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Old 04-12-2010, 06:46 AM   #1
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58 overlander intl. just got home !

what's the first step in cleaning and polishing exterior? Do I wash with soap and water first then on to "gravel in a bottle" , then Nuvite? Thanks

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Old 04-12-2010, 08:45 AM   #2
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Well, since you don't know about any leaks since its a new to you trailer, I would not suggest a high powered car wash or power washer. Wash it at home with a long handled brush made specially for RV's where the water goes through the handle. Use a mild detergent along with the brush. What kind of interior water damage do you see on the cabinets and floor? The windows and vents will be your biggest leaking culprits so look below them. Seams can and will leak too, so look everywhere for any evidence of prior leaking. According to the VAP Panel Pros, "they all leak."

Good luck and post some photos when you can.

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