Red Centre dirt removal

Submitted: Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 15:48
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Any suggestions as to how to clean the Central Aust red dirt from the framework of our camper trailer? Also any suggestions as to how to clean the same from the canvas of the trailer as we have been told not to use soap as it removes the waterproofing?
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 16:09

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 16:09
m.j.,

Get some Chemtech CT-18Truckwash, and a small garden pressure sprayer.

Make a solution 1 to 10 of CT-18 and water, spray onto chassis, and leave for few hours, or overnight. Wash off with Gerni or similar high pressure cleaner. Showroom shine.

Can't help you with the canvas. Elbow grease, and bristle brush?

Bob.
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Follow Up By: Fab72 - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 17:49

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 17:49
As above. Another thing I usually do to my fourbie is to run the garden hose and sprinkler under the car/van/trailer, slowly dragging it out every 15 minutes or so until it's clean.

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Follow Up By: Rockape - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 12:43

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 12:43
Another one for CT18.
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Reply By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 19:08

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 19:08
I have recently had success in removing old ingrained Pilbara dirt from the van using what is now my favourite cleaning medium.It is a white sponge like block-can get at Coles /Woolies etc but much cheaper BigW or cheappy stores.Called eraser or something similar.It's just amazing-removes the tannin stains from tea cups with ease and no hard scrubbing reqd.I thought the fibre glass pop top on my van was cream.After a rub over with the magic white sponge block found it was white after all.It just acts like a dirt magnet-wipe and rinse and continue on.A gentle wipe of the pop top canvas had amazing results..It's the bee's knees on glass tiles and stainless steel as well.Give it a try and lets know what you think
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 20:53

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 20:53
Goooday M,J . If you mean the red stain left for central aust ... It will still be there when hell freezers over ..... but you could look at this ....

shannon lush

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Reply By: braggy - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 11:28

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 11:28
Chemtech BLITZ, spray on, hi pressure off, comes up like new
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Reply By: Member - John and Regina M - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 11:41

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 11:41
Why not leave it there???
Shows it's actually used to do what it was designed to do.

And trying to get it looking like new would waste my time, money and water.

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Follow Up By: CSeaJay - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 16:05

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 16:05
Yes, leaving it there gives it character!!
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Reply By: m.j. - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 19:23

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 19:23
Thanks to all for your suggestions. It seems the Chemtech wash is the go for the bodywork. We will purchase an eraser block when we next go into town and give it a try. Our concern is will we remove the waterproofing of the canvas with the rubbing so will test it on a hidden area first.
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Reply By: Pushy - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 08:53

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 08:53
m.j.,

As for the canvas I think Shannon Lush recommends applying really salty water, let dry and lightly broom off.
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Reply By: BigPixie - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 18:40

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 18:40
Just leave the dirt where it is and in a couple of years time it will be a reminder of a great trip
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