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    One thing that's always bugged me is how painful it is to wash the roof on large SUVs and 4x4s.

    I have a Prado and an X5, how is everyone here getting to the roofs of these sorts of vehicles?

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    2 step ladder and/or stand on the rear tyre and side steps.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tiger View Post
      2 step ladder and/or stand on the rear tyre and side steps.

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      Exact same for me. El cheapo steps from bunning and rear tyre

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      • #4
        My mum has a Amarok and i use a Milk crate, i can just get my arm to the middle so 50/50

        But i need something higher.



        https://www.bunnings.com.au/werner-1...adder_p0861041

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        • #5
          I've been using the two step ladder but can be pretty unstable trying to reach the middle of the roof. One day I'm gonna crash the ladder into the door.

          That work platform might do the trick actually

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          • #6
            Yep i am going to buy one. Just make sure you take a quick measurement so you know
            your working height.

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            • #7
              Haha true I am on the shorter side of the scale!

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              • #8
                Have a look at the Gorilla safety step. Nice and stable and the top surface has good grip even when wet.
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                • #9
                  I have a large plastic tub, heavy duty as it has to hold me (125kg), and an extendable pole noodle mitt, like the one below. On the plus side, when you've washed the roof, you can put your wash buckets on the tub, so you don't have to bend down.

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                  Silence is Golden,
                  and Duct Tape is Silver.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wolfgang View Post
                    Have a look at the Gorilla safety step. Nice and stable and the top surface has good grip even when wet.
                    I am going to put skate board grip tape on mine.

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                    • #11
                      Not a bad idea. Where does one get a pole like that? Had anyone seen anything like that where you can mount a mf mitt?

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                      • #12
                        for polishing, if they have a sunroof, i open it and work from inside the car
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Wolfgang View Post
                          Have a look at the Gorilla safety step. Nice and stable and the top surface has good grip even when wet.
                          I use one of these. Bigger surface area to stand on than a step ladder so found it safer and more comfortable. Originally used a step ladder but wet metal steps saw me almost take a tumble. Cheapest place I found them was ebay. Even better if you can time it for when they have a x% off everything sale.

                          Only downside to the safety step is they're not as tall as a step ladder so depending on height of vehicle along with the individual it may not be enough.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LIBERTYRX1 View Post
                            for polishing, if they have a sunroof, i open it and work from inside the car
                            Haha that would look funny but would be really practical

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by crembz View Post
                              Not a bad idea. Where does one get a pole like that? Had anyone seen anything like that where you can mount a mf mitt?

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                              They have them at SCA and Autobarn for about $30 - $35, but I bought mine at the local Toyota Dealer for less than $20. They had a stack of them in the corner. The mitt is actually a hood that fits over a screw on plastic backing plate that also has a foam layer.

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                              Remember,
                              Silence is Golden,
                              and Duct Tape is Silver.

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