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Old 10-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Streak marks from refrigerator drain

Anyone know a good cleaner to remove this streaking on the aluminum skin from the refrigerator drain (2009 20' FC)? Any tips for general aluminum care (say, bug removal) would be helpful as well. Jeff

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Easy-off oven cleaner will remove those streaks in a jiffy. Works for water stains on boat hulls, ought to work on your trailer, too.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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Jeff,

Try WD40 on the streaks, works great for the bugs and the stainless segment protectors also.


This works really well for shining/sealing.
Great products and customer service. Right up in your neck-of-the-woods too.

I wash with this, won't scratch.



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Jeff,

Try WD40 on the streaks, works great for the bugs and the stainless segment protectors also.


This works really well for shining/sealing.
Great products and customer service. Right up in your neck-of-the-woods too.

I wash with this, won't scratch.

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Thanks much Bob. Griot's is in my old hometown..know right where it is. impressive looking protectors on your AS. You've shamed me into action.
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Anyone know a good cleaner to remove this streaking on the aluminum skin from the refrigerator drain (2009 20' FC)? Any tips for general aluminum care (say, bug removal) would be helpful as well. Jeff
Wow, what IS that stuff that made the stain? Does the compartment smell like ammonia? I'm wondering if that's from leaking coolant.
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Wow, what IS that stuff that made the stain? Does the compartment smell like ammonia? I'm wondering if that's from leaking coolant.
Bought the FC used recently..frig works fine and no ammonia smell. No noticeable leaks. May have had a problem previously. Streaks aren't really as noticeable as they look in the photo - long lens, perfect light - amplifies the blemish. Plan to work on cleaning it up this week.
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Bought the FC used recently..frig works fine and no ammonia smell. No noticeable leaks. May have had a problem previously. Streaks aren't really as noticeable as they look in the photo - long lens, perfect light - amplifies the blemish. Plan to work on cleaning it up this week.
Ah, glad it works! No one needs that expense!
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Ah, glad it works! No one needs that expense!
This summer replaced the dead original charger with a much better 4-stage version. Hope to make it through the winter without any more $$$$$$.
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That sure looks like a LOT of drainage from your frig... is it actually coming from the drain hose?
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That sure looks like a LOT of drainage from your frig... is it actually coming from the drain hose?
As far as I can tell it's coming (or came) from the drain hose. Not sure what caused it originally. WD-40 didn't help (although it worked great cleaning the protectors). Got some other suggestions too..just an annoying stain, like toothpaste on your tie.
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As far as I can tell it's coming (or came) from the drain hose. Not sure what caused it originally. WD-40 didn't help (although it worked great cleaning the protectors). Got some other suggestions too..just an annoying stain, like toothpaste on your tie.
May sound strange but.....try the toothpaste.

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I'll bet that something spilled in the fridge and drained outside thru the drain/defrost tube. Pretty hard to figure what it might be. Milk, wine, pickle juice? I'd try some dishwashing detergent and rinse good and use a cleaner wax on that area.
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I'll bet that something spilled in the fridge and drained outside thru the drain/defrost tube. Pretty hard to figure what it might be. Milk, wine, pickle juice? I'd try some dishwashing detergent and rinse good and use a cleaner wax on that area.
Haven't had time to attack the streaks again but thanks for the suggestions. I think you're right about what caused the streaks. Did spill some milk while navigating some difiicult roads in BC. Jeff
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