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Old 05-21-2014, 02:01 PM   #1
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Sap & Water damage

I have a new 19 ft flying cloud. On my last trip sap from trees peppered my trailer and although most of the sap was removed without any major issues or damaged the sap on the plastic window covers was not. I've tried to be careful not to damage and scratch the covers but am now in need of advice as I have began scratching. Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Also any thoughts on taking care of the scratches..



One other question, I hosed down my trailer when I returned from this last trip trying to get some of the dirt off. I didn't dry the unit on that day and now noticed the battery cover and the rear bumper cover has paint damage which resembles hard water deposits. I've tried everything to remove this and now feel that my only fix is to have these covers re-painted. I've used a mild auto soap, auto polish, white vinegar, a CLR solution and nothing has worked.



Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:21 PM   #2
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WD 40.

Really. It might not be permanent, but the water deposits will disappear immediately. Don't know how it will work on sap, but what the heck, try it on one spot.

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Use rubbing alcohol for sap. Easy.
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Ok thanks. Any polishing tips for the scratches?
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Ok thanks. Any polishing tips for the scratches?
Presume the scratches were caused by using something like paper towel instead of a soft cloth?

If so, they should be very superficial, and there are products you can get for polishing out such scratches - for example on motorcycle windshields - that might do the trick for you. Ask at an automotive supply shop or a bike shop.

They do take quite a bit of elbow grease if you do it manually!

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Most of the scratches I've had (from small tree branches, for example) come right out after washing and a shot of Walbernize.
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