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Old 05-02-2004, 11:51 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by silver suz
Has any one thought about that sticky vinyl crud is also coating your lungs when you breathe the trailer air? Just food for thought. silver suz
The "Sticky" is the adhesive used in the vinyl that covers the interior skin. It doesnt seem to be airborne. In my unit the sticky is only on the interior skin and nowhere else.

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Old 05-02-2004, 03:09 PM   #16
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Sticky Vinal Walls

wash down your walls with Krud-Kutter RINSE WITH clear water and dry with a coton more stickey.... geof

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Old 11-01-2004, 07:56 PM   #17
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WE had the same problem in our 1976 tradewind. There is a product called "goo be gone" for removing sticker glue that works well. After you are done you need to rinse with soap and water, but the stickiness is gone!

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Why are the walls in my 80 31' Excella rear bath .......sticky?? I have seen a reference to this condition before but no explanation was given. its hard to get off also.............
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Old 11-01-2004, 09:42 PM   #18
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Krud Kutter is available at Lowes,works great. You may have to ask where it is in the store it was not in the cleaner section, but a display in one of the aisles.
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Old 11-02-2004, 04:25 AM   #19
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TSP and Clorox

I was having a slight problem with mildew and have been using a mix of TSP, Clorox and hot water, it also makes the sticky go away as well as being inexpensive. After I get the whole thing done I will defintely try using the Future floor wax on it. Word of caution don't use the bleach solution if you still have upholstery or carpet still installed my unit is effectively gutted so it is not an issue.

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Old 09-13-2006, 01:27 AM   #20
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Another vote for Krud Kutter

I'd like to cast another vote for Krud Kutter. It worked great on my '87 Excella. Sprayed one time, wait a few seconds, wipe off with a damp cloth, and then rinse and wipe again. No more sticky.

WalMart has it in the paint department. Previously used Simple Green, did nothing but stink up the trailer. Tried Formula 409, made the sticky WORSE.
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:33 AM   #21
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I think I've posted this suggestion a dozen time; however, here it is again. The Por 15 folks sell a product called Marine Clean that will clean off the sticky stuff. I used it in my 78 Argosy. You do have to rinse it with a damp cloth,, but it works absolutely. No waxing, no sticky, no fumes. I use it to clean the outside too. It's been two years and still no sticky.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:04 AM   #22
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The sticky is caused by the PVC degrading and the plasticizer used is spewing out because it is no longer compatible and is also degraded. You can clean it off with a variety of products but it will require some kind of sealer (coating) to prevent more coming to the surface and getting sticky again. The vinyl will shrink do the loss of plasitcizer leading to pulling loose from curved surfaces or distortion. No real cure for that one.
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:11 AM   #23
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Krud Kutter from the Wal Mart paint department takes the sticky off easily.

Follow up with Future Floor Acrylic to end the problem.
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:57 PM   #24
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sticky walls

My '89 Excella had sticky walls. I read all of the suggestions and chose that made by jdriver. I used Krud Kutter and you are right. I sprayed it on, waited a while and wiped it off. On a few spots I needed a couple of applications, but now the walls and ceiling are no longer sticky.

As to the cause, my wife agrees with others who wrote that it comes from nicotine and grease. The person from whom I bought the trailer smoked a pipe. He said that he only smoked it outside, but spraying on Krud Kutter resulted in amber colored residue pouring off the walls.

I have not applied the Future Floor Acrylic to the walls. I'm not that brave. But, if the stickiness comes back, I'll use Krud Kutter and then apply the floor finish.

Thanks to all for the great suggestions.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:14 PM   #25
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Thanks for the great suggestion. Mrs. HiHo is thrilled with the way this stuff cleans the interior. Old Carpet out, new flooring in - same old smell. All drapes washed, same old smell. All soft goods out and replaced, same old smell. Krud the walls and ceiling - SMELL GONE!

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Old 05-17-2009, 02:56 PM   #26
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We have sticky walls just in our kitchen. '86 international. They look really clean tho. I was told to try goebegone in a little spot. Did not work. Used Krud Kutter, that did not work. Tried just Dawn, that did not work either. Have not seen any other ideas. It is only on the wallpaper. Can anyone help? Also, what is a good thing to clean the rubber around the refrig door.
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:29 PM   #27
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our walls were sticky also with mildew and all kinds of dirt and krud. We used mister clean magic eraser. It worked great.

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Old 05-19-2009, 12:45 AM   #28
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This is a good thread and thanks for the tips. I don't have a problem with my trailer with sticky stuff but I do have it on some plastic coated Yakima products that sit in my storage shed the majority of the time.

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