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Old 11-07-2015, 10:12 PM   #1
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Steam cleaning rat fur..

I have lived in my 16' Scamp for 7 Years now. My rat fur on my walls need a deep cleaning. Can I steam clean my walls? My fear is mold. Any advice? Thank you...
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:47 AM   #2
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There is no "deep" to ratfur!
but there is a product which cleans it really great without harm.
I have used Shout Carpet Cleaner for spot cleaning with great success and little effort. They also make a concentrate for general cleaning.
The package shown below comes with a built-in brush dispenser.

I have no personal experience with STEAM but I am concerned about its effect on reflextix and the adhesives. Heck, it could release the wall covering or reconstitute it... proceed with caution!
Maybe one of those little steam cleaners made for curtains and clothing might work to freshen up and general cleaning after spot cleaning with the Shout, but there are plenty of automotive products which would work well such as Scothguard products...

http://www.amazon.com/Scotchgard-101...ds=scotchguard


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Thank you, I also thought about the adhesive. I could definitely use the Shout for spot cleaning. Great advice. I thought about "steam" cleaning but using cold water, but still worried about mold. I am not even sure what rat fur looks like when not applied to my walls.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:12 AM   #4
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From my under stand and my 10 year old trailer that I purchased new, "Rat Fur" won't hold or grow mold. It's made for Marine use and moisture doesn't bother it.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:28 AM   #5
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I have lived in my 16' Scamp for 7 Years now. My rat fur on my walls need a deep cleaning. Can I steam clean my walls? My fear is mold. Any advice? Thank you...
Steam cleaning (carpet machine) is the way to go Turns out beautifully using simple green!
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:20 PM   #6
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Agree stream cleaning works well, as there is minimal amount of water saturation. Although as has been mentioned its a marine product so it will not retain moisture resulting in mold.
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