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Old 07-07-2009, 15:55
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what do you use to clean the outside of your van?? i want to get rid of the black marks what run mainly from the windows, caused by the rain (i think)...Just wodering what i should use..
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Some people get them expandable roller brush thingys but I have have always used a bucket of soapy water and a car sponge.

There is probably a better and easier way though
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Old 07-07-2009, 17:20
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upvc solvent cleaner does the trick, its not as stong as thinners ,
i sometimes sell it to my customers for that job, get the rain marks off
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You buy these white sponges that seem to remove every mark in and outside a van.

Hope this helps.
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Default Black Marks

We use Black Streak Remover on our caravan from Betterware-it's fab!!
It's about 2.50 for a spray bottle-you just spray it on the van, wipe it off & no more black streaks
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Old 28-08-2009, 20:11
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Hi all,
what do you use to clean the outside of your van?? i want to get rid of the black marks what run mainly from the windows, caused by the rain (i think)...Just wodering what i should use..
Stardrops is the cheapest easiest option, obtainable from many stores for under 1.
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Stardrops is rubbish!!
It may clean the caravan but it does not remove the black marks??
I know because we tried loads of stuff but to no avail.
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Stardrops is rubbish!!
It may clean the caravan but it does not remove the black marks??
I know because we tried loads of stuff but to no avail.
You're obviously applying it wrong we used it neat on the black streaks with a cloth & they came off without hassle & this was after not thoroughly cleaning the exterior in 2 years.
We then generally washed the van over with a weaker solution & the van was like new.

We were recommended Stardrops by quite a few other van owners who had used it for years, we had never heard of it until then & thought it must've been a northern product but have since seen it in Wilko's.

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well we used it neat but to no avail.
we did try it in a bucket but that didnt work either.
now we use betterwares black streak remover & its fab
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We normally got the people who looked after our caravan to do that job. But the last time we did it ourselves, we used a pressure washer, it came up a real treat and no scrubbing
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