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Old 06-09-2016, 09:18 AM   #1
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Black streaks - dirty, ugly, nasty ones with an attitude

2015 JayFlight 264 BHW

Tried to no avail:
Green Cleaner (or whatever that green junk is called) in every conceivable concentration. ****/, I've considered dehydrating the stuff to increase the concentration!
Black Streak Remover from Campco
Water
Turtle wax car wax
Cleansing Bubbles
KLR or KCR or whatever the heck it is that removes lime & rust
Armor All Green car wash (because I shall care about the environment)
Soft Scrub (which is by far the best solution thus far if only I had 10 gallons of the stuff)
NO BLEACH
....

Probably a few others along the line.

Can anyone help? Please don't tell me it's as simple as vinegar & water or I'll probably just go drive my TV through the **** thing.

These little streaks are driving me nuts and they look like a mess.

Thanks if you have any good advice, will post if I get results.

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Old 06-09-2016, 09:40 AM   #2
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magic eraser and water.
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:11 AM   #4
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Meguire's Cleaner Wax has worked for me in the past. But IMO, it's too hard to apply over large areas, and I have a very large trailer.

This is where I got the idea:

https://youtu.be/JArYKsP6UU8
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2015 JayFlight 264 BHW

Tried to no avail:
Green Cleaner (or whatever that green junk is called) in every conceivable concentration. Hell, I've considered dehydrating the stuff to increase the concentration!
Black Streak Remover from Campco
Water
Turtle wax car wax
Cleansing Bubbles
KLR or KCR or whatever the heck it is that removes lime & rust
Armor All Green car wash (because I shall care about the environment)
Soft Scrub (which is by far the best solution thus far if only I had 10 gallons of the stuff)
NO BLEACH
....

Probably a few others along the line.

Can anyone help? Please don't tell me it's as simple as vinegar & water or I'll probably just go drive my TV through the damn thing.

These little streaks are driving me nuts and they look like a mess.

Thanks if you have any good advice, will post if I get results.

Peace Out!
So, it looks like you have the aluminum siding like we do. If not, this will still work. I had the same annoying black streaks you are talking about. First thing you have to do if you haven't already, wash the roof. That's where a lot of it comes from. Then what we did was use the black streak remover you already tried. We sprayed it on directly to the area, let it sit for about 3-5 minutes. We then scrubbed it with a wash brush. It worked!! Once it's gone put a good coat of wax on and it'll be much easier to get rid of the streaks.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:01 PM   #6
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Black streaks - dirty, ugly, nasty ones with an attitude

You left off the single most important ingredient- Elbow Grease.
I've never found a truly easy way and I've tried all the suggestions above.
Part of the problem is that not all black streaks are created equal. I think it depends on how much Road oil grease and tar is in the mix.


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Old 06-09-2016, 03:03 PM   #7
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Stubborn black streaks will come off with WD-40... The best way to keep black streaks off of a trailer is to clean them off when they first appear..... I use Simple Green with good success, as long as I catch them early. Otherwise a little WD-40 and they are gone.

Our old trailer was a 2002 model aluminum sided trailer. When we sold it in 2012 it had zero black streaks on it....

Good luck...
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x2 for Awesome cleaner. It's a buck at the dollar tree. Smells like ammonia. Cleans all kinds of stuff that other cleaners don't budge.
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irst thing you have to do if you haven't already, wash the roof. That's where a lot of it comes from.
X2! This is the source of the black streaks.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:02 PM   #10
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Awesome Orange from the dollar store- best thing I've found so far. And it smells good as well.

Keep in mind it will strip the wax as well. I try to keep it off of the decals and stickers, not sure if it will hurt them or not- it hasn't so far.
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