i agree with AL+Mel , lots of people clean the sides but not the roof , the traffic grime lays on the roof , and the next time it rains it travels down the side of the van , i always clean my roof and very rarely suffer from black streaks
No way to stop the dreaded streaks, fitted a brand new door recently and the door is full of black streaks (not from the roof). When you have thoroughly cleaned the van and I mean thouroughly, rinse off with fenwicks bobby dazler. The streaks will still come back but will wipe off very easily. If you struggle to get rid of streaks in the first place try baby wipes....
Message posted by tango5504/6/2012 at 12:37am Outfit: Coachman Amara 450 2 + Volvo V50 Location: Sutton Coldfield
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'Muc-Off' is quite a good cleaner for removing black streaks and quite effortless too. Although I haven't bought any as yet someone sprayed some on my old caravan once which had the stipple effect which is difficult to clean and the results were astonishing. Spray on, wipe off and the black streaks are gone.
hi blueexpo97, sorry, what i should have said was there isn't anything that stops them completly but try Fenwicks black streak remover and rinse with bobby dazzler,this is what i do and thanks fenwick's help line for the info. regards J6
Sounds simple, but remember to open windows and give the sides of the caravan a wash underneath. I didn't and lovingly washed sides and roof and then polished it. When we were away for the weekend I was giving the back a quick clean with care-a-van and my daughter opened the window wide...I couldn't believe the state under the windows!
Dealer told me it was the oil in the aluminium awning rails...(how much oil is there in Aluminium....?). . . . . .cobblers We've just had the awning rails re-sealed and after 12 months of no streaks, they've started again. Could it be impurities in the sealant?