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We have an aluminum siding travel trailer. We can't get rid of the black streaks. We have tried the LA Awesome cleaner with a pressure sprayer and had no luck. Any suggestions??

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Posted: 07/11/19 08:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mr. Clean magic eraser. Wipe wet, do NOT scrub. Test a small area first, if in doubt. Do not scrub. Wipe!

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I've heard one could use Naptha but I've not tried it.


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Posted: 07/11/19 09:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Turtle Wax Tar and Bug Remover works well - and won't damage the finish.

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Gel gloss

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Gel-Gloss-16-fl-oz-Shower-Bathtub-Cleaner/50305771


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Posted: 07/11/19 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WD 40


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Black Streak Remover

What ever you use you'll end up removing any wax you may have on it, so just be sure to re-wax the area after cleaning.


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Ah yes, WD40 works well too. I forgot about that one. It also works well for removing tar splatters and anything oil related.

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Cold water Tide powder. Just add a 1/2 cup to a bucket of cold water, using a long handled car wash brush, soak the area, let sit for 10 minutes, reapply, let sit for a few more, then gently scrub with the car wash brush. Rinse and black streaks should be gone. I've used it for years. works great! Also, remember to wash your roof a few times a year to reduce the dirt that causes the black streaks. Use tide the same way.


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Will be trying the WD40 suggestion, I buy it by the gallon for the shop so have plenty on hand. My trailer always gets them on the front wall just about tailgate level.


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