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Gingerninger22

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I am starting to get my beloved Motorhome ready for the nicer weather and hopefully new travels. My Camper has been stored outside in the elements and the Hi-top which is a mixture of plastic and metal has some Black Mould on it . Quite a lot actually. It does not look good. It is looking unloved. My fault really . Really busy at work . I am currently training to be a Bus driver. 5am starts and 10-12hr days. enjoying it though. looking forward to hopefully gaining my Cat D Licence soon .
I have taken the van to the car wash 3 times . It is not coming off. Has anybody got any tips please. pulling my hair out at this point.. I am lucky enough to live by the sea in Brighton (East Sussex) but I think the salty air plays upon the material of the Hi-Top if not covered properly when not in use. Any ideas greatly appreciated .

Best journey and longest journey so far I have taken van through Wales over to Ireland and driven across the Southern part. My sister lives in Germany and I would like to drive over to say Hi . Not driven in Europe though so very nervous but would love to do it.
 

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Have you tried a car polish, they are mildly abrasive? Alternatively, something like a bug/tar removal spray. If you can get it off the paint a good waxing afterwards.
 
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Patio Magic, it's formulated for that purpose. Spray it on when rain is not expected. Allow it to soak in and work on the blemishes.
Depending on the amount of discolouration the other method I've heard about is a paste of Sodium Bicarbonate, but read up on it yourself first !!. It's unlikely you'll lose the marks entirely, but they can be faded considerably.
Mike.
 
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Autoglym do a ā€™Caravan and Motorhomeā€™ cleaner which shifts mood and black marks on both fibreglass/plastic and metal, just follow instructions and it works a treat.
 
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The surface has aged and become rough so the black mould tends to get a good grip. You need to polish it with a decent cutting polish like farecla g4 and then give it a good coat of wax to seal it

Parrotsol on eBay do an excellent but cheaper version of the cutting compound too

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All I have to say is

Wet and forget

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Have cleaned the van roof for well over 18mths
 
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Gingerninger22

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Thanks everyone. In the end used a cream cleaner and a green hard cleaning material cloth. It was a bit scary high up on the ladder but proud of myself for doing it as camper looking much better .
 
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Gingerninger22

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I should have paid a company to do it really due to Health and safety but trying to save a bit of cash for petrol when I hopefully start visiting new places (LOL..........................)
 
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