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First Time Cleaning. . 3Mtr Extending Brush/foam Head Vs My Swiffer


Lozzyf
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Never having cleaned a caravan before we purchased the proverbial extending brush/ foam head thingy that looked, "the dogs" , hubby decide he was too tired and the rugby was on so although I love the game cleaning the caravan came first .

Tall step ladders, my new purchase and " greased lightning" ( recommended on here somewhere as it was waterless cleaning). Well after a few attempts I found it clumsy awkward and a total faff!!!!

Enter my pound shop "swiffer" for those of you who don't know what they are, they are a swivel head lightweight mop thing that you can clip cloth in for getting dust off wooden/laminate floors.

I clipped in a microfibre cloth swished it around the skylights and over the top to get excess water off, FANTASTIC . swapped for another microfibre cloth, rubbed the polish/ cleaner in ( I could get detail as the swiffer's swivel head was perfect ) and then third cloth for the shine up . It also allowed me ( 5'3") to walk around the van using the same method to do the high bits on the sides over the doors and windows etc . My £15 purchase lay on the floor and is now propped up in the garage!!!!

I even got time to watch the end of the rugby,

sometimes inventions are not as good as the publicity that goes with them . post-75029-0-66741500-1446107759_thumb.jpg

Here is a similar one to mine, mine isn't even a branded one like this!!!

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I have an extendable brush, and use it to clean the plastics, gutters etc. on the bungalow, makes the job very easy

Do you use it for the van though?

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I have an extendable brush and wash the van with it, soap & water, then use greas Lightning to polish the van . Why would you use GL and a brush?

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I have an extendable brush and wash the van with it, soap & water, then use greas Lightning to polish the van . Why would you use GL and a brush?

Our brush also had a spongy head that you could swap which I tried and was still useless . .

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Just bought a bottle of Mudbuster, never used it before, so I am hoping that it will create a great shiny finish when I get round to washing the van, anybody used this product ?

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We use ( well hubby does ;) ) One dry wash and it's brilliant!

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LozzyF, how much is the 'swiffer'? ^_^

I got mine in one of the pound shops so. . . . £1. 00

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I got mine in one of the pound shops so. . . . £1. 00

I did the same as you. Now use a swifter equivalent from aldi. Wouldn't use anything else and also makes it really quick for cleaning/polishing
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With any cleaning tool the most important thing is to avoid rubbing dirt in, scratching the paint and/or windows. The swiffer looks great for getting rid of thin grime and getting a good shine on a basically clean van, but I don't think you can beat a soft brush and loads of water, perhaps with a good shampoo for getting the mud off first.

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I prefer to use a Vileda flat mop. Extends almost the whole width of the roof, and cleans the bird muck off a treat.

 

And it's long enough that I can leave the bucket of Fenwicks/water on the ground and dip the mop without having to climb down the ladder.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I must have had a brainstorm but I hand cleaned my car today ( have NEVER done this before, as I've had company cars and used a car wash). . . . WELL I can honestly say I prefer doing the blinking caravan!!!!!! . . I am absolutely shattered. . . And if a bird so much as, hovers over the roof of it I'll shoot the darn thing ( if I can muster the energy!!!). . . Give me caravan cleaning ANY day. . .

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