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Old 10-22-2011, 11:10 AM   #11
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Thetford Black Streak Remover worked fine for me at thi begiing of the season. I'm disappointed that FR doesn't install rain gutters on the Georgetown. They would prevent the black streaks.

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:34 PM   #12
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We have rain gutters and we still have black streaks.

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Old 10-25-2011, 07:10 PM   #13
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I use simple green to clean my TT works great. but if you have a realy tuff spot try WD-40 on a soft clean rag it realy does work.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:29 PM   #14
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I speak from automotive experience, so ymmv...

Dirty streaks are often more of a problem with oxidized paint surfaces. The surface becomes pitted with the oxidation leading to more accumulation of fine dirt and grime. Removing the oxidation will take the stain with it. Wax is the best preventative and will likely reduce or eliminate accumulation of the black streaks that form at run off points.

I would be sure to re-wax any spots after thoroughly cleaning the harsh cleaner off the surface.

I've owned several white autos and they have all been susceptible as they age and the clear coat becomes degraded and oxidized. A thorough wash, dry and good quality cleaner wax followed by a hard dependable wax have always been my solution.

Just use caution on your campers bonded fiberglass, gel coated or otherwise painted surfaces after using harsh cleaners/degreasers. Don't get me wrong. I use them all the time but follow up with good protection for the now stripped surface and am sure to remove any residual cleaner prior.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:39 PM   #15
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I have found that windex or most all glass cleaners will remove the black streaks
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:15 PM   #16
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I used Tide with bleach laundry detergent. All the crud just washes off, and you are left with a shiny clean rig.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #17
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I use Scrubbing Bubbles. Bathroom cleaner available at the grocery store. It took the streaks right off mine. I started using it last summer, so far no ill effects noticed. I don't think my motorhome has ever been waxed so no word on if it takes the wax off or not.

And for getting the bug splat off get the surface wet then wipe it with a wet bounce dryer sheet. Amazing how that works, I just tried it for the first time the other day. So no word on long term effects. I tried my scrubbing bubbles, simple green and 409 on the bugs with little effect. About 5 dryer sheets and 20 minutes and it was all clean. Did I mention that I was amazed?
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:21 AM   #18
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Simple Green works for me.

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:29 AM   #19
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i use a product called "spray nine". its available in a qt. size spray bottle and also a gallon size refill at home depot. we use it for the black streaks on the trailer and also for cleaning the awning. works great.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:16 AM   #20
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I use a product that's called "Black Streak Remover" made by Bio-Kleen. Seems to do the job well with no elbow grease.

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