as harsh as T-Cut and ideal for use on gel coats etc

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PostSubject: Re: Washing and polishing   Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 15:17

I usually spray it with bobby dazzler after a wash too, gives it a protective coating which makes it easier to wash next time

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PostSubject: Re: Washing and polishing   Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 18:17

I have been using MER for the past 10 years on both my car and MH after washing them. Everyone I have met to date has always commented on the shine on the MH - enough said.........
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PostSubject: Re: Washing and polishing   Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 18:57

Use Fenwicks? for the black streaks - was converted last year - it does make it easier to remove dirt on the roof too
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PostSubject: Re: Washing and polishing   Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 19:05

Lots of tips in this thread, might be an idea to have a spot for such things.  Thanks for posting both of you, just need someone to apply them now.
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PostSubject: Re: Washing and polishing   Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 19:06

Farcela is great for fibreglass - I use it on my boats
I found that polishing seemed to cause more black streaks - my own experience obviously
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PostSubject: Re: Washing and polishing   Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 19:09

Think I might try that Farcela - might make my motorhome look like new  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Washing and polishing   Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 19:13

Interesting about "black streaks" as we have had our MH for nearly 3 years now and have driven in Spain, Portugal, France, UK and Germany in all kinds of bad weather and to date never seen a streak anywhere on the MH. Perhaps it's the way I polish it, which involves every Sunday where ever we are running a micro cloth with a cap of MER in the water across the outside of MH and on return for our outings complete polish across roof and body work ( we store ours indoors when not in use because of the sun in Spain). My car is 7 years old and looks like new ( same method used )
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PostSubject: Re: Washing and polishing   Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 19:17

i use motorbike cleaner  removes black streaks a treat just a lite spray then rub with a brush and rinse with a hose
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PostSubject: Re: Washing and polishing   Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 20:51

Mick uses Simonize to wash the dirt of and give a coat of polish on the motorhome and on the cars. 

At least twice a year he polishes it with Autoglym.

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