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How The Heck Can We Remove The Black Spots On Our RV?

by Jason
(Atlanta)

How to Remove the Black Streaks on an RV

How to Remove the Black Streaks on an RV

How to Remove the Black Streaks on an RV
How to Remove the Black Streaks on an RV
How The Heck Can We Remove The Black Spots On Our RV?
How The Heck Can We Remove The Black Spots On Our RV?

The Class C RV we own, we purchased last summer. This spring I am beginning to really detail and clean the RV for the summer and I naturally want it to look as good as possible. There are rubber gaskets/seals around all the windows of the RV that have black spots (almost looks like mold) on them (similar to what you might see on the roof).

I have tried everything I can think of to remove this to no avail. (Purple Power, Grease Lightning, Bleach, RV Black streak remover, Magic Eraser Pads, Roof cleaner, etc) Is there something that will restore these to their glory days? It is the only thing that looks bad on the RV and I am afraid to have them resealed with new ones since they currently don't leak just to improve the looks. Don't fix it if it ain't broke as my grandaddy use to say.

ANSWER: Hi Jason, welcome to wonderful world of getting rid of black spots on an RV. I am sorry that you have used so many products without success. Part of the problem may be that someone may have applied wax over the black spots which does not allow the cleaners to get to the actual stain.

That being said, I do not have a recommendation for any product that I can guarantee will remove the black spots. All I can do is convey to you what other RVers have used with success.

DISCLAIMER: Since I have not used any of these products personally I cannot tell you if they actually work or even if they could cause damage to your RV's finish. So it is up to you to read the labels of these products. I would not use any of these products on or near any decals on your RV.

I would also try the products on a very small area of the RV to see what happens before attempting to use it on the whole RV.

Here are some of the products that some RVers swear will remove black streaks and spots; Spray & Wash, Castrol Super Clean, Dow Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, a diluted solution of Tide Laundry Detergent and some RVers even use WD-40 to remove black streaks and spots.

Hope this helps.

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Black Streak Removal
by: Anonymous


Totally Awesome

I tried what seemed like everything. The one product that works for me is LA's Totally Awesome. I buy it at the Dollar Tree. Yep, $1 a bottle.

I caution you that it worked for me. It will leave a residue so going back over it with clear water is a must. It is a strong cleaner but I haven't had any issues.

Use at your own risk.

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Clr for me
by: John 1993 pacerarrow


clr mold and mildew

Today I used a product called clr mold and mildew. Wow 8 bucks did my front to my back of the rv. I used it right out of the spray bottle on to a watered wall. I scrubbed by hand but not hard. It looks amazing. I will wash it again well this time roof and the walls again when I come back from camping. I didn't need pressured washer or anything. Great stuff

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clean black spots
by: Anonymous

Mix a bottle of hydrogen peroxide with a cleaner like Kaboom, or your favorite. Apply wih a spray or even a lawn sprayer. If the spots are mold or mildew the peroxide will kill it. The soap will make the water wetter so it clings to the wall. This is less abrasive than using soft scrub or other harsh cleaners. Also you can use Bonami or Bar keepers friend as an addition to the solution.

Ed

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Black Streak removal
by: Jay

Hi Guys, I live in North West Washington and on my aluminum siding I used Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover "NOT" Tilex bathroom cleaner. and on my Fiberglass I use Simple Green both of these I spray directly onto the trailer its self, right onto the problem area and then I spray my car brush with it and it really comes right off.

When you open your awning in spring time and it's covered with mold spots use the Tilex Mold and Mildew and the car brush, I spray the awing and then I spray the car brush, brushing the entire awing and then rinse with a hose on all of it. I have ruined many shirts in the process with the bleach:) Thanks Jay

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black streaks
by: Anonymous

just used kaboom and worked great on outside of rv. worked "kinda" good on window seals. Seals are now brown, not black

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Lysol
by: Anonymous

I use Lysol Mildew and Stain Remover. It's hard to find cause not many places carry it. Walmart has it occasionally. I guess it's just too potent for them to carry, but I love it....

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Read cleaner instructions
by: pacamper.com

I have yet to find the perfect cleaner to remove those horrible black streaks.

What I can say however is that to be sure and read the instructions on the back of the cleaner. this is something I learned the hard way.

thinking Purple Power wash would effectively remove the black streaks(which it didn't), I immediately began washing my camper. What I found was what I thought to be soap residue on my RV windows. So, I began the rinse process again - same results. Turned the container over and it clearly stated to not use on windows.

At first I was upset with Purple Power wash but the mistake was my own. So my advice is to KNOW what you're using before you make the same mistake as I.

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For water stains on the ceiling...
by: Anonymous

We recently just used hot water and peroxide which seemed to work pretty well.

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Remove Black Streaks!
by: Anonymous

There is a product sold at Family Dollar store called "Awesome" it will remove black streaks. But you will need to re-apply wax. Another product that will remove black streaks is "GOJO" hand cleaner. The regular GOJO without the pumis works great. I have personally used both!

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power washing black streaks
by: Anonymous

Power washing is not the solution to every little stain

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Black spot remover
by: Larry

Try power washer de-greasing agent.

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