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How do i clean this off of my enclosed trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Petr51488, May 21, 2007.

  1. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Ok, so i decided to put some caulking on my trailer to fill in the gaps as the normal maintenance. With my luck, it started to rain and the caulking bled all on the sides. How do i clean this crap off without damaging/fading my trailer? I have a black enclosed. Also, is there some type of wax that i can use that wont fade the aluminum? Any info would be great
  2. Mark13

    Mark13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    Sorry, but I have no advice but I was wondering if someone could help me also. I have the same problem but its on the side of my truck instead.
  3. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Anyone? I was told to use WD-40 on it. I tried it, keeps it shiny, but don't know if it's good for the trailer. I did it on a small area, but didnt get rid of all the grime.
  4. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

  5. chris_poyner

    chris_poyner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    try some carburator cleaner on a rag and rub it off. then taking some rubbing compound and clean it really good.
  6. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Bad idea. It takes off the black aluminum.. or close to it. I sprayed it on and i saw black when i was rubbing it off.
  7. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    wd-40 wont hurt nething i spray all my equitment with it dirtbike,quad you name it. i used it to clean my moms 22" rims worst its ever done its collect dirt on the surfce then you just wipe it away
  8. Sunrise 154

    Sunrise 154 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Try (Preps All ) Auto Body shops use it to get old stickers from vinyl lettering off. You can also try Goof off
  9. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    Denatured Alchohol.
  10. TGM

    TGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    aluminum? mother's polish.

    side panels? mother's synthetic car wax

    as for removing the caulking on the side panels, i dunno

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