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beverlto

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My 2006 Winnebago Outlook is great in many ways - but not so great on the details. We bought it two years old from an RV dealer who planned to use it as a rental but never set up a rental department. It was a great deal with very few miles on it.

Flash forward a couple of years and even though I've maintained the motorhome, I've still had to deal with multiple small water leaks. Last summer I finally put a stop to them by fully resealing all the roof penetrations. That did the trick, but now I'm trying to clean up the water stains from the fabric ceiling.

I've tried Spot Shot, Woolite spray foam, a watered-down bleach mixture (suggested on another forum) and Oxyclean pet stain remover. Not only do the stains look bad, but they'll reduce the value of the rig if I try to sell it later on. Has anyone had success in removing them?

Someone mentioned a cleaner like "Woolite Maximum Strength Oxyclean Pet Stain Formula". (The exact name got away from me.) I found it online about a year ago, but it was about $35 per bottle - not available at your neighborhood grocery store. That was a steep price to pay for something that "should work". Has it worked for anyone?

Any help is appreciated!


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Posted: 01/20/18 01:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get yourself some 30% hydrogen peroxide and a spray bottle and spray the stains. Be sure to have eye protection and rubber gloves, as the stuff is pretty hard on the skin and don't breath in the spray.

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Posted: 01/20/18 01:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i have had fair luck with the Awesome Brand OF "Oxygen Orange"
dampen spot with wet cloth
spray 'OO' rub in with damp cloth
blot up with dry cloth, repeat


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If the ceiling is covered with that kind of fabric.

I have had great luck with Folex,on my ceilings just spray it on and BLOT don't rub,you will be amazed at how it lifts out the stains.

It may take more than one application but it took out all of my stains.
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You can get it at most big box home improvement stores or Amazon check out the reviews and pictures.


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My "go to" for ceiling "mouse fur" water stains is Clorox general purpose spray cleaner. If your ceiling isn't very close to white, test it in an obscure area first of course.


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I had to pull down the front 4 feet of the Ozite in the Sahara to re-attached it. While it was down, I hit it with Clorox cleaner with bleach. Like new.

The trouble is if you bleach it in place, it will stain from the glue. Google "cleaning Ozite". A few days' reading.


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If the liner is the rug-looking fabric, spray an oxyclean/hot water mix on the ceiling, then use a carpet cleaner extractor wand to suck out the liquid.


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IAMICHABOD wrote:

If the ceiling is covered with that kind of fabric.

I have had great luck with Folex,on my ceilings just spray it on and BLOT don't rub,you will be amazed at how it lifts out the stains.

It may take more than one application but it took out all of my stains.
[image]
You can get it at most big box home improvement stores or Amazon check out the reviews and pictures.


This ^^^
Worked for me.
Spray liberally and blot, don’t rub. Your triceps will get a workout.

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What worked best for me, and I have tried various 'prepared' products like oxyclean, awesome, various carpet cleaners etc. was a 25/75 mix of bleach and water in a spray bottle. I cover the area below with a tarp, spray it on and let it dry. Stains are gone. No rubbing. Next time though I might try Folex.


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You all might think I am crazy, but here goes. In a past life I have improved worn out automotive carpets by spray painting them. White spray paint will do wonders on fabric ceiling coverings. Just be careful of over spray.

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