Originally Posted by Nellie
... the plastic has become rough and pitted ... moss and green slime grows on everything unprotected- I am hoping to prevent this (or at least slow it down). Any suggestions? ...
Have you checked your axles? They're probably worn out. Worn axles will vibrate air molecules against the plastic and allow it to pit.
New axles will raise the height of your Airstream to an altitude where algae won't grow. There's a vendor on this forum that has a guide for checking axles, but he rarely posts the link to the guide.
I'm joking, of course. But here lately it seems that EVERYTHING gets blamed on on old axles.
Having repaired an algae-covered, pitted shroud
, I know what you are faced with. You can clean it up with Clorox and then repair it, or you can buy a new one.
InlandRV.com sells new ones.