HARD WATER SPOTS - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-27-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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My trailer (admittedly stick, but fiberglass) has been sitting in the driveway and gets splattered every day with the lawn sprinklers. Now I have harder than hard water spots on one side. Any great ideas for removing them. I've tried the household products and Gelcoat but they remain.

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Old 11-27-2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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My trailer (admittedly stick, but fiberglass) has been sitting in the driveway and gets splattered every day with the lawn sprinklers. Now I have harder than hard water spots on one side. Any great ideas for removing them. I've tried the household products and Gelcoat but they remain.

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I had the same problem. I solved it by buying a gallon of vinegar and soaking a towel with it and letting it soak for several hours on the water spots. I used one of those green scratchless scrubber pads that are made for teflon pots and scrubbed the spots off.
A few of the spot seemed to be etched into the finish but after a good wax job they did not show.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:27 PM   #3
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Pat,

Have you tried an oxidation remover? We used the 3M version and it took off all kinds of stuff.

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Old 11-27-2006, 08:31 PM   #4
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humm, the only hardwater spots I can think of are the ones caused in my dishwasher. I'm wondering if dishwasher detergent (the kind that removes hardwater spots!) would have any effect? Might be worth a try (with hot water) in an inconspicous spot.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:08 PM   #5
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another victim of "Corona Crunchy Water".

When I lived in your area, I just gave up trying to keep it tidy.

Never trust water you can't chew...
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We have had a lot of success with CLR.
http://www.jelmar.com/CLRproducts.asp

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I've used CLR on plastic storm windows on the house for years. Works great. No problems with damage to the plastic. Tom Trostel
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:17 AM   #8
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I've used CLR on plastic storm windows on the house for years. Works great. No problems with damage to the plastic. Tom Trostel
Thanks everybody for the suggestions. Now I wish I could pick it up lay it on it's side so I could soak the spots.

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