Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 113
Images: 23
'65 Safari Formica? Speckles?

I finally have time today to do clean up in the Safari--pulled the old indoor/outdoor carpet out.

just finished cleaning the bathroom--the last step was to use bleach to get the mold off of the formica wall--but is this mold? It won't come off.

so I tried on the sink cover next--poured straight bleach on it--it's getting whiter, but those speckles--are they part of the pattern?

I thought it was white with gold marbling--there's tons of mold in the trailer so I assumed the black speckles on all the formica were mold--they look like black pepper scattered pretty evenly over the surface--and they don't come off, so if it is mold we need new formica.

eek!
__________________

__________________
zoeb nj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 01:19 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
silvermoon's Avatar
 
1967 24' Tradewind
1963 19' Globetrotter
1961 24' Tradewind
Silver City , Motorcourt
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 142
Images: 5
I don't know about the 65's, but my 60 has gold and silver sparkles in the floor. They were really into that stuff at that time.

When you run your fingers over the surface is it smooth? Usually mold or dirt will be able to be felt.

Holly
__________________

__________________
silvermoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 01:58 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 113
Images: 23
oh, yeah, good thinking, silvermoon--maybe it's the silver speckles and they've gone black. It's definitely smooth.


it just looks crappy, though--maybe after everything is clean it'll look better--but I dunno--i think I'm gonna have to get new counter tops--which i certainly didn't plan on.
__________________
zoeb nj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 07:34 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
mizlann's Avatar
 
1969 27' Overlander
Jackson , Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 22
Before you do that try a Mr. Clean Eraser on it. I use them on alot of stuff at the daycare I run. They even take crayon and ink off walls and toys. I used one on my old popup walls and they did a pretty good job of taking off the mildew. Goodluck Mizlann
__________________
mizlann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 11:14 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
1977 31' Sovereign
1963 26' Overlander
1989 34' Excella
Johnsburg , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,941
They used a speck paint back in those days. It is supposed to look like that. Purist get real upset when some people paint them over. Do what looks best to you. After all it is your little home and you are not interested in resale price anyway.
__________________
dwightdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2003 Safari 25' Melvin P. Thorpe 2003 Safari 24 09-15-2007 11:53 AM
Safari VS. Classic Questions kkrogh Our Community 24 12-20-2005 12:10 PM
1977 Safari Manual RamblinRose General Interior Topics 2 04-17-2004 05:51 PM
Safari Availability JLD 1974 - 1979 Safari 4 09-12-2002 09:32 AM
Where do you suppose they put the antenna jack -'73 safari ? Chuck 1969 - 1973 Safari 14 06-13-2002 12:34 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.