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Old 07-16-2002, 11:53 PM   #1
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what do you use too clean off the sticky residue from the walls before you apply the future floor wax? or do you apply the wax on the walls without cleaning
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Old 07-17-2002, 09:24 AM   #2
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What cleaning product to use depends on how dirty or stickey the walls are.
A good starting product is Spic and Span, along with "elbow grease."
Two coats of "Future Floor Wax" does a super job.


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Old 07-17-2002, 09:57 AM   #3
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Full stength Simple Green works well too.

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Old 07-17-2002, 11:07 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-16-2002, 06:43 PM   #5
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I've tried cleaning my sticky walls with a few different products (not those listed here). Before I try again, has anyone been successful at removing the stickiness from their walls?
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Craig,
I think the stickyness is a result of the covering material on the inside aluminum oxidizing, or reacting to ozone or whatever. It feels like it is a part of the way this material becomes over time. My approach will be to clean it very well first, then apply a suitable sealer to bind it, instead of trying to remove it.
I tried a few spots inside the closet, and it felt solid, not sticky for a short while, but then it came back to it's sticky self after a few weeks.
Inlandandy recommends future floor wax to fix the problem after cleaning. I will try this soon and post my results.
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Old 12-24-2002, 01:27 AM   #8
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I have the vinyl clad aluminum interior on my Minuet. I tried everything except brake cleaner. and was growing very frustrated. All the stuff mentioned earlier was very weak.

Finally my wife brought out some spot remover from Amway. It worked so well that it is probably a trade secret. Cuts through that sticky stuff, and it will not come back (you know what I mean)

The amount needed is very small. Make sure you have lots of ventilation. It is too cold here now to finish the job, but it really works. It is in the trailer now, if you want the details let me know.

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Old 12-24-2002, 09:25 AM   #9
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I've used simple green with great results. I think the stickyness comes from cooking and general living in the trailer. The PO of my trailer used it a lot at the various rallies. I think she used the oven everyday! It had so much buildup inside of it that I think it was a cubic foot smaller!

Mix the simple green in a bucket and use a firm sponge to wipe away the grime. Did mine over a year ago, and the interior is still smooth.

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I tried Spic & Span and then Ammonia with no results. Finally wiped it off with denatured alcohol.
I also believe its cooking grease etc.

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I used an concentrated industrial cleaner called ZAP that my wife came up with. I think that it is citrus bases. It took a couple of applications and thus far I have not had the reappearance of the stickies.

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Old 02-09-2003, 08:38 AM   #12
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We have used Fantastic on our interior with good suggess.
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Interior wall cleaning

Care must be taken to "not" use any plastic solvent when cleaning the interior "vinylclad. "
To do so,can dissolve the vinyl, making a horrible mess. Or in the case of some other solvents, the vinyl can become hardened and brittle, which will result in cracks appearing, in time.
Industrial cleaning solvents are the best to use. Depending on how sticky the walls have become, there are several different products that work well.
We suggest, that after you went through the long hard work of cleaning the vinyl, apply a couple of coats of "Future floor acrylic."

The end result, will knock your socks off, and leave your shoes still on your feet.

To see what that will look like, go to our web site,

http://www.inlandrv.com

Click on articles, and then click on "How to have a new interior for $5.00."


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Old 02-11-2003, 02:14 PM   #14
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Future Floor acrylic

I'm on my way to buy Future Floor acrylic for my 68 overlander's vinyl walls...
but I can't help but ask if "Armourall" is at all useful on AS vinyl surfaces?
I think I should use it it on window seals....gaskets....
ya can't beat Future for a cheap solution!
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