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Best way to reach the roof?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Force11111, Jun 13, 2023.

  1. Jun 13, 2023 at 11:09 AM
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    Force11111

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    I’m going to be washing and applying ceramic this week or the next and I need to know what’s the best way to scrub the roof? I got some cheesy 3 foot handle thing off Amazon but I cAnt really apply pressure to scrub it. Anyone have any ideas ?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2023 at 12:32 PM
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    MGMTundra18

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    I open the doors and stand on the edge to reach most of the roof. And stand on the rear tire to reach the back area.
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2023 at 12:33 PM
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    I open the sun roof
     
  4. Jun 13, 2023 at 12:34 PM
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    dondino

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    I bust out the 6 foot ladder. I can reach about 1/2 way across. Less than ideal for sure.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2023 at 12:37 PM
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    e30cabrio

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    briarpatch

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    This works for me. I have a bigger issue at my house...my wife's Yukon. I have the Microfiber Madness Incredipole, which I can reach the entire roof with...from a small stepladder of course. Autofibers Mitt on a Stick is similar.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2023 at 2:55 PM
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    2mchfun

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    Open the window, remove shoes and stand up on the opening.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2023 at 3:38 PM
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    PermaFrostTRD

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    I’ll stand in the bed and/or a step stool/ mini ladder. Roof gets meguiars wash/wax stuff and then I spray the meguiars quick wax. If I don’t reach everywhere to buff it I’m not too worried. It’s still “protected”
     
  9. Jun 15, 2023 at 3:43 PM
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    2mchfun Yeah it'll pull it, just don't expect to stop!

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    One could cut a piece of 2x12 to straddle the bedsides behind the rear window and have a scaffold. :monocle:
     
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  10. Jun 15, 2023 at 4:38 PM
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    Black@Blue19

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    To much to list:)
    Ladder or step stool
     
  11. Jun 15, 2023 at 5:10 PM
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    SwitchThrottle

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    I use a 6' ladder. Which reminds me...the next time I wash it I need to Griots 3n1 ceramic cloat the roof. Its the one spot I didn't get last time.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2023 at 5:16 PM
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    2mchfun Yeah it'll pull it, just don't expect to stop!

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    I keep seeing "ladder". Must not be any ER doctors here.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2023 at 5:29 PM
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    I use something like this:
     
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  14. Jun 16, 2023 at 6:34 AM
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    Chris001

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    This is exactly what I use for washing and coatings on the roof. (only the canadian version LOL)
     
  15. Jun 16, 2023 at 7:40 AM
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    While standing in the Bed or on a Household Folding Step Stool.



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    If its really grunchy, Zip Tie a Mesh Laundry Bag over the Brush
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2023
  18. Sep 25, 2023 at 7:19 PM
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    I,just discovered another use for the diamondback tonneau cover.
     
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