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Old 07-16-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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Streaks

I seem to have rain streaks on my RV and have tried a few products with no luck. anyone know what works best?
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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Fiberglass or aluminum skin?
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:14 AM   #3
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:23 PM   #4
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Black Streaks

I use Blue Dawn Dishwashing soap and some elbow grease on a soft brush to wash the roof and the aluminum sides on my trailers.
Seems to take them off long as you don't leave them too long
If you keep the roof cleaned up you get less streaks as well. Least that is what I have found.
So if you get a camping neighbor that burns plastics and uses a lot of lighter fluid to start their all day smoky fire you tend to need to wash your roof more often. Seems like the black smoke just gets layered on the roof

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:52 PM   #5
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I never tgought about the campfires... good looking out! I will try that
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I bought a bottle of Oh Yeah! It worked awesome. I got the area I was gong to clean wet first, sprayed on the Oh Yeah, scrubbed with a soft brush, and sprayed it off...looked like new.
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I'm helping a friend this weekend get black streaks off a 10 year old rig with the standard lap metal siding. Any more good ideas?

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I use Meguiars cleaner wax to both clean and wax. Does a good job.
Wash your roof if it is rubber with the Dicor product developed for that purpose, get it at Camping World or RV supply.
Don't use Dawn unless you want to strip off what wax is on the surface now. It is too harsh for regular use on painted surfaces. After you wash and wax be sure to not use it. No major wax or polish manufacturer recommends Dawn because it will strip their product. Just for fun call a couple of the companies and talk to them.
If the gutter extensions are broken or are the short ones replace them with the longer models and you will be amazed at the reduction in streaks.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:19 PM   #9
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Well that is the first I have heard not to use Dawn
A dealer rep told me to use it
From what I was advised it is PH neutral and should not strip wax
I will have to investigate further
Thanks for the info
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:45 PM   #10
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Well that is the first I have heard not to use Dawn
A dealer rep told me to use it
From what I was advised it is PH neutral and should not strip wax
I will have to investigate further
Thanks for the info
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I use dawn in the kitchen and it is an excellent product. It was THE product of choice in both the Exxon Valdez and Gulf Coast oil spills. If you want to clean an oily bird there's nothing better. That being said it is a very effective cleaner to remove wax. It is the product recommended to remove the old wax before applying Zep Floor Wax to your RV.
I still like the cleaner waxes.
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After getting the black off the sides, keeping it waxed is the best thing to do. Even a spray quick wax will help keep new streaks off or make them easier to get off.
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Try Gel Gloss. (cleaner & wax all in one)
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Hi, we were boaters before RV'ing and had to deal with spider spots and black streaks. The best product we found that cleaned it all away without stripping is Starbrite No skid deck wash. It even leaves a bit of shine which makes new streaks easier to clean away. Been using in the tt now with great results.
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Try awesome from your local dollar general store, IT WORKS. You get a spray bottle for $1. Just remember to keep it waxed as some one else has posted.
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