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Message posted by beachhuggy on 21/5/2018 at 6:54pm
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Now I know this has been discussed repeatedly over the years but is it just me that has the mother of all stubborn black streaks?
I clean the roof regularly, wax polish it too, I have fitted awning rail protector, I regularly wash and wax the caravan body, and yet the streaks appear and are a right pain to shift.
I have tried Fenwicks, silky, you name it, I have tried it, but the only thing that shifts them without fail is Farecla G3 applied sparingly.
I get so envious when I see people on forums say, "Just give them a quick wipe with at #$&!*& and they are gone"
Have I bred some sort of super breed of black streak?

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Hi, I believe the black steaks come from the sealant. Farecla of any grade is too severe for a caravan. l clean our caravan with a product called showroom shine. After the first application and clean any black streaks just wipe away a squirt and wipe no rubbing needed. I polish caravan this way once or twice a year. It can be found on internet, Boyes stores and some garden centres. Cost s between 14/20 a litre depending on where you buy it but I think it's great.

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Have used showroom shine, Williams waterless wash, the range's own brand of waterless wash, but not a fan of them to be honest.
Oddly the black streaks seem to be way harder to remove on the rear panel than either side or front.
I only ever use the G3 very gently and softly and not enough to end up with a white cloth from cutting through top coat, just enough to get rid of the streak.
Friend of mine works at a body shop and showed me the correct way to use the G3.

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Message posted by tango55 on 21/5/2018 at 9:13pm
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I also use Greased Lightning's 'Showroom Shine' as well to remove those unsightly black streaks which always seems to work for me.

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Aldi Black Streak Remover, very good.

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Autoglym Super Resin polish

Meguiars Oxidation Remover ( with a damp cloth )

both of these work very well and are not abrasive

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The black streaks seem to come from any thing rubber on the van.I coated everything rubber with this and it seems to work as well as Showroom shine for the paint.



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Message posted by acampingwewillgo on 24/5/2018 at 2:06pm
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I remove mine with Autoglym Super Resin Polish. I also use an awning rail protector but still get a few streaks under the windows. I find it easier to remove them straight after it's rained as once the suns been on them they 'dry' on.


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