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Old 09-02-2016, 09:30 PM   #1
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Anyone seen this kind of damage?

Good evening,

Saw this nausea inducing sight under the rubber mat I'd been using in our 2016 AI. Any suggestions for a fix or am I looking at living with this?

Thanks in advance for suggestions!Click image for larger version

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Old 09-02-2016, 09:53 PM   #2
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I had the same issue with my Bambi II. Sand and dirt gets under the mat. Acts like sand paper. Clean it the best you can, wax and do not us rubber backed rags. Frequently remove and clean under any rugs.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:59 PM   #3
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I do not know if the flooring in the AS has any poiyurethane-finish on it but I have had success in my home with a polyurethane finished wood floor in fixing such damage using a Minwax Hardwood floor Reviver product. It was pretty easy to use. Might be worth a try. HomeDepot carries a couple of other similar products.
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:00 AM   #4
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Appreciate the help! Thanks.
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Appreciate the help! Thanks.
some clear coats are water based now days. If moisture gets trapped under it will fog out like that if thats what I'm seeing.
My coffee table does that with alcohol. If I use a wax such as pledge it eventually comes back to clear.
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Toung Oil. It will displace any water or condensation. Apply, rub like hell, let dry. Do not cover with any thing till dry.

That is deck flooring (land yahat) flooring. Does not like being covered.

Try a small area first to see if you like it first.

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Old 09-03-2016, 04:48 PM   #7
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floor damage

Spread mayonnaise over the affected area. Let it sit 24 hours and then wipe it up. The haze should disappear.

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"Airstream Vinyl Flooring Teak Wood Plank Style. This high quality vinyl flooring used by Airstream in Land Yacht and Interstate Motorhome".

I spoke with an A/S dealer who used the wrong type of entry mat and had to deeply discount the trailer because of resulting discoloration of the vinyl flooring.

Our new 2017 International Serenity has vinyl flooring. I'd like to know what floor mats are safe and which to avoid.

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Old 09-03-2016, 11:27 PM   #9
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Thanks for the tips. Going to hit it with the Toung oil tomorrow. You guys rock!
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N.B. It's spelled "Tung"

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Tung oil is normally intended for wood.

Fantastic that it also benefits non-porous vinyl.
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I would air dry a few days.. any oil or such will make the problem worst I fear.
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Thanks for the tips. Going to hit it with the Toung oil tomorrow. You guys rock!
I think people have given you advice assuming that your floor is real wood.

I don't think tung oil is appropriate for your synthetic flooring. It might even harm it.

I suggest you talk to the flooring manufacturer before trying anything, or you may make the problem worse.
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For our new Serenity with comfort flooring, I'll most likely avoid non-porous mats that tend to trap moisture.

I'm suspicious of the closed back Airstream door mat that could trap moisture and quite possibly cause an adverse reaction with the vinyl flooring.
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