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Old 03-29-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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White streaks and faded black mirrors

Can anyone tell me how to keep the white streaks from running down the sides of the RV and down the front windshield from the roof of the RV? And is there anything out there to bring back the shine to sun faded black mirrors? We just got our 2007 Pace Arrow last fall and is in good shape all but a few little thing that we have to take care of.

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Old 03-29-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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My guess is to wash the roof. I can't say for sure because I have not done it yet and I have white streaks on my windshield that I wash off regularly. A clean windshield only last for a few minutes after you hit the road anyway. Good thing that most bug innards are transparent.
The mirror depends on what your mirror black surface is. I can actually wax mine. But don't do that unless you are sure the wax will come off. Seems like Meguier makes something called "back to black" or something like that for other black surfaces. I am sure someone will give you better info than I can provide.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:42 PM   #3
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If you have a rubber roof, it needs to be cleaned to stop the streaks, (and that's a lot of work.)
I have used the "Back to Black" from Meguiars and it works well on plastics. Not sure on painted surfaces.
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Thetford makes a cleaner/conditioner for rubber roofs that will help.

Armor All will take the fade out of the black mirrors but you will have to keep applying it to keep them from looking faded again.

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Old 03-29-2011, 11:16 PM   #5
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You can paint the black plastic mirrors and trim, if thats what you have. Head over to the auto store and look for 'plastic trim paint'. Menards and Lowes carry it too, I believe..
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There is a new paint that comes in spray cans. I believe it is from rust-oleum. It actually bonds with the plastic. I used it on a plastic table and it has held up well. Plastic will not stand up to the sun, as i am sure you know. Paint is the only permanent cure for plastic fading. Wal-Mart carrys this paint
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It works

Black to Black works very well. Thanks, now my mirrors look like new again.

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Can anyone tell me how to keep the white streaks from running down the sides of the RV and down the front windshield from the roof of the RV? And is there anything out there to bring back the shine to sun faded black mirrors? We just got our 2007 Pace Arrow last fall and is in good shape all but a few little thing that we have to take care of.

Scrubbed our roof with dawn dishwashing liguid rinsed it well and let it dry completely, then put 2 coats of mop and glow. Worked perfectly was easy and reasonable. Back to Black for the mirrors.
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My previous '99 pacearrow had the white streaks. ONLY in the front, running down from the roof of the front cap, never on the sides of the coach. In the morning from the dew was the worst.

I got up there with a few cans of clear spray paint, and painted the top of the cap. No more white streaks.
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Scrubbed our roof with dawn dishwashing liguid rinsed it well and let it dry completely, then put 2 coats of mop and glow. Worked perfectly was easy and reasonable. Back to Black for the mirrors.
Sounds like a cool idea. Never heard of this before. Any idea how this works? Does it act like a sealer I wonder? If I can ask, what made you think of this?
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Mop&Glow has acrylic which seals the gel coat...
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Sounds like a cool idea. Never heard of this before. Any idea how this works? Does it act like a sealer I wonder? If I can ask, what made you think of this?
I can't take the credit I read all about it on irv2....it sounded easy and reasonable. It has worked perfect....plan on doing this each fall so it's ready for the spring season.
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Sounds like a cool idea. Never heard of this before. Any idea how this works? Does it act like a sealer I wonder? If I can ask, what made you think of this?
Mop and Glow works on a solid fiberglass roof.

PAce Arrow's have EDPM Rubber roofs, you do bot want to use mop and glow on a rubber roof.
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Ice Turtle Wax works on the black parts even the handles of the baggage doors. It might take two or three times to bring it back but it works. You can get it at most big box stores.
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