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What do you clean your Aluminium Enclosed Trailers with?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TimTim2008, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,772

    (Picture not my trailer)

    What do you guys use to clean your Aluminium Enclosed Trailers??

    I can't never seem to get some of that black streak marks off my trailers.

    I've tried all the autozone & walmart cleaners and degreesers, but nothing seems to work..

    i may just paint the damn thing. lol
  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    That thing is hideous. It will take alot to get it clean looking like that. I use regular car wash soap and washed it about every other week since new.
  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    I can't remember the name of the stuff but if you go to a RV repair/ supply place they will have the something. It is like a paste/wax you put on and buff off, it will make a huge difference. That is why I always recommend to guys that get new trailer the first thing they should do is get a good coat of wax on them.
  4. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    If you find out the name of this... let me know.
  5. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,453

    There is a product that was called Majic black Streak Remover. It was a hugh waste of money. I may have just put dirty waste water on it. That is why I painted the trailer red with a good coat of clear. Than two good coats of wax. Havent seen any black streaks in a year.
  6. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    Mothers aluminum polish its in a round thing , they are small and expensive but it works the best from our experiance. Each trailer gets a polish and wax once per year. Make sure you have lots of clean rags.
  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Just use soft scrub, the kind with bleach in it. Cleans all the grime and stains right out.
  8. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    Wont the soft scrub scratch the finish ?
  9. JosephLawnCare

    JosephLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

    wouldn't a flitz ball work on that?
  10. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    Here is the stuff Met All


    One of my foremen was cleaning his trailer today and I broke the stuff out. He called me later and said that stuff works great! 1/2 gallon of it and 2-3 guys we could get this trailer done in 3-4 hours ;) I am pretty sure he was exaggerating, seems to me the last guy did the whole thing in 4-5 Man hours and used 1.5 small cans.

    My trailer is a 8.5' wide by 16' long

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