Cleaning camper vinyl cover

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Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby snake_dr » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:23 am

My camper trailer cover is all black and dirty from being left out in the weather for too long (naughty me)

Im guessing i can use anything to clean the vinyl but after doing a google and a search here there is no mention on anything so thought I would check.

I did try using normal car wash and a sponge and it didnt do that much so need something a bit stronger

Any suggestions or idea's?

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Re: Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:27 am

I would use bleach...but get it on and off quick.
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Re: Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby snake_dr » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:31 am

do you think bleach would give the hammertone paint powdercoat any problems?
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Re: Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby amanda » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:18 am

I had some nasty marks on mine and used Pine O Clean multi purpose spray that did the job.
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Re: Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby TBF » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:55 am

Bleach for getting the mould off.
Sugar soap is a good product.
We use it on evreything outdoors and around the house.

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Re: Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby snake_dr » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:03 pm

thanks guys ill do a bit of trial and error testing, im sure one of those or a combination will clean it up
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Re: Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby amanda » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:09 pm

After you have it all nice and clean again, perhaps you could throw a large tarp over the whole thing if storing it out in the weather again. My poor trailer is about to experience being stored outdoors for the first time. I only have a one car garage and it has been in there since I bought it, but now I have a new car, and I'm afraid that is now going to have to go in the garage. I've rented an undercover park at a storage place, so hopefully the fact that it has a carport type cover over it will protect it a bit.
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Re: Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby snake_dr » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:10 pm

yer i setup a tarp over it a few weekends ago when i realised i should be looking after it, just want to clean it before i cover it up again
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Re: Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby snake_dr » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:14 pm

i tried several different things, bleach, sugarsoap, ajax, spray and wipe, and they all did the same thing, which was not much

so i grabbed the scrubbing brush and away we went! im using sugar soap and the brush and have nearly half of the cover spotless, yay!
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Re: Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:47 pm

snake_dr wrote:do you think bleach would give the hammertone paint powdercoat any problems?


I mentioned bleach because I thought it was the vinyl that needed cleaning snake...did not consider the hammertone finish, though I doubt it would hurt.
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Re: Cleaning camper vinyl cover

Postby snake_dr » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:23 am

thanks gypylady, i was only after the vinyl cleaning, just thinking about runoff onto the hammertone, all good though ive got it sorted. thanks
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