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Old 06-27-2006, 08:59 AM   #29
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I usually use it twice a year on my trailer, it also is a good bug remover, when washing alone isn't enough.
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:57 PM   #30
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What do use to clean your RV? Waxing, odors, grime, grit, mold, mildew, black streaks, rust marks, etc, etc. Have you found a product that works better than others. Have you experienced products that don't work? Do you have a home-remedy replacement? Advise any do's and don'ts that you have encountered. Please be as detailed as you can or must be. Don't assume anything, it'll help others. Thanks!:)

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I used windex on the funky inside wall covering, wiping it down with paper towels, then wet towels, then dry. pretty sparkley! hard stuff i used a scrubby pad or the eraser thing. lots of elbow grease! 409 in fridge--really icky. didn't get rust stains, but it is CLEAN. sponged out till just water came off. scrubby pads to get marks off outside. hubby buffed and shined with I think special RV wax for fiberglass. much nicer, smoother. not too shiny though. carpet, we just used the pet carpet cleaner, then vaccummed like crazy. sponged out by hand all the nooks and crannies and inside all cabinets. dusty. some icky stuff. thankfully no bugs--not that bugs are bad!
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Old 07-22-2006, 12:02 PM   #31
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For mold and mildew I use straight vineagar (I also use at home in the shower track) Vineagar kills the fungus that causes mold. Then you can bleach it if need be. Bleach will remove the color of mold but doesn't kill the spores so if warm and humid there is a rapid regrowth. Amonia also works for killing mold but it is toxic and must never be used with bleach.
When we returned from Alaska a couple years ago we used "Aesome all purpose cleaner" from the Dollar Tree store it cost $1.00 and was truely awsome for cleaning all the road gunk off the Scamp. Awsome also makes a carpet spot cleaner that works great.
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Old 07-22-2006, 02:01 PM   #32
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I like to keep a Mr. Clean Magic Sponge around. Not only is it great for cleaning inside (cabinets, etc.) but it also erases some of the marks on the outside of our Scamp. And on the marks it doesn't erase completely, it usually makes them lighter.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:31 PM   #33
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Sandra, ditto on the Magic Eraser

I have been using the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for quite some time now and while discussing this product with friends and fellow Casita owners I figured out that not everyone has seen or tried this product. First I will tell you that I have nothing to do with Proctor and Gamble and Iím not being paid to post this.

I can tell you that it is a great product and if you are not using it you should. I canít find anything that it wonít work on. Besides removing marks from walls, floors and moldings, it will shine up fiberglass, stainless steel, chrome wheels etc, but the best use I found is that it will remove the marks from inside your refrigerator.

Every time I get home from a camping trip and empty out the refrigerator I would find all of these different and colored marks that seem to rub off from different packages. With one or two swipes with the magic eraser, they are gone.

My trip to Bullardís Beach I found some marks on my floor that wouldnít come up with soap and water. But they did with the Magic Eraser.

I know this soundís like an advertisement but when you find something that works this good you have to share it. I just figured everyone knew about it. If you are a user of this product then you know what Iím talking about.

Have a great day!
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:23 PM   #34
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Cleaning Trillium Interior Ensolite

After trying many different products, we came up with Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom cleaner (aerosol can works best!) by SC Johnson. The product sprays on into the little crevases of the ensolite and with a terry towel, wipes clean. Saves many hours of scrubbing and smells great!

We clean the inside before the season every year, and have been really happy with this...no discoloration, not expensive and no residue to deal with.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:31 PM   #35
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Scrubbing Bubbles contains chlorine ( bleach ).
I used it on the underside of my awning and ended up with a t-shirt and hat with an interesting pattern where the fabric had been bleached.
So, caution is in order.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:53 PM   #36
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Method All Purpose

We're big fans of "Method All Purpose" natural surface cleaner, and "Method Glass Cleaner" (better than Windex). Also, I'm experimenting with "Liquid Glass" for final coat on the exterior fiberglass surfaces.
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:40 AM   #37
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no one has mentioned "barkeeper's friend". i keep a supply in the trailer all the time. works on interior and exterior stains.

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Old 12-06-2014, 06:36 AM   #38
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Nu Finish - I've heard that's good for the cars/trucks, but never thought about for the trailer, Thanks Adrian.

and protect all?? I've heard of that one too, but thought it was for vinyl. only? Learn something everyday. Thanks
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I like these two suggestions - will keep them in mind for Spring! I used Mothers Brazilian Carnauba Cleaner Wax last summer. It got a few coats and brought it to a 'glow'. I personally prefer a glow to a mirror shine.

I also want to mention that a splash of bleach in my wash water (can't remember if I used soap - probably a dash of dish soap) got the very dirty roof clean - then used the wax. I really don't know how old the dirt was on the roof - maybe a couple years?
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:53 AM   #39
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one more suggestion....

I'm genrally suspicious of one-off name brand cleaners....probably something real simple repackaged (and repriced) and given a catchy name....

this is something that I have had great success with with boats....once you've cleaned the FG with your favorite home "recipe" cleaning solution (mine is very hot water + Mr Clean + an amount of any kitchen scouring powder mixed in) any left over dirt, streaks and bugs can be removed using methyl hydrate

methyl hydrate is basically alcohol... it routinely gets repackaged as lock de-icer, gas line antifreeze, paint thinner and stove fuel (for non pressurized alcohol stoves)....and that just the ones I know of

if you have any of these products around you could give it a try on a test surface to see how you like it

packaged as just the chemical it is really cheap and that's good because you will use a generous amount of it....no other clean-up / rinsing required...exposed to the air alcohol evaporates

I have never found anything that works as well for removing the black streaks left over on FG (caused by rain/pollution) after of long winter of outside storage
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:18 PM   #40
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I have washed ensolite with TSP which does a good job.
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Old 04-04-2015, 11:57 PM   #41
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LOVE this thread! Thanx for sharing.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:33 AM   #42
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For mold and mildew I use straight vineagar (I also use at home in the shower track) Vineagar kills the fungus that causes mold. Then you can bleach it if need be. Bleach will remove the color of mold but doesn't kill the spores so if warm and humid there is a rapid regrowth. Amonia also works for killing mold but it is toxic and must never be used with bleach.
When we returned from Alaska a couple years ago we used "Aesome all purpose cleaner" from the Dollar Tree store it cost $1.00 and was truely awsome for cleaning all the road gunk off the Scamp. Awsome also makes a carpet spot cleaner that works great.
Dotty & Terry
Awesome is Awesome! It is my go to cleaning product! I use it for everything except leather seats in my truck. All my walls, toilet, sink, refrigerator, everything! Love it! AND it is $1.00 a bottle and you can seriously dilute it and save even more money. I have seen it in some Walmarts also.
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