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Old 11-29-2014, 08:13 PM   #15
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Is it ok to use bleach on fiberglass?
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Old 11-29-2014, 08:44 PM   #16
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I do not know if bleach degrades gelcoat or not. Darwin says he's doing it mixed with water and no problems. All I try to do is keep trailer well waxed best I can and then the streaks seem to wash off pretty easily.


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Old 11-29-2014, 09:27 PM   #17
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Turtle Wax Bug 'n' Tar also removes the black streaks with little effort.
Only problem I've had is that where I've applied it is shinier than the surrounding area.
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:37 PM   #18
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I suspect tire dust and particulates in the air, the streaks are just the location where the light dew, mist, or rain run down. Bet if you watched sides in a drizzle you would see a rivulet of water where you see the streaks. The water just concentrates the stuff that has settled on the roof.


That's my theory and I'm sticking to it, not that butyl tape or other sealants might not cause the same issue but I get streaks that run from the roof down. Guess it could be from roof vent butyl tape.


I have caused mine to change location by changing the angle of the trailer.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:24 AM   #19
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Just be careful of any graphics, I suspect simplegreen helped wash mine out. Works great on the streaks though.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:49 AM   #20
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You can use anything on the exterior of your trailer to clean it as you would to clean the fiberglass shower stall in your sticks 'n bricks home. Just remember, some of those things remove wax (along with grunge) and may contain a bit of rubbing compound. Start with the least aggressive cleaner and move to a more aggressive cleaner as needed.
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You can use anything on the exterior of your trailer to clean it as you would to clean the fiberglass shower stall in your sticks 'n bricks home. Just remember, some of those things remove wax (along with grunge) and may contain a bit of rubbing compound. Start with the least aggressive cleaner and move to a more aggressive cleaner as needed.
Hi: Donna D... I'm the "Aggressive cleaner" in both our 5.0TA and "Sticks 'n bricks". Sometimes I'm even less aggressive too!!!
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