What Can I Use To Remove Chalky Residue On Exterior
Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:14 PM
98 4x4 GMC Suburban 2500 454 (7.4L) Vortec on BFG 10 ply rubber
Mike(48), Michelle(???), Nichole(23) Meghan(20) Tommy(15)
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:57 PM
Stuff you'll need:
Plenty of soft terry cloth rags. A bundle of 10 are pretty cheap at Walmart.
Car Washing Sponge
Quality Car Wash detergent such as McGuire's
Black Streak Remover
McGuire's Cleaner / Wax
McGuire's Quick Detailer spray mist
A&E Awning cleaner
Stiff bristle scrub brush and long or telescoping handle.
Thoroughly wash the exterior of the camper and the awning.
Wearing rain gear and eye protection is a good idea. Using A&E Awning Cleaner at the prescribed ratio, scrub the underside of the awning, keeping the entire surface wet. roll the awning up in short sections scrubbing the top of the awning as you roll it back up. Once you have rolled it all the way back up, using a ladder and the remaining solution scrub the top of the rolled up awning and let it sit closed for about 30 minutes. Save any of the remaining awning cleaning solution.
Rinse the camper down and using a soft bristle brush or good car washing sponge, throughly wash down the sides of the camper. I prefer to do the side of the camper that the awning is on first. Once that side is washed, extend the awning and rinse the awning and the side of the camper you just washed. Inspect the awning for any spots that may have been missed or mthat may need extra attention. Roll the awning back up if more cleaning was necessary and continue on to the next portion of the camper.
After the wash, inspect and remove any additional dirt or grime. Tough spots can be tackled with Hand Sanitizer. That stuff works great on sap and greasy grime. Make sure you evenly clean the outside using a deep cleaner safe for clear coat finishes. Black streak Remover works well too.
Open and rinse the awning again as necessary. If blemishes are still present a bleach and water wash can be done and usually will take care of any remaining "stuff".
Using McQuire's Cleaner / Wax apply the wax to small areas controlling how much is applied, and not to let it dry solid. Apply and remove with terry cloths. The application cloth can be used quite a bit. The cloths being used to remove the wax, should be rotated often, and changed out frequently. You'll see the dirt coming off onto those cloths.
Do not let the cleaner/wax dry before you wipe/buff it off. Once it dries it is very difficult to remove.
Once you have this done, periodically rinse during the season and use McGuires Mist detailer to keep the shine and protect the finish.
You may want to use a clear coat safe rubbing compound in place of ther cleaner, depending on how weathered the finish is.
Finish up with Spray Silicone on your slide gaskets and compartment weather stripping.
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This post has been edited by egregg57: 22 January 2012 - 11:58 PM
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