How to Get the Black Streaks and Mildew off Your Camper

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How to Get the Black Streaks and Mildew off Your Camper? We have all been there, using our campers so much that we forget the simple outside care until we wake up one day and realize that things are starting to look a little shabby. All that time outdoors can take a toll on our equipment, including our camper.

mildew and black streaks

We all know that Hot water and soap with a little elbow grease will get the job done, but we wanted an easier method. We have dealt with it ourselves and polled the experts for ideas on what is the best thing to get the black streaks and mildew off of your camper​.

How to Get the Black Streaks and Mildew off Your Camper

  1. Dawn Dish Soap. It is cheap, cuts grease is non-abrasive, and works well.
  2. Dawn didn’t quite do the job? Try Dawn and bleach mixed as a solution.
  3. Mr. Clean Eraser, this baby can handle almost everything.
  4. Clorox Outdoor Bleach. The product will not harm grass or plants when used as directed. Safe for use around children and pets. Application: Driveways; Sidewalks; Applicable Material: Cement; Glass; Metal; Plastic; Chemical Compound: Bleach; Dirt Types: Bacteria; Fungus; Germs; Grease; Mildew; Organic Matter; Soil; Stains.
  5. Try the brand “Awesome” from the Family Dollar store; it works great!
  6. Spray Nine. It is a Professional-strength cleaner and disinfectant designed to power off tough soils fast. You can use it alone to effectively clean, degrease, disinfect, remove stains, control mold, and mildew, as well as deodorize a surface. It is ready to use and kills bacteria and viruses in 45 seconds.
  7.  Pink Solution. Chem Quest makes the Incredible Pink Cleaner and Degreaser. It is designed to use for your home, Automobile, RV, Boat, and much more. It is a water-based cleaner that contains no petroleum solvents.
  8. Krud Kutter. This clear and odorless tough task remover removes tough, oily, greasy, grimy, gooey problems. It is also a laundry stain remover: safe for all washable, colorfast fabrics: including cotton, cotton blends, and synthetics. A proprietary blend of biodegradable surfactants, detergents, and emulsifiers in a water-based solution. We love that it is biodegradable. non-abrasive. Non-Flammable and non-toxic!
  9. Try a drive-in carwash.
  10. Do you have your own pressure washer? That can be a thrifty way to solve the problem.
  11. Simple Green. This is a revolutionary, all-purpose cleaner. Strong enough to degrease your car’s engine, yet gentle enough to remove stains from delicate fabrics.
  12. Mean Green sold at dollar stores! Cheap comes in one-gallon size for refilling.
  13. Clay Bar. Clay Bar effectively cleans and absorbs dirt deep in the Lacquer surface; car clay fits for different surfaces such as lacquer, glass, and chrome-plated coating.
  14. Lowes has a siding and camper cleaner. You spray on, let it sit for ten minutes then hose off.
  15. Chrome polish for the black streaks, like from the auto parts. Used by professionals for years, Simichrome does a beautiful job of removing surface rust from chrome, polishing aluminum until it looks like new, even sprucing up delicate, heirloom family silver without leaving scratches or abrasive marks.
  16. Original Powder Tide mixed into hot water. Grab a brush and use a little elbow grease to make your camper shine.
  17. Use Tilex for your awning. It will make it look new!
  18. Anco black streak remover, spray on, and wipe clean with dry towel…no water needed.
  19. Camco Black Streak Remover. Easily removes black streaks, bugs, tar, grease, oil, and dirt. Great for use on window trim, gutter rails, grills, and much more. Excellent degreaser for other heavy-duty cleanings. It is a professional strength, ready to use.
  20. Bio-Clean. It allows you to remove those black streaks and stains from boats, trailers, and RVs with ease. Just spray it on and wipe it off, it’s that simple! A multi-purpose cleaner/degreaser designed to remove soils and marks with a minimum effort on a wide variety of hard surfaces. It leaves all surfaces streak-free and sparkling clean. No rinsing needed, and it is residue-free.

Can you think of an idea that we missed? Let us know what works for you! 

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