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« on: May 26, 2013, 10:18:21 pm »

How do you clean/polish the front part of the roof from where it slopes down to the windshield?
I've been using a long handled mop to wash dirt, etc. from there, but don't think that will work for bug splatter we'll likely get this summer.
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 06:34:58 pm »

This may sound stupid or crazy, but last week I cleaned that area and waxed by laying on my belly from the roof to fo the top half and step ladder for the bottom half. Smile
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 10:05:38 pm »

Denny,  Laying on my belly on the roof to clean as much as I can reach is what I always did with our previous RV, so I don't think that is stupid or crazy--just making sure we don't try to go too far.  A ladder for the vertical front portion is what I did before because I could get the ladder up close to the Class A coach.  The Ford chassis makes this seem impossible for me to reach all the way to the center section without standing on the hood (I'm only 5'6" tall).  I'd love to have a picture of you doing this.   Smile  Maybe it would take a ladder on each side with a plank across to make a scaffold--that does sound crazy!
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 08:13:24 am »

It is simply requires a circus act.....very hard for me.  I place a step ladder to a zero clearence to the van with towel in between to protect the paintwork, and lean over.  Eventually I will be too old and limited to do it safely.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 09:02:49 am »

Bruce, I was in Rockford, I'll where I don't think anyone knows me any longer. LOL

But like your thread as it sure is a struggle which ever way one tries it.  I'm also height challenged and a ladder is my good friend. But this job requires more ideas.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 11:16:56 am »

Sharon has always claimed that climbing ladders is my favorite hobby because we own so many!   Smile
Now that I've almost reached 73, she's worrying even more that I'll do something too stupid up there.  I'm happy to hear at least two other 2350 owners understand my dilemma . ThankYou
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 09:14:34 pm »

Tell you not how to do. I started at the top and worked my way down. This worked well until I  slid off the, so smooooth.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 11:00:50 am »

 exactly! (exactly)Hey!  Actually that sounds like fun.  We could call it "The PC Slide!"  Or, "How to Have Fun While You're Washing & Waxing Your PC."
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 11:44:04 am »

Leaning over the water slide once a year at most, I understand this topic very well.

What would work well and look decent is a short handicap grab bar sold at Home Depot in white or stainless.  Mount it top dead center, just rear of the aero-cap .  It would be much cheaper than a new hood and ambulance ride.  My Winegard antenna serves this purpose much better than it's intended use, but I would rather have a grab bar.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 11:57:34 am »

I just came in from washing the front of my PC. I used a brush on an 8 foot pole. I used wash and wax. The bottom half of the top has the 3M plastic protector on it, so it does not need waxing. For the top half wash and wax will have to do.  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2013, 02:24:41 pm »

Folks:

I agree with everything you all have said in regards to the pain cleaning the front is.....but   I would like to ask if you all wax the Diamond Shield?  I have been told to not wax it since it will turn it yellow in short order?  The liquid that PC sends with every new unit is the only stuff you are suppose to use on Diamond Shield product...I am sure it is just like any other Armor All.  Has anyone else heard to not use wax or at least and oil based wax?   Thanks, Ron
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2013, 04:07:35 pm »

Ron

I've been using 303 Protectant on our PC'S since 2010.

Beau at Diamondshield recommended using Meguiars Flagship Premium Wax #6316 on the Coach. Then use 303 Protectant over the wax. I use the 303 Protectant on all the Diamondshield before leaving on a trip. 303 Protectant makes cleaning off bugs easy.

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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2013, 09:28:37 am »

Gradygal:



Thanks for the info!!   Will now utilize the approach as you have described.    Ron
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 04:12:56 pm »

Ready to clean the front of our PC over the cab area.  Safety first, rubber gloves and eye protection.

The rope is used in conjunction with a pulley system.  Works great especially for a light weight kid. lol rolling on the floor


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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2013, 04:18:45 pm »

Our problem would be getting the little grand-monkey to come back down. She'd be hooting and hollering and hosing everyone in sight. So just a word to the wise, choose carefully the seeds you plant in a young, adventurous child's mind... Meanwhile, I'm looking for my rope and a sturdy branch. Don't tell her mother.
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