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Old 04-04-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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grease reapearing on walls?

I have tried looking if tis subject was covered in the past but with no success. I you ow a thread which has, please direct me.

I have trouble cleaning the walls of my 80 caravelle properly. That is, when I have cleaned it with a sugar soap used by painters, it seems okay, but than after a week of camping with a bit of cooking it comes back.

Could it be that the walls are sweating grease (cant imagine they are not porous are they?), or does the soap make the walls extra adherent to anything in the air?

Is there another degreasing agent which has better lomg term results?


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Old 04-04-2011, 06:34 AM   #2
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I had the same trouble with a '75 that we had, and 409 seemed to work pretty good for me.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:34 AM   #3
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I use Gojo, a mechanic's hand cleaner. Just wipe on, wipe off, and I do a rinse with clean water. Very easy and not much rubbing, though it takes time to do the whole interior.

This is usually a once a year thing for me, though we don't live in our trailer full time. If the air conditioner is running while cooking, grease and smoke seems to get everywhere, even if the range hood is running. Often the range hood is not running since it is really loud.

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:09 AM   #4
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What works for me is Krud Cutter. Get it at Lowes or Walmart. I use the Krud cutter, then a little water with Simple Green, and a dry cloth. Only thing I have found that cuts the sticky off the walls. On my 2 older Airstreams the interior walls were like fly paper until the Krud cutter.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:20 AM   #5
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What workd great to keep the sticky stuff from reappearing, is to coat the walls with "FUTURE" floor acrylic.

Clean the walls very well and the apply 2 coats of the acrylic.

You will be amazed as to how much it also brightens the interior.

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:14 AM   #6
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I used Krud Kutter on my walls. It has been suggested that once cleaned, if you apply a thin coat of Future floor wax, that will seal the skin and prevent the "stick" from reappearing. I have not tried that.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:02 AM   #7
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Dollar Tree product called 'Outdoor Furniture Cleaner' worked great for me.
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