Cleaning

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:35
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Hi guys,

the job that I am sure nobody enjoys and puts off for as long as possible. Well, that's us. Anyway, after completing the WA leg of our trip, it is now time to do some cleaning.
Can anyone recommend cleaning products for
getting bugs off the front of the van?
and
cleaning the awning?

I had heard of a product that was good for cleaning awnings, however the name if it is escaping me at the moment.

Cheers and safe travels
Clint
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Reply By: Notso - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 13:08

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 13:08
There was some info on here a couple of days back a product from Bunnings was said to be pretty good.

I have used a Roylances product used for cleaning Vinyl side curtains on Transports and it is very effective, borrowed some from a mate, only comes in 5 litre containers and I can't remember the name but it's green.
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Reply By: Hunter Gatherer - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 13:20

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 13:20
Information on forum yesterday under awning cleaner, informative.
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Follow Up By: Clint & Chell - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 13:31

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 13:31
ok. Thanks guys. I will follow up.
Cheers
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 13:22

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 13:22
Clint,

Chemtech CT-18 is the go for cleaning insects off vehicles & vans. Also good for mud & gunk under the bonnet. Spray it on @ 10% solution, and hose off some hours later.

Thread 97959 is the one about awning cleaners,

Bob.

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 18:55

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 18:55
Yes, totally agree with you Bob.

After a drive through a locust swarm, I had squashed bugs all over the front of the bull bar and front of the vehicle.

An application of 10% Truck Wash (CT-18) and a spray down with the K'archi after a half hour or so removed most of the yellow gunk in the one go.
A few stubborn spots were given a second application and left for a while, then again washed off and the results were great.

An excellent product.

Bill


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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 20:21

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 20:21
Agree also, the only potential downside with the product is that it is that good it also strips any wax or polish you have previously applied as well.
To solve that problem I don't wax or polish in the first place :)
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 20:37

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 20:37
Half a day under the sprinkler does a good job too, but probably not ethically correct these days.

Our old 80 series was a bit blotchy in the paintwork, Alby. No doubt the CT-18 doing the job.

But it certainly does an excellent job under the bonnet. I usually leave it overnight, then use gerni to clean all soap residue off, and leave it all day(if possible) to dry. Talk about a showroom shine.

Bill,

Used at 1-100, it makes a good body wash. Err, car body that is. Lifts any remaining insects, with one of those carwash mitts. Chemtech seem to make some good products, "Diesel Power" & "Ali-Brite" are two that I've used and found to be good.

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