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GrandadRob



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Luxor
Silly cleaning and polishing question.

I am 6ft and have quite long arms, but even with a step ladder, find that stretching across from each side to wash or polish the roof, makes my old bones creak. I bet that there are some great techniques out there, share them please. 2013 SDV8 4.4 SE Luxor.
1960 Series 2 88 inch diesel.
1955 Series 1 86 inch petrol.

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Andy S



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I’m of similar height and I use the side steps to stand on to do the roof. To get right into the middle I put a foot onto the rear wheel spoke to give me extra reach. I’ve also got a caravan washing brush as a hose extension which works well.

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access height and steps...if that doesnt work then go to the local car wash and watch them struggle.. Laughing ... - .- -.


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Mr Tee



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I use a small 2 step b and q foldable steps .

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Cam-Tech-Craig



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stan wrote:
access height and steps...if that doesnt work then go to the local car wash and watch them struggle.. Laughing


But then you'd hate to see them stood on your wiper arms wouldn't you Stan? No??? Shocked Rolling Eyes Whistle

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marsie



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England 2014 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Loire Blue

Im 5'7 and my technique is to get somebody else to do it
Thumbs Up Paul

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MPx



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+1 on Mr Tee's solution Mike - MPx

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John61



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

A 3 step stepladder and an extendable soft brush does the trick. Holland and Holland Range Rover By Overfinch

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TJH1985



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

I grab the caravan step out from under the caravan Mr. Green Bell a 2015 MY16 Loire Blue Autobiography 4.4 SDV8
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Bmax01



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United Kingdom 2016 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Loire Blue

I have an easier suggestion. Don't clean it. Had my FF since Feb and have yet to clean the outside. To er.. daunting. L405 4.4 AB Loire Blue
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Audi A6 2012 (sold)
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nubbin



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I have a small folding stool which is 60 years old and it is perfect for this and a thousand other annoying little jobs. No wonder we call it "the really useful stool" in our house Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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knwatkins



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United Kingdom 2014 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Corris Grey

I use one of these...

https://www.wickes.co.uk/Werner-Hop-Up-Wor...m/p/224008

And one of these...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B087BW287H/ref...&psc=1 Kev

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GrandadRob



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Good shout, got one of those in the loft, forgot all about it. Thumbs Up 2013 SDV8 4.4 SE Luxor.
1960 Series 2 88 inch diesel.
1955 Series 1 86 inch petrol.

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Ffrr-lover



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

I’m 6’2” and use a small stool and long arms.

I need to purchase a taller stool (or ideally bench step) at very least as I’ve looked at the recently cleaned car from a bedroom window only to see a line of dirty car with water marks on the roof where I didn’t quite reach!!!

And once you know it’s there… Big Cry Currently driving: 2012 L322 SE Overfinch 4.4 tdv8

Past rides:
2014 Audi Q7 3.0d (good riddance)
2010 L322 Autobiography 5.0 Supercharged
2011 L320 HSE 3.0 sdv6
2014 Jaguar XF-RS 5.0 supercharged
2007 BMW 535D
2005 Mini Cooper S

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