RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
jayc
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Dickinson Texas
Posts: 32
Cleaning off Black Streaks

I recently found a new way to clean off the black streaks on the sides of my trailer. I use a few ounces of Windex and the same amount of any liquid car wash in a spray bottle. Spray it on the streaks and they come right off!
__________________

__________________
'98 Mobile Scout 33FKS
'02 GMC 2500SLT
Duramax/Allison
Edge juice, no attitude

Join us at the Texas Boomers RV club
jayc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2005, 03:34 PM   #2
BobT
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Posts: 5
Hi,

Two suggestions. First we use Gel-Gloss to remove streaks, bugs, etc. It also puts down a wax as it cleans. Second, many RVrs install a common clothes pin at the end their rain gutters. This farther separates the RV from the drip coming out of the rain gutters. Thus greatly reducing the occurance and severity of the black streaks.
__________________

__________________
Keep makin' Happy Tracks
BobT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2005, 06:50 PM   #3
bstark
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Fergus, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,000
I haven't seen them recently (couple of years) but Camping World used to stock a white gutter extension that were about 2-1/2" long that simply clipped/glued onto the existing gutter spout and sent the drips further from the side of the coach. Does anybody know what happened to those or where they could be obtained now?
__________________
Sandra, Bruce
bstark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2005, 08:24 PM   #4
Tetoner
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Black Hills of SD. in summer, anywhere south winters.
Posts: 38
Most folks I know use a clothespin clipped on the end of the gutter. it does the same thing....
__________________
Mike & Pat McFall
Fultiming 11 years in a TETON.
Volvo 770 Autoshift 465hp 1650 lbs tq
https://mpmcfall.tripod.com/
www.PressureProSystem.com
Tetoner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2005, 07:15 PM   #5
mbatte
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: TX
Posts: 5
Regarding the downspouts from Camping World...they still sell them. I heard about the clothespin trick, but it is a ways up there to put on a pin each trip.

I thought they were a little expensive, for what they are, (plus shipping), so I made my own. Guess what? Each one gallon jug of milk or Clorox has one downspout ready for use. Get a sharp knife, and cut off about 3" of the handle, and trim the larger end, (the part of the handle coming from the body of the jug), to fit the existing spout on your trailer. Then, run a screw through the newly created spout extension and attach it to the bottom of the trailer spout.

Now, you have a freebie spout extension. I have had mine on for 2 months, and 1,800 miles, and have zero streaks on the sides of the trailer. Heck, if they blow away, I betcha I can make s'more, real fast.
__________________
mbatte
mbatte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2005, 07:47 PM   #6
mbatte
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: TX
Posts: 5
Regarding the downspouts from Camping World...they still sell them. I heard about the clothespin trick, but it is a ways up there to put on a pin each trip.

I thought they were a little expensive, for what they are, (plus shipping), so I made my own. Guess what? Each one gallon jug of milk or Clorox has one downspout ready for use. Get a sharp knife, and cut off about 3" of the handle, and trim the larger end, (the part of the handle coming from the body of the jug), to fit the existing spout on your trailer. Then, run a screw through the newly created spout extension and attach it to the bottom of the trailer spout.

Now, you have a freebie spout extension. I have had mine on for 2 months, and 1,800 miles, and have zero streaks on the sides of the trailer. Heck, if they blow away, I betcha I can make s'more, real fast.
__________________
mbatte
mbatte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2005, 07:53 PM   #7
mbatte
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: TX
Posts: 5
Regarding the downspouts from Camping World...they still sell them. I heard about the clothespin trick, but it is a ways up there to put on a pin each trip.

I thought they were a little expensive, for what they are, (plus shipping), so I made my own. Guess what? Each one gallon jug of milk or Clorox has one downspout ready for use. Get a sharp knife, and cut off about 3" of the handle, and trim the larger end, (the part of the handle coming from the body of the jug), to fit the existing spout on your trailer. Then, run a screw through the newly created spout extension and attach it to the bottom of the trailer spout.

