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Old 02-20-2017, 11:11 AM   #1
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Weather got up to 60 degrees this weekend so we went to pick up the 13 foot Scamp to give it a bath. I has been stored since November at a outside facility.We noticed black streaks from the top of the camper down the sides and front. I spent about an hour with water/car wash formula and a brush. Some of the streak went away or got lighter. We then had to re-wax the entire egg (4 hours!)using a marine polish that we had used in the fall before storing it. The polish took all the streaks out. I have to figure there is something easier than polishing to remove the black streaks. We thought about magic erasers but were not sure if it would damage the fiberglass surface.

Would love to know what you have had success with!

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Old 02-20-2017, 11:33 AM   #2
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Barkeepers Friend, mixed with water to a thin paste.
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:36 AM   #3
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Black Streaks

Thanks very much-we have Barkeepers Friend we use on the flat top stove. Appreciate the idea!

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Old 02-20-2017, 03:00 PM   #4
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/CAMCO-MFG...2-oz./45832009

Black streak remover, Walmart $5
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:01 PM   #5
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Prevention is the KEY

Use a cover or tarp and you won't have the issue.

An ounce is worth a pound...
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Use a cover or tarp and you won't have the issue.

An ounce is worth a pound...
It's less work to wipe off the streaks with Turtle Bug 'n' Tar or similar.
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:30 PM   #7
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Glenn Ol' boy...do you really believe that?

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It's less work to wipe off the streaks with Turtle Bug 'n' Tar or similar.
Glenn..the OP said it was 4 hours polishing.

Do you really think a cover for winter takes 4 hours to put on?
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"Fastball " or "Awesome " removes black streaks easily. Fastball is more expensive but works better on really stubborn stains, but Awesome can be found at the Dollar Store.
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Four hours to wax the trailer.
If the trailer has previously been given a good wax job, the black streaks will come off in a couple minutes of light wiping.
BTW, tarps are responsible for abrading a lot of trailer finishes.
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Four hours to wax the trailer.
If the trailer has previously been given a good wax job, the black streaks will come off in a couple minutes of light wiping.
BTW, tarps are responsible for abrading a lot of trailer finishes.
Is it you enjoying your reward for polishing the FG so well?
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Thanks for the great tips! Looking forward to getting back out to the parks
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Scrubbing Bubbles but no need to scrub. Just spray and wipe. So easy.
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Glenn good point there buddy

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BTW, tarps are responsible for abrading a lot of trailer finishes.
You gotta' know what you are doing and don't leave them tarps blowing in the wind as they say...
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That's me watching son-in-law at work.
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