Originally Posted by Phil/Edee
... wonder how much work it would be to remove and reline the walls??? The POs had a leak that led to mildew...
got a picture of the issue?
generally mildew will NOT form on ozite.
the polypropylene fibers don't hold odors or grow things, at least that's the theory...
what does happen is, a water leak will bring black stuff to the surface, that looks like mildew, but isn't.
the black stuff is a byproduct of alum-on-alum, mixed with dirt and rivet dust...
even without water leaks the black stuff can creep to the surface (for example VACUUMing the walls will do it) of the ozite.
to reduce the chance of this happening again, first find and correct the leaks...
then after removing the old mouse fur, replace ALL loose, or missing rivets on the inner skin.
then tape over ALL the panel seams, edges and overlaps....
then spray up the new mouse fur and walls with 3m spray adhesive, and apply the mouse fur somewhat like wall paper.
while time consuming the process isn't that hard.
it's wise to practice on some loose slab of aluminum, tweaking the amount of glue to apply and the rolling process for the fur...
i suspect someone has posted a 'how to' on this and there are many other threads on the black stuff not being mold.
airhog1 posted pics of mushrooms growing on a/s carpet last week, so anything is possible.