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Old 11-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Black dots,removed finish

Recently had black dots on my rv,when removed with wet sponge, the spots came off, but so did the finish. Do not know what they were from. Anyone have any ideas? Is there any kind of touch up,fiberglass paint finish.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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Where were the dots? Front cap, sides, rear?? And how large were they? Do you have a picture? Did they come off with just water, or did you use something else?
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They were only one side of camper. Just used dawn detergent and came off. They were only the size of a pinhead.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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Sounds like either a bug or tree dropping. Have you tired using a good fiberglass polish to rub the area with?
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Thanks for the info. I'll try the fiberglass polish.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:15 PM   #6
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I get that too. Either bugs or tree drippings like was said in post above me. A real drag when it happens.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:22 PM   #7
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It's spores from the mulch bed that is near your unit. The spores can fly up to 10 feet. They come from using black mulch. If you change to cedar mulch (more expensive) you won't have the spores. We've fought the spores for years, first on our house (white siding), now on our truck and 5'er! HATE IT!!!
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I would be very cautious about using Dawn on your fiberglass. Have read some bad things about using it. Try to find a detergent made for fiberglass...
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It's spores from the mulch bed that is near your unit. The spores can fly up to 10 feet. They come from using black mulch. If you change to cedar mulch (more expensive) you won't have the spores. We've fought the spores for years, first on our house (white siding), now on our truck and 5'er! HATE IT!!!
Yep. It's called artillery fungus and shoots toward the sun, or in your case, mine and many others a bright surface. Google it. It is a pain to get off. I have found NuFinish scratch remover from the auto store to work good. Small orange plastic bottle. I dabbed a little on the spots with a microfiber, left for a minute and went back and they come off. Still need a little elbow grease tho but does not damage the finish. If you can get a good coat of wax on the camper they come off way easier. Good luck.
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And get rid of your pine mulch or switch to cedar or rubber or its a losing battle.
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