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Old 01-13-2017, 08:46 AM   #1
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How to clean water stains on the overhead

I have a 2000 Tradewinds with water stains above the bed and above the kitchen. Leaks are fixed as I have a brand new roof, new a/c's, power vents, solar panels, in motion satellite etc. Basically everything up top is new.

How do I go about getting the unsightly water stains out of the ceiling fabric??

Thanks for suggestions

Thomas
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I've not done this and won't pretend I have. However, apparently you can paint the fabric with a paint product made for fabric. You can find the thread I found on doing this here - click me.

Also, I cleaned a small stain above my driver cockpit with Oxyclean. Make sure you use a strong enough mixture, I used one cup for a gallon of water. Make sure you drape things with plastic before doing this as I found out the hard way that it streaks other surfaces.
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I had soot stains on my ceiling, from a faulty exhaust system, since replaced. I used an upholstery cleaner containing oxyclean in a spray can micoefiber towel and a small shop vac, the results were very good.
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We mixed a 50-50 bleach/water solution in a spray bottle. Cover below with a tarp or something. Spray generously. Leave alone. Do not dab or scrub..or anything. Come back 12-24 hours later and see what's what. Repeat if necessary. Is your ceiling Ozite or similar spelling ?
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I used my carpet cleaner and oxyclean/water spray bottle. Removed all the stains.
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I used a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water and it cleaned the fabric really well.
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I have a 2000 Tradewinds with water stains above the bed and above the kitchen. Leaks are fixed as I have a brand new roof, new a/c's, power vents, solar panels, in motion satellite etc. Basically everything up top is new.

How do I go about getting the unsightly water stains out of the ceiling fabric??

Thanks for suggestions

Thomas
I used the hose attachment on my Bissell Pro Heat with some of the cleaners that came with it... Bissell Pre treatment stain remover & Bissell Professional Deep Cleaning solution. Not even a hint of the stain is left. Was horrified when I went into the coach & saw the stain, didn't think it would come out. Ours was fresh though, might have made the difference.
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Woolite

You can buy two stain removers both from Lowe's one ZEP and other is Woolite for tough stains both have XOYDEEP clean, Just spray it on and let it set no need to bush it as it will pull the clean fabric and looks bad. I used on my 2004 Sea Breeze looks like a new ceiling now. You may need to use it a couple of times but it will do the job. Oh hope you had your A/C gaskets replaced.
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