Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Bigfoot carpeted ceilings -clean, remove, cover?
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Bigfoot carpeted ceilings -clean, remove, cover?

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
TCdude

Minneapolis, Mn

New Member

Joined: 02/18/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/23/20 11:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any Bigfoot owners out there had to wash their ceilings or remove the carpet on the ceiling or even cover the carpet on the ceiling. My 1997 2500 has some stains around a leaky ac and random dirt marks and I'm not sure what's the best process to clean or cover up. I plan to remodel the whole camper at some point so I'm open to tearing it all out if that is even an option, but for now what products or process do you do to remove stains from ceiling carpet.

thanks for your time!


02 GMC 3500 Auto DRW RWD 4.10
2003 Lance 1130 - ROTTEN and Gone
1997 Bigfoot 10.6

joerg68

St. Ingbert, Germany

Senior Member

Joined: 02/27/2009

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/23/20 11:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Steam cleaner? Talk to a car detailer, they may have an idea.


2014 Ford F350 XLT 6.2 SCLB + 2017 Northstar Arrow


bigfootgrey

Connecticut

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/23/20 12:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mold and Mildew Stain Remover by Zep works well but it has a strong odor that takes a few days to dissipate after use


2011 Ford F-350 PSD SC DRW
2008 Bigfoot 25C-10.4E
Firestone airbags - torklift stable-loads,fastguns,Talons Rancho rs 9000XL’s. 2015 Lund Alaskan 1600 tiller.

JD5150

Anywhere

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2009

View Profile



Posted: 06/23/20 12:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will use 1/4 white vinegar to 3/4 warm water. Put it on a white towel and blot the areas. you can spray it on but if its like car headliner you don't want to get it to wet.

I clean carpets and do flood work and sometimes have to take browning off of carpet from water damage and we use Fiber Rinse which is an acid and so is white vinegar. What you are trying to do is neutralize alkalinity and residue.
Hope that helps. If not you can call any carpet cleaning supply store and ask them to direct you to the right chemical but I would try the white vinegar first.

Yeti plus

S.W. Ontario

Senior Member

Joined: 08/22/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/23/20 12:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought our camper from a rental fleet. When I went to pick it up they loaded it on the truck and took it inside the shop. Their cleaning lady then spent 5 hours cleaning the camper, while the mechanics installed the tie downs, etc. She had a commercial grade steam cleaner and the entire ceiling felt slightly damp afterwards, so I assume she steam cleaned the ceiling as there isn't a lot of anything else to steam clean.
I would take it to a reputable carpet cleaner and let them handle it.I have had a bad experience trying to use a rented steam cleaner on a too dirty carpet that never looked right even after 2 steam cleanings.
The carpet is glued to a thin plywood, which is glued to the white bead board insulation, so removal and install of something different might be a challenge.
Good luck with your decision.


2014 Chevrolet 3500 CC 4X4 Duramax, Tork Lift Tiedowns, TorkLift Fastguns, Superhitch and supertruss
2009 Jayco 213
2008 Bigfoot 25C9.4

Z-Peller

Oceanside BC

Senior Member

Joined: 07/12/2003

View Profile



Posted: 06/23/20 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wouldn't be in a big hurry to steam clean. Material is glued to Luan with contact cement.
On my 2002 BF I washed the roof one time without having a vent completely shut by accident and shot water down the vent. It caused a lot of brown staining a couple of inches out from vent trim on inside ceiling. I'm pretty sure the brown stains bled thru from the wet Luan wood...
I left it for months trying to figure out what I should do, then wife said maybe try using Oxi-Clean laundry stain remover on it. I pulled the plastic trim off then used an Oxi-Clean spray bottle to wet material, then right away used a small sponge to work it so I wouldn't pull loops out of the fuzzy material like a brush might. I had my wet/dry shop vac there too and sucked the cleaner out of the material after working it. I went over it twice and later when it dried completely there was no trace of a stain or that the area of fuzzy stuff had been worked on...only thing I would be careful about is if the whole ceiling is too dirty then the cleaned area might show as a whiter patch.


Bill..
2017 Bigfoot 10.4 camper...2016 GMC 3500 4x4 Xcab Duramax Dually...

54suds

adk mts.

Senior Member

Joined: 10/21/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/23/20 07:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1 look (google)up marine head liner !!
2 purchase "insta gone " it will remove your stains
3. re seal ac


2017 Chev ltz double cab,drw,4x/torklift tdn's,30k super hitch 36" extention
1999 Bigfoot 1011

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Bigfoot carpeted ceilings -clean, remove, cover?
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.