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    Best black streak, grime and bug remover ever!

    Over the weekend I washed and waxed our Augusta. And while washing and waxing a camper that big is a workout, I enjoy doing it. I decided to try Meguiar's Polishing Compound from my local auto parts store. This stuff is the best black streak, grime and bird poop/ dead bug remover ever. It removes black grime from all parts of the camper with minimum effort. It also leaves the fiberglass polished and shinny.

    Around here in mid summer the birds devour purple berries that we call ink berries. They are very hard to get off anything. When it comes out of the other end of the bird they are even harder to get off surfaces. The Meguiar's removed even the most stubborn bird poop that I could not get off last year using everything under the sun. And best of and all, after removeing the grime the camper is waxed and looks better than new!

    I will retire the Awesome Orange highly recommend this product.

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    Re: Best black streak, grime and bug remover ever!

    john, i have to agree with you on that. i use the mcguiars on my boat and it removes the most stubborn commorant/gull poop stains you can imagine!! even after baking on in hot sun if we dont go to the boat for a week or 2.

    after the polishing compound i would reccomend the PURE WAX. this will leave a fantastic shine. i do the polish/wax in separate steps. i use the polish 1st to remove oxidation/stubborn dirt then the wax. takes twice as long but the shine/protection you get is unbeatable. once a year on my boat keeps it looking great and water beading the entire year and thats with it in hot sun on a mooring ball in tough elements all season. so you can imagine the job itll do on a camper!!

    http://marinerv.meguiars.com/product...Boat-RV-Polish (this is polish only NOT polish/wax combined)

    http://marinerv.meguiars.com/product...at-Rv-Pure-Wax

    both these are GREAT!!

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    Re: Best black streak, grime and bug remover ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    Over the weekend I washed and waxed our Augusta. And while washing and waxing a camper that big is a workout, I enjoy doing it. I decided to try Meguiar's Polishing Compound from my local auto parts store. This stuff is the best black streak, grime and bird poop/ dead bug remover ever. It removes black grime from all parts of the camper with minimum effort. It also leaves the fiberglass polished and shinny.

    Around here in mid summer the birds devour purple berries that we call ink berries. They are very hard to get off anything. When it comes out of the other end of the bird they are even harder to get off surfaces. The Meguiar's removed even the most stubborn bird poop that I could not get off last year using everything under the sun. And best of and all, after removeing the grime the camper is waxed and looks better than new!

    I will retire the Awesome Orange highly recommend this product.

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    using polishing compound more then what is needed will slowly remove your gelcoat.
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    Re: Best black streak, grime and bug remover ever!

    Is this this like saying the Colorado river will slowly remove rock or is this a realistic concern for someone that uses polishing compound once a year to remove streaks and bird poop? Bear in mind this is a hand applied, consumer grade compound.

    Gus, I waxed in April and my shoulder is still sore. I wasn't looking forward to my spring wax job but it really wasn't that bad. And when I was done, it looked better that the day we brought it home.

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    Re: Best black streak, grime and bug remover ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    I will retire the Awesome Orange highly recommend this product.

    John
    I am going to try this you're about the 10th person who has really rated the Meguiar's so highly. I had to retire the "Awesome Orange" also, can't say for sure but I feel it was having adverse affects on the front cap of our BH. I thought I had rinsed it off really good but apparantely not I'm seeing dull streaks.

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    Re: Best black streak, grime and bug remover ever!

    I am a firm believer in Bounce Dryer sheets. Just wet the camper cap down good, wet the sheet and off comes the bugs. Try ed it for the first time this week and boy did it really work and it is not hard on the wax.
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    Re: Best black streak, grime and bug remover ever!

    I don't usuallly have much of a problem getting the dead bugs off. They usually come off with a good wash. What I really liked about the Meguiar's Polishing Compound was it removed the purple bird poop and the black streaks with ease. The purple bird poop from the dark purple berries the birds eat, used to be really tough to get off. This made it easy.

    I didn't wax the whole camper with this, I just used it on the tough stains. For the bumper to hitch wax, I like the regular Meguiars wax.

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    Re: Best black streak, grime and bug remover ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpajax View Post
    I am a firm believer in Bounce Dryer sheets. Just wet the camper cap down good, wet the sheet and off comes the bugs. Try ed it for the first time this week and boy did it really work and it is not hard on the wax.
    Yes my brother in law owns ambulances companies and he told us about the bounce dryer sheets to get love bugs off so we have used it in our cars for years! It also works great on travel trailers too!

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    Re: Best black streak, grime and bug remover ever!

    I routinely use the Meguiars spray and wipe wax on the front of my North Trail before every trip. I never have a problem getting bugs or any other grime off although I have used Awesome from the dollar store for stubborn spots. It only takes about a half hour to clean and wax the front and it is always nice and shiny and clean and has a layer of protective wax.

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