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Old 05-14-2013, 03:39 AM   #1
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Black streaks

I have black streaks on my TT I have used streak remover with no luck. Any advise?
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:07 AM   #2
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I used Rain-x to get some hard to remove from my unit. Seems odd I know but it did the job
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:21 AM   #3
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magic eraser, go easy will remove them.
try a test spot first with wetted white pad.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:01 AM   #4
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I have used a mix of the industrial bleach (stuff from HD or Lowes etc.) and car wash soap to good effect. I used a soft car wash brush to apply and scrub. In some areas of the roof I had to rinse and repeat, the trailer had been sitting under a tree for at least two years. Make sure you rinse well.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:03 AM   #5
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I have found Protectall does an excellent job of removing them. Plus you end up with a wax shine after words.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:15 AM   #6
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Black Streaks

The best thing I've ever found for removing black streaks is also so dirt cheap as to be ironic.

After years of using Black Streak Remover at whatever they charge for 16 oz, and having to wear rubber gloves, and getting it on my legs and having to deal with the skin irritation........ Well, you get my drift.

One day I ran out of BSR and tried 'Awesome Orange' from The Dollar Store. Not only did it work it worked 100% better! No more scrubbing, no more gloves, no more chemical reactions.

I always follow up with a good coat of wax. And as you'd expect it cost exactly $1 per 16 oz.

Buy a good spray bottle because while the cleaner is awesome the spray bottles are not. I have yet to have one last until all the solution is used up.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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I use NU-FINISH liquid wax, wipe-on / wipe-off. It works well for fiberglass sides. For the stubborn steaks I've used a cleaner wax and even Soft Scrub. Routine roof washing goes a long ways to minimize streaks and while up there inspect the seams.
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I second MuddyPaws, Awsome Orange is by far the best and cheapest for removing black streaks. The magic eraser sponges are alright too. I know of a couple people who swear by Wesley's Bleach White for black streak removal but I just think it''s too harsh for the trailer. I do use Wesley's on my awning and it does a great job.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:35 PM   #9
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I use gel-gloss heavy duty exterior RV cleaner & wax from camping world on my bigfoot and it is the best that I have used for black streaks, it also leaves a nice shine.
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I second the Gel-Gloss Rv Wash and Wax. Works well on the camper and my cars as well.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #11
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We read that LA's Totally Awesome is supposed to be pretty good for black streaks. We went out and bought a couple of bottles at the Dollar Tree for $1 each. It's supposed to be gentle on RVs. Haven't tried it yet as we have a new trailer and sold our old one with the black streaks still on it to my BIL.

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Old 05-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #12
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I use Meguire's cleaner wax #50. It is applied like a wax, and requires a little more effort than a wash, but leaves a nice wax coat and gets rid of all the black streaks. For me, bleaching products are too harsh, removing the wax, and dulling the finish.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #13
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I use a product called "4 U " sold here in Canada and it's perfect for all washing on trailers and awnings,, Won't harn the decals or the colour either.... dg
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:57 AM   #14
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Keep it simple and cheap. WD-40 takes it off without any effort. It is cheap, works VERY well, and won't harm any finish.
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