Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-29-2006, 01:13 PM   #43
Rivet Master
 
sovereignrwe's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
Oakdale , Minnesota
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 586
My parents, having just purchased a 1970 25', just cleaned the interior walls using Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Mom said it did a great job. I'm guessing there isn't much experience on any longer term impact of using this new product, but "it did a good job".



I've got to get them to look here for research first.
__________________

__________________
Mark
72 Sovereign: L couch, mid-twin, rear-bath
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it"
"It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much."
"If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else." - Yogi Berra

sovereignrwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 01:30 PM   #44
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by sovereignrwe
My parents, having just purchased a 1970 25', just cleaned the interior walls using Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Mom said it did a great job. I'm guessing there isn't much experience on any longer term impact of using this new product, but "it did a good job".



I've got to get them to look here for research first.
Now you can suggest that they apply 2 coats of "Future Floor Acrylic" to the walls.

You can obtain that at most any grocery store.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 05:05 PM   #45
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
Marine Clean, wonderful stuff! Applied a 50% solution and the wall is dry and "not siticky" (as opposed to "slick") without any significant work. But one warning. Being impatient, and just wanting to test one little spot, I sprayed it on and wiped it off with a sponge. However, the plastic tail end dome discolored a little--some areas becoming lighter and some becoming more yellow. Without doing more investigation I don't know whether I just have remaining scum or whether such a high concentration actually promoted some color change.

WARNING! I inhaled just a little bit of the mist and didn't wear gloves. The hand that did the wiping felt practically brittle within 30 minutes and I had the wheezes and coughs for a couple of hours. This stuff feels like really slick soap (reminds me of TSP) and no solvent odor, but it'll do a job on you, quick.

I'm a guy who never uses much protective gear and never needs lotion (greasy bohunk for sure). This stuff quickly made me understand what certain members of the population must feel when they "just have to use lotion." It's damn uncomfortable!
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 06:11 PM   #46
Mad1
 
1989 29' Excella
Dallas , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 33
Images: 2
Wal-Mart carries a product called "KrudCutter" that works well. I thought that acrylic floor wax yellows with age, am I wrong?

Steve
__________________
madrone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 06:37 PM   #47
Rivet Master
 
sovereignrwe's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
Oakdale , Minnesota
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 586
If all this takes is an annual wipe down, and you have an easy way of cleaning, is the floor wax worth the work? I would also like to know (as madrone -Steve- does) if the Future will yellow over time. If so, is this really worth it?
__________________
Mark
72 Sovereign: L couch, mid-twin, rear-bath
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it"
"It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much."
"If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else." - Yogi Berra

sovereignrwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 08:11 PM   #48
Rivet Master
 
juel's Avatar

 
1976 31' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Chandler , Oklahoma
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,770
Images: 24
When I use Marine Clean I use it 5 parts water to one part cleaner. I have never had any trouble with it, but I do wear gloves when doing the inside walls and I don't breathe it in if I can help it. I don't think any of the cleaners that will take the sticky off would be any safer. I haven't had any trouble with color changes either. I used it on the pontoon boat this week-end without trouble. I think it may be that woman thing about READING THE INSTRUCTIONS that has made it work really well for me. (oops did I actually say that!!!)
__________________
juel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 09:20 PM   #49
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
Greased Lightning Does the Trick

At a fraction of the cost of POR-15's Marine Clean, Greased Lightning works like a champ! Like Marine Clean, however, you must be careful not to let it overspray and sit on any aluminum surface. I suspect that the active ingrediaent in both is Potassium Hydroxide. I have the same reaction when I suck a lungful of either.
__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 09:20 PM   #50
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,406
Images: 39
Steve and Mark, that's exactly the same question I've had. Cleaning these walls is such a PITA to begin with, why on earth would you want to compound future (pun intended) problems by adding another layer of something to have to worry about?

Juel, guys do it,too. At least some of us know the value of the phrase RTFM.

Jim
__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 09:25 PM   #51
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim & Susan
Steve and Mark, that's exactly the same question I've had. Cleaning these walls is such a PITA to begin with, why on earth would you want to compound future (pun intended) problems by adding another layer of something to have to worry about?
After cleaning with Greased Lightning and NOT waxing with future. My walls stayed clean and for years. I think the "sticky" was two decades of cooking grease and nicotine.
__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 09:33 PM   #52
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,406
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by klevan
After cleaning with Greased Lightning and NOT waxing with future. My walls stayed clean and for years. I think the "sticky" was two decades of cooking grease and nicotine.
I am absolutely certain that those two items are the cause of the problems in mine. No question about it. There is a lot of debate about chemical changes in the glues/adhesives that hold the vinyl to the aluminum. That may very well be a valid problem in some circumstances, but I think for the most of us, itís not that complicated. They are simply dirty. Thanks for the advice.

Jim
__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 09:37 PM   #53
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
You are welcome. If you try Greased Lightning, keep it out of your eyes, don't breath it, and watch the overspray.
__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 12:36 AM   #54
3 Rivet Member
 
wunderful62's Avatar
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
sunnyvale , California
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by uwe
I agree, full strenght simple green works very well ona lot of stuff, but be careful, guys. i sprayed it on my polished alloys on my van ( very stupid of me) and it took of the shine like it was a contest.
I can only imagine what it would do to a polished airstream, or other polished aluminum surfaces, if spilled or applied by accident. Tha same goes for Castrol Super Clean, by the way.
Uwe
i agree castrol super clean is deadly near an airstream or harley polished engine case
__________________
wayne wunder ,w.b.c.c.i./v.a.c.#4287 1962 19ft globetrotter
wunderful62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 09:38 AM   #55
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
Juel,

could you please explain

Quote:
I think it may be that woman thing about READING THE INSTRUCTIONS that has made it work really well for me. (oops did I actually say that!!!)
the concept of "reading the instructions"? This sounds like an unnecessary step that would only slow one down in the dash to complete a task. Where does one find "instructions"? I can only assume that very few products or devices come with "instructions," since I don't recall ever seeing anything like them. If a person were a guy, would it be OK to "read the instructions" before starting a task, but once started, never refer to them? Do we need to go to www.manlaws.com and ask for guidance here? I'm sure my buddy Brian Binnie would instinctively know what to do about all this...
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2009, 09:26 PM   #56
Rivet Master
 
vswingfield's Avatar
 
1983 34' Excella
1967 24' Tradewind
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,773
Images: 32
Rivet Bumpity-Bump

Any new thoughts on cleaners? (Other than read the instructions, plueeze!! ) Andy's post on lights in another thread has persuaded me (shamed me into really) that I need to clean off the sticky mess.

Side note, future wax has morphed into pledge with FUTURE Shine.
__________________

__________________
Vaughan
vswingfield 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
Sticky walls jjonesnc Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 27 05-19-2009 01:45 AM
another Caravel owner davidw 1966-68 Caravel 46 02-03-2005 07:53 PM
Sticky Door gmlcjb Doors & Locks 2 12-27-2003 07:42 PM
sticky gunk norbert Our Community 7 08-17-2003 07:56 PM
sticky windows rochar3 Windows & Screens 1 04-20-2003 08:38 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:41 PM.


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.