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Old 02-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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I have looked through the forums and almost all of them are concerning pretty important issues so I hesitate to ask my questions. But being both bold and stupid I'm gonna ask anyway.
Does anyone have a recommendation for the type of cleaner to use for the outside of the RV? Also, a recommendation to eliminate the black streaks would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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There are a least a gazillion products to wash, wax or treat your MH. To wash, use a soap that is specifically formulated for auto use so as not to remove any wax or treatment with the wash process. I use 303 Protectant on the roof to stop the streaks. Treatment every six months will prevent the streaks as long as the sides, front and back are waxed or treated as well. We use 303 for that as well, primarily due to the ease of application compared to waxes or other treatments, wipe on, wipe off and lightly buff by hand.
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Originally Posted by picktownpick View Post
Does anyone have a recommendation for the type of cleaner to use for the outside of the RV? Also, a recommendation to eliminate the black streaks would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
picktownpick, I use Protect-All RV Wash product. In regard to those pesky black streaks ..... I have a pressure washer!!

I think the best strategy is frequent waxing of the RV. If the surface is protected it's a lot easier to clean. It would seem like there are 200 types black streak removers!
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I have used Dawn dish washing soap successfully. It does not contain solvents and degreasers like other products and will not harm you surface.

Do not use a scented soap or product, such as lemon, berry, or any other fruit, or flower. The feathered friends tend to think there is a berry under the smell and they will peck, and peck, and peck. If you do use such a product, make sure you rinse, and rinse thoroughly.
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We use an old, rinsed out fertilizer sprayer that we put Duragloss Marine & RV Wash Concentrate in, hook it up to the hose & spray away. Some minor scrubbing on any difficult areas & then rinse using the same sprayer with Jet-Dry inside makes for little water spotting.

Keeping the roof clean & a good wax on the rv will lessen black streaks & the streaks you do get will come off more easily.

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I rinse off the 'big chunks' and wet the area I'm working on down. I keep an automotive wash concentrate in a spray bottle, set on 'stream'. After rinsing and wetting down I'll spray the area with a bit of the wash concentrate. With the water set at a 'dribble', I'll then use a scrub brush, you know, the type that lets water come out of it, and gently scrub the area, then turn the water up to full and rinse, still using the brush. Does a great job of cleaning and leaves surprisingly little spotting, assuming it's done in the shade. Of course if you want NO trace of spotting, you'll have to hand dry. I don't like continuously rinsing the brush in a bucket of wash water. About the third rinse and the water is as dirty as what you're trying to remove.
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