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hamilton71801

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Well I have the dreaded black streaks so I washed my roof which was very dirty then tried everything that I could to get those %#@#@ black streaks off. Went to the dollar store and bought the orange cleaner-didn't work, then Wal-Mart to get the black streak remover-didn't work, then the kitchen to get 409 and everything else-didn't work.

So now I am using polishing compound and two rags (wax on wax off). I am almost 1/8 the way through after 2 hours. This sucks!!!!!!!


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I used to do the same thing. You're right....it does suck!

I was camping last year and someone suggested going to Walmart and buying "Orange Blast". It's in the auto section. No more rubbing. I didn't believe him since I found nothing in my 16 years of rving that ever worked.

Guess what....it worked!![emoticon]

I put a 1/2 cup in a about a gallon bucket and I have a spray bottle filled with the stuff straight. For the really bad streaks I spray them directly let it sit for 5 seconds and then wash off with a soft brush and the diluted solution. I can't believe that it works so good. The stuff is pretty cheap too! Let me know if you try it and how it worked.

Good luck..... Campin Ken


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campin ken wrote:

I used to do the same thing. You're right....it does suck!

I was camping last year and someone suggested going to Walmart and buying "Orange Blast". It's in the auto section. No more rubbing. I didn't believe him since I found nothing in my 16 years of rving that ever worked.

Guess what....it works

Good luck..... Campin Ken


Ken, does it do any damage to the finish of the rv like take the gloss off? just wondering...Barb


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add bleach to your normal car wash soap and it works excellent....cheaper too!


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hamilton,
Back to the dollar store for 'AWESOME'! Yep, it is awesome!! Just wear rubber gloves as the stuff removes grease & oil - from the rv and from your skin! It was so good on the RV I used it on the home gutters - it works GREAT!! Took off the black streaks even the pressure washer left behind. OH, and rinse real good!!


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Sorry....don't know how to use the quote function. Barb Said :Ken, does it do any damage to the finish of the rv like take the gloss off? just wondering...Barb[/quote] It may take the gloss off a bit. I'm willing to make the trade off to get rid of black streaks easily.

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hamilton71801 wrote:

Well I have the dreaded black streaks so I washed my roof which was very dirty then tried everything that I could to get those %#@#@ black streaks off. Went to the dollar store and bought the orange cleaner-didn't work, then Wal-Mart to get the black streak remover-didn't work, then the kitchen to get 409 and everything else-didn't work.

So now I am using polishing compound and two rags (wax on wax off). I am almost 1/8 the way through after 2 hours. This sucks!!!!!!!


I have found a product that works, it will take the black streaks off. Just spray it on and wipe off the streaks believe me I did what you have done tried everything I could find. It's called (RELIABLE 1) Reliable Products 639 Fitch St. Oneida, NY 13421 PH. 315-363-9202 I get it at my local RV dealer for $ 21.95 a gal.

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Use the Mr. Clean Wiping Pads..Believe they are called eraser pads


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I found a cleaner called "4-U" and it seems to do the trick. I put a 50/50 solution in a spray bottle.....squirt, wipe, and rinse.


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I gave up on the compound polish and took your advice. I went to the Dollar Store and got the Awsome. Man does it work. When I'm through I will wax it and be DONE!!!! Thanks guys.

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