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Old 12-10-2017, 12:58 PM   #15
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White Vingar and Baking Soda. If you can find Heinz Cleaning Vinegar, BUY IT! It’s 6% acid instead of only 5%. Doesn’t sound like a big difference, but when you are cleaning with it, there IS a difference.

Spray the vinegar on the shower, sprinkle baking soda, lean back and wait for the first fumes to subside. Then go to town with a folded cloth or sponge. Do not use a cheap cellulose sponge, (they begin falling to pieces fairly soon), use one of the cloth covered ones. I’ve been doing this since we got our Airstream. We both use showel gels, no soap. Does it look new? No, we have a 1988, we got it in 2014. But it is clean to the touch.

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Old 12-10-2017, 03:35 PM   #16
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Claening shower

I come from the bathroom renovation business. The best product I have ever seen to clean your shower, whether it is ABS, acrylic or gel gloss is a product
called Gel-Gloss.It is available at Home Depot. Don't get the product in a spray can. You will need some "elbow" grease"

It is a gel which you rub on like auto wax. Don't be afraid if you think it feels like a grit. The fine beads are beads of wax, which do the cleaning. When it drys a haze wipe it with a clean soft cloth. You will find that water beads up after you're done.

For years I have used it on boats trailers, shower & tub surrounds and it never ceases to amaze me.
I also used it to remove stubborn spots. They just take a little more "elbow grease".

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Old 12-10-2017, 06:06 PM   #17
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If you use bar soap, switch to a body wash.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:31 AM   #18
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There is a shower cleaning product in our trailer that came with the trailer.
We haven't used it.
The shower has remained clean and white just by wiping it down with the bath cloth after each shower.
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:58 AM   #19
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Found a Meyers product that looks promising

Hello, we’re waiting for our 26 RB to make its way out of production. In the mean time we found a mrs Meyers clean day product, baking soda cream cleaner, that might just fill the bill for a gentle scratch free clean. Just throwing this find out there. Perhaps someone has tried it already?

Staying busy preparing for the arrival day. So much fun.
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Old 12-18-2017, 11:19 AM   #20
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My shower is where my cat box lives. It is removed and the stall wiped down prior to taking a shower. Stall is then wiped down again removing all water. That keeps everything pretty clean. When I do actually clean it I use the same products I use at home. In addition I give all places where water accumulates a wash down with a mixture of bleach and water in a spray bottle. Seems to work keeping mold at bay.

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Old 12-18-2017, 11:57 AM   #21
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Lots of good ideas in this thread and I may try a some.
I have been using Pine Sol original formula after each camping trip. Start at the kitchen, vanity, shower and finally the toilet.
After each shower the wall are either squeegeed or wiped and followed up with a small fan. Things have stayed very clean and mold free.

On a side note what do you use for bare aluminum as I have installed some behind the kitchen counter for a different look?
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:04 PM   #22
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You would think Airstream would install something that wouldn’t be so hard to keep clean. Especially in a camping trailer. Ours is hard to keep clean also. Hate the fiberglass.
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:51 AM   #23
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follow up on cleaner

After having the 26 out for 3 months, I'm happy to report that the Mrs. Meyers clean day product, baking soda cream cleaner, worked great. With a cleaning once a week, the shower looks great. We even picked up the Meyers Vinegar cleaner for the roll up shower door. A light touch with a sponge and all is well.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:18 AM   #24
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Try Rainex! Works fantastic! Water sheds with no wiping.
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:42 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by aftermath View Post
Upon close inspection I see that the "pebbled" surface is starting to wear. I don't think this is just dirt.
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Same situation with our floor. The raised area has the gelcoat worn off and looks grey. I have not used any heavy abrasives, travel with the hand sprayer wrapped up well in a towel laying on the floor, and we don't get in the shower with sandy feet or anything else that should cause the wear.

I'm assuming the gelcoat is that thin. I might talk to our local fiberglass repair guy about recoating the floor.
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This is exactly what I thought about our shower floor but it was not the case. In our home, we have a Kohler shower with a fiberglass floor pan. Kohler recommends the ROG3 product linked below to clean the floor pan. Even with normal cleaning, including lots of hard scrubbing with a brush, it was getting dingy, so my wife bought the ROG3 and in 20 minutes the shower pan looked like new.

I've scrubbed the heck out of the AS shower floor and just assumed it was the fiberglass wearing, and perhaps the previous owner had stored stuff in the shower while travelling. I figured it couldn't hurt to try ROG3 in the AS shower, and can report it had the exact same results. The shower looks like new.

The instructions tell you to spray on the first cleaner wait 10 minutes and very lightly scrub and rinse, at which point the shower looked almost perfect. Then apply the second cleaner, wait 5 minutes and lightly scrub again. I should have taken pictures, it was impressive.

It's not cheap, but worth it IMO.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:10 PM   #26
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I wash down the shower w pine sol (prefer the lemon scent) every time we leave a site. Its part of my "clean sweep" as we ready to move. Regular air conditioning screen cleaning is important too. Our new air conditioner was quickly clogged when we were in the dusty west.
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:04 PM   #27
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Shower Cleaning Product Recommendation

Best shower cleaner I've ever used is homemade - one part Dawn and one part white vinegar. Makes shower cleaning almost effortless. Use less Dawn if your shower is not particularly dirty. Put into a good spray bottle; spray on, let stand briefly, and wipe with your choice of sponge, rag, etc

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