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I thought I would throw it out there to hopefully generate some fresh ideas on panel maintenance. What do you use to clean your panels? Do you use any type of glass surface treatment? Any tools or products you find work especially well? Any that you avoid?


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Windex and a squeegee followed by a paper towel. Gotta get rid of the thick dust buildups you get after windy desert days, bird poop and leaves.

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Soapy water in a spray bottle.

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Preferred method:


I tell the wife its time to clean the panels and then ask her if she needs me to hand her anything.


Or, fall back method.


I set up my ladder, get out my extension pole, put a microfiber cleaning head on it, wet it and wipe the dirt off the panels. I can reach all my panels from the side of the coach on the ladder.


I have had great success with both methods!

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