Our bus is not the nicest bus on the road and the clear coat shows its age badly when you get up close, but it still shines nicely with some water and a good soft brush.
In early November, it had been quite a while, way too long, since we had shined up the BoggsMobile. I have washed the bugs off of the front numerous times, I have washed the wheels and other places that were extremely caked with road grime, but the first good wash in a long time was on election day.
We had a sunny day and it was also warm enough to get wet. It seems I can not give the BoggsMobile a bath without taking one myself. KJo helped me all the way through and within one hour it was all over, but wrapping up hoses.
We use Dawn on the tires and wheels, but the rest of the bus only gets water. That is enough to make it shine like new money.
Every few years, we have a company in Nashville polish the wheels on the bus. They do it in an hour or two and it is very reasonably priced. They will also polish all the stainless on the bus, but that is much more tedious and time consuming.
I have parked next to a bus that they polished and mine looked dingy in comparison. Someday when there are no other pressing needs or wants, I am going to have that done to the BoggsMobile.