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Old 04-06-2009, 06:34 PM   #15
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I have used a pressure washer with stripping the clear coat without any apparent ill effects in spite of the advice of others. Maybe just dumb luck I was OK. I was careful not to spray directly into seams etc, and did go back and re seal some of the seams. I also live in NM. For routine washing I would not use a pressuure washer.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:16 PM   #16
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What.... your PWing at two feet?

Wide spray at 5 feet for five years, no leaks.
Just stay away from the windows.

IMHO, It's just as important to rinse well, can you say filiform.
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pressure washing

Mine cleaned up fine with simple green and some scotchbrite pads. i wasnt too worried about scratches as i was going to polish later and their was so much junk on the airstream. Tons of tree sap to get off later with solvents.
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Mine cleaned up fine with simple green and some scotchbrite pads. i wasnt too worried about scratches as i was going to polish later and their was so much junk on the airstream. Tons of tree sap to get off later with solvents.
Note the keywords above "polish it later" Scotchbrite will cause some scratching. There are some who would just use soap and a sponge and say the oxidation gives the 58 character. The oxidized patina does look pretty even and uniform from the photo. Once it's gone you will have to wait another 50 years to get it back again.
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