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Old 05-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #15
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Ok, the single bucket car wash soapy water, applied with a long handled brush, got the bugs off beautifully, and a second bucket of clear water, applied with same brush, rinsed it off pretty well! A rain that evening finished the job. I just purchased the Griots Dry Wash by mail order, so will use that on the rest of the rig when it comes in. Thank you everyone for the suggestions.

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:05 AM   #16
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On our first AS we used a brush and bucket. On the next RV, the 40 footer, we always used a bucket of clean water and microfiber cloths. David washes while I rinse the microfibers and dump the water (down the sewer dump). We had it down to a fine science and could get in done in a couple of hours. On the new AS, we do the same thing except that it takes a fraction of the time! On bugs, we have super-softened the water with Calgon and that seems to release the bugs and their juice well. Then we follow with a clear water wash. We have not had any scratches using this method, but I really think it is because we rinse the microfibers often.

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:38 AM   #17

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Thumbs up Griot's....

Another thumbs up for the Griot's waterless car wash, free sample came with an order awhile back, works really well.
The microfiber mitt on a pole comes in handy also....never been disappointed with any of there products.

Try WD40 on the segment protectors, nothing seems to stick.

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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #18
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The mitt on the pole is a very nice tool to use when cleaning the stream & truck.
Never used the waterless wash, I'll have to try it now.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:13 PM   #19
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The Griot's "mitt on a pole" is great. I can wash most of the trailer fast with it. It also lets me clean the roof from a step ladder. The first one of the extension poles for RV's we got at Camping World started to fall apart right after we got it; the Griot's one is much better made.

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #20
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Bob turned me on to the Griot's Garage line of products, and I couldn't be happier. Thanks again Bob. Buy the extendable pole with the micro fiber scrub pads, makes washing the AS very easy & fast.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:07 PM   #21
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I heard on the radio that moistened dryer sheets work wellto remove bugs- here in Florida it's love- bug season and they are EVERYWHERE- sure 'nuff dryer sheets work great on our cars and trucks- haven't needed to use on the airstream yet...

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