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Old 09-01-2003, 03:49 PM   #1
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Sticky walls

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 09-01-2003, 06:40 PM   #2
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sticky walls

good question!! I've been tackling that issue myself....I thought it must have been the previous owner's mess. The sticky stuff is all over our motor home.
1981 Excella MH. What's a good cleaner for plastic?
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Don't know if your 80's trailers are like the 70's but this idea worked for me....

New interior for $5
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My wife used Dow bathroom cleaner with great success on our 1977 31' airstream.
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Old 09-01-2003, 08:27 PM   #5
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Safari Tim,

Our problem is on the plastic coated woodgrain aluminum in our '78 MH.

Did you clean the sticky mess off the walls before using the Future?

How long ago did you do it?

How is it holding up?
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Old 09-01-2003, 09:07 PM   #6
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What I think doesn't work

For what its worth. I didn't notice the stickiness until after we cleaned with 409. For starters I would say to avoid that.
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No, I could not get it clean enough. So I just went over it with the floor wax.

It was last year and still working well.

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Safari Tim,

Our problem is on the plastic coated woodgrain aluminum in our '78 MH.

Did you clean the sticky mess off the walls before using the Future?

How long ago did you do it?

How is it holding up?
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are the walls that are sticky bare wood or do they have wallpaper on them. If they are bare it could be the left over residue from wallpaper that has been removed.
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Greg, no its the walls and only the walls. no other surfaces have this sticky film stuff on them.
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Human respiration and cooler aluminum walls equal condinsation and of course the organsms that grow in abunance....Use KRUD-CUTTER rinse with water....done!....geof-Near Cincinnati
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geof, I have seen a reference to "Crud Cutter" before, most likely here in the forums, but I do not recall ever seeing it in a store.
Where could I get it from?
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Most paint supply stores have it in stock or www.krudcutter.com....they have an 800 number also...geof
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You've probably solved your sticky problem by now, just thought I would add a comment for anyone else who might have the same problem. I've been searching about it after talking with my parents whose 1958 Caravanner accordion dividers are sticky as well as their later model wood grain refrigerator door. It reminded me of the vinyl sleeves of my high school letter jacket which. I graduated in 1991 and the jacket has been hanging in a closet ever since. After my brother discovered his had become horribly sticky, I went home and dug mine out and it was awful. It's something about material itself, the plasticizer in the vinyl separating out and coming to the surface rather than cooking residues or other things that need to be cleaned off.

Searching Google shows that the same problem apparently plaques the faces of old barbies and other dolls and they recommend a couple of plastic cleaners such as this one for this specific vinyl problem:

http://www.prillycharmin.com/restore...ic_cleaner.htm

and another called 9-1-1 or something

I haven't tried them yet, just thought I would pass it along

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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
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