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I this has been discussed many times in past but our trailer is a alumascape by holiday rambler. there is especially one stubborn black streak i can't not get rid of. i bought the bug and black streak remover from camping world i also have tried 2 other black streak things. i was told to take a soft brush and put it on in a circular motion this didn't work either. anybody have any ideas. thanks!


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You might want to try Soft Scrub with a Scotch Brite pad.


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If the steak is on painted surface or fiberglass you might like to try Meguire #49 Heavy Duty Cleaner. I would not try to use it on anodized aluminum however.

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Posted: 08/06/06 07:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dick_B wrote:

You might want to try Soft Scrub with a Scotch Brite pad.


Only if you want to ruin the finish! Get some automotive finish cleaner from a parts dealer Auto Zone or some place like that (I buy from Car-Brite) and use it as directed and you should be able to remove the stains. You may need to have the TT professionally detailed to safely remove them without removing the protective finish from your siding.

As posted many times you must keep the roof clean and wash and WAX the TT routinely if you don’t want the stains to permanently damage the finish. Get yourself a set of gutter extensions and install them, also drop the front of your TT when in storage so the rain drains off one end. It will keep the stains to one end of the TT.
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We also have an aluminum bodied TT and have found that "Gel Gloss" from Home Depot works well on the really tough black streaks. We had used it once to clean up a really bad looking fiberglass bath tub. Works very fast on all sorts of stains with very little elbow grease. At our Home Depot it is found in the plumbing section where the toilets and bathtubs are sold... It is in a red can. Looks like a liquid auto polish, but works better in this case IMHO ! I have found that the secret to black streaks is to remove them as soon as they appear, before the sun has a chance to really cook them into the paint. Good Luck !


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I don't know if I would use scotch brite or not it might take paint with the black streak. the best thing we have ever found is a product called awesome you can get it at the dollar store and it really is awesome, after trying it this is the only cleaner we buy. we use it for everything it really is awesome.


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Look for Awesome in the dollar store... it will wipe right off.

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NASCARon wrote:

Look for Awesome in the dollar store... it will wipe right off.


Another vote for Awesome. I wasn't a believer until I tried it, now I go looking for stuff to clean. I just sprayed it on the streak and hosed it off, no scrubbing was necessary.


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us11944 wrote:

NASCARon wrote:

Look for Awesome in the dollar store... it will wipe right off.


Another vote for Awesome. I wasn't a believer until I tried it, now I go looking for stuff to clean. I just sprayed it on the streak and hosed it off, no scrubbing was necessary.



Third for Awesome. When all the big chemicals failed (Goo off used to be my favorite), Awesome steps in.


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Posted: 08/06/06 09:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

simple green works too.


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