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Old 12-14-2021, 03:03 PM   #1
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Stain on ceiling of Dutch Star.

I was having a restful evening in my 2001 Newmar Dutch Star...
My better half said "What is that stain around the vent"???
It is dry & may have come from the AC, will check that later...

My question is what do I use to remove the stain?_____
Would Dawn be the way or does anyone have experience doing this?
I have the fabric ceiling...
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Can you post a picture?
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Can you post a picture?
Right under my front A/C...
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Note, haven't been running the AC or heat pump at all for over a month...
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I would try some hydrogen peroxide in a small spot and then let it dry to see the result. Hydrogen peroxide will whiten fabrics and carpets stains.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional at stain removal, but I stayed in a holiday inn express- lol
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Folex stain remover has been reported to work these stains as well as blot with bleach water or oxyclean. Sure looks like water stain . Water could follow the duct hose or maybe it was sweating/condensing on duct.
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I am using the hydrogen peroxide & the stain is better...
Mixed a little Dawn with the hydrogen peroxide sprayer...
Thanks for all your help....

Need to get up on the roof & stop the leak... ugh... :(
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x2 on Folex.

Had multiple stains on the fabric ceiling of a houseboat. Spray it until it is wet with Folex, then use a wet vacuum on it.

You can get Folex at Home Depot
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x2 on Folex.

Had multiple stains on the fabric ceiling of a houseboat. Spray it until it is wet with Folex, then use a wet vacuum on it.

You can get Folex at Home Depot
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Had a fabric ceiling on our last coach that had a water stain by the bath skylight.
I used this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00069QMT8...v_ov_lig_dp_it
and it did what i needed. Trick is not to soak as stain will re appear, lightly dampen and dab dry.
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Ordered a Seal Kit...
Leak comes from a hard rain & not running the AC...
I don't have the cowling on the ceiling so need to pull AC to be able to install the new seal...
Any hints would be helpful...
I am afraid of damaging the roof membrane if I tilt the AC on its side to install the seal... Guess I could roll it on a thick rug though..
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Ordered a Seal Kit...

Leak comes from a hard rain & not running the AC...

I don't have the cowling on the ceiling so need to pull AC to be able to install the new seal...

Any hints would be helpful...

I am afraid of damaging the roof membrane if I tilt the AC on its side to install the seal... Guess I could roll it on a thick rug though..

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You may want to check with Newmar on the gasket most use a special gasket.
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You may want to check with Newmar on the gasket most use a special gasket.
Gasket is a 14" by 14" inside, but will give Newmar a call...
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