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Old 12-30-2007, 07:51 PM
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New owner... washing question

Hey everyone, thanks for all the great info here.

I didn't see anyone that had posted information on my next question, therefore I'd like your input.

As a new owner of an E70, I want to keep it looking as good as possible. But I'm having a hard time finding a way to clean the top. I'm not a tall guy by any means (5'9") and, while I tried a ladder, I found myself still too far away to clean the top comfortably.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Get a brush with a long handle, RV stores have them and they extend out a long ways.
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Get a brush with a long handle, RV stores have them and they extend out a long ways.
But does that brush not scratch the finish? Also, what about drying? Thank you!
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IN My Opinion yes that brush will scratch the paint.
I bought a micro fiber washing mitt attached to a pole.
Kinda like this one.....http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Clean-98084.../dp/B00091VENC
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IN My Opinion yes that brush will scratch the paint.
I bought a micro fiber washing mitt attached to a pole.
Kinda like this one.....http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Clean-98084.../dp/B00091VENC
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IN My Opinion yes that brush will scratch the paint.
I bought a micro fiber washing mitt attached to a pole.
Kinda like this one.....http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Clean-98084.../dp/B00091VENC
Thanks QS... now what do you use to dry?
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:17 PM
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I'm not much taller than you. Had no problem washing or waxing the top of my X5. For rear part, I stood on rear wheel. The pole shown in this thread looks like a good idea though.

You want good terry cloth or micro-fiber towels to dry. You can find those from many auto or online (Amazon) store. You want to look at the www.detailersdomain.com who is a sponsor of this board --- they have a lot of product.
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Thanks QS... now what do you use to dry?
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I opened the doors and stepped inside and reached... works for me..
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You can do that but here's the rub. #1 Unless you use a towel on the door ledge you risk scratching it and getting dirt and water on the carpet as well #2 you may have to hold on the the inside of the headliner and you could risk getting it dirty. Get a stool. I paid no more than $6.00 for mine.
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