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Old 10-23-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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Rub a dub dub...

...three maids in tub.

how do you wash your airstream?

* I drove my lil' stubby to the auto wash only to find she didn't fit very well.

** Also noted I could stand some flaps on me 'toe truck'--suggestions?

hammers back,

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Old 10-23-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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I wash mine by hand. I have a sort of scrub brush that attaches to a hose that works very well and makes reaching the roof from the top of a ladder pretty easy. For detergent, I use a natural, biodegradable soap. Can't recall the name right now.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:42 PM   #3
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I For detergent, I use a natural, biodegradable soap. Can't recall the name right now.
Simple Green? It works well is and good for your lawn and the enviroment.
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:59 AM   #4
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Do not use Simple Green on the exterior of an Airstream....
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:08 AM   #5
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I use car-wash solution (turtle-wax, maguiars, etc) and a very soft RV wash brush/wand that attaches to a hose.
The top requires hand scrubbing because it gets so much dirtier.
Then a good coat of Walbernize all over - double on the roof.
There is a new product that the AS store is selling that I might try - RejeX.
Nothin' prettier than a clean and shiny AS cruisin' down the road!
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:28 PM   #6
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Simple Green? It works well is and good for your lawn and the enviroment.
Nope. Simple Green isn't good for aluminum. The product I use is just a natural dish soap that is pretty gentle.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:47 PM   #7
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Ivory dishwasher soap, well-diluted, is great. Nothing harsh, nothing that will hurt the environment.

When I had my old Cessna painted a few years back I was told if I washed the plane with Simple Green, then the warranty was void. Didn't ask why, took their word for it.

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Meguiars Car wash works good on ours. I have the brush on a telescoping handle. Still need a ladder though. Don't let it dry in the sun....Spot's gallore! Old towels to dry but I find that microfiber towels work best on our shiny 'tub'.
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Correction -- Ivory liquid dish[U]washing[U] soap.

duh...

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Simple Green? It works well is and good for your lawn and the enviroment.
NO NO NO Simple Green !!!!

Simple Green etches Aluminum. It won't hurt if you've got clearcoat. But if there's a single breech in the clearcoat you'll have it permanently dulled.

I was lucky and found that out on a little interior piece that trimmed the counter to the wall.

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The Mr. Clean magic erasers are great for stubborn spots.
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Your Choice May Vary

however because my 28' Moho is used for commercial purposes, and it is painted not polished, I take it to the truck wash.

Close to home in Manning, SC I have a two lane pull through truck wash. They do tractor trailer washing of course. They charge me $30 and I generally give the fella's a 5 to 6 dollar tip. I'm in and out in about half an hour and rarely have to wait. Time is money.....

They do a great job and I don't have to worry about spending the time doing it myself. I also will often use the dump station next door at the TSA, however on my last visit I found the water turned of and couldn't flush my hose afterward.....Yuk!

This works for me but may not suit your needs. I spend a lot more time in my AS than most so getting out of it is sometimes important as I do have another life at home.
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Washing the bugs off the front of the Trailer

So don't have a rock guard up front and that gets road mud on it and then the bugs hit the top. What's good to get them off?
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Just like your windshield bugs left for anytime tend to stick like ... glue.

Soap the area liberally with a soft brush and then do the other half while the first soaks. Repeat before the area dries so that you soften the crud up a bit. The more time you have the less energy is required. Repeat, repeat, rinse well, dry.

Wax the affected area to make the real difference but be aware when you travel in Florida during the Love Bug season that those little critters are full of acid and must be washed off daily. They eat through the wax and then the clear coat and then into the metal. Nasty creatures with such a nasty taste they have no natural enemies.
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