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Arlene & Brian

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We're relatively new to the motorhome world. Our unit has two black streaks on the driver's side. We've tried Simple Green and one of the commercial black streak removers with limited success. We've done a search of the forum with no luck.

We would appreciate your advice.

Arlene & Brian HR Vacationer 35WGS

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bought some black streak remover at walmart. it was in the automotive section.did a good job on my mh and the black streaks on my gutters.

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I use straight Windex, rub it in, and then wash the rig with car wash soap. No streaks here!


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I use Purple Power from Walmart and it works like a champ on the streaks.

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Common household cleaner "409" will remove black streaks. This product will remove any wax that is on unit.

Protectall Wax from Walmart will remove streaks and provide a wax job in return.


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I have tried them all, but the one I've used for the last 5 years is spray & wash. I did this on a day I just couldn't get to the store, and I had to have something. Well its the best thing ever, I get the big one, I think its half/gal. size at Cosco, and then use a "black streak" container, for a filler, and away I go. Black streaks, bugs, etc. are gone, and it leaves my wax job in place. Great on the awnings too, cuts mildew...BINGO!

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After you remove the black streaks apply a good coat of wax. It will make black streak removal easier next time.


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I've had good luck using a "cleaner wax" and a little elbow grease. The strongest stuff I use is polishing compound on the most stubborn stains. Then give it a good carnuba wax.

With all the sludge in the air these days, everytime it rains the roof of our RVs collect a bunch of it and then it ends-up streaking the sides on the way down. It's a constant battle!


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Thank you all for your excellent advice! We were really getting frustrated. We tried the Windex. No more black streaks! We'll continue to experiment with the other suggestions too. Thank you again for your help!

Brian & Arlene

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Without question, we have tried everything and the only thing that really works for us is a product made by Castrol called Super Clean. You can buy it at Walmart and it is very inexpensive compared to the products sold specifically for RVs that do not work. Super Clean works on anything and everything. We used it full strength before we visited the Castrol web site and found that you are supposed to dilute it. Try it and I know you will be a Super Clean fan.

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