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Yoko and Swarfega

Posted by Squiffy on August 30th, 2007

Yoko is our new VW Type 25 campervan. We finally collected her from the mechanic on the 13th August and brought her to my parents house in Leicestershire for a good clean.  It has taken a while to scrub her up, mainly due to the UBELIEVABLE amount of dog hair covering the interior (I am allergic to dogs) and the fact she has been neglected for a few years.

I have to acknowledge my parents here who were a marvellous help and put in lots of time and effort to help us, not to mention coming up with unique solutions to our dirt problems. Most successful was my dad’s idea to use Swarfega. He started with a bit on the roof interior and when it worked so well it became the antedote to dirt on everything from leather to carpet to upholstery – it really works and is our top tip for cleaning! For those of you not familiar with Swarfega, it is a solution used by mechanics/engineers to remove grease from things (inculding their hands) but we found it works brilliantly to remove grime of all shapes and forms.

Some of the cushions in the living area of Yoko were ripped and beyond repair, so we had them re-upholstered and now it’s lookng pretty smart in the back. We’ve bought the Haynes manual and the Idiot’s Gude to Keeping Your VW alive and Dave is getting stuck in to the mechanics, starting with an oil change. As Yoko is 25 years old it’s likely she might break down on us at some stage so we are trying to learn as much as we can about how to keep her going. Any advice is welcome in the comments section :o)


Comment from Naomi
Time: August 30, 2007, 4:13 pm

ahhhh swarfega…. my Dad used to put that stuff on anything! He’d swear by it, that and WD40! and my Mum would buy him a giant tub every year for his Christmas pressie – romantic huh?!

Comment from Squiffy
Time: September 6, 2007, 11:24 am

Hi Naomi

Ha ha. Your dad is very wise. We have also had to use WD40, only yesterday in fact as the locks stuck and the car doors wouldn’t close. All fixed now though.

Just to note though: I don’t want a tub as my xmas pressie, ok!

Comment from Old Dave
Time: August 30, 2007, 11:03 pm

Hello Young Dave & Squiffy, your camper van looks lovely, congratulations. When you’ve completed your tour, if you are interested you may have a prospective buyer here :-).

Love from Highgate, Old Dave x

Comment from daveb
Time: September 6, 2007, 12:02 pm

Hi Dave — great to hear from you and hope you’re well. I get the feeling that Yoko may well become part of the family, at least for a few years!!

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