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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Bus Rv Washing
« Last post by oltrunt on Today at 07:18:31 PM »
I feel your pain!  I'm into my third day "washing" my little bus and I have a day to go (with a wax job).  A year's worth of hard water and street gunk sure hasn't helped.  Jack
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Bus Rv Washing
« Last post by Utahclaimjumper on Today at 07:10:09 PM »
 The main problem with most car or truck washes today is the requirement by a city to recover and reuse the water, Streakin Becon ( and others) does use an acid etch for trucks and cannot remove it from the reused water.. I found out the hard way and ruined new paint.  I now use a high pressure wash that I can control what goes on and how it is rinsed.>>>Dan
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Grease Monkey
« Last post by DoubleEagle on Today at 06:10:19 PM »
It's a sensitive subject with some hard feelings left over, but a certain grease monkey overhauled a 8V71 in a GM bus, and it did not turn out well, and he initially did not offer to make good on it. The couple involved took it to a highly esteemed mechanic who guided them into doing the work correctly. Many errors were found that leave doubts about the quality of the previous work, which were documented on video. The bus in question is safely up in Canada now, and apparently some arrangement was made for restitution that involved removing some sources of the videos, and a lack of public comments.
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Grease Monkey
« Last post by bronson on Today at 05:25:24 PM »
So what happened in regards to the bus grease monkey worked on?
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Bus Rv Washing
« Last post by chessie4905 on Today at 04:05:03 PM »
Ha. I hear the Prevost guys complaining about water spotting after washing from minerals in the rinse.
Trouble with "touchless"wash is there is still a dirt film left behind.
Cliff, you may want to get some recommendations on the Prevost group. They are pretty particular about keeping them clean.
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Bus Rv Washing
« Last post by luvrbus on Today at 02:25:18 PM »
I had my RV ceramic coated so I use a rinse less wash and you have to hand dry. I was looking for truck wash that uses it, a lot of full service car washes use it if you ask for it.Blue Beacon when I asked  says they use acid wash ? no wonder drivers call it streaking Beacon, 
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Bus Rv Washing
« Last post by richard5933 on Today at 02:13:21 PM »
I was our bus myself a few times a season, more if I drive through lots of rain or dirty roads.

A few things I found make it easier...

  • Use softened water, especially for the rinse. I'd use RO water if I had enough and a way to pump it through a sprayer.
  • Use a non-spotting agent in the final wash water.
  • I use a small cordless blower to get rid of most of the water on the skin before I attack it with the towels. This makes the drying much less difficult.
  • Of course, wait for a nice cloud-covered day so the sun doesn't beat me to the other side.

I wouldn't trust a car wash to clean the bus without damaging anything or getting water pushed into the bus interior or the bays.
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Bus Rv Washing
« Last post by benherman1 on Today at 01:58:12 PM »
I don't know any good truck washes but I will say to never go to any wash that isn't "touchless". They end up with junk in the brushes and will scratch up your finish if you keep it nice. Of course if you are driving around in a junker like mine wouldn't be any worse for wear (and it might help remove some of the flaking paint).
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Bus Rv Washing
« Last post by luvrbus on Today at 01:51:30 PM »
Do you guys do your washing or hire somebody,I washed the CC today and dried it by hand this the second time and I am not doing it again.I need a name for a good truck wash on the road
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Grease Monkey
« Last post by Utahclaimjumper on Today at 07:25:35 AM »

 I know just how you feel Cliff,,, I've had mine for 59 years and counting.>>>Dan
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