What do you use to wash your trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by loborojo338, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. loborojo338

    loborojo338 LawnSite Member
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    I have an enclosed trailer that is white and I cant seem to get it clean. I have tried the usuals, Greased Lightning, Purple power ect.... It is aluminum is there a special type of cleaner??? I am fixing to letter it and want to get it real clean before I do so. I also have used my pressure washer on it to no avail.:cry:
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Go to an RV place, and yes, they have a special product just for this. I'm not able to remember the name of this stuff, but there are sevral brands out there. Make sure it is for painted aluminum though,..and not bare aluminum, like pontoons.
    he showed me the product to show me what it did on aluminum butters. i had a black film on the outside that no detergent and even a pressure washer would get. I was amazed when I saw what this stuff did. They came out like new.
     
  3. loborojo338

    loborojo338 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  4. lewdo

    lewdo LawnSite Member
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    Go to Walmart or the grocery store and buy Soft Scrub with bleach or Clorox with bleach. Make sure it's the liquid spray though and not paste. I use that on my gutters, metal building, trailers any metal that I need cleaned. This crap is great. Spray it on give it a few minutes, wipe it down and rinse it off. If your trailer is really bad (those black streaks) it may take a second spray. Work in small areas and let the spray work in.
     
  5. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am glad I saw this, just washed my trailer yesterday, and I couldn't get the black stuff off....lol I was so pissed.
     
  6. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
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    Castrol Super Clean seems to do a great job!
     
  7. MAC LLC

    MAC LLC LawnSite Member
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    I have a similar problem, white water stains on my black enclosed, it looks terrible, but its from where I store my trailer. (hard well water pumped through irrigation)

    will the AL cleaner from an RV store work on this as well

    tried soft scrub, and CSL (?) and did not work to my satisfaction

    thanks
     
  8. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am not sure how to answer your qusetion but a piece of advise is, if you are going to letter it don't use anything with silicone in it and don't spray your tires with armor all until after the lettering is done. It can make the letters not stick completlely causeing it to later peel off.
     
  10. Red Wagon

    Red Wagon LawnSite Member
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    I second lewdo and the liquid soft scrub. Thats what we use on our enclosed white trailer and then a coat of wax.
     

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