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Old 05-11-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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Pressure wash??

Just pressure washed my girl
" Liz Trailer " and it went surprisingly well.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:03 AM   #2
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I do mine from time to time, as despite what the "pros" tell you, if you don't get too close and don't aim into vents, gaskets, etc. it can get a lot of the "grunge" off without getting you into much trouble.

Having said that, I still get a much better job with a bucket of warm soapy and a rag and brush or two and a chamois.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:26 AM   #3
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... pressure washing often causes more problems than it solves. I would recommend avoiding using water under pressure.

If you insist on using a pressure washer, remove the grime using a rag or brush and "rinse" the trailer with a mist only keeping the wand a long way from the panels.

If you are using water pressure to remove dirt & grime, you are likely compromising the sealant between the aluminum panels and around the window frames.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:33 AM   #4
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We use pressure washers on Lucy quite often. Lucy spends a lot of time on the road, and coin-op car washes are about the only choice when she needs a bath. We do use a soapy brush first and keep a little distance with the high pressure rinse. We have not experienced any wash related problems.

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Old 05-11-2011, 08:46 AM   #5
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Pressure washing does a great job removing older plasticoat.

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Old 05-11-2011, 09:10 AM   #6
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I wouldn't do it. Great possibility of water intrusion you may not know about until the floor gets soft.

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Old 05-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #7
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Now that you have it clean, what brand of wax/polish do you use? I understand thatg one should NOT use one with a cleaner, but Walbanize says it has cleaners ????
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:28 PM   #8
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Ok first off I should have mentioned that we have bad water pressure to start with and the machine is%
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:31 PM   #9
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Ok first off I should have mentioned that we have bad water pressure to start with and the machine is a crappy piece of ---- with like no power so I think the only thing I'm at risk of damaging is my is my.... Lol. Any way the floors ah too late lol! As you can see it cleaned off dirt and mold!! She sat for 8 yrs and still look not to bad but leaking in interior from some opening caused damage and the mice made it dirty and stinky!!! Now she's very clean and no leaks yet. One thing other then opinions I'd like would be you experts common over to polish her lol! I will help you polish your if you help me polish mine!! He he!!
But seriously it would be cool to find someone close and work together on our streams. Help and share!
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:23 AM   #10
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It's funny how a thread drops dead like this lol!
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:25 AM   #11
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Water damage?? I think the pressure washer is ok
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Water will surely be forced inside the shell between the walls.

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We use a long extension handle that carries water to a soft brush - this works really well. Our pressure washer is pretty wimpy, and the brush actually does a better job - and I don't worry about forcing water places it doesn't belong if I get too close with the pressure washer.

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