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Old 09-17-2016, 07:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy Artillery Fungus Removal

Ever have "tiny black dots" appear on your house siding or worse your shiny new Airstream?? Our spanking new 16' Bambi Sport was parked in the back yard covered save a few weeks before our first trip a week ago. Getting ready I discovered the rear area of the TT covered with small black dots. Fly poop or fungus?? Research indicates most likely Artillery Fungus. The small "globs" of fungus are near impossible to remove. Scraping carefully with a plastic scraper leaves the exact same marking/residue as you initially more "bump" just the mark. Scrubbing required with several products: Pine Sol; White Vinegar; Tar and Bug polish.......Two hours cleared a bit less than two square feet. Entire back of unit to do!!!!!

Anyone out there have a product they encountered/used to remove this fungus? My research so far indicates getting rid of the "spots" is really difficult. I'm hoping some other Trailer user/Airstream owner has a quick and pain free fix. I can always hope right??



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Old 09-17-2016, 12:06 PM   #2
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Covered as in covered with a fabric cover? Never. My AS sits next to my house uncovered and have never had an issue. Strange indeed.

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Old 09-17-2016, 02:15 PM   #4
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I went through a bad bout of artillery fungus a while back and started a thread here too. I tried about everything I knew of and ultimately found that elbow grease and a relatively gentle polishing compound were what worked best for me. Couldn't find the source of all the fungus so I covered a large piece of black plastic with pine straw on the ground beside the trailer to block any further issues. The fungus is fully capable of ruining any finish to which it attaches. Prevention is essential once you've done the cleanup. It can reoccur very quickly.
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