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Old 10-08-2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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Cleaning up the caulking

I have just purchased a 1965 Overlander that is in pretty good shape and in need of a thorough cleaning, inside and out. What I would like some tips on is how to "attack" cleaning the caulk which has taken on a rather dark (ie: black) color. My quess that it is mold. Before I go down the road too far, get out the old toothbrush and comet, I thought I would ask the "experts" out there if anyone has found a good cleaning solution (no pun intended!) that would rid my trailer of this unsightly detail. The caulk actually is in pretty good shape and I don't feel needs replacing. I apologize if this question has been "around the block".. I'm rather new to the forums.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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I would not use an abrasive because of collateral damage to the aluminum. Check the ingrediants too..... Don't use an ammonia type cleaner. Bassically make sure it won't hurt the skin or you. Lots of discussion on cleaners here abouts....like in sticky interior walls. Have fun.
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I would not use an abrasive because of collateral damage to the aluminum. Check the ingrediants too..... Don't use an ammonia type cleaner. Bassically make sure it won't hurt the skin or you. Lots of discussion on cleaners here abouts....like in sticky interior walls. Have fun.
Thanks.. I'll be careful and check out more threads on the subject as I go.
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I have just purchased a 1965 Overlander that is in pretty good shape and in need of a thorough cleaning, inside and out. What I would like some tips on is how to "attack" cleaning the caulk which has taken on a rather dark (ie: black) color. My quess that it is mold. Before I go down the road too far, get out the old toothbrush and comet, I thought I would ask the "experts" out there if anyone has found a good cleaning solution (no pun intended!) that would rid my trailer of this unsightly detail. The caulk actually is in pretty good shape and I don't feel needs replacing. I apologize if this question has been "around the block".. I'm rather new to the forums.
Thanks a bunch..
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