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Old 04-05-2014, 08:33 PM   #1
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So...this is the first time I washed the TT which has aluminum siding and some of the grey streaks from dirt and I guess residue from the roof, rain etc came off and some did not. I used regular car wash. Im guessing there are probably products better designed for this. Can anyone recommend some?

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Old 04-05-2014, 08:42 PM   #2
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RV black streak remover, available at any RV dealer or Walmart.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:45 PM   #3
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We used a mix of simple green, turtle wax car wash liquid and bleach - equal parts mixed in one of those pump up garden sprayers - start on roof and work way off to sides - keep camper wet and do not let it dry before rinsing - amazinf results on roof!! We use a soft brush on a telescoping pole
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:56 PM   #4
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We used Awesome cleaner for our siding. It can be found at the Dollar Store and makes quick work of those black streaks...
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:38 AM   #5
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Thank you all for feedback

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Old 04-06-2014, 09:41 AM   #6
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Bathroom cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles is what I use. they wipe right off
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:40 PM   #7
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Do NOT use any product containing petroleum distillates on the roof.
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We used a mild mix of all purpose siding cleaner sold at Home Depot. My mom used that awesome cleaner and it took the paint off their aluminum.
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Automotive wax works well on black streaks, too. For black streak prevention in the future, keep the roof clean. I wash it every time I wash the camper.
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I just read an article about what causes the black and gray streaks. That is the roof product itself that creates that. it's like a layer (might be a bad term) but the article want on to say that it is common and after a while it will stop when it does you then have to recoat the roof. Most common reason they stated was a dirty roof will deteriorate faster then a clean roof. I for got what they said which was the bad one gray or black. I found it on the internet on rubber or pto roof maintenance. The west marine black streak remover works well on both.
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