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Old 07-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #11
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In 15 years of RVing this is the first time I have had this problem.. It rained pretty much the whole 2 weeks I was away... and rained every day since I got back till today.. and I have been washing and washing the exterior of my TT and the dirt will not come off... I have an 1800 psi pressure washer, good automotive soap and a brush no luck it wont come off... it will barely come off using my fingernail on it.....
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Seann, it takes a little elbo grease. Just having the cleaning materials is not enough.
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Seann, it takes a little elbo grease. Just having the cleaning materials is not enough.
I use Meguires #50 Marine one step cleaner wax to remove the black streaks.
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Seann, it takes a little elbo grease. Just having the cleaning materials is not enough.
wore my elbows out pressing... this is just dirt not black streaks or bugs... I have never had such stubborn dirt... still working at getting it off...
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wore my elbows out pressing... this is just dirt not black streaks or bugs... I have never had such stubborn dirt... still working at getting it off...
Sounds like it's not really dirt, but rather Pine Tar or something like that. If so, you will need something stronger than the usual soapy detergent. Be careful not to remove the paint finish. Gentle use of Varsol, and nothing stronger may do the trick. Follow that with a soapy wash. If you're worried about using Varsol, you might try TSP.
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wore my elbows out pressing... this is just dirt not black streaks or bugs... I have never had such stubborn dirt... still working at getting it off...
Were you anywhere near the Tar Sands....er.... i mean Oil Sands?
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Seann, let us know what worked for you when you get it clean. Hopefully you will find the magic stuff and save on the elbows.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:25 PM   #17
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Clean your roof or the problem will continue to haunt.
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Clean your roof or the problem will continue to haunt.
It is NOT black streaks.. its road dirt thrown up by the wheels...
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It is NOT black streaks.. its road dirt thrown up by the wheels...
Try some hull cleaner for fiberglass boats. If that won't clean it you might need to use a cleaner wax or a restorer wax with a random orbital polisher.

If you don't have one, consider buying a Porter Cable or Meguiars random orbital polisher. Walmart carries the Meguirar's ROP. The pads from Lake Country are superior to the Meguiar's pads.

Polishing and waxing with a ROP is much more effective and faster than hand waxing.
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