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Old 04-29-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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I have a 1999 Dolphin RV made by National. It has the light blue exterior around the bottom . RV has been sitting for 4 years under cover due to illness and would appreciate any help in how to clean the lower half of the RV. It is very dull and dirty. Thanks
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I would try washing first with a good auto wash detergent. I use a product called Totally Awesome that you can buy at Dollar Stores that I use to clean my trailer. It is very cheap and is "totally awesome" in removing stains. You are supposed not to use on glass. Just read the instructions.
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Be careful with the Totally Awesome. It is a great cleaning product, but used full strength can "melt" some paints. I watched the blue stripe on my old houseboat run down the side after spraying awesome on it and leaving it for a minute.

Just test a spot, or dilute somewhat.

Good luck with your cleaning.

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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If you look at the threads on Red Max #3 floor finish (Now sold as ZEP) many have used TSP and Barkeepers Friend to clean and prepare RV for sealing with Zep.
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How much work do you want of put into it? A fine grade polishing compound will do wonders for oxidized paint. McGuires make some and available at most auto atores. Follow that up with the wax of your choice. Be very carefull if you are using a power buffer with the polishing compound. I think McGuires has a you tube video on how to use a power buffer with one of their products.
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