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Old 06-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Icky Vinyl Walls

Just started the resurrection of my 72 Overlander. I'm taking all the original out of inside, so if you wanna call dibs let me know, (take advantage and please don't scold me). So I have that yucky vinyl skin patched and repatched, super uneven, all over the interior. I was told that it's super hard to replace, but I'm rewiring and re-insulating anyway. What should I do about the walls once we're wired up and filled in? Should I put up another vinyl skin? Is there another material I should use that would bend around the dome and stretch? How hard is it to find that vinyl and/or put it up?
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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The vinyl is bonded to the aluminum "skins" In my 73 overlander I used 409 to scrub clean my walls. One of the nice things that I noticed was that it took away the sticky and it has not come back. Good luck.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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I used " Simple Green" full strength spray mode. Rinsed with clean water. It looks almost new.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:54 AM   #4
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We used Krud Kutter to clean the accumulation off the wall, then after it dried gave it a light wash down with a diluted bleach and water solution. After that has completely dried you want to wax the walls with Furtura floor wax for the laminate floors (I think that is what is).

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Old 06-06-2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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I second the Krudkutter. It smells good, isn't toxic and cleans really well. It's amazing what it will remove, especially if you give it some time to soak. One of Betty's P.O.s was a smoker and the difference in the walls after cleaning is impressive. I used terry cloth rags and a fair amount of elbow grease with a a wipe down afterwards using a sponge and warm water. Hadn't thought to wax...good idea, Aaron!

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Old 06-06-2012, 06:58 AM   #6
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I swear by Super Clean for washing the walls. Dirt, smoke and grease just melt away! You can find it in the automotive section at most store. The best way to get rid of the stickyness is to use a no wax floor polish like Mop and Glo or Future after cleaning.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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Spray-nine did an amazing job of cleaning the vinyl. Small scrub brush and an old tooth brush for getting in the nooks & crannies.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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The only thing that seamed to work on mine was bleach spray. I have been hesitant to do this on the ceiling because of the danger of bleaching fabrics that I don't want bleached. I have used 409 and lyson wipes and those don't seem to work but the bleach did.

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