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Old 10-18-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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Waste of money

So......I went out and bought the expensive "black streak remover" found in the RV section at a local store. I eagerly sprayed it on, looking forward to getting rid of the ugly streaks, and, NOTHING. No amount of scrubbing, spraying, wiping, etc., could remove these streaks with the product that is SPECIFICALLY made to remove them! I was very disappointed. Then I read on these forums that a product, purchased at the DOLLAR STORE would work. Being the skeptic that I am, I was leery. But I thought it was a shot, and i'd only have to spend a buck! It worked! The product, called "Awesome" is truly AWESOME. You just spray it on and wipe off the streaks! I should call up the manufacturer of the first crap I bought and complain, but I guess it's not worth the hassle, since I've found the magic potion!
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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Rinse! Rinse that awesome off when you're done. That stuff is good! But it is powerful!
On a previous camper, I had kinda sorta ruined the paint by using too much of it. Be careful and rinse!
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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Yup...that Awesome is pretty awesome. It comes in a pretty cheesy dispenser (the squirter trigger thingy crapped out on both bottles we got recently), but the innards is what counts!
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:01 PM   #4
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Thanks Ovair! I just went outside, in the dark, and rinsed our TT completely. My neighbors probably think I've lost my mind!
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:50 PM   #5
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Another product in the same line is from Auto Zone, called "Purple Power". It's designed for auto, boat and RV use, but like Awsome rinse real good. It also works great on cleaning rims that have a build up of brake dust on them.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #6
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Personally I have found that ProtectAll does a good job of removing the black streaks. And you never have to rinse it.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:41 PM   #7
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If you apply a good coat of wax or polish to your camper, then washing of black streaks becomes very easy.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:21 PM   #8
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yes, LA's Totally Awesome is very popular in the RV community. but like Ovair said, it's very strong and can ruin the surface if left on too long.
you can get the Orange version that's not as powerful.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:02 AM   #9
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A little note using Awesome. It also removes the wax. Have to re-wax when done. It will also eat the adhesive on decals. Rinse it off these areas quickly and do not rub it in. Always a light mop over with a gentle rag. I use awesome in my automotive parts washer for cleaning grease off parts. That is how strong it is.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:16 AM   #10
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Regarding the Awesome product, if it is that powerful, repeated applications will most likely dull the gelcoat finish. Just because it is easy doesn't mean it is good.
As Rugged B said, waxing your camper before you get the black streaks helps a lot.
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