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Old 12-02-2013, 05:06 PM   #15

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Originally Posted by Goal15 View Post
I use a similar technique but with Dawn dish soap, i figure if its good for rescuing ducks it can't be all bad. Just wash a section, rhen rinse and dry with rags made from old tshirts
Great for greased ducks...but if you seal or wax your AS the DW soap will remove it lickity split.

IMHO...a quality car wash soap is a much better option.


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So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:21 PM   #16
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Thanks Bob, good to know. I'll get some car soap for Thumpers spring bath to wash off the storage dust

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Old 04-08-2016, 09:26 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by nm1oqrz View Post
Hello fellow Streamers
Getting ready for a trip and the old stream has been stored outside for a few years and it needs a good washing. There is some gren algee on parts of it not thick stuff but a green haze. What is recommended to wash it with to get it off without damaging the clearcoat?
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I also have green stuff along my seams and windows after winter storage. Small amounts still remain after washing with Maguire's car detergent. I don't want to damage my clear coat. Does anyone have experience using "30 Seconds Cleaner" to spray the AS and rinse?
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:14 AM   #18
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I use turtle wax car wash and several other brands but only ones that have wax in formula, if nothing else works can mix small amount bleach in wash water, green gone. I see no damage to clear coat, only damage was washing in Fla. got some unseen sand on sponge.
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Has anybody ever used a foam cannon like this.
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:04 PM   #20
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I might be deviating from the topic, but brushes leaving scratches in the clear coat was mentioned. Is there a cure for those scratches? They are only visible when the sunlight hits them and i'm standing and looking from a certain spot but are annoying to see. Will a good wax remove the scratches? They don't seem deep at all. That's my plan to try anyway. That and no more brushes no matter how soft they feel. Thanks for any ideas that are shared.


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