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Old 05-20-2014, 05:25 PM   #21
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I used Goo B Gone when I cleaned up the old silicone surrounding the Black Water Tank vent housing. I also used it when replacing my Bathroom Vent on my 17b. It cleaned up the residue left after removing the bulk of the butyl tape and silicone. I prefer the use of Goo B Gone to stronger thinners as it evaporates slower. A paper towel soaked in GBG will soften residue in 5 min.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:39 PM   #22
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Just be careful with acetone or any other such solvents near the rubber parts of the window as it can swell, harden and distort it.

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Old 05-20-2014, 05:44 PM   #23
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I always fear using any type of harsh chemical for fear of etching the shine off the gel coat. I would also hate to damage the paint around the window fittings.

Anyone found a safe and easy way to deal with the black streaks that appear below the windows when the trailer is in storage?
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:15 PM   #24
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I always fear using any type of harsh chemical for fear of etching the shine off the gel coat. I would also hate to damage the paint around the window fittings.

Anyone found a safe and easy way to deal with the black streaks that appear below the windows when the trailer is in storage?
Hi: itoddday... Best I've found is LA's Awsome cleaner from the Dollar Store. It's cheap too!!! Alf
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:19 PM   #25
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Or, Turtle Wax Bug 'n' Tar.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:33 AM   #26
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I used mineral spirits along with a plastic eating utensil knife - worked very well and cleaned up the stains on the caulk. Mineral spirits is much less intense to work with than acetone. I washed them all then with auto soap and water to remove any remaining mineral spirits.

I also removed the old caulk on the front window and recaulked using the Pro Flex Reace uses. It is expensive but really decent to work with and seems to last a very long time.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:12 PM   #27
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I did the same a few days ago, cleaned of any excess balls of of the putty, and cleaned the frame off with Varsol. Worked great.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:00 PM   #28
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Did mine today. Used rubbing alcohol to clean things up. Looks great again. Love my Escape!
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:33 PM   #29
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So, the question was, what is this little red plastic thing that was included in the welcome bags at the Escape Rally this year?
My theory was that it was a scraper for cleaning up excess butyl, but I never did hear if I guessed right.
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