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Old 04-19-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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cleaning product for shower and faucets

Faucets in bathroom have green crust, and shower keeps getting orange mold, what are best products to use on these.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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For the mold, spray some bleach on the shower. It will kill the mold.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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We routinely spray our shower stall down with a vinegar and water solution after we've taken our showers on top of cleaning it weekly. The green crust on your faucets is probably from mineral deposits. The best way to combat that would be with a filter and water softener system.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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I do this at home... and plan on doing it to the trailer when I get to that point.

Clean your shower with bleach spray (please wear a mask)... scrub it to very clean and rinse well. Then get some automotive glazing finish like Meguiars Mirror Glaze #6 Cleaner/Wax

Follow the instructions but avoid the floor for safety reasons. (unless you use a shower mat.

If you are concerned about how this might affect your shower or tub, test in a small inconspicuous area first.

The idea is to put a protective coating on the surface that will repel moisture, gunk and soap scum. I do this one my kitchen appliances and sinks occasionally too.

As for your Green stuff. I suspect is is more than minerals in the water. I think your finish has been compromised and the Green stuff is oxidation of the underlying metal (brass). I would remove the faucet, and take the faucet apart. clean the area well, then spray it with a few coats of clear spray paint. While you are at it, it couldn't hurt to replace any guts so the faucet works like new. OR.... just replace the entire faucet.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #5
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Green is the new orange?

What green?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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Get Clorox Bleach toilet bow cleaner. It comes in a quart squeeze bottle. It's a little thicker than their regular bleach. Let it sit around the faucet for a few minutes then use an old tooth brush and scrub the green away. Regular maintenance and the green will not come back. Use this also for the shower stall, glass, floor etc. This stuff really works. Now, instead of having to do this hassle with cleaning your shower all the time we found a trick that really works. We got a plastic shower curtain and drape it over the glass doors on the inside of the shower. To open the door you simply fold the curtain over the door to get in and pull it back after shutting the door. The plastic curtain completely covers the glass enclosure. After your shower you pull back from the door and exit then pulling the curtain back over the entire door again so it can dry evenly. Since doing this our shower doors have stayed in crystal condition. Once a month we douse the floor with the Clorox and then wash it drown the drain. The shower curtain did not take away from the decor of the bathroom because you can't even tell it's there. Instead of a clear glass shower stall....now it's a fogged glass shower stall. I love my showers and it's always been a bummer when their over I know I have to use a squeegee to clean the glass.
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We had the Vagabondwater whole house RO system in your 2006 rig. I loved it for the fresh tasting water. When we traded for the 2008 rig, wife said- "Call Frank (who owned Vagwater at the time) and order a new RO system for the new coach." She loved it for the squeaky clean rinse water for shower, dishes, etc. I use RO water from the tank to wash the coach which comes out spot free w/out drying. Shower & fixtures are like new.
Just a thought.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:24 AM   #8
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Gel gloss in bathroom and kitchen. We wipe the shower dry each time we use it, stays clean no mold or deposits
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Once you get the shower cleaned, be sure to use the vent fan frequently to help remove excess moisture from the bath area. CHBOONE's recommendation to wipe the shower down after use is a good one.
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Asked RV Detailer what he uses and he said Tilex w/Bleach; he uses it on TPO Rubber Roofs as well as bathroom shower etc. Went and got a couple of bottles and was amazed how well it works. Be careful to have old clothes on because the bleach once it gets on clothes it is all over. Used it to clean our shower looks like new.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #12
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Tilex or other bleach products used regularly will etch gelcoat & flexible roofing a little at a time. It does the same thing at a microscopic level to hard surfaces as it does to clothes (i.e. bleaches them). On soft surfaces it is more aggressive as can be seen on a t-shirt in just a few minutes.

The RV dealer is minimizing his labor for sure, but he's also eroding the surfaces he cleans. Since he doesn't plan on owning the rig very long, probably no more than one deep cleaning all around, no big deal to him. IIWMI'd avoid bleach unless I already have a stain problem, and I wouldn't use bleach except to kill the stain first time only. I'd never use it on rubber or TPO roof, you can't afford any more erosion of the surface than mother nature is going to impart.
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Thanks for the analysis Mike
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CLR works well ..dilute bleach spray or one of the commercial bathroom/restroom cleaners ..
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