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Message posted by Buckshot03/6/2012 at 9:03pm
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Hi All,How do I prevent black streaks appearing down the sides of my 'van......

Lovingly washed & polished yesterday(with a bucket & sponge due to hose pipe ban), it rained last night.

 Black streaks down the sides again:(

What can be used to stop it happening all the time...........

 Thanks,  Chris


Message posted by Al+Mel03/6/2012 at 10:20pm
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Keep the roof spotless and/or get some awning rail protectors.

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Message posted by joecroft203/6/2012 at 11:02pm
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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

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Message posted by fleetwood9904/6/2012 at 12:20am
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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
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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.

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Message posted by jeff juke04/6/2012 at 10:54am
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Some one suggested shaving cream and they said it worked ?

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Message posted by Crankyhorse04/6/2012 at 4:34pm
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I use Muc Off on my mountain bike and its awesome, spray over mud and grime covered bike, rinse off and the bike is spotless.

I've not thought of using it on the caravan.  I will have a go when I get home.


Message posted by ddlovetts04/6/2012 at 5:07pm
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Same as crankyhorse.
Use muck off all the time on me motorcycle but never even considered using it on me van.
Top post mate.

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Message posted by Fenwicks05/6/2012 at 5:56pm
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Quote: Originally posted by jeff juke on 04/6/2012
Some one suggested shaving cream and they said it worked ?


Message posted by BigMona05/6/2012 at 9:24pm
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Showroom shine. Buy it on Ideal World. Spot on....

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Message posted by BigMona05/6/2012 at 9:24pm
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Showroom shine. Buy it on Ideal World. Spot on....

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Message posted by blueexpo9706/6/2012 at 3:30pm
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six jays, Buckshot asked

"What can be used to stop it happening all the time..........." Black Streak Remover is exactly that, a remover, it will not prevent it from happening again.



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Message posted by Fenwicks06/6/2012 at 5:19pm
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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

Message posted by N1ckyC06/6/2012 at 6:23pm
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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!

Message posted by Buckshot06/6/2012 at 10:00pm
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Thanks for all the helpful replies, guess it's just down to keeping it washed & polished.

 Seen in the paper today "Hose pipe ban over in time for Olympics"

 That will give me lots of time to polish Abbie:))

 Chris


Message posted by PeteDeFeet06/6/2012 at 10:22pm
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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?



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