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Old 04-17-2022, 04:07 AM   #21
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Some solvent based cleaners might strip wax off... exacerbating the problem. Would be a good test.
Correct and this is why I try to stick with wash & wax concentrates. The Bug cleaner topic surfaces in cycles. Every time it comes up, it is like a biological clock telling me it is time to wax the RV. I will wax Roof first, Front 2nd, and then the Rear. Sides are easy.

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Old 04-17-2022, 04:23 AM   #22
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dk - what telescoping brush setup do you use? Amazon??
I may have to wait until I get home to get the info. I have bugs all over the windshield and front of RV now. I expect to drive through rain tomorrow. I have seen it where I got where I am going; how cleaned it looked; let nature take it's course, and when no rains, I just aid it a tad. The key is to let it soak a bit to soften.

But for now, I have two heavy duty telescopic poles. The Blue one I believe I bought from Camping World when I had a coupon that I had to spend before it expired. I bought the telescopic and that RV toilet paper. The RV toilet paper is the dumbest thing I ever bought for the RV Anyhow, I use the Blue one for the roof only.

The white one, came from Wal Mart It has very nice soft bristle but strong to clean. I use it fully extended to wash the entire RV without the use of a ladder.

Both allow me to hook up a hose while I brush, but I never need to do that. They do have levers to turn water on and off, but the weight of the hose and pressurized water is more work. I love to wash and clean my RV, but I am either very lazy, or just fascinated with efficiency and spending less.


Update: Here is the Blue one from Camping World. Mine does not have the squeegee built in. I bought mine 2 1/2 years ago so this must be the equivalent. https://www.campingworld.com/camco-p...sh-122501.html
I use this one for roof only.

The White one, I am pretty sure I saw inside a Wal Mart store and they had one and I bought it. This looks like the white one https://www.walmart.com/ip/Clean-Rit...Brush/15111243
I use this one for sides and glass.
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Old 04-18-2022, 02:35 AM   #23
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This thread has been kind of bugging me all day ... so now I am back home; I can post what I did this morning.

As fate would have it, it rained last night where I was. So this morning I took my white brush and just started brushing the front and windshield. No Soap, No Wash & Wax, No Bug removers, No nothing. I did NOT even have a water hose to rinse. It was not raining at the time, but cloudy and humid. The water was beaded up pretty good; so it was not dry as I brushed. I did take the brush inside the RV once and rinsed it off with hot water and went back outside to touch up as brush got dirty with bug pooh. Attached are before & after pictures. I also took pictures of the top sides to help show the water beading from the wax, which was at least 6 months ago? If I were to ever get black streaks these pictures would show; as it rained off the roof during the night. Note: I get those that do not or cannot keep their roof clean, they will need Black streak remover, but just saying to others, keep the roof clean and you will not get black streaks.

anyhow...
When I got home ( no pictures as it was too dark) I sprayed the RV Gel Gloss Wash & Wax and let sit for 1 minute or two, then I brushed and rinsed. Not a bug anywhere; I did have my regular water hose on jet setting.
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Old 04-18-2022, 10:23 AM   #24
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All great ideas..when we run out of bug stuff.
Will try...
Scuba - Keep using the bugs n all. Iíve used it for 20 years. Works great. Not very expensive.
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Old 04-18-2022, 10:26 AM   #25
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This thread has been kind of bugging me all day ... so now I am back home; I can post what I did this morning.

As fate would have it, it rained last night where I was. So this morning I took my white brush and just started brushing the front and windshield. No Soap, No Wash & Wax, No Bug removers, No nothing. I did NOT even have a water hose to rinse. It was not raining at the time, but cloudy and humid. The water was beaded up pretty good; so it was not dry as I brushed. I did take the brush inside the RV once and rinsed it off with hot water and went back outside to touch up as brush got dirty with bug pooh. Attached are before & after pictures. I also took pictures of the top sides to help show the water beading from the wax, which was at least 6 months ago? If I were to ever get black streaks these pictures would show; as it rained off the roof during the night. Note: I get those that do not or cannot keep their roof clean, they will need Black streak remover, but just saying to others, keep the roof clean and you will not get black streaks.

anyhow...
When I got home ( no pictures as it was too dark) I sprayed the RV Gel Gloss Wash & Wax and let sit for 1 minute or two, then I brushed and rinsed. Not a bug anywhere; I did have my regular water hose on jet setting.
Youíve got a fiberglass roof, correct? Much different than the membrane roof.
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Old 04-18-2022, 12:14 PM   #26
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Youíve got a fiberglass roof, correct? Much different than the membrane roof.
Yes that is correct, but fiberglass roofs are not immune to black streaking.. The methods and options to clean may vary greatly though.

It is also why I state that not all may be able or willing to keep their roofs clean to which case black streak removers or similar is required.

When I clean my roof again, it may be time to create new thread on how some clean their membrane and fiberglass roofs.
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Old 04-18-2022, 05:48 PM   #27
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Yes that is correct, but fiberglass roofs are not immune to black streaking.. The methods and options to clean may vary greatly though.

It is also why I state that not all may be able or willing to keep their roofs clean to which case black streak removers or similar is required.

When I clean my roof again, it may be time to create new thread on how some clean their membrane and fiberglass roofs.
If I'm not mistaken, fiberglass roofs do not "naturally shed" as a part of their life cycle the way TPO/EPDM roofs do. Shedding is a natural wearing process of a membrane roof.

Rain carries not only accumulated roof dirt, but also the shed material which combines with the dirt to intensify those black streaks. All things equal, it's probably more important (in terms of black streaks) to keep a TPO/EPDM roof clean. Although it appears fiberglass has an advantage, ANY RV roof must be maintained and cleaned. But membrane roofs are just a little more labor-intensive regarding more frequent cleanings.
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