Need Advise On How To Clean My Pop-up Camper Material


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Old 07-25-06, 12:25 PM
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Unhappy Need Advise On How To Clean My Pop-up Camper Material

HELP...... I HAVE MOLD ON THE MATERIAL OF A POP-UP CAMPER THAT WE JUST PURCHASED USED. I NEED TO CLEAN IT WELL BEFORE WE GO ON VACATION SO THAT I MAY BREATHE IN IT! ANY SUGGESTION WITH WHAT TO USE?
 
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Old 07-25-06, 03:33 PM
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Welcome to the DIY forums shaneo6


Here is a link that will help you:

http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/yf/home/ae1202w.htm

Here's some more info:

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/moldcleanupmethods

Please read thoroughly as it is important you follow each step.
 
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Old 07-25-06, 08:04 PM
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If material is canvas, bleach/water solution may take a toll on dye. Mold/mildew stains are next to impossible to remove from fabric. Wash with a solution of 1/2 cup Lysol concentrate to a gallon of hot water to disinfect. Rinse with a solution of 1 cup lemon juice and 1 cup salt to a gallon of hot water and air dry in sun to help lighten stains. There are commercial tent and camping gear cleaners available that are touted to remove tough stains. After canvas is clean and dry, treat with water-repellent. Never store canvas wet. Allow to air dry before putting in storage position to prevent mildew. Keeping canvas clean and dry tends to help prevent mold and mildew.

If material is vinyl, bleach/water solution or Lysol can be used. Again, stains tend to be impossible to remove. Rinsing with lemon juice and salt water solution and air drying in sun may lighten stains.
 
 

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