Now, you have a freebie spout extension. I have had mine on for 2 months, and 1,800 miles, and have zero streaks on the sides of the trailer. Heck, if they blow away, I betcha I can make s'more, real fast.
__________________
mbatte
mbatte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2005, 01:18 AM   #8
sfischer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2
Did the same thing, but used the tubular part of the handle on a plastic gallon milk jug. Works great. Costs nothing (had to buy the milk anyway ).
sfischer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2005, 12:46 PM   #9
M GO BLUE
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2
We use wooden clothespins as gutter extensions, a wet fabric softener sheet to clean off the bugs on the front of the fiver...

We used to use a product called Awesome available at Dollar store...dilute first) to clean off the black streaks but the clothespins eliminate the black streaks on the sides...
__________________
Eric & Bev

2000 F250 PSD
2001 Jayco Eagle 313RKS Fith Wheel
M GO BLUE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2006, 11:13 PM   #10
fulltimer5er
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: flag city Lodi California
Posts: 9
Back to the subject

Come on everyone the subject was how to clean black streaks and after one answer were now on six about gutter extenders,theres all kinds of ways to clean streaks off so help the guy with that question then start another about gutter extenders by the way simple green consintrate is the best spray on and they wipe off with no rubbing nothing beats it,besides gutter extenders only stop streaks at four corners this works all over. OK I'll get off the soap box sorry but this is a great site with a lot of good info

Jim
__________________
Jim & Roberta
2005 Dodge duely one ton crew cab nav system don't want to get lost untill were ready
2005 Carriage carrilite 36kiq
fulltimer5er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2006, 11:29 PM   #11
Hobo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Always on the Road
Posts: 558
I just borrow the tub mildew remover spray. Spray on and wipe off.
__________________
Rick & Maggi
03 2500 Chev Der-max
Lemon Tree 04 MS 36TK3 #0886
Hughes Net
Fulltimer since 1999
Find me at https://map.datastormusers.com/user1.cfm?user=2000
Hobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 01:13 PM   #12
HobbyTalk
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
New here but thought I'd register to pass on my tip. I had black streaks that I tried to get off with a number of different products and ideas. None of them worked. Most of the streaks were on the front and rear caps most likely coming from a dirty roof. What I finally ended up with was Mr. Bubbles tile cleaner and a Mr. Clean eraser. Spray on the Mr. Bubbles, wait a minute and wipe off the with Mr. Cleaner eraser.
HobbyTalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2010, 02:51 PM   #13
rockyman
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 23
will have to give the windex a try, kinda concerned about the eraser, wont it scratch the fiberglass?
rockyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2010, 07:12 PM   #14
ford truck guy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
I would be afraid to use anything like windex because it has ammonia in it, that stuff is harsh on paint and decals. A little elbow grease and a bottle of black streak remover works for me..Good Luck and happy camping..Joe
__________________
2009 Ford 1 TON
2008 Montego Bay 36 REB 3

Here are my pictures >> https://fordtruckguypictures.shutterfly.com/
ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 08:25 AM   #15
hitchup
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Currently: working on the road
Posts: 770
My Windex bottle says it's "Ammonia Free" and also has a "Greenlist Ingredients" label. I use it to clean almost everything in and spot clean outside of the RV. Fridge, MW, countertops, stovetop, faucets, plus TV screen, mirrors and windows....
__________________
2014 Mobile Suite Estates 38RSB - custom home
2014 F450 KR CC 4x4 ...... his office
2015 Lance 1172 - traveling Motel (solar and generator)
Working Fulltimers since 3/2005
hitchup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 12:10 PM   #16
Huck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bouse, Az./Franklin,Pa.
Posts: 252
Send a message via ICQ to Huck
Dollar store/tree Awesome cleaner!
__________________

__________________
Huck & Dodie
2005 RE3 MS #2163
2006 F-350 CC 4X4
Huck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×