Cleaning the bathroom! - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-25-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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I spent the past three months in the desert, so had to get the dust bunnies out from behind the toilet area. Man, oh man what a job that is. All the fixtures back there and the tight spaces, nooks and crannies! It's NEVER my favorite job! It took me nearly an hour to wipe it all down.

Here's a question, what is the wall made of next to the toilet? Why isn't it just fiberglass like the rest of the bathroom and easy to clean? It also tends to want to mold, does anybody know what it is and why they didn't put (or leave it, if it is a coating) fiberglass on that wall?
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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Oh, on this subject, sort of...

What options have you used for a toilet brush and how to you store it? I know there are some crafty minds on here and I am sure somebody has a way that is better than my pathetic one. Since I use it almost every time I "go", I am curious....strange question, but necessary...thanks guys.
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Here's a question, what is the wall made of next to the toilet? Why isn't it just fiberglass like the rest of the bathroom and easy to clean? It also tends to want to mold, does anybody know what it is and why they didn't put (or leave it, if it is a coating) fiberglass on that wall?
You have a Standard Scamp side Dinette, right? I believe they used a product called Smooth Panel Board. My Fiber Stream has it on one wall in the bathroom. It is a very common product, used in the Mobile Home and RV industry, in kitchens and bathrooms. It is supposed to be water resistant, and has been used in shower stalls and as back-splash in Mobile Homes since the 1950's. It is a sprayed-on Melamine coating over thin "hardboard". It was probably used because of the way the divider wall between the bathroom/closet and the rest of the trailer is constructed, as a load-bearing wall, with an internal frame to support the roof.

The Melamine coating is thin, and you are not supposed to use anything abrasive to clean it. Any scratch on it will expose the core, which may be why you have mold. The surface might be fixed if it is prepped and painted with either Melamine Paint or Enamel Paint. If it is badly damaged, then it needs to be removed and replaced.


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