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Old 01-08-2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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Question Cleaning outside of 5er

since I just bought the used 2008 Jayco Eagle 341 RLQS there are some tan dripping stains I would like to remove. What is the best cleaner to get rid of these stains and what would be the best way to clean and wax the outside my used RV?
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Welcome. I use regular car soap and a soft brush on the smooth sides. Simple green works for the though stains like black streaks or even a spot treatment of bug and tar remover for the real hard ones.

As far as wax there are many out there but a few seem to keep coming to the top of the list as favs. I use the Nu Finish paste and have been very happy with the results. It holds up well and makes it an easy clean through the season with a regular washing. There are numerous threads on this forum about favorite brands and products so maybe a little search will find you one you like.

Do start with the roof though and use Spic and Span granular to get the black off it. This will keep the black streaking down to a bear minimum for a few months. Also while up there check all the seals for any issues or water intrusion.

Enjoy the new to you unit.
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Welcome. I use regular car soap and a soft brush on the smooth sides. Simple green works for the though stains like black streaks or even a spot treatment of bug and tar remover for the real hard ones.

As far as wax there are many out there but a few seem to keep coming to the top of the list as favs. I use the Nu Finish paste and have been very happy with the results. It holds up well and makes it an easy clean through the season with a regular washing. There are numerous threads on this forum about favorite brands and products so maybe a little search will find you one you like.

Do start with the roof though and use Spic and Span granular to get the black off it. This will keep the black streaking down to a bear minimum for a few months. Also while up there check all the seals for any issues or water intrusion.

Enjoy the new to you unit.
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Another good stain and black streak remover is LA awesome cleaner. You can find it at the dollar stores. If you find after waxing that it is still not shining enough, check out my thread on restoring with the Zep treatment. Its in the mods section. Good luck
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For the roof I use plan old Dawn dishwashing soap. I have been told it will remove the wax, but I have never checked. For the walls, I use a product called Spray Power, I buy it at Menards for $6.50/gallon. I find it works best full strength. It removes the streaks before I can grab the carwash brush. The bugs on the front cap are also just sliding on down.

As for waxing, well, I hate to admit to it, but I hate to wax. So I am lazy and use one of the Meguiar’s carwash soaps that have a wax integrated into the formula. It works fine, I do tend to wash the HTT about once a month. I found an extendable handle carwash brush that works really nicely on the HTT, so I do not need any ladders, and the job is done quickly.
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WD-40 works well for removing stubborn stains also, spray and a little scrubbing with a soft cloth. I'm always careful to wash and rinse the area well after I've used it tho.
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Another good stain and black streak remover is LA awesome cleaner. You can find it at the dollar stores. If you find after waxing that it is still not shining enough, check out my thread on restoring with the Zep treatment. Its in the mods section. Good luck
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Thanks bud I'll try it. Just saw a video on on youtube looks like it will do the job for only a Dollar!! Can't Beat The Price!!!

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I use wd 40 for stains and the slide seals. And I use Nu Finish wax on the camper and all other vehicles works good for me.
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I use wd 40 for stains and the slide seals.
Just my 2 cents, but I would caution on the use of WD-40 on the rubber seals. I use pure silicone on them or the seal specific treatment. WD-40 could affect the seals over time due to it's makeup, which no one knows for sure.
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Nice video, but after watching the video it is too much work, compared to using Spray Power.
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