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Old 09-18-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Best way to clean vent covers

What's the best way to way to clean vent covers like this picture? I tried black streak remover and a household cleaner with bleach...neither seemed to make a dent in cleaning it.
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
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I use Awsome cleaner,the Lids still have a Gray cast color but they are clean! If you install Maxair Covers early on the lids are a Non Issue as far as Brittle and Fragile! Youroo!!
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:49 PM   #3
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Replace it.

1. They're not expensive.
2. You can get a nice tinted one, or even a metal one.
3. Any cover that looks like that is just a season or two away from failure due to UV light/weather exposure.
4. Replacing a cover is easy to do. Just be sure you get the right kind for your RV. (There are only 3 types. You'll have to go by the catalog pictures.)

In the mean time you could just spray paint it white. That would look nice (for what that's worth) and be a little cooler, too.
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If you install Maxair Covers early on the lids are a Non Issue as far as Brittle and Fragile! Youroo!!
Respectfully disagree. As I found out a Maxair cover makes them last MUCH longer, but not forever. And when they do fail, there is no water damage.

This vent lid and maxair cover are 8 years old. Replaced the lid, kept the Maxair!
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Old 09-18-2016, 02:18 PM   #5
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I never could get mine clean either. I used Jomax on the roof twice a year with...I think the mix added 1 cup bleach per gallon of water with it and it didn't make a dent on the covers. The roof got sparkling white..just not that plastic.
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Respectfully disagree. As I found out a Maxair cover makes them last MUCH longer, but not forever. And when they do fail, there is no water damage.

This vent lid and maxair cover are 8 years old. Replaced the lid, kept the Maxair!
What did it look like Before the Fire! Youroo!!
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:55 PM   #7
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A horrendous house painter who was spraying oil based stain on my log home oversprayed it and covered my three month old Solera w/ it's full body paint (100 ft. away & my car & other workers vehicles too!) I had to go and get it clay barred off. The painter had wanted to use lacquer thinner on my gloss black Mercedes hood. I said no way!! Anyways, the plastic vent covers never got entirely clean. I'd still like to go up there and try to see if anything will work on them.
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In the past I've used the high pressure hose at the car wash. It takes off the rough. Texture. Just have to be careful not to ruin the roof
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