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Old 08-08-2015, 05:29 PM   #1
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Walls and Ceiling Cleaning

We have a 2000 Bambi with greyish/white carpet like stuff on the walls and ceiling. It is looking pretty dingy, with grime and water stains. Has anyone been successful at cleaning this fabric?

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Old 08-08-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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I use a commercial cleaner Company Stanley Steamer. It was painless and the job was great.
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Old 08-08-2015, 06:31 PM   #3
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I used Oxiclean. Seemed to work about 50/50. I also need to have my house carpets cleaned. Might give Stanley Steamer a call and get both done professionally.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:36 PM   #4
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What if you don't like the stuff?

What can you do if that fuzzy carpet stuff is something you don't like? Is it removable? Can you cover it with something, or do you have to live with it? We just got our 1999 27' Safari and are just starting the project of sprucing it up a bit.
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We have the same "FUR" in our 98 Bambi. Our carpet cleaner guys cleaned the FUR as they would office parttions and it was amazing how clean and nice the inside is now
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:38 AM   #6
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We love our "mouse fur", it acts as an insulator and sound absorber but the black spots are a pain.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:59 AM   #7
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Hi from AZ. . . 'ditto' on Stanley Steemer, we do NOT like 'mouse fur' I think it's actually called Ozite. . . ! Annual S Steemer call helps tho. . . regards, Craig
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Mouse fur

We are going to try the Stanley Steamer route and let you know how it turns out. I get the insulation factor but it will be interesting to see how much dog fur will get permanently woven into the mouse fur😱
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Old 10-31-2015, 01:44 PM   #9
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Mouse fur saga

We called Stanley steamer and they wouldn't touch it. So we vacuumed it and used the upholstery brush attachment from our carpet cleaner on it, and tried not to get it too wet. It looks a bit better but of course the grey aluminum dust isn,t coming out.
I also have to say welcome to the airstream world for us, guess what we found under the carpet in the rear? But at least the metal frame is good, minimal rust (no idea why picture is upside down on preview)
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Ozite, hull liner, head liner, mouse fur, whatever you'd like to call it - it's polyester fiber.

woolite spray carpet cleaner, a bucket of water and a brush, and an old wet / dry vacuum worked well for us in our 2002 Safari 25C.

though, using a commercial cleaning service sounds really good, too!



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We called Stanley steamer and they wouldn't touch it. So we vacuumed it and used the upholstery brush attachment from our carpet cleaner on it, and tried not to get it too wet. It looks a bit better but of course the grey aluminum dust isn,t coming out.

I also have to say welcome to the airstream world for us, guess what we found under the carpet in the rear? But at least the metal frame is good, minimal rust (no idea why picture is upside down on preview)

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I clean my car upholstery and carpet with a Bissell Little Green machine loaded with a 50/50 water and Simple Green mix. It really pulls out the dirt. The water ends up black. I wouldn't hesitate to clean the mouse fur the same way.
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We used oxyclean on ours when it had a very slight stain from a small water leak at one window - it did the trick.

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Thanks everyone for the great input.
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We used Stanley and his steam and it looks a lot better.
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Mouse fur glued to walls?

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Ozite, hull liner, head liner, mouse fur, whatever you'd like to call it - it's polyester fiber.

woolite spray carpet cleaner, a bucket of water and a brush, and an old wet / dry vacuum worked well for us in our 2002 Safari 25C.

though, using a commercial cleaning service sounds really good, too!



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How is the "mouse fur", etc. etc. attached to the walls? We have used our Hoover carpet cleaner with the upholstery attachment with fair results though was afraid to overdo it as wasn't sure if the fabric was glued on and we would soften the glue causing it to fail. We have a 1997 25' Safari. Thanks!
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On my rig it is glued on. Be careful. Mine is starting to release in some areas.
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Airstream used a variant of high temperature contact cement. Be careful not to use any solvent based cleaners as they will delaminate the old glue quickly.

I recommend a product named FOLEX Professional Carpet Cleaner. It lifts stains off easily, works better than any other cleaner I used over 10 years, and is not harmful to the "fur" or you. FOLEX is available at Bed Bath & Beyond in big bottles (vacuum cleaner isle) and I saw the small bottles at Home Depot yesterday (cleaning products isle).

Should you continue to experience glue release with age, the remedy is simple but arduous. Removal is as easy as just pulling an edge after time. I posted a link (below) to show how the surface appears once the fur is removed. The glue crystallizes where it gets hot enough and can be seen as gold/bronze areas in my pictures.

I chose to put up new material since cleaning and polishing the aluminum was more effort than I wanted to tackle. It makes a nice look and does not collect the dust and odors the carpet fibers inevitably trap.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f7/r...ml#post1699475

If you have access to a carpet cleaner with the furniture attachment, it is the best way to maintain your 'fur' long term. Use the upholstery attachment just like you would on fabric chairs, couch, et al. Just be careful not to use more than warm water. The 'steam' cleaning route can cause more glue delamination on older glue.
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Ditto the Bissell. I have the small portable Spot Clean Pro. Works like a champ on everything from carpet to upholstery. I'm at the end stage of gutting my new acquisition, 1999 25 Safari. All the carpet is finally out. As soon as the vinyl ceilings are cleaned I'm attacking the mouse fur with the Bissell monster. I'm expecting the usual excellent results from that little monster.
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