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Old 08-23-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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Stubborn Spots

Washing the camper today finally after 2 trips, and found some spots that we can not get rid of no matter what we used. They are on the protective film on cap. Little on the rest of the film. Anyone know how to get this off?Click image for larger version

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Old 08-23-2015, 06:24 PM   #2
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Yes Mequiars cleaner wax
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:24 PM   #3
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Guess I that will be next Boso tried bleach, peroxide and magic eraser. Still there

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Old 08-24-2015, 12:37 PM   #4
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If you have tried all that then the cleaner wax might not work either good luck keep us informed on what does work as I would like to know
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:17 PM   #5
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Have you looked close enough to ensure the spots are not something under the film?
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:12 PM   #6
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Yeah it's bug etching. Read about WD-40 will try that. Might be stuck with it on there

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Old 08-24-2015, 11:53 PM   #7
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You can try buffing with compound. Make sure to wax when done as it will strip the wax. I would be afraid to use bleach as it can damage a paint job.
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You can try buffing with compound. Make sure to wax when done as it will strip the wax. I would be afraid to use bleach as it can damage a paint job.
This is on the protective film that is on the overhead. Not on the paint. These bugs have etched into the film. Took 2 trips got home and had several 100 degree days before it cooled off enough to wash it. Have several off these stains all over the film.

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The protective film did what it's supposed to do, protect the paint from chips and stains. Nothing will take out all the stains in the plastic film. You could try a magic eraser with some Crud Cutter, but that will likely discolor the film. Only recourse is to replace the film, which would require removing all of it, which is a bit-h.
Never could see using the film. With paint or gelcoat, bugs come right off, and front cap is high enough that I don't worry about chips. That's also the nice thing about having plain white and no full body paint. I don't fret about every little nick, chip, or gug buts.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:29 AM   #10
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You are right about the film. The paint cleans up really well. That film is a royal bit_h! Only place on the whole camper that looks bad

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