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Old 10-08-2019, 06:04 AM   #1
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Any tips etc.
Particularly for getting to the roof
Anyone know of an automatic type car wash that will accommodate vans around Brisbane?
or do you just go up a ladder and use a long handled brush.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:40 AM   #2
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I use 8ft ladder with soft broom & bucket of car wash. Or sometimes scrub roof with sponge, can reach center from ladder & Im not tall
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:11 AM   #3
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I use a 6 foot ladder and a flow thru soft brush on a 4 foot pole. To dry I use a synthetic chamois and reach by hand. I have not found an easier way to wash the top. I wish there were one but so far this is how I go about it.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:41 AM   #4
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Any tips etc.
Particularly for getting to the roof
Anyone know of an automatic type car wash that will accommodate vans around Brisbane?
or do you just go up a ladder and use a long handled brush.
I use a ladder but if you on a NSCV do, definitely do not lean the ladder against the van above the window line or you will leave dents.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:01 AM   #5
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It's illegal in Finland to wash a vehicle out on a street so I have to rent an hour at a valet place and use their pressure washer bay, there are none at garages there either

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I use a brush and telescoping handle similar to this: https://www.autogeek.net/boar-s-hair.html
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:21 PM   #7
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Soap, water, elbow grease, rinse, repeat as necessary. Towel dry.

I employ the Chris Fix method.

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It's illegal in Finland to wash a vehicle out on a street so I have to rent an hour at a valet place and use their pressure washer bay, there are none at garages there either

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Same here in Commiefornia. Can't move an inch in any direction without a permit. Just learned about a new, annual $50.00 poopoo tax. Yep, taxing our septic tank.
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We have a platform ladder at the workshop and a long handled microfibre cleaning wand.

But normally I just rinse it down from the ground to clean the solar panels.

We have seen a few car washes on our travels that have a raised platform to clean caravan/motor home roofs, although I can’t say I know of any in Brisbane.
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We have a platform ladder at the workshop and a long handled microfibre cleaning wand.

But normally I just rinse it down from the ground to clean the solar panels.

We have seen a few car washes on our travels that have a raised platform to clean caravan/motor home roofs, although I canít say I know of any in Brisbane.
Theres one of those platform ladders am my local pressure place but it's not tall enough, plus theres not enough roof space anyway.

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