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Old 04-10-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Mold Advice

Hi, we've started our restoration on a 1967 International Overlander Land Yacht. We wanted to keep it as original as possible, but it seems it might not be a great idea. We removed the kitchen area and have found black and white mold in the shelves and on the wood. Whatever was touching the floor has partially rotted due to age, not water damage per se- but we need to know: is it ok to use respirators and treat the mold, then sand it down? Or should we get rid of everything that has mold on it and custom rebuild? thank you!

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Old 04-10-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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I assume you know the importance of the frame/floor/shell interface.

From what you are describing I suspect that you need to find a knowledgeable volunteer/mentor to guide you on a proper investigation of floor rot and the stability of the floor that is located between the shell and the frame.

Depending on what is found, the mold may be a moot point.


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Old 04-10-2014, 11:42 PM   #3
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Yep! I'm totally new. We've had our Airstream for a year- but have finally decided that lipstick fixes won't suffice and we're doing a complete teardown. The mold was on the shelves and paneling part of the kitchen- not the floors itself. We're taking it down to the frame, but was hoping to restore most of the original fixtures. I just wasn't expecting all of this mold! It was tucked away, not too visible. What do you think?
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:16 PM   #4
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I don't want to minimize this but getting rid if mold begins with getting rid of dampness. Treat it with a solution o bleach water - than find out where the water is coming from.

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