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Old 06-16-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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Just Purchased a 73 Boler - Advice

Hi, I found out about bolers about 4 months ago....and fell in love. I just bought one. I have some advice. The interior insulation (ensolite I believe it's called) is moldy. I'm talking like, 99-100% mold. Exterior is good....just moldy on inside. I've attached a close picture of what every sq inch of the inside looks like..... BLACK.


Can this be cleaned or does it need to be replaced? I've seen a few discussions about cleaning it, but mine looks much worse than any others I've seen. I bought this for $250, and this mold seems to be my main issue.

Any tips or info on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:09 PM   #2
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Welcome to FGRV, Al.

The good news, I think, is that yes it can be cleaned. Someone will be along shortly, I'm sure, to tell you exactly how to do it.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:18 PM   #3
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Not too many were worse than mine. It can be done.
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Looks to be riding low. Had it settled into the ground with the grass growing up?
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:59 PM   #4
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I would try Bleach and a scrub brush in an area you don't normally see and see what happens. Throw the cushions away and make new ones. Are you going to gut the interior and start fresh or are you just going to clean and repair.

Wow $250. great deal, I paid $1500 for an empty shell and had to go 36.5 hours round trip to pick it up but it is all custom and the way I want it now. Take lots of pics along the way and let us know how its coming along.

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Old 06-16-2014, 09:35 PM   #5
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Welcome, great deal.
If you go to the search button, top right and in the google search put 'cleaning ensolite' some good threads will come up.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:50 AM   #6
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Cleaning ensolite

"Not too many were worse than mine. It can be done.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...can-25724.html

Looks to be riding low. Had it settled into the ground with the grass growing up? "

Roy. Thanks for the info on the cleaning. What worked best? Any products in particular?

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Old 06-17-2014, 10:09 AM   #8
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I would wear a respirator. Never a good idea to breathe in any sort of mold like this.

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Old 07-20-2014, 07:07 PM   #9
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I'm pretty sure bleach is the only thing that will kill mould. You could bleach, then reseal the gaps with caulking, then paint. That is what I am planning with my 73 boler.


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Old 07-20-2014, 09:26 PM   #10
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Use TSP mixed with water. The ensolite can be painted with a good latex paint. I am working on a 75 ECO it looks like a Boler.
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