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Message posted by michell822/3/2014 at 9:01am
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Marks can be removed very carefully with t cut if washing won't shift them, try meths though before t cut. It will be time consuming though, hence the high estimate for the work. As pointed out caravan paintwork is very thin, panels are supplied pre painted before building so it must be some electrocoating process.

If a caravan has not been washed for some time, best method is spray any mould & black marks with mould remover, leave for a while, hose down caravan then wash with caravan cleaner such as Fenwicks following instructions & rinse with the rinse solution here

If any black marks remain then try meths & then t cut as final attempt.

Message posted by glittering-prize22/3/2014 at 11:33am
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Quote: Originally posted by brianconwy on 13/3/2014
We have a Protec and have had no problems whatsoever. But as with any cover the van has to be washed before putting the cover on to stop grit rubbing on the paintwork. It would be interesting to see some pictures of the damage.

Been looking how you pics on,cant seem to find how you do it.I have 2 of the marks in my pics.

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Message posted by leebee122/3/2014 at 12:36pm
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I too bought a Pro tec cover for my caravan, wasn't cheap. I bought it to avoid washing and polishing after winter as it is hard work. imagine how I felt to find it covered in black marks and a few holes in it.
I emailed Pro tec but never got a reply.
I got my black marks out with Mer, the car polish, took a whole weekend though, I thought caravanning was meant to be relaxing. I have pictures of the black marks on the cover if the OP needs them.

Message posted by tillett22/3/2014 at 1:23pm
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Try a jml product called dokor power£4.99 it magic!!!!

Message posted by Penspetals24/3/2017 at 8:04pm
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Hello, just been googling black marks on caravans, and found this thread, we were wondering if any caravanners are still encountering these marks in 2017 from Pro Tec covers?

Any advice would be greatly received, as we are getting nowhere with Pro Tec

Many thanks

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Message posted by alan2924/3/2017 at 9:52pm
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Better left uncovered in my opinion.

Message posted by iank0125/3/2017 at 10:15am
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We never cover our caravan but we have had the Paintseal application done which is as good as having a cover on it.

Message posted by Penspetals25/3/2017 at 10:31am
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Thanks, yes we are not putting the cover back on again either, it's not even a year old yet, plus the 1st time we used the cover it did not leave these unsightly black marks..I would just like advise on how to get the black marks off, it's so frustrating.
Thanks again, the Paintseal application sounds a good idea, will look into that once these marks have gone

Message posted by leebee125/3/2017 at 11:27am
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Isn't one of the dragons involved from Dragons Den, I'm sure they would be interested to see their investment getting a bad name.
I sold my cover on, waste of money.

Message posted by Penspetals25/3/2017 at 12:15pm
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Thanks for that might be useful, if they (Pro Tec) don't start replying soon

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Message posted by leebee125/3/2017 at 2:06pm
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Let us know how you get on.
I will happily put my name forward.

Message posted by Penspetals25/3/2017 at 2:22pm
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