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Old 05-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Interior Cleaning

Today was spent doing some last minute wall cleaning in our Overlander. I had already cleaned the walls and ceiling a few weeks ago, but wanted to give them one final wipe down. You know how the walls can this sticky residue on them...well I was ordering some parts from Inland RV the other day and came across this article. I had some of the Pledge Floor wax on hand and gave it a try and this technique works wonders. Thanks to Andy for having it on his website!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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I had some of the Pledge Floor wax on hand and gave it a try and this technique works wonders. Thanks to Andy for having it on his website!!
While you're at it, you might try waxing your shower stall (all but the floor, which you don't want to be slippery). I use Turtle Wax Ice spray wax. I got the idea from a book on sailboat maintenance.

Makes post-shower cleanup really easy when the water all beads up and runs down the walls.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:34 AM   #3
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Thanks I'll have to give it a try. I'm still amazed at how well the Pledge worked. The walls are so smooth now and the sticky residue is gone. 😃
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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I remember hearing about this

BUT, it was a different brand of floor cleaning product. Can't remember what though
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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I used the Pledge Floor Wax with Futura shine.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
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I used the Pledge Floor Wax with Futura shine.

Did you water it down? Cleaning our 1980 Caravelle has the sticky walls.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:42 AM   #7
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I used a spray cleaning agent called Awesome. I sprayed down all the walls and used a Mr. Clean sponge to wipe it off.
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I believe that the original owner smoked in our trailer, however, his son didn't (which is who we bout it from). Not long after we bought it, I decided to clean it.

So while there was no smoke odour, I noticed the (once white) light fixture covers and the bone-coloured vinyl covering had that dingy tobacco-smoke colour to them. I spent a morning with a bottle of Mr. Clean and a sturdy kitchen cloth, and wen over all the walls, and the ceiling fixture covers.

Well, the light covers stayed pretty coffee coloured, so I bought replacements for them, but the vinyl ceiling/wall covering came up about three shades lighter! I went all around using the Mr. Clean full strength, but rinsing the cloth frequently. I went through four or five buckets of warm water by the time I was done.

No stickiness at all though, so I never felt the need to use Future, but lots of people here swear by it.
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I remember that stuff building up on the floor and needing to be scraped off with a putty knife after it turned yellow and trapped a lot of dirt. Yuck.
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