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Old 10-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Awesome Orange on Gel coat?

After washing my MH using Turtle Wax car wash I noticed some streaks running down the side of the MH. These stubborn streaks won't come off. For allI know those streaks could have been on there for quite some time. I even tried Maguires clean & wax to remove them and they resist my efforts. I have never owned a vehicle of any type that has a gel coat finish and I was thinking about going a little harsher in the removal of those darn streaks. Would Awesome from the Dollar Store ruin the Gel coat finish? I don't want to do more harm than good! Is there a product that you would recommend to remove the streaking? I'd sure appreciate any help.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Have you tried Gel-Gloss, it works pretty well on our coach. I would be careful using something on the gelcoat that might result in an adverse chemical reaction causing damage to the finish.

Hopefully other forum members will offer suggestions that will work for removing your streaks.

Best of luck and safe travels...
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Never tried THAT stuff, but I have gotten an orange cleaner on a otherwise nicely painted wheel, and it stripped the clear right off
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Us boat owners us hull cleaner it doesn't hurt the gelcoat but will remove everything including the wax,
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Also be careful of anything that is "Citrus" based, or has citrus in it. Especially on the roof. The birds think there is something underneath and will peck, and peck, and peck.

So I have read, and been told.
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Thanks all. My wife forewarned me of anything orange and I wanted to run it by you all before I do any damage. I don't think that I'll be using it to remove the streaks. It just ain't worth the possible damage that it could cause. I'll stop by the local marina down the rod and ask them about the hull cleaner. As it is I have a shiny MH with Wash & Wax All and underneath that glossy shine are streaks.
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RV black streak remover, comes in a spray bottle.
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RV black streak remover, comes in a spray bottle.
No kidding? There really is such a product? I imagine my local RV dealer will have it or at least know where i can get it.
Thanks, I'll give it a try!
Have you personally used it? Were you satisfied? Just wondering.
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I have used "Awsome" on my 5er with no problems. I usually go with a 50/50 mixture that removes black streaks, bugs and all other road encountered stuff.
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No kidding? There really is such a product? I imagine my local RV dealer will have it or at least know where i can get it.
Thanks, I'll give it a try!
Have you personally used it? Were you satisfied? Just wondering.
Oh, yea, it works. Most RV places have it, and even HD shows it on their websie. Camco Full Timers Choice™ Black Streak Remover: Mobile Home Parts Store
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Oh, yea, it works. Most RV places have it, and even HD shows it on their websie. Camco Full Timers Choice™ Black Streak Remover: Mobile Home Parts Store
Thanks so much for this info. I was all set to order it online but they wanted almost $8.00 shipping and handling and I balked at that. Eight bucks! I will remember the brand name and check out my local RV dealer to see if they have some one hand thereby saving myself the S & H cost. I hate paying S & H, if I don't have to.
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Awesome

I've been using Awesome on RV's for years. It works much better than black streak remover and it is much less caustic as well. It won't burn you if you get it on your skin.

Wax after using either.
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I've been using Awesome on RV's for years. It works much better than black streak remover and it is much less caustic as well. It won't burn you if you get it on your skin.

Wax after using either.
I think I might do as reply #9 does and cut it with water first and see what happens.
Your saying that Awesome is "much less caustic" than Awesome? I thought Awesome was/is some pretty potent stuff there and that's the reason that I initially wanted to stay away from it! So that I won't do any harm to the gel finish. But you're saying it works just fine so I'll give it a shot.
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Awesome VS Black Streak Remover

I'm saying that Awesome is much less caustic than Black Streak Remover (BSR) and it works better too. I don't dillute it at all. Spray it on, wipe with a damp rag (which probably dillutes it) and wash it off right away.

With BSR you have to scrub (hard) to get most of the streaks off and I suspect that the scrubbing does more damage to your gel coat than anything else. BSR will sting you if you get it on your skin and don't rinse right away. (learned the hard way). Never had that problem with Awesome.

The problem with Awesome is the cheap-o sprayers. They always break about halfway through the bottle. I bought a good ZEP sprayer a couple of years ago and haven't broken it yet.
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