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Old 05-31-2009, 12:16 PM   #1
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How does everyone clean the non slip tape on steps?

Any good ideas on how to clean the non skid tape they put on the steps/ runing boards?

Embedded dirt and a small patch of wax from where I dropped the applicator and I am having a devil of a time with cleaning.
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I use a stiff bristle brush on mine with the same soap that's used to wash the rig.
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Any brush should do.

The wax can be removed with a product like Goof-off or a solvent such as lighter fluid or alcohol.
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Is there anything to make it black again? I got a real stiff hand brush at Ace hardware and so far it still has that look as if there is embedded dirt, sort of a lighter color.
I saw some back to black stuff in walmart, maybe I'll give that a try. I'm not sure if it's slippery or not.
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Is there anything to make it black again? I got a real stiff hand brush at Ace hardware and so far it still has that look as if there is embedded dirt, sort of a lighter color.
I saw some back to black stuff in walmart, maybe I'll give that a try. I'm not sure if it's slippery or not.
Ours looks the same way. Thought about painting over with paint made for the purpose, thought about stripping and applying new tread material, etc. Still has that industrial look, no matter what you put on it.

I'm thinking lately that the carpeted looking tread covers would be much more attractive, would keep more dirt out of the coach, and could be hosed, washed or replaced as necessary.

Just a thought.
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I gave up trying to clean mine and installed some of the carpet step rugs from Camping World. They help to keep the coach clean and are easily hosed off with some Simple Green & water.

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Be a bit careful - it's easy to get carried away when your rig is concerned, but we're talking about a RUG here. Something that gets stepped on continuously with shoes that have just come out of mud or dog poop or whatever. You might spend 45 min. cleaning them and a neighbor toddles over and destroys your work in two seconds.My advise? sweep it off twice daily with a stiff broom, then pop open an Official Camping Beverage (OCB) and enjoy your coach!!
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I cleaned, sander lightly and then painted the steps with Rust-Oleum... that was LAST summer and they still look like new ... even the non skid part.
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I have had similar things that have landed on the non skid tape. Gum and wax being a couple of things. I have found that a razor blade and a little time, the tape will eventually come off. Then you can repaint the steps and install nice new ones.
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We put the carpet Craig mentioned on our step back in 2003 -- it is held on with a couple of springs underneath as I recall (whatever, it stays put). Last year I removed it and swapped directions because the edge was getting worn and I figured we could get another 4 or 5 years out of it by wearing out the other edge. We are fulltimers, so it gets a lot of traffic!! The only thing I have ever done to "clean" it is to sweep it off with a whisk broom a few times a year -- it has never needed anything else...
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Spray some Dow Bathroom Cleaner (scrubby bubbles) on just the tape part and let sit for 5 minutes. Agitate it using a tooth brush or stiff brush every couple of minutes. Repeat if necessary. Should look great when done.
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