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Old 06-06-2005, 12:57 PM   #29
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Mr Clean is Mr Streaky

I did my blue Excursion, my Airstream and my Cadillac. It left all of them with a streaky film. The windows were the worst. The streaking has an oily sheen to it. It isn't oily, but has the look.

The trailer had the same problem and so did the Cadillac.

Count me as a vote against.
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Old 06-06-2005, 01:33 PM   #30
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Mr Clean has been Mr Inconsistent for me.
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Old 06-10-2005, 11:37 AM   #31
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I didn't get a chance to try it on the airstream, yet. its currently parked under trees that are going to continuously litter it w/ oak and pine pollen for the next couple of weeks, so I may just hold off.
Chuck - How do you clean out the awning gutters and top of your trailer? I noticed the oak/pine/pollen litter is making a real mess up there. We got a nice storm a few nights okay and that washed some of it out, but there is still a good bit that's clinging.
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:03 PM   #32
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Hope this isn't from that Oxyclean guy with the beard. I HATE that guy.

Everytime he shoots a new commercial, his voice gets louder by a factor of 10 - I swear, he just screams at ya. "OXINATE IT WITH OXYCLEAN!!!! LOOK AT THIS DIRTY RUG!!! LOOK AT IT, DAMMIT!!!"
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:19 PM   #33
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Chuck - How do you clean out the awning gutters and top of your trailer? I noticed the oak/pine/pollen litter is making a real mess up there. We got a nice storm a few nights okay and that washed some of it out, but there is still a good bit that's clinging.
I just use a hose w/ a high-pressure nozzle...that is, if I ever actually get to it. its not as if the stuff "sticks"; its just "there".

more annoying is the pine needles in the fall. they really build up. but, this is where I live:

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Old 06-10-2005, 12:59 PM   #34
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I just use a hose w/ a high-pressure nozzle...that is, if I ever actually get to it. its not as if the stuff "sticks"; its just "there".
Okay, well now I know I'm not the only one. We have a few pines too. I think the real dirt must be from the pine needles that fell into the gutters when we brought the trailer home and parked it. Btw -- what's the best thing to remove pine pitch from the truck and Airstream?
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Old 06-10-2005, 01:01 PM   #35
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Interesting about the mixed results. I've been using the Mr. Clean on mine for about a year and like the results. It soaps, rinses with filtered water and then the no dry spray sheets the water off with no spots. I've never tried it on a dark vehicle though and that would be the ultimate test. On the alum. airstream it's been fine for me. I replace the filters every other wash.
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Old 06-10-2005, 03:30 PM   #36
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Btw -- what's the best thing to remove pine pitch from the truck and Airstream?
Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover work pretty well. It is a petroleum distillate, so the usual cautions about paint finish applies.
You can also try a chunk of dry ice, the metal will contract faster than the pine blob, and it will pop loose.
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Old 06-10-2005, 06:27 PM   #37
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If you haven't tried "Marine Clean" you should. I sprayed in on the inside ceiling and wiped it off, then took a clean wet cloth and rinsed it. What a difference. No more sticky. Sooooo...I used it on the outside of the Argosy. Sprayed it on then took the hose/brush attachment and brushed it lightly. Then rinsed it. What a difference. Stuff came off that had been on there for years I'm sure. Not many pines in Oklahoma, but the Oaks leave nasty little sap and the birds leave purple Mulberrys all over. It did a great job. You get it in the Por 15 catalog. It's really good stuff. Judy
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:05 PM   #38
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Thanks for the recommendations. I remember using TW bug and tar remover on my first car -- a '67 Mustang fastback. I guess I don't keep my cars clean like I used to or I would've remembered that.

I'm glad I don't have the mulberry problem, Juel. We had a mulberry tree in our yard when I was growing up and I had purple stains on my feet all summer long from playing barefoot in the grass around it. The pine needles have to be dealt with, but at least they smell good.
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