RV.Net Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: Those dang mineral streaks

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Those dang mineral streaks

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
Gonzo42

California

Senior Member

Joined: 01/29/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/15/19 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE !

Seriously, I have tried to scrub away the mineral streaks left by the rain, and particularly on the nose cone. I did not want to use anything abrasive, and tried a number of cleaners plus plenty of elbow grease.

Today I tried out something new for this. A cleaner called "Awesome". I comes in a spray bottle, and I already found it does a good job cleaning carpets of stains like oil, soft drinks, etc.

But, SURPRISE ! It cleans those mineral streaks with hardly any effort at all. I use the hard back of a sponge for scrubbing, and rinse it with clear water.

Its available at the 99 cent store and the Superior Grocery store, but may be available elsewhere. Normal is a spray bottle but gallon refills are also available.

My RV nosecone look better than ever.


MOTHER SHIP Winnebago View 24H (2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 Chassis, 2008 Body)3.0 L M-B Diesel V6 bought used with 24K miles. Toad: ROCKY the Flying Squirrel.

2oldman

Ca

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/15/19 01:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rain water is soft.

doxiemom11

Somewhere between MI and TX

Senior Member

Joined: 01/09/2013

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/15/19 01:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use it all the time. Repeated scrubbing with the back side of the sponge will scratch your finish. Be careful. The awesome, if too strong will also remove wax.

SoundGuy

S Ontario

Senior Member

Joined: 02/11/2015

View Profile



Posted: 05/15/19 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gonzo42 wrote:

Today I tried out something new for this. A cleaner called "Awesome".

But, SURPRISE ! It cleans those mineral streaks with hardly any effort at all. I use the hard back of a sponge for scrubbing, and rinse it with clear water.


Sure, and LA's Awesome will also destroy any graphics it touches. [emoticon]


2012 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
2014 Coachmen Freedom Express 192RBS
2003 Fleetwood Yuma * 2008 K-Z Spree 240BH-LX
2007 TrailCruiser C21RBH * 2000 Fleetwood Santa Fe
1998 Jayco 10UD * 1969 Coleman CT380

theoldwizard1

SE MI

Senior Member

Joined: 09/07/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/15/19 06:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try vinegar. The stronger the better.

Gonzo42

California

Senior Member

Joined: 01/29/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/15/19 07:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Duly noted. Will proceed with caution. Thanx for the advice.

JimK-NY

NY

Senior Member

Joined: 05/12/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/15/19 09:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My RV always had black streaks until I switched to ZEP. That was over 2 years ago and the light streaks that occur just rinse off with the hose.

Wishbone51

End of the Oregon Trail

Senior Member

Joined: 06/06/2013

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/15/19 09:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JimK-NY wrote:

My RV always had black streaks until I switched to ZEP. That was over 2 years ago and the light streaks that occur just rinse off with the hose.

Just ZEP'd my travel trailer last weekend. Loved how easy it was to clean when I did it to my utility trailer.


2000 Komfort M-24TS
2004 Nissan Titan


phil-t

Ogdensburg, NY

Full Member

Joined: 09/05/2017

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/16/19 01:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

Rain water is soft.


Maybe in NM! Not around here. All kinds of pollutents fall with the rain.


2010 Winnebago Vista 32k on a 2009 Ford F53 22k chassis


cpaulsen

Oregon

Senior Member

Joined: 02/18/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 05/16/19 05:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Used Awesome on my 1st wheel...…..an older Aljo……..black streaks all over and tried everything to get them off. grabbed some Awesome and they came right off with hardly and trouble...….then waxed the trailer and the streaks stayed away.


cpaulsen


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Those dang mineral streaks
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS