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Old 10-16-2011, 09:06 AM   #11
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Dumb question: WHAT is causing the black streaks? If it is some type of glue or sealant, why can't the manufacturers use a WHITE sealant so it doesn't show up so much on our trailers? Those streaks are really a pain to have to clean all the time.
It is a combination of dirt/grime and the natural deteration of the roof material. Washing your roof a couple of times a year will reduce, but not eliminate, the streaks.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:44 AM   #12
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Dumb question: WHAT is causing the black streaks? If it is some type of glue or sealant, why can't the manufacturers use a WHITE sealant so it doesn't show up so much on our trailers? Those streaks are really a pain to have to clean all the time.
Black streaks are caused by dirt on the roof... get some rubber roof cleaner go up there twice a year and clean the roof then use some of the rubber roof protectant on it....

Cleaning the black streaks... I found a Mr Clean Magic Eraser works wonders
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:23 AM   #13
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I've found that keeping the roof clean helps a lot on the streaks and a good coat of wax makes them easy to get off
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:42 PM   #15
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Try a product called "Spray Nine". NAPA carries it and is available in a spray bottle about a quart in size, or a gallon. Price for a gallon is around $20. Well worth the price. It is quick and easy and requires no scrubbing. Been using it for years.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:06 AM   #16
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Try a product called "Spray Nine". NAPA carries it and is available in a spray bottle about a quart in size, or a gallon. Price for a gallon is around $20. Well worth the price. It is quick and easy and requires no scrubbing. Been using it for years.

Spray Nine works great and it melts bug guts off also!!! Rinse well and I use turtle wax ice synthetic wax afterwords!!

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Old 12-12-2011, 07:55 AM   #17
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I use Simple Green on those stubborn spots with a soft car brush or a cleaner wax on the real tough ones. Keep a good coat of wax on the unit and a simple car soap will take them right off with regular maintenance. A clean roof knocks it down a minimum of 50% so keep that clean as possible.

Only use roof type cleaners on the roof.
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Another product I have good luck with is "Totally Awesome". It can be found at most Dollar stores. Spray a little on a cloth and wipe the streaks off the side.
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Shep, Turtle wax line of products with the ICE name are all great. Best thing of all is that all the black trim on a vehicle does not turn white like when you are using a wax product. Love the stuff.
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So the ICE products you can use on vinyl trim to make it shine or at least look newer? Since they eliminated petrolem based products it's been tough to get one to stay wet looking without white streaks from rain or water. I had a gallon of professional based line that I used on my trim but ran out last year. I have yet to find one that is worth anything. My trim and sideview mirrors drive me nuts when they get that grey look to them. Which usally takes only a few hours or days depending on the weather.

I will have to try this product on them.
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