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Old 01-04-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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Cool Find for sticky dirty walls

Mr R was rumaging in the garage and found an old Mr Clean magic eraser. Came into the 69 Tradewind we are renovating and spayed Greased Lighting onto a wall and whao, cleaned the walls beautifully. Had been using GL and a Black N Decker srub buster, but this is so much less elbow grease-Mrs. R
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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I love those things.. i really do think they are magic!

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Could you please explain the products and method for those of us that are possibly behind in the understanding curve. I really would like to know.......thanks......Dennis
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:28 PM   #4
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Thumbs down Greased Lightning NO NO

"Greased Lightning" says right there on the bottle, :
DO NOT USE ON ALUMINUM, (plane, anodized or alloy)
Their words.

It is a very good cleaner but being leary of anything that says do not use on aluminum and I will stear clear of it.
I have seen this posted before to the effect that it is a NO NO.
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Could you please explain the products and method for those of us that are possibly behind in the understanding curve. I really would like to know.......thanks......Dennis
Here is a link to the Mr Clean Eraser: Clean Walls and Erase Set-In Dirt with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

You can get them at just about any grocery store and they really do well. You just get them wet and scrub, although I have found that the Trader Jo's Cedar & Sage Cleaner with a scrub brush takes all that stinky gunk off the old vinyl walls efficiently and leaves the trailer smelling nice as well. Then, if you take a damp sponge and wipe on some Future floor wax it gives the sheen back.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:31 AM   #6
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I agree, would'nt use on aluminum. Used it on our vinyl walls only and it did great with no adverse side effects. Have used on our 73 Safari for years, again only on the vinyl surface without problems. I will also try the trader joes cleaner as well this weekend.
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FWIW, I had good luck using Krud Kutter on the vinyl and it got very clean.
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Oh... forgot... you can get Krud Kutter at Ace HW.
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Krud Kutter is what I used on my KRUDDY 34 ftr.
The PO had smoked about 14 packs a day. Really do not know how much but there was a layer of nicotine and tar on the walls that when you run a fingernail down them, it left a grove it it.
Krud Kutter was the only cleaner we found that would "cut it"
No pun intended.
But K.K. did the job along with lots of elbow grease and hot water.

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Krud Kutter is good and so is Marine Clean from POR-15 I think the Marine Clean actually worked better than the Krud Kutter, but it is not as readily available.

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SIMPLE GREEN will melt the dirt and grime off the walls with no effort and it is
biodegradable. Worked like magic on my 78 Ambassador.
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Just be careful with a magic eraser on anything with a shiny finish like the bathroom sink or other plastic trim. They are extremely abrasive and clean much the same as fine grit sand paper would. It may take the gunk off, but it will dull the finish pretty quickly too.
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Aluminum NO-NO

Simple Green is a BIG no-no on aluminum. Luckily I found out on a very small piece of trim, not an interior panel.

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Paula please further define your Big no-no
That is; What did the Simple Green do to it?
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