mould /mildew

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 22:44
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hi all
needing some ideas on what to use to remove mould and mildew from the canvas on my camper
to bleach or not to bleach ???
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 23:17

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 23:17
Try a forum search, it was discussed at length very recently.
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 23:41

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 23:41
Vinegar, then wash with clean water.
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Reply By: _gmd_pps - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 00:44

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 00:44
Bleach
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Reply By: cYc - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 06:15

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 06:15
Apparently a teaspoon of oil of cloves in a smallish trigger pump bottle is the go bleach doesn't kill the spaws of the mould.

All the best Eric

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Reply By: Ircon - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 12:16

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 12:16
Give some consideration to "Wet and Forget"
www.wetandforget.com.au
I have no connection with this company but I am a very satisfied user.

Regards,

Rosscoe
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 13:39

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 13:39
Surely bleach will leave a colourless patch on the canvas where you have applied it .
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Jim from Best Off Road - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 14:00

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 14:00
Agree, and bleach actually rots/eats into canvas.

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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 17:47

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 17:47
Asked the same question here a while ago and was told water and nothing else , was amazed to see it worked no kiddin'
regards,
Dave
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 18:13

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 18:13
Hello, Have a look at thread 54080. I am not sure if your problem was covered there by a very competenrt person ( BR) on the subject of care of canvas etc.
I am a commercial cleaner & would not use bleach for quids on any fabric. Sure it will clean up mould etc. but I dread to think of the later consequences.
We have a 98 model caravan with a roll out awning. The whole shebang was starting to look a little tired. We asked our local Jayco dealer what they use to make traded vans on display look all nice & shiny & clean, including pop up fabric & awnings. They told us to simply use truck wash. We did & we were more than impressed with the results. But we did not have any Mould or mildew to deal with. Cheers.
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Reply By: Blueheeler - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 19:31

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 19:31
Giday ??, you used to be able to get Blackmores? Mould remover & Canvas fixer, eg:- brush on remover sit & then hose off, allow to dry & apply fixer. it was a great product back in the 80.s anyway
good luck... Bobcat
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:16

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:16
Check out threads
54188, and
54080.

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Reply By: geriatricgypsy - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:53

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:53
we usually use truck wash as well and found it works well on our caravan and roll out awing but heard someone say that nappysan works a treat.....guess what we now use and found its a great cleaner ...makes everything look new....so now we use nappysan....we are using the one we bought in aldi's .....no i dont work for aldi's but am a fan of the chain.......Geri
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Follow Up By: PradOz - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:04

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:04
have you used the nappysan on the canvas? if so what areas - annexe roof? walls? camper walls? After checking with around five annexe manufacturers i was told to only use water on annexe roof etc and warned to be careful what to use on walls.

i used the following cleaner i bought at a 4wd show at rosehill nsw and it was quite good.

Full Timer's RV Awning Cleaner - specifically engineered to remove mould, mildew, dirt tree sap and road grime from vinyl, nylon, acrylic and fabric awnings. Following website www.camco.net is on the bottle

cheers mick
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Follow Up By: geriatricgypsy - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 20:41

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 20:41
Mick..we have a roll out awning and ive used it on that only and the caravan of course...never had canvas to try it on....didnt seem to do anything but clean the rollout awning..the roll out awing is some sortof plastic/vinyl(whatever rollout awnings are made from?)......Geri
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