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Old 10-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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Anybody have a good way to get mold off the exterior paint. Black streak remover isn't doing so much for it. What's safe on our Winnebago paint?
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Are you sure it is mold and not small specks of tree sap that are dirty and look like mold?
If it is tree sap, isopropyl alcohol will remove many kinds. It is especially effective on pine tree sap.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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Are you sure it is mold and not small specks of tree sap that are dirty and look like mold?
If it is tree sap, isopropyl alcohol will remove many kinds. It is especially effective on pine tree sap.
I live in Florida, there was no tree over it, I'm sure. Now how do you get the mold off without hurting a nice paint job.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #4
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Anybody have a good way to get mold off the exterior paint. Black streak remover isn't doing so much for it. What's safe on our Winnebago paint?

Mineral Spirits would be my off-the-cuff suggestion. Try it in a small area applied by rag.

This link gives a more organized approach than I am accustomed to following.

How to Remove Mold From Car Paint | eHow.com
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Walmart or Sam's carries some stuff called Odo-Ban. It kills mold, doesn't smell bad and is biodegradable. I don't think it will hurt your rig as you can put it in a yard sprayer and use it in basements, along baseboard and in shower areas. It might just be the answer.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:25 PM   #6
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clorox cleanup will strip the wax and mold.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:49 AM   #7
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Carefully! mamny of these chemicals will damage or at least dull the paint. Mildew can be removed using a pail of water and sprayer. Add 2 bottles of hydron peroxide to each gallon of water. Put it into sparayer and spray affected areas. let it do its job of KILLING the mildew. Then rinse will mild soap and water. One could also use bleach but it could damage fabrics and paint. Be sure to find where the mildew is starting or you will be redoing this often. Mositure has got into somewhere and then rthe mildew forms. good luck...ed
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:04 PM   #8
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Mold

There is a type of mold in Fl. that comes right from the ground. It is called "Artillary Mold." It actually explodes right on to your siding and looks like a lot of freckles. The only way I have had getting it off is with "Gell Gloss" polish or "Gel Gloss" cleaner. It cleans good and protects the surface leaving it looking nice.

Also, anything you apply with bleach is liable to run onto your horizontal or vertical molding that is made of plastic. It turns it pink. Then the only thing you can do is buy a new roll and replace it.
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I once had a boat that had mold in canvas that had been put away wet. What I found that worked better than anything I tried was Pinesol. It shouldn't hurt anything, but I was amazed at it's effectiveness! Hope this helps.
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Naptha is what we used to clean guitars with at Gibson warranty repair and it doesn't harm the finnish.
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Try Dri-Wash.It's worked well for me on most everything. Even takes off fir tree pitch!
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Cleaner Wax and elbow grease. You might also check with Winne Tech assistance and see what they recommend, some household cleaners are hard on automotive paints. I have found that keeping the roof clean helps with black streaks where the water runs off on the sides.
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Clean Rof

I found a couple of posts in IRV2 that suggested using "Mop N Glow" on the roof. I have a metal roof, so I tried it. I washed it good like I usually do and let it dry. I put the liquid wax on with a mop, but not a thick covering.
The next evening I put another coat on the roof. I usuall park with about half of my h/h under a tree and get covered with leaves. I keep checking the roof and I see none of those leaf stains that I had in the past. The roof looks great. Also, I don't get those black streaks on the side cause no dirty water is running off of the roof.
So, that seems like a good tip and I thank whover started it.
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Mold has to be KILLED not just appear to be removed.

7 parts water one part pool chlorine, in a pump sprayer will kill the mold. Spray it on keep it wet, rinse throughly, let dry and apply wax.
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