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Old 09-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #1
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'Green' cleaner for vinyl ceiling/walls

Has anyone used a green cleaner that will take the sticky residue off the vinyl ceiling? I haven't tried anything yet for my 76 tradewind and i fear buying too many cleaners to find one that works. I prefer not to use strong chemicals if I don't have to. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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I don't know how "green" it is, but Purple Max cleaner from Wal-mart sprayed full strength on a rag and then followed with a rag wet with rinse water will clean the walls in one pass.

It is degreaser, located in the automobile section.


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Old 09-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #3
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vinyl cleaner

I have always had good luck with mequiar's automotive cleaners and use their vinyl cleaner and conditioner every two years. Not sure about being a green product. I have also had really good luck with Awsome products for cleaning and removing grease. You can find their products at Dollar Tree or Dollar General for $1. Their label says non-toxic and biodegradable.

LA's Totally Awesome Products - All Purpose Cleaner
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:44 AM   #4
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Merrypaws did you ever find a green cleaner that worked? I am going to be repainting the interior walls & ceiling. I too want to avoid synthetic chemicals.
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I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this product on this thread or not so I apologize if they have.

The product I'm talking about is Plexus protector and polish. I use it on the plexiglass wrap around protectors on my Bambi. Just spray it on, work it around with a cloth and wipe it off with a micro fiber cloth and it takes out all the small scratches and swirl marks. I think it's an amazing product - 17.95 on Amazon. If you haven't tried it you should. I have no affiliation to this stuff... But I love it.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:31 PM   #6
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Merrypaws did you ever find a green cleaner that worked? I am going to be repainting the interior walls & ceiling. I too want to avoid synthetic chemicals.

Yes I did find one that I was happy with. I can't remember who suggested it to me (and I don't see it on this thread...)

I used Krud Kutter.
http://www.krudkutter.com/index.php?...id=4&Itemid=62
It's a degreaser, they tout 'environmentally friendly' and the smell wasn't overwhelming. My vinyl is no longer sticky! It did seem to leave a tiny bit of cleaning residue, so I just went over it again with a vinegar/borax/water solution to give it a final wipe down.

You said you are painting... Are you painting the vinyl? I would love to paint but mine is textured so not sure it can be done? What paint are you using?
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I don't know how "green" it is, but Purple Max cleaner from Wal-mart sprayed full strength on a rag and then followed with a rag wet with rinse water will clean the walls in one pass.

It is degreaser, located in the automobile section.


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Two things are needed to clean the walls,

1. A very good non toxic cleaner.

2. Lots and lots of elbow grease.

Then, prior to painting, the vinyl material must be sanded, not scuffed but sanded.

If not done properly or adequately, the paint will peel in short order.

Sanding with 120 to 150 grit sand paper is an absolute must, OR ELSE.

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Old 04-17-2014, 06:59 PM   #8
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You said you are painting... Are you painting the vinyl? I would love to paint but mine is textured so not sure it can be done? What paint are you using?
I haven't even started on that yet, I am hoping that recycled paint will work as I can get that locally but I'll have to do some research there. I am also going to look into textured wall paper that you can paint.
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