on 11/16/2009 4:07 PM (ET) Ray K wrote the following:
I painted mine with semigloss white exterior latex paint. They don't get
as dirty as before and just clean up with soap and water.
It'll probably takes less time to paint than the time it takes for you
to clean them.
I have never cleaned any white ones but Lowes had a closeout sale for
some kind of plastic drip edge to snap on so they never get streaky
again. They had a big drum full of them but they are probably gone in
the trash by now.
Get you some Blue Wolf All Purpose Cleaner
I personally guarantee that it will take the black streaks from your gutters.
You can purchase it in select Wal-Mart Stores .
Contact me via email or phone and i can let you know where you may be able to
You can purchase it from our website as well.
I look forward to hearing from you.
replying to Ray K, Daniel Andrews wrote:
3 quarts water 1 quart bleach 2 oz. TSP cleaner put into pressure
sprayer. Wet area with water and apply solution. Wait ten minutes or till area
starts to dry, and apply again. Then pressure wash away! The secret is in number
of applications with the solution and allowing atleast ten minutes to soak in.
Also scrubbing while waiting is a good pass time and only helps your cause. If
you apply patience to most things the results seem to be professional
Does it need any bristle brush scrubbing?
A couple days ago, I tried Westley's Bleche
White (from the auto parts store) on white
news paper tube, and it did some good. Also
on white aluminum trailer siding.
Thank you. Supposed to rain tomorrow. I'll try and
remember to try this in the AM before the rain washes
my trailer for me. Would be nice to make it look a
bit cleaner. Will let you know how it works out.
Much appreciated. I did remove a lot of dirt
and crud from the outside of my (white, aluminum)
trailer sides. The formula was not 100% perfect,
but did a considerable lot of good. I've been
here about twenty years. This is the cleanest
I've seen in those years. And I did try power
washing with clean water, a couple years ago.
Some day in dry weather, I may paint over some
of the dirty areas. Well, some day.
i have a similar problem:
aluminum garage doors, a medium brown color,
that i can't seem to get clean...
the afternoon sun may have [almost] baked stains onto them
Bleach comes up often in the comments. I may try some, in a small test area
replying to Ray K, RonC wrote:
I have used acetone. Place on rag and wipe. Do not wipe too much. Acetone
actually removes a thin layer of paint. My steps ...
1. Wash with soap and water. Let dry.
2. Dampen a rag with acetone and wipe in one direction. Always wipe from clean
into dirty area. Otherwise dirty paint will smear out if you wipe back and forth.
3. Apply car wax to protect paint.
I will try to upload images.
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